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Itinerary
You will be picked up from your accommodation at approximately 1pm. You will be transported in a relaxing 9-seater, air conditioned 4 wheel drive tour van.

From there we will head off to the first winery which will be Church Road Winery. Once we arrive we will enter the cellar door for a sample of 4 wines. Which will include a local champagne.

From Church Road we will travel a short distance to the next winery, Mission Estate, New Zealand's oldest winery established in 1851. I will conduct a mini tour of the magnificent colonial style villa followed by a tasting of 6 of their wines.

We then travel out to the Esk Valley for a tasting at Esk Valley Estate. Monday to Friday and during harvest season I am able to conduct a tour of the wine making facility. From Esk Valley Estate we continue through the picturesque Esk Valley to Linden Estate.

At Linden Estate we taste an extensive range of wines predominately made from grapes your guide personally planted 15 years ago. From the winery we travel out into the vineyard and your guide will give a brief explanation about grape growing & vineyard management.

The tour finale is a drive up Seafields farms road to my panoramic viewing platform (660ft / 202m above sea level). At the platform your guide will provide complementary wine, cheese and biscuits whilst you take in the magnificent views of Hawkes Bay.

You will be returned to your pick up points at around 5:30pm.
Locations visited
Mission Estate Winery
Church Road Winery Cellar Door & Restaurant
Esk Valley Winery
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Overview
Fine-tune your appreciation of New Zealand wine on this afternoon tour of the Hawkes Valley wine region from Napier. Sample regional wines and champagne at the Church Road Winery, then enjoy tours and tastings at the Esk Valley Estate and Mission Estate, New Zealand's oldest winery. After strolling the vineyards of the Linden Estate, end the day with wine, cheese and a panoramic view over Hawkes Bay.
Highlights
  • 4.5-hour afternoon wine tasting tour from Napier
  • Learn the secrets of New Zealand wine with expert-led winery tours and wine tastings
  • Visit four celebrated wineries, including the Church Road Winery and Esk Valley Estate
  • Take a tour of Mission Estate, the oldest winery in New Zealand
  • Soak up the scenery of Hawkes Bay from a panoramic viewing platform
  • This small group tour is limited to 8 people and can be customised to your group’s preferences
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Lovely Wine Tasting Afternoon

We really enjoyed our Afternoon Wine Tasting Tour with Ross. His knowledge of the wine industry and local area is amazing. The wineries visited were really beautiful, and the wines very tasty, and everyone was very friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank Lucibel1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Highly recommend this tour👍

Ross is the perfect tour guide who has local knowledge and a passion for the industry. The tour visits four wineries with a good sample of wines to taste from the area. I loved the ease of booking and the door to door pickup/drop off...More

Thank Libby B
Reviewed 26 May 2018
Best way to spend the afternoon

We had the best time on this tour. Ross was so informative about wines and the Napier area in general. We had a great group of 6 and there were lots of laugh and fun.

Thank Louandco13
Reviewed 2 May 2018
Good day..good wine

Ross is a wonderful host and guide. We learned lots about the area,tasted some good wine and had a nice and unexpected wine and cheese party at the last winery. Thanks for the great day Ross

Thank DarrellDawn
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile
Fun

We were part of a small group of 10, 6 of which were NOT wine tasting! We drove through downtown Napier & out to the port overlook. Ross dropped 4 of us at Mission & Lindon Wineries & took the others on to a chocolate...More

Thank vtowngirl
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