Napier: Afternoon Wine Tour with Optional Craft Beer Tasting

4.8 / 5

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Napier: Afternoon Wine Tour with Optional Craft Beer Tasting

From $98.38 per person

Come along on this afternoon wine tour and visit 4 excellent local wineries.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5.5 hours
Starting time 12:50 PM
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Will pick up from the greater Napier area free of charge. A surcharge may apply outside of the greater Napier area.

Experience

Highlights
  • See the famous Mission Estate, the oldest winery in New Zealand
  • Taste expertly crafted wines at the French-owned Church Road Winery
  • Enjoy at tasting at Napier's newest winery, The Urban Winery
Full description
Each winery will offer between 4-7 wines for a tasting split between reds and whites. Chardonnay is the dominant white wine variety produced in Hawkes Bay, but lovers of Sauvignon Blanc should not worry, as you'll also be tasting that at Mission Estate. Shiraz and Bordeaux blends are some of the dominant red varieties. The first estate winery you'll visit is Mission Estate, which was established in 1851. The tasting hall and associated restaurant are located in a two-story Victorian mansion that offers magnificent views over the vineyards. Next, visit the French-owned Church Road Winery. Again, this is located in a magnificent building, which has been built to look like an old French barn. They produce a huge number of bottles annually. which are mostly consumed in New Zealand. The next stop is the Urban Winery, located in the National Tobacco building, which is famous for it's art nouveau architecture. This is a seated tasting followed by a guided tour of their barrel hall and their amazing 'Golden Egg'. An explanation of the principals of wine fermentation will be included. Then, take a 15-minute drive past the orchards and vineyards of Esk Valley, arriving at Linden Estate. Linden produces only 60,000 bottles of wine split between 13 different varietals. This will be a seated tasting with a complimentary cheese board of New Zealand cheeses. Afterwards, you'll travel back to Napier, arriving back at your lodgings or pick-up point around 5:30 PM.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off from within the greater Napier area
  • Tasting fees at all four wineries
  • Complimentary cheese board made up of New Zealand cheeses
  • Complimentary Mission Estate branded souvenir wine glass
  • Guided tour with commentary
  • Bottled water
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles

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    • Please note, the programme may vary due to the wineries seasonally adjusting their open days/times, or itinerary time constraints
    •  Local partner will confirm bookings with a pick-up time. You will not need to reconfirm.
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    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 48 reviews

    Review summary

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    The wine tour was great fun and we enjoyed the Mission Estate and Linden Estate the most although, the only disappointment is that we weren’t informed that we weren’t going to the fourth winery (Church Road) until after the third wine tasting. We paid for four but we only went to three, no discount was offered and we are not sure what happened to the money we paid for the fourth wine tasting.

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    April 14, 2021

    Ross - was wonderful, great knowledge, friendly and welcoming. Happy to answer an abundance of questions even though there was just my sister and I on his tour. Highly recommend doing an afternoon well spend, would love to do different vineyards with Ross other time. Big thanks to Viv at Mission Estate and Vicky at Linden Estate.

    February 17, 2021

    We had a lovely afternoon on this wine tour. Our guide, Ross, was very knowledgeable having worked in the industry prior to becoming a guide and told us lots of interesting facts along the way. We got to taste a good variety of wines and finished the tour with a yummy cheeseboard in the vineyard. Would definitely recommend this trip !!

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    March 22, 2020

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