This is a fantastic Napier Wine Tour opportunity to immerse yourself in the Wine Culture for an afternoon. Taste Wines directly from Wine Tanks and French Cuves before moving on to Wine and Food matching along with other Wine highlights during this very special Napier Wine Tour.
You will visit a total of three very different wineries this day from the Oldest in New Zealand being the Mission Estate, along with 2 other boutique wineries. You will learn the wine making process first hand, wine and food match and sample many different wine styles.
You will start with a visit to taste wines ant the oldest Winery in New Zealand. Here you will enjoy a walk around the Winery and grounds and learn the history of this historic building and as a bonus… taste a selection of their award winning wines.
From here you will be driven to the third oldest Winery In NZ. You will depart the Cellar Door with a Wine glass in hand, sample wine directly from their French Cuves or French Barrels or tanks located in and around the Winery and Cellars. All this whilst you gain a technical insight into the crafting of world class wines, tasting and experiencing different Wines at different stages (pre-bottling) first hand – this really is a very unique opportunity for all.
After arriving back to the Cellar Door you then learn the art of Wine and Food matching with a knowledgeable Wine person.
This portion of your tour concludes with a tutored wine tasting from their Prestige Tasting Menu where each specially selected Wine will be accompanied with a bite-sized food offering, providing an insight into Wine and Food matching
The final Winery is out on the world famous Gimblett Gravels. This is a lovely small boutique Winery in a Park like setting.
Daily, with a minimum of 2 persons
4-6 Hour tour
Departs Napier at 10:00am (or by arrangement)
Need to Know
– Wineries maybe subject to change due to bookings or functions at wineries on the day. This may then affect the complimentary glass.
– Booking are essential
– All tastings, food matching, entrance fees, taxes, a souvenir wine glass and a small souvenir.
– Free pickup from your Napier Accommodation or the Napier Visitor Centre