Uncover the special secrets that make Napier such a unique and wondrous place to explore. This 4.5 hour tour, hosted by 3rd generation winemaker Don, and 4th generation farmer Roslyn, allows you to discover the incredible Art Deco history of Napier, the charming Ahuriri fishing village, and 2 of Hawke's Bay's iconic wineries. Be amazed at breathtaking views from many private, scenic locations, experience a Hawke's Bay lifestyle farm while feeding the sheep and wander around a beautiful country garden. Taste wine amongst the vines in your host's vineyard. This tour will take you away from the crowds to stunning places and exclusive seated wine tastings, hosted by an experienced winemaker, including Reserve wines not normally opened. This small group tour is very friendly, with warm and genuine 'Kiwi Hospitality' from husband and wife team, Don and Roslyn, who personally guarantee to return you to your ship in time for sailing.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Art Deco Trust, Napier, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandTour through Art Deco Napier while receiving a commentary on the beautiful art deco features of the buildings. Visit a neighbourhood with beautiful old colonial villas. Drive through the vibrant and historic Ahuriri Port. Stop At: Mission Estate Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandVisit the magnificient old colonial building of the Mission Estate Winery, New Zealand's oldest winery. Walk through the wonderful gardens and enjoy a seated wine tasting in a private area away from the crowds standing at the cellar door tasting counter. Taste reserve quality wines not normally opened at cellar door and hosted by a winemaker.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Esk Valley Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandVisit this beautiful winery overlooking the ocean and the majestic hill side vineyards. This is one of New Zealand's most awarded wineries. Enjoy a seated wine tasting in a private area away from the crowds standing at the cellar door tasting counter. Taste reserve quality wines not normally opened at cellar door and hosted by a winemaker.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Esk Valley Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandVisit your host's vineyard in the beautful Esk Valley. Learn about what happens in the vineyard and why 'Great Wines come from Great Vineyards'. Learn how climate, soil and vine management influences wine. Taste a red wine that was produced from the vineyard that you are standing in. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Hawkes Bay, North IslandVisit your host's farm in the Esk Valley. Enjoy magnifient views over the Pacific Ocean and walk around a beautiful country garden. Feed the sheep in the fields. Duration: 30 minutesPass By: Hawke's Bay Trails, Napier, Hawke's Bay Region, North IslandTravel through the Esk Ridge and Esk Hills country estates and enjoy the magnificent views and the beautiful country homes and gardens.