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Napier: Afternoon Wine Tour with Optional Craft Beer Tasting

1. Napier: Afternoon Wine Tour with Optional Craft Beer Tasting

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. 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.

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What people are saying about Napier

Ross' tour was fabulous. A good mix of venues, all the hosts were friendly and knowledgeable. A really good way to get out at try some wines that we wouldn't normally try. My one tip would be - eat a good lunch before you go, and don't plan anything much for the evening after your winery tour.

My husband and I had a lot of fun on the wine tour. We got to see a bit of Napier as we toured around to each winery, and a good choice of wineries and the hosts at each stop were very informative. Also a great group of people on the tour as well and our tour guide Ross was excellent.

Such an amazing activity. Completed for my daughter's 18th birthday. Definitely worth doing. Tour guide Ross was awesome. Thank you to Mission estate(Trevor), Church Road(Mary), Urban wineries(Dominique) and Linden estate (Trevor). You guys made my daughter's day

Really great experience! Ross was an awesome guide and so knowledgeable. We had such a lovely day, would definitely recommend!

Wonderful host and really friendly. The trip is well planned with different wines to try. Absolutely the best wine tour!