$135.00 per person, 12.30pm - 5pm
"A fun and educational tour"
Join Grape Escape on a fun filled wine tasting afternoon in the sun driving through absolutely stunning scenery. Meet like-minded people and share an appreciation of this regions fantastic wine. We will visit four wineries and enjoy a cheese platter at one of the wineries. You will taste different wines including the main varieties, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Pinot Gris, Viognier and the lesser known aromatics such as Gewurztraminer and Riesling.
$155.00 per person, 11am - 5pm (6 hours). Lunch is extra cost
Join us on a fun filled Grape Escape in the sun driving through absolutely stunning scenery. Meet like-minded people and share an appreciation of this regions fantastic wine.
We will visit five to six wineries and stop at the second winery for lunch (at your cost) and later for dessert enjoy a light cheese platter in the grounds of one of the wineries. You will taste different wines including the main varieties, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as Pinot Gris, Viognier and the lesser known aromatics such as Gewurztraminer and Riesling.
Duration: 6 Hours 11am - 5pm
$1295 per couple
Departs 10:30am - Returns 5:00 pm
A tour designed for those serious about wine that are looking for a more intimate experience of the regions wineries. Wine education, regional history and knowledge of the finest restaurant food in the region are all a part of our service. Taste classic red varieties such as Syrah/Shiraz, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese and Pinot Noir. Hawke's Bay vintners are also renowned for such white varieties as Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Viognier. Semillon and Riesling are generally found in Noble desert wines.
Your tour begins from your accommodation where you will pick up in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. First stop we visit Brookfields and enjoy a tasting with the Robertson Family and taste their amazing wines featuring Hillside Syrah and the We travel out to Church Road for a fine wine tasting of the 3 Classic Tom wines. We then continue along the Tuki Tuki river valley route, undoubtedly one of the most scenic pastoral and vineyard drives in New Zealand. People often compare this area to Tuscany!
Next stop Craggy Range where you will enjoy their wonderful wines along with The Prestige series of wines with amazing views of the Eastern side of Te Mata Peak.
After lunch we will drive to top of Te Mata Peak elevation 399 meters. Te Mata is short for Te Mata-o-Rongokako the face of the giant. You will hear more about this giant in stories told as we travel. From the top of Te Mata you will enjoy amazing 360 degree views of the Heretaunga Plains. Look out on orchards and vineyards on the plains to forestry, sheep and cattle farming on the surrounding hills. The formations of these hills and lower plains were created by glacial activity during the last ice age, and create an amazing sense of awe. The peak is on the AA list of 101 things Kiwis must see in New Zealand.
WINE TASTING HIGHLIGHTS
Some wines are dependent on availability
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