HAWKES BAY WINE TOUR
Whether it's a summer relaxer or a winter warmer your'e after, great wine, superb food and handmade chocolate is sure to please.
3 or more Pax - $ 199 pp
2 Pax - $ $235 pp
1 Pax - $ 375 pp
Departing Taupo at 8.30 am, we'll journey across to the Hawkes Bay
We'll enjoy the Church Road "Behind the Scenes Sensory Experience at 11 am
We'll visit Church Road and Brookfields Boutique winery and finish off with Chocolate delights before returning to Taupo. I expect we'll get back to Taupo at approximately 5.30 - 6 pm
A fantastic day tour from Taupo, to sample some of the best New Zealand wines made in this region. You'll enjoy a wee spot of sight seeing along the way but this tour is all about great wine, great food and spoiling yourself.
We'll be visiting and tasting at 3 wineries, each being a completely different experience. Our first stop is at the beautiful Church Road Winery which is one of the oldest wineries in New Zealand. Here you'll enjoy a complete winery experience. Starting with a glass in hand, you'll sample wine directly from the cellar while you gain a technical insight into crafting Church Road wines. You'll then experience a tutored wine tasting from their prestige Tasting Menu. This tasting will be accompanied with a bite sized food offering providing an insight into wine and food matching.
Our next stop is just next door at the beautiful Mission Estate Winery which is the oldest winery in New Zealand. The winery is housed in a beautifully restored seminary building with sweeping views of the vineyards. Take your time to explore the area and view the photographs and images that record the long history of this winery. Finish off with the some tasting at the cellar door.
Great food and great wine to accompany your meal is available at both Church Road and The Mission wineries. Prices vary and you may wish to indulge in a full three course meal or a smaller selection such as a platter for two or a cheese board. Therefore, I'm going to leave it up to you to decide where and when you would like to dine. So lunch is not included in the package.
We'll then move on to Brookfields vineyards which is Hawkes Bays oldest boutique winery. A totally different experience from the previous wineries where you're learning of wine making continues.
To finish off, we'll travel to Silky Oak Chocolates where you can make a purchase from a selection of chocolates, fudge and other confectionary. There's also a chocolate cafe where the hot chocolate is second to none. A lovely way to finish the day before returning back to Taupo.
You'll need to bring money for lunch, wine purchases and chocolate treats. The winery tours are included in the price. We also provide bottled water for re-hydration between tastings. Get set for a wonderful day of wine tasting, wine and food matching education and a memorable day in some of the best wineries on offer.