Winery Tours and Tasting

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Hawke's Bay is home to more than 200 vineyards and wineries, each boasting its unique charm and winemaking expertise.

Hawke’s Bay is renowned for its exquisite wines and thriving vineyards. Boasting a favourable climate and fertile soils, this wine-producing haven has earned its reputation as one of the country’s premier wine destinations. In this blog post, we invite you to join us on a journey of indulgence as we explore the captivating world of wine tours and tasting in Hawke’s Bay.

Before diving into the tasting experiences, consider embarking on a wine tour to discover the region’s wine-growing history, winemaking processes, and the stories behind each vineyard. Whether you choose a guided tour or explore independently, you’ll be enchanted by the breathtaking landscapes surrounding the vine-clad hills. Allow the passionate winemakers to guide your taste buds through a symphony of flavours, and you’ll develop a newfound appreciation for the delicate nuances in every glass.

The region is especially known for its outstanding red wines, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. On the other hand, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc stand tall as Hawke’s Bay’s star white wines.

Tour Operators

Frankly WineTours

Frankly Tours specialises in personalised tours of selected Hawke’s Bay boutique wineries, craft breweries and artisan food producers. Hawke’s Bay local Frank Heuser, a proud 5th-generation kiwi, owns and operates it. ​With 30 years of experience in the Hawke’s Bay wine Industry, hospitality and tourism, Frank is a well-known personality within the wine, beer and food producer families of Hawke’s Bay.

Bay Tours

Bay Tours has been hosting visitors to Hawke’s Bay and taking senior tours for over 40 years, and while every tour brings something new, we’ve got the experience, knowledge and skill to make your tour memorable.

Winery Tours

Their vehicle fleet comprises minibuses, catering for groups of up to 26, plus a Private Tour option for up to 6 people. Their tours include half-day, lunch, private and custom options tailored to your preferences.

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