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“A splendid afternoon”

Vines and Views Tours
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Napier Afternoon Wine Tour
Ranked #7 of 28 Food & Drink in Napier
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Owner description: Napier tours. Come with us, in our ten seated, air conditioned tour bus, to experience some of the best wines and views this region has to offer. Guided by experienced vineyard manager Ross Lepper and culminates at his exclusive viewing platform high above the Hawke's Bay vineyards.
Reviewed 18 February 2012

My wife and I took the half day Vines & Views tour on the 2nd February. We booked the tour in the morning at the local tourist information office. Ross collected us from our hotel very punctually. He also picked up another couple before the tour commenced. On the day it was raining and misty, Ross apologised because he was unable to follow his normal itinerary because of the weather. Despite this we had an excellent afternoon, tasting some wonderful wines and meeting some really interesting people at the wineries. Ross provided an informative commentary and answered all the questions we asked with informed answers. We ended the day with a picnic, and yet more wine, in the grounds of a delightful Colonial Style house which is now a wedding venue.

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Reviewed 13 February 2012

Even some unseasonably wet and rainy weather did not spoil an excellent day with Ross on his half-day tour.
Their was five in our party and we started with Esk Valley, moved onto Trinity Hill, had a picnic at Unison (during a brief dry spell!) and ended the day at De La Terre. Ross is an excellent host and with his background in Vineyard management, a very knowledgable one too.
The owner of De La Terre in particular needs a special mention; I have never met anyone quite so passionate about winemaking and gave us an exemplary presentation and tasting and hopefully Ross will be making his boutique winery a regular part of his tours.
If you prefer your wine tour to be in a small group, personal, personable and knowledgable then this should be your first choice in Hawkes Bay

1  Thank Stuart L
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

We visited 3 wineries; some picturesque and had a very friendly reception at Esk valley. But this was no "winery crawl"; we learnt a lot about farming, apple growingand much else as well as going to interesting places and had cheese and wine with a great view. It was good to be guided by someone who knew viniculture and the hawkes Bay area.

Thank Elaine G
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

Arrived in Napier off a cruise and decided this 3hour tour would suit us. Well, the host was very friendly and informative, we drove through beautiful countryside and were amazed at our destination atop a hill looking over the most spectacular views ..we were provided with wine and gourmet cheese platter to share with our group of 6. We were dropped promptly back at the dock to re board our ship.. Would highly recommend this tour and would definitely re book on a return visit.

Thank Vicci60
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Reviewed 10 January 2012

What a fantastic day! Ross was a great tour operator. Highly recommended. The views were spectacular!!!

Thank Carmel K
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