Things to do in Kerikeri

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From Paihia or Kerikeri: Bay of Islands Wine Tour

1. From Paihia or Kerikeri: Bay of Islands Wine Tour

Indulge and have fun in Kerikeri with a small group tour of some of New Zealand's finest quality wines. Taste and savor different wines at several wineries in the area, and enjoy a platter lunch. After getting picked in the Kerikeri, make the first stop at the Fat Pig Vineyard, one of the older vineyards in the Kerikeri area. The owners Richard and Jenny love hosting customers and showing off their products. Taste from a selection of different wines, such as Fat Pig Bubbles 2021, Fat Pig White Diamond 2021, Fat Pig Rosé 2021, Fat Pig Sauvignon Blanc 2020, and the S&J Chardonnay 2018. Their wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown on a small 3-acre property. They work closely with local winemakers to produce a unique small batch run of wine. Next up is the Sovrano Estate vineyard, a family-run boutique operation which is located just outside Kerikeri. Here, customers will sample their organically grown wines, which include Chambourcin, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, and Sauvignon Blanc. A recent addition is a range of Limoncello liqueurs which are made by Andrea and Marzia Loggia (Estate Owners) who have a rich history in liqueur making. The couple based in Kerikeri, emigrated to New Zealand from Italy in 2007, with a mission to create the best and finest Limoncello Liqueur in New Zealand. While delicious on its own, Sovrano Limoncello is a versatile liqueur. It’s the perfect touch for cocktails and desserts. You can find recipes ideas on their website. Finally, arrive at the Marsden Estate, which was started by the McIvor family some 20 years ago. Here customers can enjoy six wine tastings, plus a platter lunch in the relaxed atmosphere of its courtyard which overlooks the lake and vines. Planted in the early nineties, Marsden Estate’s 10 acres of vineyards comprise Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscat, Merlot, Pinotage, Chambourcin, Syrah, and Tempranillo.

From Paihia: Bay of Islands Wine Tour with Port Pickup

2. From Paihia: Bay of Islands Wine Tour with Port Pickup

Bay of Islands Wine & Craft Beer Tour Each tour has a maximum of 11 passengers. The tour starts at the Waitangi Wharf, pickup time is 10.00 am. Our first stop is the Fat Pig Vineyard which is one of the older vineyards in the Kerikeri area. The owners Richard and Jenny love hosting customers and showing off their products. The range includes Fat Pig Bubbles 2022, Fat Pig White Diamond 2022, Fat Pig Rosé 2022, Fat Pig Sauvignon Blanc 2021, S&J Chardonnay 2018. Their wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown on a small 3-acre property. They work closely with local wine makers to produce a unique small batch run of wine. Our next stop is the Sovrano Estate vineyard, a family-run boutique operation which is located just outside Kerikeri. Here customers will sample their organically grown wines, which include Chambourcin, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, and Sauvignon Blanc. A recent addition is a range of Limoncello liqueurs which are made by Andrea and Marzia Loggia (Estate Owners) who have a rich history in liqueur making. Our final stop is the Plough & Feather, located in the historic Kerikeri Domain (home to New Zealand's oldest wooden and stone buildings). Here you can sample either wine or craft beer and enjoy a platter lunch. Kainui Brewery who own the Plough & Feather. are recent winners of the 2022 Micro Brewery of the year award. From here we take customers back to either Waitangi Wharf or the Paihia I-site.

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What people are saying about Kerikeri

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Yes it was awesome everyone should go on the wine tour trip. The last place we went we had the cheese platen my husband love the goat cheese. Thanks again.

Very good guide man, very helpful, talkative, very nice person and very good organiser chloe, help me beyond the limit. Thanks Mrs Bhosale

Great excursion, had enough time at each stop point and the driver was very knowledgeable. the driver was also flexible to our needs.

The glow worm caves were facinating. They really did look like stats in the night sky.

Lovely day! Great company and great guide! Would highly recommend