Guided tour

From Paihia or Kerikeri: Bay of Islands Wine Tour

Activity provider: Mullarkeys Tours

From Paihia or Kerikeri: Bay of Islands Wine Tour

Activity provider: Mullarkeys Tours

From US$ 97.36 per person

Discover some of the Bay of Islands' best wines on a small group winery tour. Savor a platter lunch at Marsden Estate and visit other well-known producers including Fat Pig Winery and Sovrano Estate.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste some fantastic locally-produced wines at each of the wineries visited
  • Savour the flavours of a platter lunch at the Ake Ake Vineyard and Restaurant
  • Admire the scenery of New Zealand's iconic Bay of Islands region as you travel
  • Learn all about the wine-making process as you visit different local producers
  • Purchase some delicious wines to take home that will also serve as mementos
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop off from the meeting points
  • Wine and beer tastings
  • Platter lunch
  • Extra food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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It was very very excellent

May 29, 2022

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.

April 28, 2022

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

March 24, 2022

Product ID: 398816