Guided tour

Napier: Wine, Gin, & Craft Beer Tour with Included Tastings

4.9 / 5

81 reviews

Activity provider: Vines and Views Tours

Napier: Wine, Gin, & Craft Beer Tour with Included Tastings

Activity provider: Vines and Views Tours

From US$ 85.51 per person

Discover 3 wineries, a gin distillery, and local craft beers on this afternoon wine and gin tasting tour in Napier. Pair your tastings with a complimentary cheeseboard and take home a souvenir glass.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Will pick up from the greater Napier area free of charge. A surcharge may apply outside of the greater Napier area.

Experience

Highlights
  • See the famous Mission Estate, the oldest winery in New Zealand
  • Enjoy wine cheese and biscuits out amongst the vines at Linden Estate
  • Attend a seated tasting at Napiers' newest winery
  • Savor a gin tasting at the Art Nouveau National Tobacco Building
  • Add to your experience with an optional craft beer tasting at the Urban Winery
Full description

Each winery will offer between 4 and 7 wines for a tasting split between reds and whites. 

Chardonnay is the dominant white wine variety produced in Hawkes Bay, but lovers of Sauvignon Blanc should not worry, as you'll also be tasting that at Mission Estate. Shiraz and Bordeaux blends are some of the dominant red varieties.

The first estate winery you'll visit is Mission Estate, which was established in 1851. The tasting hall and associated restaurant are located in a two-story Victorian mansion that offers magnificent views over the vineyards.

The next stop is the Urban Winery, located in the National Tobacco building, which is famous for its Art Nouveau architecture. This stop is optional if you wish to enjoy three craft beers of your choosing. Next door is the National Gin Distillery, where you'll get to taste five gins.

Then, take a 15-minute drive past the orchards and vineyards of Esk Valley, arriving at Linden Estate. Linden produces only 60,000 bottles of wine split between 13 different varietals. This will be a seated tasting with a complimentary cheese board of New Zealand cheeses.

Afterward, travel back to Napier for drop-off in the early evening.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from within the greater Napier area
  • Tasting fees at all 4 wineries
  • Tasting fees at the National Gin Distillery
  • Complimentary cheese board made up of New Zealand cheeses
  • Complimentary Mission Estate branded souvenir wine glass
  • Guided tour with commentary
  • Bottled water
  • Beer tasting fees (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • There will be no gin tastings on Sundays and no beer tastings on Mondays or Tuesdays
  • The program may vary due to the wineries seasonally adjusting their opening days/times, or itinerary time constraints
  • The activity provider will confirm bookings with a pickup time. You will not need to reconfirm
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 81 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
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Really enjoyed our afternoon from pickup to being dropped off back at our motel. Not too much travelling time between the visits with all very generous with their samples. The gin tasting was extra special and again well hosted. Wine and cheese finished off the tour beautifully, couldn’t fault it.

June 1, 2022

Easy and clear communication. Pick up and drop off was a breeze. Ross was a great host, very knowledgeable and patient waiting for us after each tasting. We had a great group and thoroughly enjoyed our whole afternoon. 4 wineries, plenty of tasting and a lovely cheese board at the final destination. Would highly recommend doing this tour. Plenty of wine choices for purchase.

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March 28, 2022

Ross was an amazing guide. Funny and very accommodating and helpful. Lots of knowledge about the local area. We had a very mixed tour and he managed to give everyone a great time. The your itself was great. Lots of drinking! The wineries were amazing with lots of history behind them. Gin tasting was the best. Definitely worth the money. Cheese platter was very welcomed in the end!! Nice spread.

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February 7, 2022

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