Guided tour

Napier: Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tour

4.9 / 5

31 reviews

Activity provider: Vines and Views Tours

Napier: Gourmet Lunch and Wine Tour

Activity provider: Vines and Views Tours

From US$ 100.86 per person

Join this tour and enjoy a gourmet luncheon with wine at Mission Estate Restaurant. This will be followed by a wine, gin, or beer tasting at the Urban Winery and a wine tasting at Linden Estate, before concluding with wine, cheese, and biscuits.

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Duration 5.5 hours
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  • Enjoy a wine tasting at Mission Estate, established in 1851 and the oldest winery in New Zealand
  • Savor a luncheon at the highly awarded restaurant
  • Take part in a wine, gin, or beer tasting at the Urban Winery
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at Linden Estate, located in the picturesque Esk Valley
Full description

Mission Estate is one of New Zealand's largest wineries, producing 3,600,000 bottles of wine. You will be offered at least 3 red and 3 white wines throughout this experience, with chardonnay being the leading white wine and Merlot and associate Bordeaux blends the leading reds. The Mission restaurant has a wonderful reputation, and the setting is world class. Your luncheon will be a platter made up of cold meats, cheese, bread, fruit, and a small selection of hot seafood. You will be offered a tasting of 3 local craft beers or 4 local wines at the Urban Winery.

You will then drive out to the picturesque Esk Valley for the final tasting at Linden Estate. Linden Estate is a boutique winery producing about 60,000 bottles of wine. Linden often has up to 10 wines to taste at once, and this experience offers tour participants great insight into the wines this region can produce. Your tour concludes with a drive out into the vineyard of a private quiet location where you will be provided with a selection of New Zealand cheese and biscuits accompanied by a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. At this point in the tour, your guide will provide you with a brief description of grape-growing techniques.

  • All tasting fees and luncheon platter with glass of wine included
  • Complementary water in your air-conditioned tour vehicle
  • Comprehensive description of the wine business in Hakwes Bay
  • Vineyard-manager guide
    Not suitable for
    • 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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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Know before you go

    • Please note, the programme may vary due to the wineries seasonally adjusting their open days/times, or itinerary time constraints
    • This tour goes ahead regardless of weather conditions
    • Your dietary requirements can be catered to with prior notice
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 31 reviews

    Review summary

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    From the moment we were picked up to the moment we were dropped back to our accomodation we had the best time. Ross was a great guide, we really enjoyed his Company and the service he provides. He showed great knowledge of the area and history and was very friendly.

    May 13, 2022

    Punctual pick up from our accomodation. Ross advised that the six of us would have one platter between two, but Mission’s chef made two platters instead and it wasn’t even, but don’t think anyone starved. Mission wine tasting informative and generous. Wasn’t impressed with Church Rd and we were all left standing around the counter. Urban was interesting as not well known. Some of the group did the beer tasting, while others tasted the varietals they preferred. Lastly Linden Estate again with an informative explanation on each glass accompanied by some jovial delivery. We were then delivered back to our accommodation and given a lovely souvenir glass. Thank you Ross for a good day.

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    May 29, 2021

    A really nice trip with a skilled and dedicated guide who had a great knowledge of wine production in the area. Delicious tastings at fine wineries, and ended with a nice gathering out in the vineyards, where they were served cheese accessories with accessories, and of course a nice glass of wine. A really nice ride in 6 hours, with the boss himself behind the wheel!

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    February 6, 2020

    Product ID: 335716