Hawkes Bay Sampler


Enjoy a sampler of Hawkes Bay with a visit to one of New Zealand’s leading wineries. Take a scenic drive through the Tukituki River Valley with stunning views of Te Mata. Rising some 399 metres above sea level, the peak dominates the fertile plains. Continue to Hastings, a town of parks and gardens on the Heretaunga Plains. Sample wines at one of the finest boutique wineries in the Hawke’s Bay region, Sileni Estates. A genuine cellar door is set within the operational winery.
  • Location

    Napier

  • Tour Code

    NPE115

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Price

    Adult from $59.99
    Children (12 & under) from $39.99


Photography

Please bring your camera!

Refreshments

Wine and olive oil tasting

Special Notes

Please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, plenty of biodegradable sunscreen and bring bottled water Tour order may vary Guests must be aged 18+ years to participate in wine tasting
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