Hawke’s Bay is an award-winning maker of leading New Zealand wines and decorated cheese-producing region. Home to the longest established wineries in New Zealand and boasting nearly thirty wineries, you will visit three of the regions’ best wineries and enjoy the delicious combination of cheese, wine, and the famous Rush Monroe’s ice cream. This tour will allow you to see stunning highlights of the bay area and sample some of the fine wines that are synonymous with Hawke’s Bay. Hawke’s Bay is noted for its wide range of microclimates and its deposits of gravelly soils resembling Graves or the Northern Rhone. While the district produces excellent sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and pinot noir, the latest focus has been on cabernet, merlot, malbec, and syrah. Minimum age is 18 for this tour.
The more wines you taste the more perfect-picture opportunities you will see! The wineries and the bountiful growing countryside provide unlimited vistas.
Nibbles of tasty local cheeses and ice cream combine to make your wine tastings especially memorable.
Wine-tasting participants must be 18 years of age or older.
Don't forget to bring along additional local currency/credit cards for optional purchases such as wine and souvenirs. Please ensure that you wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and jacket, and bring along some sunscreen and bottled water.
Please note that any wine purchases will not be available for consumption onboard. They will be safely kept by security staff and returned upon disembarkation in your home port.