When it comes to exquisite wine tasting tours in New Zealand, Hawkes bay it is blessed with fertile soils and a warm, temperate climate it is amongst New Zealand’s leading producers of wine and is the first stop on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. It is also boasts the most diverse wine region in the world with more varieties to choose from than any other wine region. Hawkes Bay is known as the fruit bowl of New Zealand the conditions are perfect for world class wine, produce and gourmet delights.
Let our team at Odyssey New Zealand show you the best this land of milk and honey has to offer from the finest wines to the best vineyard restaurants – including the world’s first progressive winery dinner. OdysseyNZ have a variety of premium wine tours for you to choose from that will ensure your visit to Hawke’s Bay is full of fun, flavour and culinary adventure.
All our guides are passionate, experienced and friendly with an emphasis on sharing their superb knowledge of the region, the wine, the food, the culture and the history. We pride ourselves on providing you with information, stories and experiences that will make your visit truly unique.
We’ll do our best to ensure that your experience with us will be one of the highlights of your visit to New Zealand and the Hawkes Bay wine region.
Savour some of Hawke’s Bay’s internationally acclaimed wine and food on this fabulous Odyssey. Relax where art meets science and learn how wine evolves from vine to glass.
Travel through the country’s oldest winemaking region and taste award winning wines from the acclaimed Gimblett Gravels area. Learn about Wine & Food Matching while indulging in a platter with the finest local produce such as meats, cheese, marinated vegetables, breads, dips and more.
A complete action packed day highlighting the?best Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Start the day at a small family run boutique winery. Take a full behind the scenes tour of Church Road winery, the Tom McDonald Cellar and NZ’s only wine museum. Enjoy lunch with wine at the country’s oldest and grandest winery, the Mission Estate.
After lunch visit a mixture of Hawke’s Bay’s boutique and medium sized wineries and learn how wine evolves from? the vine to the glass on a smaller scale (dependent on health and safety regulations and availability), a great contrast to the larger production winery from the morning. Taste award winning wines from NZ’s most prestigious wine growing district the Gimblett Gravels. Finish with a gourmet platter at an award winning winery. Indulge in the finest local produce such as meats, cheese, marinated vegetables, olives, breads and dips.
Take a scenic drive through the vineyards as you learn about the region and its wines. Enjoy a full interactive wine tasting alongside gourmet platters at Vidal Estate. Take in the breathtaking panoramic views from Te Mata Peak while enjoying a glass of bubbles as the sun sets from 399m above sea level (overlooking the glimmering lights of the Twin Cities in winter).
Proceed to Craggy Range or Elephant Hill for the main course served with wine. Finish the evening at the country’s oldest and grandest winery the Mission Estate for dessert and dessert wines.