Take a break from sightseeing and escape the city crowds on this small-group tour around a handful of Hawkes Bay wineries. Instead of going into each tasting blind and struggling through the jargon, get guidance and recommendations from your guide so you can get the most out of your day. You don’t need to worry about drawing the short straw and being your group’s sober driver, either—instead, get around Hawkes Bay in an air-conditioned minivan driven by your guide.
Stop at Te Mata Peak for remarkable views of the Bay and the Pacific Ocean
Whether you’re staying in a hotel or Airbnb, pick-ups and returns are provided
Pair your wines with a complimentary cheeseboard included on the tour
If you have mobility concerns, this tour can be made wheelchair accessible
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Local, professional driver/guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Price of winery lunch (own cost)
Full day wine tour does not include a cheeseboard
Meeting And Pickup
Select a pickup point
Pick up by arrangement on the day
What To Expect
Te Mata Peak
15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Service animals allowed
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Fantastic Hawkes Bay Wine Tour
Tom_H, Jun 2022
Fantastic full day tour, exploring Hawkes Bay’s best wineries. Ian was fantastic and made the day a truly remarkable day.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you Tom_H for your 5* review, we are pleased to hear you loved your day with Ian., Yes he is a wonderful guide & enjoys sharing his knowledge with others, thank you for choosing Prinsy’s Tours . Warm regards Hamish & Di.
Ben_H, Mar 2022
Ian took us around for the day, and was the man. Super knowledgable and personable, made the experience incredibly fun with a great balance between general chat and wine chat; thanks heaps Ian! The 5 wineries were all beautiful and offered something different - an all round awesome experience and a super fun day with a great small group, would definitely recommend it.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thank you Ben_H for your accolades about our guide Ian, yes he is a great asset to Prinsy’s & really passionate about his work & our region. It’s wonderful to hear you enjoyed your day & thank you for choosing us. Kind regards Di & Hamish
Wine in the Sun
Vanessa_R, Feb 2022
Ian was a great tour guide. His knowledge of the area, vineyards and wines was exceptional. It was a wonderful day out. It was also really nice to go to some lesser known vineyards.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thank you Vanessa for your lovely compliments about Ian. He is certainly passionate about his work & enjoys sharing stories with guests. We pride ourselves in taking guests to some of The regions boutique Wineries whom produce exceptional wines. Thank you for choosing Prinsy’s Tours. Regards Hamish & Di.
Daryl_H, Jun 2020
Had an awesome day despite the terrible weather. It didn’t detract from the experience at all. We were very well looked after and thoroughly enjoyed the day. Was good value for money
Response from Host, Jun 2020
Thank you Daryl-H for your review, great to hear you had a wonderful time despite the rain. Kind regards Hamish & Di
Hawke’s Bay Wine Tour
John, Feb 2020
Had a great day out visiting 5 different wineries. The tour guide was friendly and informative plus we got to know a nice group of fellow travellers.
sharon_k, Feb 2020
Enjoyable day. 6 wineries was too much for us but we enjoyed the trip nevertheless. Rob was an excellent guide.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you skmom5 for taking time to write a review, great to hear you enjoyed your day with Rob. Kind regards Hamish & Di
Very good tour with informative guide
christinebaylis, Feb 2020
Very good wine tour with informative guide. Kerry went out of his way to tell us about the wine industry and orchards, etc. The van was great and airconditioned. Hottest day on record in Hawkes Bay 37 degrees. In hindsight I would have booked the half day tour as I found 5 wineries a bit much. I felt like we were rushing a bit sometimes to fit 5 in. Three wineries would have been enough for me.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thank you Christin for taking time to write a review, great to hear you learnt a lot from our guide Kerry. He has a wealth of knowledge & is passionate about his work. Kind regards Hamish & Di.
Jukka_J, Jan 2020
Rob Taylor was a excellent guide. This was definitely the best wine tour we have made in NZ. He choice nice vineyards and he gave us good information about the local wine industry.
A Hawke’s Bay must do!!
Joanne_P, Mar 2019
My friend and I had the most wonderful day on our Hawkes Bay Wine Tour. We were generously and very conveniently picked up at our campsite by Rob - who all day was remarkably friendly, welcoming and incredibly knowledgeable on wine. He did a great job of introducing us into the rest of the group who all knew each other and creating a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
We visited 6 wineries in all and had a lovely lunch in the middle. At each stop we were given numerous wines to try, and everyone seemed passionate and informed.
Rob also ensured my friend and I saw some beautiful sights on route and helped us find a lovely restaurant where we could bring one of our purchases of the day to drink.
This experience was a great way to spend the day and get an insight into the area. Even with the slightly fizzy head the next morning, I can’t recommend it highly enough...
Response from Host, May 2019
Thank you jphepbu for your fabulous compliments/recommendations about our guide Rob & our full day tour, great to hear you loved your day out & made some new friends as well. Safe Travels home, Hamish & Di