Napier Gourmet Luncheon plus Afternoon Wine & Gin Tasting Tour

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Napier Wine Tour with Chefs Platter

From US$115.21

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Travel with a small group to three or four separate wineries in Napier. This 6-hour tour introduces you to a range of varietals including a glass of wine and chef's platter lunch at the Mission Estate Winery, followed by Church Road Winery (during the winter season), Urban Winery including optional craft beer tasting. Finish with wine, cheese, and crackers out amongst the vines.
  • 6-hour wine-tasting tour at 3 or 4 Napier wineries
  • Chef's platter with glass of estate range wine
  • Additional wine, cheese and crackers
  • Tour of the winemaking facilities with talks on grape-growing and vineyard management
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Small-group tour ensures personal attention

What's Included

  • Wine-tasting fees
  • Chef's platter with glass of Estate Range wine at Mission Estate Winery
  • Wine, cheese and biscuits
  • Grape-growing and vineyard management discussion at Askerne Estate Estate
  • Pickup and drop-off at your accommodation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Souvenir packaged wine branded wine glass from Mission estate
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

We pick up from all hotels and motels and private locations and airBnB in the greater Napier area.

What To Expect

You're picked up around noon by 13 seat minibus for the Gourmet luncheon including afternoon wine tour of Napier. The 6-hour itinerary begins with a gourmet platter at the Mission Estate Winery where you can select a wine from the estate range to pair with your chef's platter.

Next up is Urban Winery, which features premium hand-crafted wines. You have the option of selecting 3 craft beers from their menu.

We then travel to the Esk Valley to Linden Estate vineyard where your guide accompanies you into the vineyard and explains the process of grape growing and vineyard management. Wine cheese & biscuits will be severed out amongst the vines during the summer season.

We then travel to Linden Winery to taste wines predominantly made from grapes your guide personally planted more than a dozen years ago.

You will then be returned to your hotel or pick up location around 5:30pm.

Mission Estate Winery

1 hour Admission Ticket Included

Mission Estate Winery

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

National Tobacco Company Building

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Askerne Vineyards

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • The venue for the complementary wine, cheese and biscuits is subject to change dependent on the weather condition
  • Minimum of 2 guests required before booking can be accepted.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please note the programme may vary due to wineries seasonally adjusting their open days or itinary time constraints.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers

Cancellation Policy

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Excellent tour - esp lunch at the Mission vineyard. Well organised, informative relaxed style, plenty of time at each winery - definitely recommend!


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Great wines & friendly guides!
Aamelia_T, Aug 2023
We had a great time visiting 3 wineries on this tour. Ross was friendly and helpful and provides us with lots of good insights about wines in NZ. Definitely recommending this tour to everyone!
Ross was amazing. Made...
Carla_P, Jul 2023
Ross was amazing. Made sure were taken care of and provided great information. Presenter are first tasting was a bit short and cold. Staff at other two tastings were wonderful - fun and warm
Response from Host, Jul 2023
Hi Carla, thank you for taking time to place your review, much appreciated. Cheers Ross
Hens Party
Olivia_D, Jan 2023
Meeting new people and the lovely driver! We were able to try a variety of wines and no judgement was given the whole tome
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Olivia, thanks for the review, of course no judgement was passed you were a great group of gals and the others on the tour throughly enjoyed your company. Good luck with the big day. Cheers Ross
Wonderful tour
Michael_G, Dec 2022
The people on the tour, the setting at lunch, and a terrific guide. This area seems to excel in very fine Chardonnays.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Lunch up at the Mission is a special experience, especially on a sunny day. And yes chardonnay is the varietal that this region does best, and house guests to our place know only to bring along a bottle of chardonnay.
Gourmet Wine Tour - great day out.
Jeanette_H, Mar 2022
Had a fantastic day. Only got to see 2 vineyards and the Gin factory. Was still a very enjoyable experience. Recommend to everyone 👍 Ross our tour guide was fantastic.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi Jannette, thank you for your review. You were part of a very sociable group whick ment that we ran out of time to experience the fourth activity. But this may not have been a bad thing as the very generous gin tasting ment I was taken to the edge of my obligations as a responsible host.
Great experience! ⭐️
Carla_B, Dec 2021
Aside from the great tasting wine, it was nice to hear stories and the history of the places we visited. Ross was amazing and very knowledgeable. We definitely enjoyed our experience! 💯
Response from Host, Dec 2021
Hi Carla, thank you for the 100% review. Thanks for being accommodating re change of dates. Cheers Ross
Great day.
George_D, Dec 2021
Ross was from the get go a great host, having been a horticulturist in the Vinyards, he passed on some great information. Also the wine and cheese stop in the middle of the Vinyard was very for us, the highlight of the day. Thanks for the day Ross.
See you next time!
Birgit_N, Oct 2021
Great intro to mission winery. Nice lunch platter. Great flow of the afternoon from winery to winery!
Ross was a fantastic...
Rebecca_D, Oct 2021
Ross was a fantastic guide and host. He is friendly, knowledgable and geniunely pleasant to be around.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Thank you again for your review , really appreciated
Great day/great wines
Jo_K, Nov 2020
We had a fantastic lunch at mission estate complemented with some excellent wines.. Ross the driver was great and gave us some history around the area as we went.
Response from Host, Nov 2020
Hi Jo, Thanks for the great review. It was good to see The Gals making the most of your time in Napier as a results of the concert cancellation. Regards Ross
Food platter was delicious
Jenny_H, Mar 2020
Food platter tasted amazing, we had 2 between 5 of us which was more than enough food! Ross took us to a number of venues and made sure we were looked after throughout. Would deffo book again!
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Hi Jenny, Thank you for posting your great review. Yes those platters are certainly great, I see them almost daily but rarely get to sit down and try them myself. keep safe and cheers Ross
Linden winery tour and the picnic after wine tour
David_M, Feb 2020
One of the best days of our journey. Food was lovely. Wine was perfect. Group was great. Angela did a first class job.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Thank you David, great to hear that Angela did a first class job. And its the first time she has been my driver/guide. So obviously I am not irreplaceable!!. Cheers Ross
Not to be missed!
alisonsmythe, Feb 2020
A thoroughly enjoyable trip. We were picked up by Gary and driven to meet with others taking part in lunch at The Mission. Here we met Ross, had an excellent tasting and brilliant lunch. All of the venues offered something different and the tour ended with a very sociable cheese and wine under the shade of trees in a vineyard! Excellent value for money!
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Hi there, Thank you for posting a great review. The wine cheese and biscuits ( crackers) out amongst the vines is certainly very sociable, and that round table really works. Cheers Ross
Absolutely fantastic!!!!
Priscila_G, Jan 2020
Great views, wineries and spectacular wine lessons given by Ross. And at the end, a charming and delicious cheese platter to relax. Must to do it!
Response from Host, Jan 2020
Hi there, Thanks for your great review, simple straight forward and just great.! Cheers Ross
Vines & Views
Greg_P, Nov 2019
Ross provided an excellent experience. He is knowledgeable about the area and not just the wine. He has worked the vineyards and provides tremendous insights into the wines and wine making history. We can highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Nov 2019
Hi thanks for your great review and making reference to my long association with the wine business here in Hawkes Bay. Cheers Ross
Excellent tour - esp lunch at the...
Nick_E, Mar 2018
Excellent tour - esp lunch at the Mission vineyard. Well organised, informative relaxed style, plenty of time at each winery - definitely recommend!
This was an absolutely lovely tour...
Amy H, Nov 2017
This was an absolutely lovely tour and day. High points go to both the Chefs Platter delicious! and tour guide Ross, who has worked in the wine industry for 25 years, and who had informative answers to my many, many questions. I would definitely recommend this tour if you find yourself in the Napier area!
This was our first winery tour we've...
Da Eun S, Sept 2017
This was our first winery tour we've ever been on, and it couldn't have gone any better! The guides were extremely thoughtful - they had split us up from the other group which had booked on the same tour that day as they were a larger group and so the guides thought we would be uncomfortable. We had a lovely trip around 4 different wineries had the Chef's Platter at the first winery and snack at the third and the guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the wineries and the city. Thank you so much for the experience.
Brilliant, everyone on the tour was...
Euan C, Feb 2017
Brilliant, everyone on the tour was talkative and friendly, the guy running it is extremely knowledgeable, welcoming and informative. The evening spot on the summit is a brilliant experience. I'd recommend to anyone. My only point would be that the tour bus is not the most wheelchair accessible.
This tour packed a lot into one...
John W, Jan 2017
This tour packed a lot into one afternoon. Pickup at hotel by Ross was bang on time and as only two of us were booked that day, it amounted virtually to a private tour, and an excellent one at that. We visited four wineries - Mission Estate, Church Road, Esk Valley and Linden Estate. Wine tastings at each were presented by friendly and informed staff - in total I tasted 21 wines though not all were consumed! - be prepared for a good deal of well-mannered spitting if you are to survive the afternoon! We had very pleasant charcuterie platter lunch in the delightful surrounds of Mission Estate. The wine tasting themselves were satisfying enough, but for us the highlight of the afternoon was the guided tour by Ross, steeped in first hand experience of vine growing in Hawkes Bay and a fount of knowledge on the vines and wines. Not only that, as a substantial bonus for us, he proved to be a fund of knowledge about local bird life and took a number of diversions to show us some of the hidden gems around Ahoriri - I'm glad I brought my binoculars! A great day out - highly recommended.

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