Napier Afternoon Wine & Gin Tasting Tour

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Napier wine tour

From US$90.82

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


Fine-tune your appreciation of New Zealand wine on this afternoon tour of the Hawkes Valley wine region from Napier. Enjoy tours and tastings at several vineyards including New Zealand's oldest winery. After strolling the vineyards of the Linden Estate, end the day with wine cheese and biscuits amongst the vines during the summer season.
  • Afternoon wine tasting tour from Napier
  • Learn the secrets of New Zealand wine with expert-led winery tours and wine tastings
  • Take a tour of Mission Estate, the oldest winery in New Zealand
  • Soak up the scenery at Linden Estate out amongst the vines with complimentary wine cheese and biscuits
  • This small group tour is limited to 13 people and can be customized for private groups

What's Included

  • Wine and gin tasting fees are included
  • Complementary wine, cheese and biscuits included
  • Free pick up and drop off at your accommodation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Complimentary packaged wine tasting glass from Mission Estate
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

12:30 PM

Pickup details

Pickup from your hotel or requested location in and around Napier

What To Expect

Mission Estate Winery

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

National Tobacco Company Building

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Askerne Vineyards

1 hour 5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum of 2 guests required before booking can be accepted
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
Operated by Vines and Views Tours

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.

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Featured review
My partner and I decided to go on our first wine tasting tour and this trip with Ross did not disappoint. This has set the bar up high. Wine, Gin & Beer tasting, couldn't get any better than this. Ross was amazing, he gave us a summary of the tour and a bit of Napier's history. It was a small group so it was easy to talk & mingle with everyone. Highly recommended for sure!


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A must do tour.
Daniel_F, Aug 2023
Ross took us on wonderful tour talking about some of Napier's history. Wines at Mission Estate were fantastic. Speaking with the locals at each stop was the highlight.
Fantastic Tasting Tour!
Adelle_O, Jun 2023
Ross was fantastic! Picked us up from our Air BNB right on time, did a great job of explaining where we were, and kept it interesting. All the places we went to knew him by name and so it did feel like we got the 'very special' treatment. The tastings were ample, well thought out and extremely enjoyable. Highly recommend to anyone wanting to see what else Napier has to offer!
Response from Host, Jun 2023
Hi Adelle, Thank you for your great review and for mentioning that I am well know on the "circuit", guess that comes with 11 years of experience. I trust your family duties followed by time at Speights all went to plan.
Family Vibes, Wine……Memories!
Justin_D, Apr 2023
Learning about the Wine history of the region, tasting great Wine, a mellow vibe, a Top guide, Ross and experiencing it with my family! Awesome Staff at venues! Many Thanks.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi justin, thank you for the great review, it was great to hoste your family afternoon out. cheers Ross
What an experience!
Geraldine_C, Feb 2023
My partner and I decided to go on our first wine tasting tour and this trip with Ross did not disappoint. This has set the bar up high. Wine, Gin & Beer tasting, couldn't get any better than this. Ross was amazing, he gave us a summary of the tour and a bit of Napier's history. It was a small group so it was easy to talk & mingle with everyone. Highly recommended for sure!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Hi Gerald, thank you so much for the great review, they dont get much better than that. Cheers Ross
Great day of wine and gin tasting in Napier
DonnaKim_P, Jan 2023
We had a great day with Ross who took us to 3 great wine tastings and a gin tasting at the Mission. Ross was easy to communicate with prior to our excursion as we were concerned about weather and cruise ship timing
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi there, thanks for the great review, the weather has not been kind to us in NZ but we were able to make it all work. Cheers Ross
Enjoyable but a little disappointing
Sara_R, Dec 2022
The tour guide/driver was efficient and entertaining, pick-up by mini bus was as booked. The gin tasting at the national tobacco company was excellent- we had the undivided attention of the owner who was both informative and entertaining. The Mission building was beautiful however the guide given to us clearly knew nothing at all about wine. We had no opportunity to actually visit the vineyard/winemaking process. Really this tour is little more than a booze cruise on a bus with a bit of historical information thrown in. Enjoyable but a little disappointing
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Sara, I have just read your review and to me it seems a little harsh. I think you will find if you go out on a wine tasting afternoon you will generally visit wineries to taste wine and a distillery to tase gin and yes you will "cruise around on a bus". Your tour was on a Sunday so ofcourse the vineyard workers and wine making were having the weekend off. Due to health and safety requirments access to working wineries are now highlighly resricted.
Good company and great...
Cushla_A, Nov 2022
Good company and great host who showed us some awesome wineries and gin ship. Van was comfortable and was happy to have commentary water in van for trip.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Cushia, thank you for your review, I am pleased that you enjoyed both the wine and the gin tasting
Searching for Charfonnay
Jane_T, Jul 2022
We’d never been to the Hawkes Bay and wanted to experience the local wines so booked this tour. Our tour ditector, Ross turned up on time. The vehicle was spacious and clean. He was very knowledgable about the wine and the history of the local area. The cheeseboard and home grown avocado was quickly devoured - very delicious. I tried a few chardonnays on this tour but am still looking for tge right one. We would highly reccommend this tour.
Highly recommend this tour
Ian_C, Jun 2022
An excellent tour which I would highly recommend. Loved the historic mission estate and the wonderful art deco buildings. Ross was a great host.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hi Ian, Thank you for the great review. Its good to hear that my clients enjoy Napiers history as well as the wine and gin. Cheers Ross
A must do
Simon_M, Apr 2022
Ross was an excellent host. Great knowledge and good conversation. Knew a lot of the local history. An interesting and varied tour
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi Simon thank you for providing a great review. You were both great guests to host and I throughly enjoyed your company. I trust your dinner at Bistrony lived up to expectations. Cheers Ross
Wines on Wines!
Aless_G, Apr 2022
So many wines to taste and easy transport from the lovely Jen!! The locations were all beautiful as well.
Awesome Afternoon
fionagrantnz, Feb 2022
Ross was a super host, pick up from accommodation and lots of local knowledge. Tasting at The Mission a highlight. Really enjoyed the visit to the The National Distillery Company too, delicious Gin tasting.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi there, thanks for the great review. The Mission tasting experience always comes up tops and that is why all of my tours call there. The national gin Distillery sure is popular and I am keen to have it posted on my website and booking apps but these things take time. Cheers Ross
Wine Tour Jan22
pacedj, Jan 2022
We visited the wineries at Mission Estate, Linden Estate and Church Road. It was a very enjoyable afternoon. We had three couples and Ross made it a great experience as he took us to each winery and gave us some history and pointed out interesting landmarks as we travelled between the vineyards. The Wine presenters at each vineyard were very knowledgeable. It was a great afternoon with two other friendly couples.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hi there, thank you for your great review. I really enjoy watching couples make new friends on my tour as as as providing a great wine tasting expereince for my guests
A taste of Napier with a great guide
Bianca_H, Dec 2021
Ross is knowledgeable (he knows a lot about Napier and grapes) and is very friendly. His knowledge made the tour more interesting and informative. Ross was great at communicating and being very accommodating. If you are after a great afternoon amongst the vines, Ross is your man.
Our host was very...
Kacey_M, Dec 2021
Our host was very friendly and informative. We had a great time and would definitely recommend to anyone looking to do a wine tour in Napier.
Sun, wine & fun
Melanie_T, Nov 2021
Amazing experience! Nothing was a problem and Ross and Gary super driver/guides! Beautiful wines and scenery too
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hi Melanie, thank you so much for the great review, And thank you for the Reserve Chardonnay, Gary will be coming down to ours on Friday to share it along with fish, salad and new spuds!
Great afternoon
Lisa_R, Jun 2021
We had a great afternoon with Ross, it was a very full tour so the company was great and the optional beer tasting went down a treat! The first two stops were the best of the wineries, the last however, Linden, we were told nothing at all about the winery by our tasting host at the winery, or the wines we were tasting, they just poured and left us to it which was disappointing.
Response from Host, Jun 2021
Hi Lisa, Thanks for the review. I have been in contact with Linden this morning and complained about the experience there and asked that they have more provide more staff
Experienced and Knowledgeable
Bryce_K, Jun 2021
Ross was an experienced and knowledgeable guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and each of the venues we visited. We would highly recommend this tour for anyone.
Lovely guided wine tour
DeannaM_J, Apr 2021
great to learn about the local wines and been able to have good tastings of the wines ~ very friendly staff in all wineries and awesome tour guide
Fantastic Wine Experience
carolyn_m, Apr 2021
Ross punctual, we visited three wineries and had a lovely cheese platter in the vineyards. Ross was informative about wineries and local history - highly recommend
Response from Host, Apr 2021
Hi Carolyn, Thank you for the great review, The sisters were fun to host. I hope you managed to watch the netball and that your team won. Cheers Ross

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