Vines and Views Tours
Vines and Views Tours
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Napier tours. Come with us, in our modern, air conditioned tour bus, to experience some of the best wines and views this region has to offer. Guided by experienced vineyard manager Ross Lepper and culminates at his exclusive viewing platform high above the Hawke's Bay vineyards.
Napier, New Zealand

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Richie_fan
Christchurch, New Zealand6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
A great tour. The host was exceptional, really informative, personalised the tour and went out of his way when one of our group left something behind. Good number in the group and we were lucky to have a great group of people. The Mission platter and tasting was awesome and great gin tasting too.
Written 4 April 2024
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Maria N
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Had a great afternoon on the tour. Ross was a really good tour guide, very knowledgable and accommodating, not to mention the complementary cheese and biscuits (phenomenal). All of the distilleries were lovely! Tasty wine, enthusiastic staff. Would highly recommend this tour.
Written 4 April 2024
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Geri H
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
It was a lovely, intimate tour. Enjoyed the experience of small group and wine tasting. The Art Deco portion of the tour was very interesting and alot to be seen.
Written 25 March 2024
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Shirley N
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Our tour was great and thoroughly enjoyable. We tasted and learned about wines from the local region which was enlightening. We were also exposed to the local lifestyle and decor - a pleasant cultural experience.
Written 16 March 2024
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Betty
26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We absolutely enjoyed this tour, not only because of the beautiful wineries we visited and the delicious wines we tasted, but especially our knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide Ross Lepper. The cheese & crackers he served us at the last winery were just great. Many thanks again Ross!
Highly recommended!
Written 28 February 2024
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Hi there, I really apprecaite you taking the time to write a great review and even mention me by name. Thanks again cheers Ross
Written 29 February 2024
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Kerry M
Sydney, Australia39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
After confusing meeting time instructions due to early docking, Ross very quickly communicated the right time and met us exactly as stated in instructions. His comfortable mini van was very welcome. His tour took us through the streets of Napier looking at some Art Deco buildings, then we drove up to Bluff Hill Lookout for great views of the harbour and then to his private garden. During the long drive up to Te Mata Park, Ross gave a very interesting and informative commentary. We finished at the winery enjoying a great wine tasting with cheese and crackers. A great way to spend a few hours in Napier.
Written 26 February 2024
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Hi there, thank you for a great summar of my Napier Shore Excursion, what more can I say . Cheers Ross
Written 27 February 2024
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Anne G
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My husband and I just returned from our wine tasting with Ross and had a great time. He is knowledgeable and engaging and a great tour guide. The wine tasting was great as were the chocolates, cheese & crackers. Highly recommend!
Written 20 February 2024
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Eric N
Merritt Island, United States16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Very enjoyable, great way to see the city and area.. winery at end of tour was quaint and lovely .. our guide Angela was so nice and knowledgeable 👍🏻👍🏻
Written 18 February 2024
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Hi there, thank you very much for your great review. This 3.5 hour tour packs in a great deal without my clients feeling rushed. Really good to hear Angela is doing a great job, this is her first season and I hope she will be on board for many more
Written 19 February 2024
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David Pritt
Portsmouth, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Ross kindly picked us up from our location at West Bay and took us to the Mission winery for a very enjoyable lunch, in a lovely location, which was a great start to our afternoon, the quality of the food was very high and well worth booking.

After lunch we joined David from the Mission team who carefully explained the background to the winery, and each wine we then tasted, his extensive knowledge and pleasant manner made the whole experience very enjoyable.

Ross then picked us up and took us through Napier, explaining about the earthquke damage and rebuilding.

.We eventually stopped at the National Tobacco Company building that is noŵ an artisan gin producer.

We then enjoyed sampling a number of gins, all with different botanicals creating drinks with unique characteristics, covering a wide range of different styles.

From there we moved to the smaller family owned Askerne vineyard who produce a wide range of wines from their land, here we enjoyed further tastings with some excellent NZ cheeses.

It was interesting to compare the difference between the two wine producers, both had supplied us with excellent quality wines to taste and showed how good the wines produced in NZ are.

Two very happy individuals were then returned to our location.

This was a wonderful afternoon, both educationally and for the excellent food and drinks we enjoyed, and is throughly recommended.

Ross looked after us throughout the afternoon.

5 stars.
Written 8 February 2024
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Paul
41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ross picked us up from the hotel and took us to the Mission Estate for a lunch on their verandah. The location is lovely and the lunch platter was good and included a glass of wine. We were three couples who didn’t know each other but had a great ‘chatty’ lunch.
After lunch we were joined by three other couples for the wine tastings.
We started at the Mission Estate with their excellent guide (Jeff?) who talked us through the wines and history of the estate which was fascinating.
We then moved by minibus to the Church Road Estate finishing at the Askerne Estate where we had cheese and crackers with our wine.
Ross then dropped us all back into Napier.
On our day the distillery wasn’t available so it was 3 vineyards which was fine for us.
Ross was a great host and guide and meeting 5 other couples from around the world was great.
Written 6 February 2024
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