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The Winemaker's Tour

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263 Hill Road | Bay View, Eskdale 4182, New Zealand
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WONDERFUL

My family and I visited New Zealand next month. We stayed at Don and Roslyn's lodge. Don proposed a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
maxthierry
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Mata'utu
A magnificent day

We were fortunate enough to spend a whole day with Don. He imparted his knowledge and passion for... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Katharine39
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Indulge in the delights of Hawke’s Bay Wine Country on your exclusive private tour. You’ll be chauffeured in style - with luxury, privacy and sophistivation unmatched by traditional group tours. As a small, private tour, we prefer to visit the boutique wineries which truly reflect the Hawke’s Bay terroir and take the time to meet and chat with the passionate people who create NZ's iconic wines.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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263 Hill Road | Bay View, Eskdale 4182, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I visited New Zealand next month. We stayed at Don and Roslyn's lodge. Don proposed a pleasant tour around Napier. We really appreciated his knowledge of the history of his wine region. You can visit wine cellars where you can taste of...More

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thefarmstay, Owner at The Winemaker's Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was a real pleasure to host Thierry and his family on a Hawkes Bay wine and food tour. Don

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were fortunate enough to spend a whole day with Don. He imparted his knowledge and passion for Hawkes Bay wines to us throughout the day. His friendliness and humour made us feel welcome and we felt privileged to be in his company. We will...More

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thefarmstay, Owner at The Winemaker's Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

It was an absolute pleasure to host Katharine and Clark on my Winemaker's Tour. They were wonderful company and so appreciative of the opportunity to discover what aspects of viticulture and winemaking contribute to making Hawke's Bay one of the world's superior wine regions.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Don's a star, an absolute gem. He tailored a wine tour having observed and understood our preferences and as a result we had a wine tasting experience that a more commercial tour couldn't compete with. This was a bespoke wine tour par excellence. After a...More

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Reviewed 11 March 2018

Had a great wine tour starting early afternoon with Don, who is a 4th generation of wine makers in the Napier area of New Zealand. His passionate about the subject, his expertise & local knowlwdge of the wines were amazing.. Visited four estates with different...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

As owners of a small UK vineyard, and previous visitors to Hawkes Bay, we were looking for something that gave us more than a group tour.... From the moment Don picked us up in the morning until the moment we said a somewhat reluctant farewell...More

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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We went on Don’s 3 hour tour. He’s a third generation wine maker with great knowledge and tales to tell. It was fantastic wine tasting with a wine maker - we learned so much. Don paid particular attention to each person's interests and gave great...More

Thank Martha M
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

A friend and I had a private 3-hour tour with Don — we visited two wineries (one where the tasting experience included five wines) and we enjoyed drives through beautiful countryside enjoying the experience of seeing NewZealand’s varied landscape as well as a pleasurable tea...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This tour was a true highlight for my friends and I. We were so impressed with the experience we had, from the moment we were picked up to drop off. Don provided us with a vast amount of knowledge about wine tasting and the surrounding...More

Thank Kim W
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Tour Operator Don Bird comes from a Hawke's Bay wine-making family and is a vintner himself. He offered insightful commentary on the history of the region and selected some of the finest Wineries of the many in the region to visit. Using his experience as...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

One of the highlights of our trip to NZ. Don ensured we had a great time based on what we wanted to experience for the day. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge about the great wines of the region. A truly exceptional, relaxed and...More

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thefarmstay, Owner at The Winemaker's Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

It was an absolute pleasure to meet and host you both.

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