Tasting Tours & Charters

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Winery Tours

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There's something really special about visiting the terroir where grapes are grown & hearing the passion in the wine-maker's voice as he explains the special characteristics of his wines.
NZ wines are stunning, and it's well-worth travelling to experience & savour them. Come on one of our regional winery tours or choose the destination, yourself, for your group & we'll suggest venues for your consideration. We guarantee you'll have a great time! A full itinerary is available, on request, for all of our winery tours.

Another pilgrimage to the stunning wineries of Matakana, October 27-29. Three wonderful days, enriched with wine & food. 

As usual, we have tried to get a variety of vineyards, with a range of terroir & wine styles.


7.00 - Depart Tauranga 
8.30 - Ngatea. Brief comfort/ take-away coffee stop.
11.30 – 12.39 Ransom Wines – We'll be tasting 5 wines, at this venue which is renowned for its elegant wines: Albarino, Carmenere, Bordeaux blend (Ransom/Mahurangi), Malbec, Syrah.

13.30 Runner Duck Estate – Lunch & wine tasting. Main & Dessert (Tasting Platter of Bayleys Cheesecake, Fresh Fruit Tart & Dark Chocolate Pave). Tasting of Pinot Gris, Rose, Bordeaux-style Blend, Syrah, Sangiovese.
15.00 Herons Flight - Wine Tasting with owner/wine-maker 
16.30 Matakana – Back to motel

Freetime:- Evening meal and refreshments will be at your own discretion



9.45 Leave motel

10.15 Omaha Bay Vineyard – Wine tasting with wine-maker (5 wines) 
11.30 Morris & James – Hand-made pottery.” Established in 1977 by Ant Morris, today it is run by over a dozen artisans & craft-people, who continue Ant’s legacy, while exploring new creative directions & uses for clay.” Tour of venue at 11.30.
13.00 Brick Bay Estate – Lunch & wine tasting. (Sculpture Trail optional "... an ever-changing exhibition of over 60 sculptures along a 2km trail. Elegant board-walks lead through native trees & abundant bird-life.").

16.00 Matakana accommodation

Freetime:- Evening meal and refreshments will be at your own discretion


9.30 – Leave motel

10.15 - Hyperion Wines - wine tasting 
11.30 Ascension Wine Estate –Tasting. Lunch (Main & Dessert)). 
13.30 Matavino - We will taste 5 wines, including Dolcetto Nebbiolo at this small, family-owned vineyard.

14.15 Depart for Tauranga
18.00 ETA Tauranga


COST (Includes transport ex-Tauranga, accommodation, wine tastings & winery lunches: SINGLE - $918.00pp. ( $815.00pp. twin share)
*Deposit: $85.00pp. (on booking); Remainder: by 27 September 2017.

Accommodation is at the Matakana Motel, which is within very easy walking distance to eateries ranging from superb to take-away, if you are wanting to eat out for breakfast or dinner. When we were checking the tour out, we had excellent meals at The Matakana & Matakana Market Kitchen.
If not, units have a microwave & fridge. The air-conditioned spacious studio units are comfortable & each unit has a pleasant outdoor area. Larger units may be available, if required.

*Please note deposit is non refundable upon cancellation

Seats are limited so contact us now to enqu


If you and your friends wish to have a private winery tour, simply contact us with the region to which you wish to travel, the number in your group. any special requirements and dates that you wish to travel. We will send a suggested itinerary, with costs, for your perusal. Although our set tours travel ex-Tauranga, for exclusive, specially requested tours we can pick your group up/return you to other points such as Auckland International Airport.

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