The Local Tasting Tour commences by travelling north through scenic countryside for a presentation & tasting at the boutique Karangahake Estate ( formerly Ohinemuri Winery) in the picturesque Karangahake Gorge. The tasting is accompanied by a sumptuous platter.
We then return towards Tauranga to The Wine Portfolio, now home to the prestigious medal-winning wines of Leveret (formerly Morton) and Mills Reef Winery. (The former Mills Reef Winery no longer exists.) This will be another opportunity to sample excellent NZ wines & to ask questions about NZ wine-styles & terroir.
The tour returns to Tauranga for dessert & a cocktail at The Iki Bar in the boutique Clarence Hotel. This hotel stands within the walls of the beautifully-restored building which was originally the historic Tauranga Post Office.
We then return you to ship-side (or local accommodation) via what we claim is the best beach in the Southern Hemisphere.
A minimum of two people (18+ yrs.) must be booked.
COST: NZ$180.00pp. (Transport, tastings, platter, cocktail, dessert)