We booked the Tour through Trip Advisor rather than on the Ship We were met outside the gate at Tauranga at 10am as planned and returned the the ship before any deadline 4.30pm.Paul our host was brilliant he had great wine knowledge and was a character when we visited the first winery we had a food platter for 2 that was to die for along with the wine tasting and the second winery the wines host was excellent and to finish off we had a tour of Tauranga and a cocktail and a wonderful dessert .....
LOCAL TASTING TOUR
The Local Tasting Tour has wine tastings of 3 winery's products & finishes with a cocktail (or coffee) & dessert at Takara, overlooking the harbour, in Tauranga's CBD. Pick up can be from the Port of Tauranga or local accommodation.
Unfortunately, Because of venue unavailability, this tour is only available on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, until October.
The Local Tasting Tour is our most popular tours. The 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 (or coffee) at one of Tauranga's most popular restaurants, Takara, bordering Eat Street in the bustling CBD, overlooking our beautiful harbour.
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)
!0% discount December, January, February if 4+ are booked.