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Grape Escape Wine Tours

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Address: Napier 4112, New Zealand
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+64 21 227 7211
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:30
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Wine and Food Tour company

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Good comprehensive wine tasting tour with knowledgeable guide

Very enjoyable tour, our driver/guide knew his stuff and imparted it in a friendly manner. We visited 4 vineyards and had 6 tastings at each, definitely not suitable for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 March 2016
Patricia D
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

Very enjoyable tour, our driver/guide knew his stuff and imparted it in a friendly manner. We visited 4 vineyards and had 6 tastings at each, definitely not suitable for drivers! One vineyard also sold other items including good cheese so that added an extra flair. It is a very relaxed way to see the countryside and taste the wines in... More 

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Gregory B, Owner at Grape Escape Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Patricia Greg More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

We had such a great time on this tour. Stunning scenery and good variety of wines. Greg was excellent, relaxed kiwi host. Loved lunch at Mission definitely recommend including lunch. Also cheese platter in the afternoon great way to relax and get to know everyone. Perfect way to see the best of Hawkes Bay vineyards. Will definitely do again!

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Gregory B, Owner at Grape Escape Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Janet Glad you had a great time and felt that the tour was relaxed and fun. See you next time. Cheers Greg More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

We had such a fabulous tour with Robbie our host. We visited 4 vineyards and had a cheese platter in the second and all chipped in to get 2 bottles of wine to enjoy with it. We were also lucky enough to meet the owner himself. Robbie was very knowledgable, fun, friendly and a great host for this trip -... More 

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Gregory B, Owner at Grape Escape Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Megan Glad you had a wonderfull day out with Robbie and I assume you met Alwyn Corban the owner of Ngatarawa a great treat as he is a wonderfull host. Robbie absolutely loves tour guiding and enjoys meeting new people. Greg More 

Upper Coomera, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We had such a great time on the 1/2 day wine tour. We visited a variety of wineries and sampled wines unique to the region. Along the way our wonderful host gave us so much interesting information about the region, wines and the wineries, with a little local gossip thrown in along the way. Cheese and crackers were delicious. It... More 

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Gregory B, Owner at Grape Escape Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Glad glad you loved our tour and cheeses. We like to have a laugh and always introduce everyone on the way out to wineries with a few jokes and info about each other to break the ice. Safe travels Greg More 

Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This was a fantastic day. Robbie was our guide and she did a great job. We started by ourselves tasting wines at Church and then Mission wineries. Both were fantastic. We had a lovely lunch at Mission winery. We were then joined by fellow travellers ( we were 9 in total). We then experienced another 4 wineries. All were fantastic.... More 

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Gregory B, Owner at Grape Escape Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Susan Thanks for Robbies AKA Mrs Peaches great review. Greg More 

Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

We visited 4 wineries on our Grape Escapes Wine Tour and Pete, our driver and host did a wonderful job of entertaining us, informing us about the region and about various aspects of wine-making. We were a group of 8 who had never met before the tour, but Pete did a great job of breaking the ice and before we... More 

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Gregory B, Owner at Grape Escape Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Rick Thanks for the great review of our chief ice breaker Pete. Greg More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Wonderful day can highly recommend, Greg was a fantastic knowledgable host. Picked up and dropped off at our accommodation and enjoyed visiting local winery's Relaxed and fun day with great company . The hosts at winery's were great Loved the giant cheese platter sitting in the sun with great company and delicious wine We loved the day Which was perfect... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Really great wine tour with Pete! Probably our 20th wine tour globally, and the 4th in Hawkes Bay, and Pete was great, and of course the wines were yummy!! Thanks for a lovely day. Great value for money and met lots of cool people.

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Gregory B, Owner at Grape Escape Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review Greg More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We spent the afternoon with wine expert Pete who took us on a marvellous trip to 5 wineries around Hawkes Bay. His knowledge shone through the whole tour and we learned an awful lot more about wine thanks to his friendly approach. We were in a party of 9 but it felt like individual attention, and we tasted some great... More 

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Gregory B, Manager at Grape Escape Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Peter, It certainly was a fun day. The other Peter More 

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Pete from Grape Escape Wine Tours made it a really informative and fun way to learn about the locally produced wines. What a pity we can't get most of them in the UK but a great way to spend a few hours. We visited 5 wineries in total and had cheese and biscuits at the final one to beautifully finish... More 

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Gregory B, Manager at Grape Escape Wine Tours, responded to this review

Your more than welcome. Peter W. More 

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