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Napier tours. Come with us, in our ten seated, air conditioned tour bus, to experience some of the best wines and views this region has to offer. Guided by experienced vineyard manager Ross Lepper and culminates at his exclusive viewing platform...more
Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 800 220 660
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Ross knows his wine and the Hawke's Bay wine area. The selected 4 vineyards represented a good cross selection of the area. At each vineyard we were paired with knowledgeable, and often very funny, wine hosts. A good way to sample wine of the region.

Thank kingfishersc
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mary was our guide for the private wine tour of Hawkes Bay wineries. Ross evidently forgot to tell her to meet us at the Visitor Center instead of the Aquarium but the people there called and Mary finally picked us up. We only got to...More

Thank cclgbc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a morning tour and Ross was an incredibly knowledgable host, not only for Napier and it’s history but also because he had worked at and managed local vineyards so he knew the vines, the techniques and the people, absolutely fascinating. If you want...More

Thank manofekent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the afternoon tour of four wineries. Ross, the owner, was a great host and driver and very knowledgeable about grape growing in New Zealand. We enjoyed all four tastings and the stewards at each location gave full and interesting presentations on each wine....More

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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Thanks Ross for a very personal and informative tour of four of Napier’s best wineries. The day certainly ticked all the boxes; weather perfect, wines superb and topped off with a delicious and generous platter. Thank you for your beautiful gift our first stemless glasses,...More

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Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Hi Helen and Nev Thanks for a great review. I didnt arrange the weather but will take credit for the rest of your experience. Thanks again Cheers Ross

Reviewed August 16, 2018

We really enjoyed our Afternoon Wine Tasting Tour with Ross. His knowledge of the wine industry and local area is amazing. The wineries visited were really beautiful, and the wines very tasty, and everyone was very friendly. Highly recommended!

Thank Lucibel1
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Ross is the perfect tour guide who has local knowledge and a passion for the industry. The tour visits four wineries with a good sample of wines to taste from the area. I loved the ease of booking and the door to door pickup/drop off...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Ross, the host is very knowledgeable and helpful in our recent trip to this program! My partner and I totally enjoyed it! Good selection of wineries and a lovely cheese plater that was yummy! Unforgettable afternoon spent with few other couples that filled with joy...More

Thank jm820428
Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Hi there, Thank you very much for your great review. Having fun while learning and enjoying wine is what I do my best to provide to my clients. Thanks again, Cheers Ross PS Thanks so much for including a review of my tour in your...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018

Picked up in a minibus (do not drive) and visited 4 vineyards. Does not sound a lot but you have 6 sample wines per vineyard! Some really good quality wines were tasted. Personally spitting our wine seems wrong - so drank the lot! I would...More

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Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2018

Hi there, thanks for your great review. I really enjoyed observing how the 2 couples on tour that day got on so well and had so much in common. Cheers Ross

Reviewed May 25, 2018

We had the best time on this tour. Ross was so informative about wines and the Napier area in general. We had a great group of 6 and there were lots of laugh and fun.

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Response from Ross L | Property representative |
Hi Cruise Ship visitors to Napier. I meet all my guests by asking them to take the free shuttle a.s.a.p from the port into Napier and get off at the SECOND stop the Aquarium. I will meet you there holding a greetings board... More