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Address: 11 Seapoint Road, Napier 4110, New Zealand
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+64 800 220 660

Napier tours. Come with us, in our ten seated, air conditioned tour bus, to...

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 high above the Hawke's Bay vineyards.

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Teri gave us an excellent overview of the Nelson area

We booked this tour as a "small group". We ended up with Teri just for the two of us and she was great. First, she drove us around the town of Nelson. The defining moment in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Elaine R
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked this tour as a "small group". We ended up with Teri just for the two of us and she was great. First, she drove us around the town of Nelson. The defining moment in Nelson's history was the earthquake of 1931, which caused the land to rise so much that what had been sea became part of the... More 

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Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for the great review. I am very fortunate in being able to call upon Tere to help met out on busy days. One small point, your review should have read Napier and not Nelson, but thats not a problem. Thanks again Ross More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sensational afternoon with my new wife, Bruce picked us up from the glamping site and entertained us the whole way back to Napier with his knowledge of the place, the vineyards and general chat about life. Excellent tour guide, I would highly recommend the Vines and Views Tour to anyone visiting the Hawkes Bay! Blair

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Tamahere, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked a lovely afternoon tasting wines in the Hawkes Bay. Bruce our guide was terrific and we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. A particular highlight was meeting the wine maker at Linden Estate where we finished up our trip. Well worth the money and the time!

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Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for the great review. Bruce told me that you folks were really into your wine so it was great that my mate Trevor the wine maker at Linden Estate came and joined your table. Hes a great communicator and also a dam good wine maker. Cheers Ross More 

St. Petersburg, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had pre-booked this tour for the day our cruise ship was in port. We had read reviews on all of the tour companies and selected Vines and Views since it is a smaller and more personalized tour, and is unique in offering the wine and cheese at their own pavilion at the top of the mountain outside Napier. Our... More 

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Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks for the great review. It was good that you took the option to take a quick walk about our great little town after my tour. Its a pity that most cruise ships are only in Napier for a few hours but I think my tour gives a good but brief overview of what we have out there.... More 

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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent communication with Ross beforehand, organising tour. We were picked up from accommodation and taken to Mission Estate where we tasted several wines and then enjoyed a very substantial and tasty platter in the glorious sunshine We were then taken to Church Road, Esk Valley and Linden vineyards where we were treated so well and made very welcome. Ross is... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had a wonderful afternoon visiting four wineries with Ross. Having worked in the wine trade for a number of years Ross is extremely knowledgeable about the industry. Staff at the the wineries were very friendly and we had a lovely time tasting the wines. The afternoon ended with yet more wine, cheese and biscuits provided by Ross although unfortunately we... More 

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Denton, Texas
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Ross Lepper from Vines @ Views tour was absolutely amazing. His tour of Napier was thorough and informative. He took us to the top of a hill overlooking the bay and served us an outstanding fresh picnic lunch with wine. The view was amazing and we were the only people there! What special treatment we received. Thank you Ross, for... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ross was the best tour guide, ever ! His knowledge of wines and vineyards.....coupled with his natural ability to provide history and information, with humor.....made for an incredible experience while in Napier, New Zealand for a half day. Great choices of wineries.....great photo ops.....and delicious cheese platter and wine to "top off" our experience. We will definitely recommend Ross and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Ross took us to four vineyards in the Hawke's Bay region north of Napier. This was far more than a wine tasting, though that was lovely. Ross is deeply knowledgeable about cultivating wine grapes, and patiently answered our many questions. We learned much about bird nets, powdery mildew, the consequences of the timing of rain on grapes, and much more.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

This was a great afternoon out, we visited a few Winery's on the tours and tasted some great wines. I had the food platter that was served at the Mission Winery and was really well done. PROS: Our driver Ross was on time He was really knowledgeable on the wine making process Great choices of Winery's visited The inside wine... More 

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