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Vines and Views Tours

11 Seapoint Road, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 800 220 660
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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 high above the Hawke's Bay vineyards.
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11 Seapoint Road, Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 800 220 660
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our tour with Ross was blessed with good weather, good company and we all had fun tasting at 4 high quality vineyards. Ross's commentary and the ladies at each site kept us all well entertained and informed. One recommendation is you've not been on an...More

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Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John, Great to get a review from a "first timer". I get the odd person out with me that makes tasting notes and that is a really good idea. Thank you for a great review. Regards Ross

Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We choose this tour as it blended a lunch and vineyards we had yet to visit and we were not disappointed. Ross was very knowledgeable and clearly well known. He did ask to be paid in cash and offered to take us to an ATM...More

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Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2017

Hi there, thanks for the review, and I am pleased that you enjoyed your tour with me. An easy way to avoid paying in cash is to book and pay through trip advisors booking app Viator, makes it easy for all concern. regards Ross

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Ross picked us up and recommended accommodation in Napier which was excellent. We visited four very different vineyards and sampled a range of wines. An excellent afternoon. Pricey but good value. Would recommend this activity.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a very informative and enjoyable wine tasting tour with Ross who took us to three vineyards (would ordinarily be four but we had already visited one of them under our own steam), all of which served us some lovely and very different wines...More

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Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2017

Hi you two, thanks for the great review. I am sure you will continue to enjoy and make the most of your 7 months "Down Under". Good luck with the Ashes, looks like you will need all the luck available. Cheers Ross

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Our guide, Bart, was absolutely wonderful. He collected us from our accommodation on time and was very hospitable and easy going. He took care of all the wine that was purchased throughout the tour and was awesome with the local wines and knowledge of the...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2017

We had a perfect afternoon with Ross on this tour. We've done many wine tours in many areas and this one ranks as one of the best but also a great value! Tough to beat. Great wineries, and great insight by Ross, he's obviously been...More

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Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Hi there, thanks for a great review. Yes local knowledge and a background in wine growing has been a great asset to my little business. Regards Ross

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Booked the private premium wine tour while on our honeymoon and we had a wonderful time! It is pricey but definitely worth it. Ross picked us up at our B&B and dropped us off at the end of the day (five hour tour). He was...More

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Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Thanks so much for your great review. Stopping to buy dry flies was a first for me on a wine tour. You guys were great company and its not every day that a Kiwi gets to chat with an Air force "top gun". Cheers Ross

Reviewed 20 April 2017

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...More

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Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

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

Reviewed 18 April 2017 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...More

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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