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Odyssey New Zealand

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Address: Hastings, New Zealand
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+64 6-211 3116
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Hawke's Bay's Leading Wine & Gourmet Experiences. We provide...

Hawke's Bay's Leading Wine & Gourmet Experiences. We provide interactive tours designed to awaken every sense. Built around Hawkes Bays internationally acclaimed wine and food industry, we encourage your input so we can cater the Odyssey experience to your own personal interests and desires. Choose from: "A Wine & Gourmet Odyssey" including - Wine Tasting 4-5 Wineries, Gourmet Platter at Top Winery Restaurant (4pm), Sightseeing with Fully Guided Commentary, Vine to Glass Experience. "The Odyssey Experience" including - Wine Tasting 6-7 Wineries, Fully Guided Tour of the Church Road Winery, Wine Museum & Tom McDonald Cellar, Lunch with Wine at Mission Estate, Behind the scenes tour of a boutique winery, Sightseeing with Fully Guided Scenery, Vine to Glass Experience, Gourmet Platter at Top Winery Restaurant. "A Twilight Odyssey" - The world's only Progressive Three Course Winery Dinner at NZ’s Top Winery Restaurants including - Sightseeing with Fully Guided Commentary, Interactive Wine Tasting, Champagne Sunset from Te Mata Peak, Wine with Dinner, Desserts & Dessert Wine,Tea/Coffee.

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Fantastic evening

This was an evening trip with wine and food and our host Garyiu was brilliant. The trip is restricted to ten people on a mini bus which is far better than a coach of fifty! Our... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was an evening trip with wine and food and our host Garyiu was brilliant. The trip is restricted to ten people on a mini bus which is far better than a coach of fifty! Our first stop was a small Vineyard where we had our starters along with the tastings of four white wines and three red wines -... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fantastic full day we spent today with our tour guide Brendan . He is a credit to your business Gareth , very informative and obliging and felt very safe always (& no he hasn't paid up to tell you that) :-) Wineries were all different in their own little ways which we appreciated Hosts , Knowlege, Wines, company... More 

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new york city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our host, Gareth Kelly, was extraordinarily informative about New Zealand and especially its food and wine. We visited several excellent wineries and enjoyed a progressive dinner with wine accompaniments concluding at the gorgeous Terroir restaurant for dessert. We could not recommend this experience more highly.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We did the bespoke progressive dinner and wine tasting. This was amazing. 5 wine tastings, a cheese tasting, stop at a honey farm and then a three course dinner at three different wineries. Gareth and his team are wonderful - tremendous hosts and full of fun and information. I feel like we did everything that the Napier area had to... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the twilight trip and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We were fortunate in the weather and the company. Food great..my favourite was the appetiser platter at Vidal. Knowledgeable guide and a great taster for a longer trip

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Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Picked up on time, visited 5 vineyards, lots of wine tasting! A museum tour at church road, lunch at mission and a cruise through smaller vineyards ending with a cheese and meat platter! Dermot was an excellent host and tour guide! Perfect way for me and my family to finish our travels together. All wined out ☺

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Havant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was an informative, relaxed and enjoyable way of visiting several fine wineries in the Hawkes Bay area and tasting wines ranging from "OK" to "very good indeed". The host was pleasant and knowledgeable, telling us about vines, wine, the region and the individual wineries we visited. It was much more than just getting shuttled from one cellar door... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second Twilight Odyssey at Hawkes Bay as we enjoyed our first trip so much. Gareth, the food and wine and the company were superb. The view from Te Mata Peak was unbelievable. Would do another one.

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dermit had excellent knowledge of the area and the wineries that we visited. He was an excellent guide. We had a course at three different vineyards, also tasting their wines. First up was Craggie Range, where we tasted many fine wines, then had our exceptional entree with 3 larger tasting glasses. Perfect! Then we went up Te Mata peak for... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We booked the Progressive Wine Tour and were thoroughly impressed with the service, the wines and the food. Gareth is an excellent host and has refined this tour to perfection. We were warmly welcomed at every stop, each providing a distinct experience. The platter at Vidal with "blind" tasting of 7 wines was a lot of fun and a great... More 

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