Tour 9: Gourmet Wine and Scenic Tour
Book / Enquire Tour » Nelson is home to many boutique wineries and even the largest operations are family owned. This means that when you visit the cellar door you will often meet the winemaker or owner and experience their passion first hand!
"Waimea" means "river gardens" in Maori – and has stony soils of alluvial origin, high sunshine hours and a moderating maritime influence. The Moutere Hills are softly rolling hills that were formed from the weathered gravels of an ancient river system, which originally reached from St Arnaud to the coast. The gravel-threaded clay soils are renowned for producing wines of richness and texture.
Both regions have a great reputation for the aromatic varieties – Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer, and their own distinctive take on Sauvignon Blanc, some exquisite examples of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and some superb "stickies". Nelson wines are sold around the world, but you have the chance to experience our wines in the place they were created.
Per hectare of vines planted, Nelson consistently wins more awards than the other regions in New Zealand.
We stop for a gourmet lunch at either an Award Winning vineyard restaurant or another renowned local dining establishment. This is a small exclusive tour with a maximum of only 4-6 passengers. ( Or more by arrangement.) Enjoy a flexible tour which can be altered to specifically cater for your tastes during the day. Just ask!
A very special day out where you will learn to taste wines like a professional, with the possibility of meeting the winemakers and owners of the vineyards (subject to availability). Sampling approximately 20+ boutique nelson wines will tempt the most discerning wine lover.
As you travel between the wineries we cover over 100kms of pristine scenery and your experienced guide will give informative information on the local European and Maori history. With weather permitting a short scenic walk can also be included therefore comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
This tour is approximately 6.5 hours, with pick-up and drop-off from Nelson or Tasman accommodation included. Departure time is 10.30am. All wine tasting costs and the gourmet lunch (including glass of wine or tea/coffee) is included in the booking.
Please note we need a minimum of two persons on tours. Cancellation Policy: Up to 5 days before = Re-ticketing at no extra cost OR refund less 20% transaction fee. If cancelled within 5 days of tour there is nil refund.
|Price||NZ$320.00 per person|
|Departure*||10.30am Nelson city|
|Inclusions**||Tastings, Lunch costs|
|Min people required||2|
*Departure is timed from first pick-up point. All pick- ups are from clients' accommodation within the city area unless otherwise arranged.
**Unless otherwise stated, all meals at clients own cost.
Child policy: 0-12years half price, 12 years and over, full price.
No tours Christmas day, Boxing day, January 1 & 2, Waitangi day, ANZAC day, Easter Friday and Easter Monday. Winter Hours may vary.