Matakana Winery Tour 27-29 October 2017, New Zealand

Join this unique experience to enjoy three amazing days full of wine and incredible scenery
Wine tasting, Food tasting, Local activities, Walking & Sightseeing
€561.00
  • 2 persons and more: €250.00 per person
Date

When to book - availability

27-29 October 2017

Highlights

  • Enjoy an amazing 3 day-experience in the Matakana wine region
  • Visit many different wineries and learn everything about their amazing products
  • Have the opportunity to view different scenery
Languages: English
Duration: 3 days
Group size: Please contact the service provider before booking to know more about availability
Starting / Meeting point: Tauranga
Description

JUST 40 MINUTES NORTH OF AUCKLAND lies the picturesque Matakana wine region, home to over 30 boutique vineyards, olive groves, restaurants and the famous Matakana Village and Farmers’ Market featuring locally grown food and produce. Settled in the 1840’s Matakana has a proud history and strong sense of community.

Locals and visitors from all over the world come together to enjoy what the village and the wider environment have to offer. Matakana is a unique place to visit or stay. A special place that everyone loves.

This experience is a well prepared and crafted wine and gastronomic  tour.

Every venue and menu tested and approved by your personal guides. Their long standing wine experience in the wine and hospitality industry will ensure that that only the best is highlighted for you.

Itinerary

OCTOBER FRIDAY 27:

7.00 - Depart Tauranga 
8.30 - Ngatea. Brief comfort/ take-away coffee stop.
11.30 – 12.39 Ransom Wines – We'll be tasting 5 wines, at this venue which is renowned for its elegant wines: Albarino, Carmenere, Bordeaux blend (Ransom/Mahurangi), Malbec, Syrah.

13.30 Runner Duck Estate – Lunch & wine tasting. Main & Dessert (Tasting Platter of Bayleys Cheesecake, Fresh Fruit Tart & Dark Chocolate Pave). Tasting of Pinot Gris, Rose, Bordeaux-style Blend, Syrah, Sangiovese.
15.00 Herons Flight - Wine Tasting with owner/wine-maker 
16.30 Matakana – Back to motel

Freetime:- Evening meal and refreshments will be at your own discretion

SATURDAY 28 OCTOBER:

9.45 Leave motel

10.15 Omaha Bay Vineyard – Wine tasting with wine-maker (5 wines) 
11.30 Morris & James – Hand-made pottery.” Established in 1977 by Ant Morris, today it is run by over a dozen artisans & craft-people, who continue Ant’s legacy, while exploring new creative directions & uses for clay.” Tour of venue at 11.30.
13.00 Brick Bay Estate – Lunch & wine tasting. (Sculpture Trail optional "... an ever-changing exhibition of over 60 sculptures along a 2km trail. Elegant board-walks lead through native trees & abundant bird-life.").

16.00 Matakana accommodation

Freetime:- Evening meal and refreshments will be at your own discretion

SUNDAY OCTOBER 29:
9.30 – Leave motel

10.15 - Hyperion Wines - wine tasting 
11.30 Ascension Wine Estate –Tasting. Lunch (Main & Dessert)). 
13.30 Matavino - We will taste 5 wines, including Dolcetto Nebbiolo at this small, family-owned vineyard.

14.15 Depart for Tauranga
18.00 ETA Tauranga

Accommodation is at the Matakana Motel, which is within very easy walking distance to eateries ranging from superb to take-away, if you are wanting to eat out for breakfast or dinner. When we were checking the tour out, we had excellent meals at The Matakana & Matakana Market Kitchen.
If not, units have a microwave & fridge. The air-conditioned spacious studio units are comfortable & each unit has a pleasant outdoor area. Larger units may be available, if required.

What's included

  • Transport 
  • Accommodation
  • wine tastings & winery lunches
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SKU
NZ253-03
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