days Taste Temptations
a wine & food lovers' odyssey
best of three premier wine regions - Hawkes Bay, Martinborough and Marlborough.
Taste the cuisine sensations of leading chefs.
and vintner secrets. Savour fresh flavours and local produce -summer
berries and autumn harvest. Wander vineyards and gardens.
Enjoy time freedom
for individual pursuits.
and food experiences (included in tour cost)
- Try the winemaker's
craft - blending your own vintage.
- Learn new culinary
concepts dining at Sileni Estates.
- Savour a wine
and food matching lunch designed by one of New
Zealand's finest chefs, Rick Rutledge-Manning, at Te Awa
Farm's vineyard restaurant.
- Taste hand-crafted
cheeses and just-harvested seasonal
- Meet top winemakers
and sample their award-winning wines.
leading-edge restaurants with ultimate
for its individuality - historic
homesteads, gracious bed &
breakfasts and unique hotels.
The Martinborough Hotel
(above) is on the village square.
dining experiences - gourmet heaven.
- Relish Marlborough
produce and seafood bounty.
- Fly into Hawkes
Bay (1 hour) and Marlborough (30 minutes) to
allow more time to explore each wine destination.
- Full tasting
notes, recipes and menus are provided.
- Escorted by a
- We can arrange
exclusive accommodation for groups of 8 or 10
booking together. Ask us.
Island Option (L)
The day before your tour commences travel by ferry (35 minutes)
with our guide to this beautiful island. Explore local vineyards
where intense red wines are gaining world attention. Sample winning
vintages and enjoy an epicurean adventure among olive groves. Overnight
at our inner city hotel.
meals are marked:
your tour dates
6 days Taste Temptations Odyssey Tour Codes: TT6
$NZ3,555.00 share twin
Single supp. $788.00
WTT7 Waiheke Option
$NZ3,995.00 share twin
Single supp. $950.00
Start Auckland - finish Blenheim
January 12-17, 23-28
February 3-8, 13-18, 24-1 March 7-12,
18-23, 28-2 Apr
April 8-13, 19-24, 30-5 May
May 10-15, 21-26
August 27-1 Sept
September 17-22, 28-3 Oct
October 9-14, 19-24, 30-4
November 10-15, 21-26
December 1-6, 12-17
1: Auckland - Hawkes Bay (D) Transfer to Auckland airport.
Fly to Napier, centre of Art Deco style, and the heart of this
major wine region. World class winery, Church Road awaits. Sample
at two other notables - contemporary Trinity Hill and historic
Ngatarawa. Enter the food lovers realm at Sileni Estates for a
Lombardi Private Retreats. Hawthorne Country House.
2: Hawkes Bay (B, L) Try the winemakers' craft - blend
wines then lunch at Te Awa Farm's vineyard restaurant with dishes
designed by Rick Rutledge-Manning.
Afternoon at leisure. Tour nearby vineyards, artist studios and
homestead gardens. Dine
at local restaurants.
3: Hawkes Bay - Martinborough (B, D) Down to the Wairarapa.
Lunch in arty
Greytown, relax in beautiful gardens. Check into gracious Martinborough
superior bed & breakfast. Savour the wines of outstanding
vineyards such as Ata Rangi
and Martinborough in a region renowned for pinot noir. An exclusive
tasting with a leading
winemaker and matches with hand-made cheeses. Dine at Martinborough
Cook, Jason Dell
4: Martinborough - Marlborough (B, D) On to Wellington.
Fly over Cook
Strait to Blenheim. Welcome to Marlborough and the world's premier
sauvignon blanc estates. Savour intense herbaceous flavours at
Hunters, Cloudy Bay and Wairau River. Visit other vineyards of
your choice. Enjoy an inspired and distinctive culinary event
with One Skinny Cook, Jason
Dell's Passionfruit mousse
5: Marlborough (B, D) Breakfast with methode traditionnelle
wines at Cellier Le Brun. Discover the aromas of sauvignon blanc
at Grove Mill. Your choice of alfresco vineyard lunching. Our
farewell dinner - an exciting and memorable dining experience.
6: Blenheim (B)
Our tour concludes after breakfast. We can, however, arrange further
post touring options.
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