6 days Taste Temptations
a wine & food lovers' odyssey

A sparkling breakfast
A sparkling breakfast
Indulge your senses.

Experience the best of three premier wine regions - Hawkes Bay, Martinborough and Marlborough. Taste the cuisine sensations of leading chefs.

Discover culinary and vintner secrets. Savour fresh flavours and local produce -summer berries and autumn harvest. Wander vineyards and gardens.

Enjoy time freedom for individual pursuits.

Tantalising wine 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.
  • Our accommodation is chosen
    for its individuality - historic
    homesteads, gracious bed &
    breakfasts and unique hotels.
    The Martinborough Hotel
    (above) is on the village square.
    Enjoy contemporary leading-edge restaurants with ultimate
    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 wandering gastronome.
  • We can arrange exclusive accommodation for groups of 8 or 10
    booking together. Ask us.
Waiheke 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.

Included meals are marked:
(B) Breakfast
(L) Lunch
(D) Dinner

Choose 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
June 23-28
July 15-20
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

Day 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 celebratory dinner.
Lombardi Private Retreats. Hawthorne Country House.

Day 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.

Day 3: Hawkes Bay - Martinborough (B, D) Down to the Wairarapa. Lunch in arty
Greytown, relax in beautiful gardens. Check into gracious Martinborough Hotel or
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 Hotel's bistrot.


One Skinny Cook, Jason Dell

Day 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.

Jason Dell's Passionfruit mousse

Day 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.

Day 6: Blenheim (B) Our tour concludes after breakfast. We can, however, arrange further post touring options.

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