Travel through the picturesque countryside to the Gimblett Gravels, an area which has become quite famous for its production of high quality wines. The very distinct soils and unique climatic conditions, together with the expertise of local winemakers, are key elements to producing ultra-premium wines in the Gimblett Gravels district representing 32 wineries and wine growers.
Your tour includes a visit to Mission Estate Winery, Hawkes Bay's most iconic vineyard and New Zealand's oldest wine producer, established in 1851 by a group of French missionaries. Enjoy breathtaking views from the old seminary building set into the hills above Napier and the history as you walk through the cellar door. You’ll have an opportunity to sample the country’s most sought after wines at the Mission Estate and at one of the three local vineyards.