At A Glance...
Travel across New Zealand for 10 Days and fully immerse yourself in the country’s wine culture. We plan all the travel arrangements so you can kick back, relax, and focus on getting the most out of New Zealand and its wines.
Drink wine at the source
Visit 20+ Wineries, each with its own history and philosophy towards making wine. There we will learn the secrets of the wine business straight from the winemakers who eat, sleep, and breathe wine and whose hard work built New Zealand’s international reputation as a source of great wines.
Become a wine expert
Taste 100+ of New Zealand’s best wines during wine tastings with the winemakers and obtain professional wine knowledge you can only get from visiting cellars and walking through vineyards. Forget cluelessly surfing the web or staring at labels in wine stores.
Learn directly from wine experts
Join Eddie McDougall, award–winning winemaker, wine judge, columnist and TV personality behind The Flying Winemaker, and explore the intricacies of New Zealand’s wines in an intimate and personal setting. The tour is limited to 12 people to ensure everyone can get a personalised experience and focus on what matters most. The wine!
Rest and Relax
Enjoy accommodation and meals in 4 unique locations across the country: Waiheke Island, Hawke’s Bay, Marlborough, and Central Otago. There are few things better than kicking back with a good glass of red in the middle of a beautiful part of the world.
Experience the diverse natural beauty of New Zealand, which is well known for its breathtaking landscapes and for being the location where The Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed. There will be plenty of opportunities for sightseeing!
Schedule Sneak Peek The First Three Days
Kumeu River Winery
Tasting with Paul Brajkovich. The Brajkovichʼs are internationally recognised as producers of world class wine, especially Chardonnay
Ferry to Waiheke Island
Lunch at Solar Eating House
The Great Escape Beach Challenge
BBQ Dinner on the beach (weather dependent)
Overnight at The Sands, Waiheke Island
Breakfast at Craggy Range
Napier Art Deco Guided Tour
Learn about the unique Art Deco architecture of the city
Easthope Family Wines Winery
Vineyard tour with Rod Easthope (former Chief Winemaker of Craggy Range)
Two Terraces Vineyard
Lunch and tasting with owner Ian Quinn
Vinyard Tour and tasting with winemaker Warren Gibson
Craggy Range Winery
Tasting and tour through fermentation rooms and under-
ground cellars with experience manager, Mike Bancks
Overnight at Craggy Range Vineyard Cottages, Hawke’s Bay