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Address: 9 Thurley Place | Bayview, Napier, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)6 836 6705
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A great afternoon!

Vince is an entertaining host who immediately involves you by finding out your wine preferences. We were in a small group of only 4 and he picked us up from our motel. He took us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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Torquay, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Vince is an entertaining host who immediately involves you by finding out your wine preferences. We were in a small group of only 4 and he picked us up from our motel. He took us to 4 wineries and we were able to sample several lovely wines from small local producers in the Hawkes Bay Area. I would recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Vince is engaging , very knowledgable , and knows the winemakers in Hawkes Bay. As a resource had answers for every question . From a Canadian wine lover Vince comes recommended .

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Vince knows his wines and his vineyards. Small is beautiful. We were well satisfied with the wines, the stories of where we visited, the cheese platter at Salvare, and above all Vince as entertaining host. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had a brilliant afternoon on Vince's wine tour. Visited great wineries and learnt a few things about wine. Vince was the perfect tour guide- accommodating, friendly, knowledgable, with a typical kiwi sense of humour! Loved it!

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surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We were picked up from our hotel by Vince and then joined by two other couples...vince was a mine of information and not just about wine...we visited four excellent wineries esp the one run by Bob and caroline where we tried some very good wines esp the Tempranillo and a beautiful dessert wine.... all in all we must have tried... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We always look for smaller wine tours . We find they are more fun and have more character. This tour hit the mark. Vince is very knowledgeable but doesn't take the fun out of it for less experienced guests. We visited four vineyards and enjoyed each of them in a different way. We lucked out . If you are travelling... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Vince is very knowledgeable as a wine connoisseur and host to the wines of Napier. He takes the time to determine your likes in wine and matches them to the appropriate vineyard. He is a pleasant and entertaining host indeed. Great value for the cost.

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

A real highlight of our recent tour of New Zealand and especially in Napier. We had a very enjoyable afternoon at 4 wineries. We'd have never found these boutique wineries and driving and tasting would be impossible. There were about 8 or 9 on our tour in two minivans so very comfortable, relaxing & entertaining. Our fellow travellers were friendly... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We chose Vinces Wine Tour based on the reviews. We wanted to see Mission wines and Church Road so when we called and spoke to them, they said it was possible. We didn't get to these places and I have since found out they have about 12 favourite wineries they prefer to visit and choose the wineries that best suit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This was definitely the highlight of our trip to Napier. Had a fantastic day out- great wine, yummy cheese platter and Vince is an extremely accommodating (not to mention hilarious) host!

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