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Vinces Wine Tours

9 Thurley Place | Bayview, Napier, New Zealand
+64 (0)6 836 6705
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Ranked #8 of 31 activities in Napier
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We booked Vince's 1/2 day wine tour on the recommendation of Napier locals. Vince is a good host and ensures his guests are able to sample some of Hawkes Bay's finest wines from a variety of wineries. Thank you, Vince! We will be back!

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Reno, Nevada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We did the half day wine tour which was great! We were able to sample about 30 wines. Vince is an amazing tour guide and took us to some of the greatest vineyards in the area. He was also very flexible withe the pick up and drop off locations. I would highly recommend his tours. The pricing is also great... More

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Tromsoe, Norway
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had half a day to spare in Napier, and chose to go on Vince's Wine Tour. We didn't regret that for a second; one of the best wine tours we've ever been at. 30+ wines I believe we tasted, many of them very good and fairly exclusive. The trip was excellently tailored to our taste and preference; would recommend... More

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Seattle, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Even though there were only two of us, and it was off season, Vince came and picked us up and took us on a well-thought out tour of small wineries, advising us when to buy and when to wait for the next place, and arranging for a cheese plate at our last stop when we began to get hungry in... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

My partner and I went to Napier for our recent anniversary and were absolutely thrilled with Vince's tour. He quickly identified the types of wine we were interested in and coordinated the tour accordingly. I would highly recommend for anyone visiting the Hawkes Bay!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Very friendly, entertaining and accommodating host. Great links with the local wine community which showed touring round some smaller boutique vineyards with excellent wines. Would not hesitate to recommend. Thanks Vince!

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Oklahoma City, OK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Vince knows his wineries. He takes you to the smaller wineries that make the best wine. Unlike other winery tours I have been on, you actually get to try more then 3 or 4 wines. All the hosts are very kind and truly want you to understand their wine. Vince caters to non-cruise goers which is great because we were... More

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

there is really only one tour that really gives the taster the personal taste and arranges the tour to suit everyone's palate and that tour is Vinces World of Wine owned and run by Vince Picone..a 24 year veteran of local wine tours who is well known in the industry and father of n.z. champion wine maker Nick picone........Vince is... More

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sussex
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

First met Vince on his wine tour in Napier when here 5 years ago, had no hesitation in booking him again! Having done wine tours in several parts of NZ and Australia and France Vince is the number one pick. His knowledge of the area, industry and ability to talor the tour to your individual wine preferences is second to... More

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Sydney
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

As the only couple on the tour, we were treated to 5 wineries, all different and suited to our tastes. With Vince's personal commentary on all things NZ, wines, people he's met and places he's been we had a great afternoon. Would definitely recommend this tour if you are in the area.

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