Grape Escape Wine Tours
Grape Escape Wine Tours
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Private Tours • Wine Tours & Tastings
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8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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Paul S
2 contributions
Oct 2022
My wife, adult son and I did a Wine and Dine tour with Greg in February 2021. We had such an awesome time that we determined to come back at some stage and do it again with some friends. So this October 2022, on my wife's birthday weekend, we returned with two of our best friends to do another Wine and Dine tour and we again had an awesome time.

The wine and dine tour consists a visit to 5 different wineries, with lunch being held at one of them. Greg picks you up, wherever you are staying and drops you back off when the tour is finished.

On our first tour in 2021 we visited Askerne, Black Barn, where we had lunch, Unision, Ash Ridge and Sileni where we finished up with a cheese board.

This October we went to Church Road, Brookefields where we had lunch, Unison, Ash Ridge and Askerne where we finished up with a cheese board.

Greg is a great host, he provided interesting local historical information about the area while travelling between wineries as well as good general conversation and information about wineries in the area.

On both occasions we ended up sharing the experience with a really great group of people, who helped to make it a memorable occasion, along with the great wine and food we got to sample/consume on the days concerned.

We will definitely look at doing this again, hopefully with a few more friends in tow. It is such a great way to spend a day. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone who likes to taste/drink wine and share the experience with like minded people out for a day of fun.
Written October 24, 2022
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Jemma & Andy
England, UK58 contributions
Sep 2022
We really enjoyed our half day wine tour with Grape Escape. Greg was a fab host and was very friendly and enthusiastic. He gave lots of information about the local area and the vineyards we visited.

All the wine we tried was a high quality and came with tasting notes, which was very useful. We visited 4 vineyards, Brookfields, Askerne, Craggy Range and Linden Estate, all within a 30 minute drive of one another.

We would highly recommend this tour, Greg is quick to respond to emails/enquiries and was a fab driver with a modern, clean and comfortable van to transport you around, so you can enjoy the wine. "We drive you to drink"
Written September 22, 2022
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Erin H
16 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Amazing day out!

Greg is extremely knowledgeable and an extremely hospitable and great guide.

We went to a variety of wineries and the staff or Greg ensured our wine preferences were accommodated. You could see the rapport he has with the winery staff ensures that everyone had an exceptional experience.

Highly recommend this tour as the leading Hawkes Bay wine experience and a must do in the region.
Written December 29, 2022
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love2holiday17
north yorks27 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We had a great afternoon tasting various wines at 4 different vineyards.
Gregory was very friendly, knowledgeable and organised. The best way to see the different vineyards, no driving involved pick up and drop off all on time, would definitely recommend Grapescapes.
Written January 12, 2023
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Bronte Madigan
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
Me and my group of 6 booked a wine tour with Grape Escape and I have to say it was the best day ever! The organisation of it all meant we just got up and went without having to think twice about what we were doing. Everything was booked when we got to each winery which was amazing and the platters included were very accommodating. Grieg, the owner of the business was our driver and he did an amazing job with organising a good Spotify playlists and being involved with us on the tour. I would 10/10 recommend this to anyone that is wanting a stress free day with amazing tasting wine and food!

Thanks so much team, will definitely be doing this one again!
Written October 31, 2021
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James A
22 contributions
Jul 2020
My wife and I booked a tour while we were in Napier and it was the best part of our visit. Greg drove us around with 2 other couples to a variety of wineries where we met some fantastic people who knew their business well. Highlights of the tour for me included Ash Ridge and Brook Field wineries - both of the owners there took the time to really talk about how they produced their wines. The stop at the black barn for lunch was amazing - the menu ranged from snacks to delicious mains. I had some chips and a glass of cognac which was perfect for warming up on a cold winter day, and then we continued our adventure. We ended up at Sileni winery for a large cheese platter which was perfect for the last 6 wines they had for us to sample. All in all, Greg was a great driver and guide along the way and all the wineries we visited had excellent selections to choose from. We took home a bottle of Port, Chardonnay, Gin, and 2 bottles of Ruby Syrah, in addition to some delicious chocolates and Pourriture from Sileni. We'll be back here for sure with friends.
Written July 8, 2020
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Hi and thanks for such a wonderfully written review it was a pleasure to read. Greg
Written October 15, 2020
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David E
Leicester, UK600 contributions
Mar 2020
We went on the ‘wine and dine tour’. We were picked up at 11:00 and arrived at Church Road at 11:20, and were left to do a tasting and have lunch! We would have expected to get in at least two tastings before lunch and certainly not eat so early. In total we visited five wineries and had very mixed experiences. The wines at Church Road and Trinity Hill were very ‘commercial’ and really not very good - perhaps they produce better wines, but we were not offered them, and the person conducting the tasting at Trinity Hill could not have been less interested. The tastings at Ash Ridge and Sileni were both excellent; the wines were extremely well made and the people conducting the tastings really interesting and happy to discuss the wines in detail. The final tasting at Black Barn was a waste of time; the wines seemed well made, but the tastings absolutely perfunctory; the person conducting the tasting was clearly keen to get rid of us as soon as possible and was more interested in advertising their accommodation and events than talking about the wine. We were glad we did the tour, but it would be much better to concentrate on smaller less commercial wineries (like Ash Ridge and Sileni) and perhaps reduce the number of wineries visited to four.
Written April 8, 2020
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Hi David and thank you for your critique it is much appreciated. Id recommend people eat a small breakfast at least and Our lunch booking range between 12 and 2pm depending on availability at the restaurants. Greg
Written October 15, 2020
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Jonathon S
4 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
The trip was great fun from start to finish. Having booked online last minute and not staying in a recognised hotel/motel/bnb we were a little concerned about being picked up but Greg arrived bang on time to our driveway. All the wineries were very enjoyable with diverse wines to taste and had different vibes which kept it interesting. The cheese platter was delicious, great to see Greg go out his way to get the lactose intolerant person in our group some salamis instead of cheese. His chat and humour kept us all entertained between stops. In all the tour was a fun personal trip through Hawke’s Bay, would 100% recommend to others!
Written March 11, 2020
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Thanks Jonathon always a pleasure to see such a positive review. All the best and we will see you again Greg
Written October 15, 2020
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Danson C
Singapore1 contribution
Jan 2020
My wife and I had a great time with Greg, visiting 4 vineyards in the course of an afternoon. By the end of it we were all feeling quite happy! ;) The pace also felt unhurried and we had time to enjoy some of the beautiful surroundings.

Greg was very knowledgeable and had a killer sense of humour. And he also went above and beyond, we probably had too much wine and left a pair of shades behind in the van, and he drove back the next morning to drop it off for us. Really made our day.
Written February 8, 2020
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Hi Dan so glad I could drive you guys to drink for the afternoon and keep you entertained. Really enjoyed your company too and wish you guys all the best in your travels. Greg
Written February 18, 2020
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Julian W
Whangarei, New Zealand2 contributions
Mar 2021
We had an amazing day of winery visits. Greg was a very entertaining host with good stories to tell & wide local knowledge. He chose a good spectrum of different types of winery for us to visit. We enjoyed the variety and the hosting at each place. Greg was punctual to pick us up & his relaxed style enhanced our enjoyment. It was good to be dropped back at our front door after a great day out. We would recommend Grape Escapes to anyone wanting to explore the diversity of wine producers in Hawkes Bay.
Written March 10, 2021
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Thanks Julia we really appreciate any reviews. Its essnetial in our marketing and any feedback is most appreciated. Greg
Written June 30, 2021
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