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Napier tours. Come with us, in our modern, air conditioned tour bus, to experience some of the best wines and views this region has to offer. Guided by experienced vineyard manager Ross Lepper and culminates at his exclusive viewing platform high...more
Napier 4110, New Zealand
+64 274 363 025
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Having a tour guide ( Go Ross Go 👍) drive you around to different wineries is the Best Way to sample good wines. Like clock work we were picked up at our accommodations and wisked off to our first stop at Mission Wines, the oldest...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RoniD394
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed a beautiful afternoon tour with Ross in early January. We visited several vineyards, and finished the afternoon with a delicious cheese tasting. The van was clean and comfortable, and Ross has a fascinating history of working in the vineyard industry in the area....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Karleshyogi
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family & I did a wonderful wine tasting with Ross and thoroughly enjoyed it. He is so kind and knowledgable - the perfect man for the job. We really enjoyed our afternoon, the cheese & snacks added a nice touch. Would definitely recommend to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maddie M
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Ross took us on a delightful tour of this lovely Art Deco city including the surrounding sights and landscapes...treating us with with wine and cheese to top it all off. Fabulous!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Travelfreak2112
Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this reviewResponded December 10, 2018

Hi there, Thanks for your great and prompt review. And yes my guests really enjoy our cheese and wine. regards Ross

Reviewed December 9, 2018

We only had half a day in Napier due to our cruise itinerary, and we couldn't have picked a better tour! As a former local winery manager, having lived in Napier for many years, and a horticulturist by trade, Ross was a wonderful tour guide....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Racheal L
Reviewed November 14, 2018

Ross knows his wine and the Hawke's Bay wine area. The selected 4 vineyards represented a good cross selection of the area. At each vineyard we were paired with knowledgeable, and often very funny, wine hosts. A good way to sample wine of the region.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kingfishersc
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Mary was our guide for the private wine tour of Hawkes Bay wineries. Ross evidently forgot to tell her to meet us at the Visitor Center instead of the Aquarium but the people there called and Mary finally picked us up. We only got to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

We did a morning tour and Ross was an incredibly knowledgable host, not only for Napier and it’s history but also because he had worked at and managed local vineyards so he knew the vines, the techniques and the people, absolutely fascinating. If you want...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank manofekent
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We did the afternoon tour of four wineries. Ross, the owner, was a great host and driver and very knowledgeable about grape growing in New Zealand. We enjoyed all four tastings and the stewards at each location gave full and interesting presentations on each wine....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dblack107
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Thanks Ross for a very personal and informative tour of four of Napier’s best wineries. The day certainly ticked all the boxes; weather perfect, wines superb and topped off with a delicious and generous platter. Thank you for your beautiful gift our first stemless glasses,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Curious652373
Ross L, Owner at Vines and Views Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2018

Hi Helen and Nev Thanks for a great review. I didnt arrange the weather but will take credit for the rest of your experience. Thanks again Cheers Ross

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Response from Ross L | Property representative |
Hi Cruise Ship visitors to Napier. I meet all my guests by asking them to take the free shuttle a.s.a.p from the port into Napier and get off at the SECOND stop the Aquarium. I will meet you there holding a greetings board... More