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“Greg was a grape host! We had a fantastical wine-filled afternoon!”

Grape Escape Wine Tours
Ranked #1 of 24 Food & Drink in Napier
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Owner description: Wine and Food Tour company
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Greg was a grape host! We had a fantastical wine-filled afternoon!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

Greg was a grape host! He took us to spectacular wineries, where the hubby and I indulged in fantastic New Zealand wines. He asked us about our preferences and made sure each of us got some of our favorite wines. He told one winery that my hubby really liked his pinot grigio and he made sure that my sweet palette was satiated. Additionally, he chose a great place for lunch (Black Barn Vineyards – Order the Lamb!), and he recommended an even more amazing stop on the south island (Pegasus Bay Winery – Order the Steak!). Lastly, I loved that he chose very different wineries, from company-owned to family-owned, so that we got to experience the very best of what he’s experienced.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Farnham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Good value and a great afternoon out”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

We booked this wine tour after getting a voucher on grabone and it was well worth it! The weather was really wet and cold but after a visit to a few of the fantastic wineries we were feeling a lot warmer! All of the wineries were interesting and had great people there telling us about the wines and generally making it a fantastic experience. At one of the wineries we had cheese and crackers with the wine which was really enjoyable.

Visited August 2012
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Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Great day out with Grape Escape Tours”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

What can I say....except for a great way to spend the afternoon on your wedding anniversary. Greg has the knowledge of the area and most of all his humor and his Te Reo explanations were the icing on the cake. Thanks Greg for a great afternoon & the cheese platter and the dried delicacy. I would recommend this wine tour to everyone.

Visited October 2012
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Taupo, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“The Grape Escape is Truly Great”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

I've lost track of how many wine tours I've done but Greg's Grape Escape ranks as the best by a wide margin. He knows his wines and he knows the folk in the business very well and, just to round off the Grape Escape, he's an entertaining guide too - not just on wines but Hawke's Bay generally. The wineries he chooses are as diverse as the wines they each produce and he lets the 'tourists' enjoy each to the full rather than force the group to keep to a rigid timetable. A more informative and memorable way of spending a Saturday afternoon in Hawke's Bay is hard to imagine - well done Greg. we'll be back.

Visited October 2012
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new zealand
Level 4 Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“Fantastic service”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Due to Greg being booked out he arranged another tour operator to take us on our tour around the vineyards of the Hawkes Bay. Greg oversaw the tour and met us for lunch, settling us at a table to be served before a large group. We were very greatful for his professional service and accommodating attitude. Wonderful service.

Visited October 2012
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