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“What a tour!”

Vinces World of Wine Tours
Ranked #4 of 30 Food & Drink in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Going on a wine tour with Vince is an unforgettable experience. From the moment you meet you are made welcome and he encourages great group rapport from complete strangers. His knowledge of local wineries is immense and he is flexible to accommodate preferences from his party. This was a most entertaining, and informative tour, where his service includes pick-up from your hotel and return. Highly-recommended!

Thank AndyW1704
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Reviewed August 7, 2012

We arrived in Napier about 12.00 noon one day and went to the tour centre. The most recommended tour was booked out so a call to Vince was productive. We quickly deposited our campervan in the holiday park and Vince picked us up from the office around 1pm. Great service!
The tour provided by Vince was very well organized, tailored to the individuals on the trip.He even managed to order us some lunch at a winery which was very much appreciated. The final part of the tour included a drive through the general area, which Vince knew very well. His local knowledge of the history and architecture was excellent! We highly recommend Vince's tour.

Thank sky42Australia
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

This tour was recommended in the RoughGuide and what a great pick!

Vince picked my wife and I up from our campsite and cheefully chauffeured us (and a mother and daughter) around a selection of vineyards.

Before setting off Vince asked us what wines we liked (colour, grape, region, etc...) to help determine where to visit. As well as sharing his vast knowledge of wine and the different expertises of the local vineyards he also engaged in friendly banter helping to create a great atmosphere.

Subsequently we have been to the other wine producing areas in NZ and visited the vineyards directly and although this is still a pleasant experience (when is drinking wine not!) without the relationship Vince had with the people working at the Hawkes bay vineyards it was not quite as memorable an experience.

Vince cheers for giving us a great afternoon wine tasting!

Thank James H
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Reviewed July 8, 2012

Vince was a great guide - book him.

He chatted to us when he collected us from the i-site and found out what wine we liked/didn't and tailoured the tour accordingly. There were four of us on our tour, two couples who hadn't met until that day and I think we all got what we wanted. He was extremely accommodating.

We did an afternoon tour, which took us to 4 wineries. I thought this was a good amount of time and a good number of wineries.

I would highly recommend Vince; he was extremely knowledgeable and whether you know lots or little about wine, he'll be able to organise a tour that works for you.

Thanks Vince.

Thank Bean1001
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

This was an amazing afternoon. Vince is absolutley great. He starts by asking your tastes and what you want to try. He tailors the tour to you. (You don't get a bus load of people who just want to drink and visit as many places as they can in a day.) He is well known at the wineries and he seemed to get a few samplings that i don't think we would have had a chance at otherwise. His knowledge of Napier and sourounding area helped to pass the time as went between the wineries and provided us with a lot of history and geography of the area.

We look forward to spending another afternoon with Vince when we return to Napier!

Thank Andrew B
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