Indulging in local food and wine is a must for many travelers. If gastronomy and the odd wine or brew are high on your agenda, New Zealand will not let you down. New Zealand is a food and wine lover’s paradise. Vineyards stretch throughout every region, just like our mixed culture our chefs put local twists on fine cuisine and festivals serve up taste sensations with a side of local music.
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail Taste your way through three significant wine regions on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Enjoy stunning scenery, beautiful forest parks, buzzing nightlife and indulgent food experiences as you journey from Hawkes Bay in the North Island to Marlborough in the South Island.
We ensure that the wineries and other locations visited are fully wheelchair accessible and you will always have your driver guide on hand to escort you back to your accommodation when you have tantalised your taste buds to their full extent. The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail that we will personally escort you on is a route that leads travellers off the beaten track. You will travel through five of New Zealand’s most interesting and scenic regions, including three major wine growing areas that account for more than 80% of the country’s wine production. While the main focus of the journey is wine and food, the route also offers all kinds of adventure and cultural experiences. It’s not called the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail for nothing.
On this touring route you’ll have the opportunity to taste and shop at more than 120 cellar doors, as well as a multitude of vineyard restaurants and cafés. Hawke’s Bay is the land of robust Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot; in Wairarapa, Pinot Noir gets star billing; Marlborough is impressive Sauvignon Blanc country. Your personally escorted wine tasting tour serves up unforgettable wine and food experiences; Combined with the farmers’ markets, eateries and artisan food producers you’ll encounter along the way, the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail offers New Zealand’s most memorable wine and food experiences.
World class wine New Zealand’s internationally celebrated varieties include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and the Bordeaux (Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blends).
See here for a full calendar of NZ food and wine events Food and Wine Festivals
For more information on New Zealand’s wineries please click here: New Zealand Wineries