Waiheke is among the premier wine regions in New Zealand and provides a wide array of international and local varieties. A wide range of wine tasting tours are available from your travel agent or you can plan your own tour. Waiheke Wine Tours is the best option for an enjoyable trip to the South Island's Waiheke winery regions. You can enjoy a leisurely guided wine tasting tour in Waiheke by making use of expert guides and comfortable picnic areas. A wine tour in Waiheke will provide you with opportunities to taste fabulous Waiheke wine as well as other Waiheke wines and foods. You can also engage in wine tasting activities while touring different vineyards in Waiheke.
The tour includes lunch and wine tasting followed by a stroll through the vineyards. The tour organiser will give you information about the different types of wines and foods that are available in Waiheke including white, red and blush wine. You will also be able to try some Waiheke zealands wine in your tasting session.
There are two kinds of Waiheke wine tours available; namely, day tours and weekend tours. During the day, you will have the opportunity to tour several vineyards, where you can have leisurely lunch tastings and also participate in activities such as wine tasting competitions and wine tasting parties. On weekends, you will go on a wine tasting cruise on board the ship which stops at various vineyards around Waiheke Island.
While on board, you will have the opportunity to participate in activities such as wine tasting contests and also a chance to taste some Waiheke distilled spirits. The day tours allow you the opportunity to visit several vineyards while the weekend tours include only the Waiheke distillery. The experience is a one-of-a-kind experience as you get to taste some of the best wine and also see some historic sights along the way. The wine tasting contests held during Waiheke wine tours are judged by professionals who are blind tested and then tasted by the public. The winning taster gets to meet the winemaker, get a photo with him/her and win a bottle of their best product.
As part of the Waiheke wine tours, you will also have the chance to visit the Waiheke Island Reserve. The reserve is set aside for the public and is open to visitors who wish to have some wildlife encounters, view some of the best scenery and have a picnic. It is a very unusual location for a wine tasting party because it is so remote and is surrounded by water most of the time. Most wine tasting parties are usually held in major cities with beautiful landscapes like Paris, New York or California.
You may be able to find more wine tour in Waiheke available depending on your budget. There are several companies that operate private tours in Waiheke for groups as well as family groups. For instance, if you are traveling with a large group, there are groups tours available with bus tours to and from the vineyards. There are group tours available at most of the different Waiheke vineyards, and you might be able to book a private tour if you want.
There are also some good places you can go to if you would like to have an intimate experience without having to worry about noise and crowds. One of the best things you can do for a quiet and intimate Waiheke wine tastings experience is to head to Diamond Waiheke Estate which is located just off the Waiheke River. Diamond Waiheke Estate is a three vineyard farm where you will be able to sit down and relax with a wine tasting and discuss the pros and cons of various Waiheke vineyards as well as what wines they produce. This is a great way to get personal feedback on the different kinds of Waiheke wine that are produced at different vineyards.
If you are a lover of wine and enjoy meeting new people, then you should consider taking one of these wine tour in Waiheke. The weather is fantastic and the landscape is spectacular. You will never have a dull moment in Waiheke and you will get to sample a variety of different wines from all around the world. The vineyards are beautiful and there is plenty of history and culture. If you love wine and want to experience Waiheke in your own home, then you should consider one of these exciting wine tasting experiences.