Bay of Islands Craft Beer & Wine Tour
- Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Opua, Northland
- Product code: PSYMMQ
Each tour has a maximum of 11 passengers. We pickup all customers at the I-site in Paihia (1.30), the tour takes around three and a half hours. The ticket price includes the cost of wine/beer tasting along with a platter style late lunch.
Our first stop is the Ake Ake vineyard, a family-run boutique
operation set just outside Kerikeri, and here customers will sample their
organically-grown wines, which include Chambourcin, Pinot Gris, Syrah,
Chardonnay, Tempranillo and Sauvignon Blanc. Tour the vineyard and see how the
grapes are grown before tasting six samples of their range.
From Ake Ake we move onto Marsden Estate, which was started by
the McIvor family some 20 years ago. Here customers can enjoy six wine tastings
and enjoy a platter style lunch in the relaxed atmosphere of its courtyard which overlooks the lake and vines.
Our next stop is the award winning Makana Chocolate Factory,
here you can watch delicious chocolates, truffles, caramels and toffees being
made by hand. Taste samples of their wares, all made from high-quality
ingredients in small batches, and of course shop for gifts – or just indulge
Next door is the highly acclaimed Kauri Workshop, which offers a
wide range of bowls, platters and other products made from swamp kauri.
Our final stop is The Phat House Brewery which is based in Haruru. Here they produce a range of locally brewed ales and lagers.
Here customers can sample up to four craft beers of their
choice. Take a guided tour of the brewery and weather permitting enjoy a glass in their beer garden. Customers can purchase beer from their well stocked tap room.
From the Brewery we head back to Paihia which is only 4 kilometers away.