Food & Wine Tour New Zealand

NEW DATES! March 17th – March 26th 2018

Join Katrina Ryan and Vivienne Farnell on a 10 day intimate tour of New Zealand enjoying a selection of scenic regions focusing on superb food and and wine.

The tour runs for 10 days and nights is open to 8 guests.

Katrina is the owner and resident chef of the Golden Pig in Newstead, Brisbane and Vivienne is the owner of both Non Solo Pizza in Auckland and the restaurant and winery in Waiheke, Poderi Crisci.
The price is $9,350 per person and includes accomodation, internal transfers and flights, activities, most meals and wine.

Day 1 SATURDAY 17th MARCH

Pick up from your hotel for the 9.00am ferry to Waiheke. We’ll be met at the ferry for a private winery and local brewery tour and a light lunch at Te Whau winery.
A bit of time to enjoy our beautiful accommodation at Baywatch Estate before dinner at the Oyster Inn.

Day 2 SUNDAY 18th MARCH

A free morning to walk and explore the beach and coast line.

12.30pm Poderi Crisci for lunch. We’ll meet head chef, Antonio Crisci and enjoy a glass of rosé in the gardens before sitting down to a Long Italian Sunday Lunch with matched wines.

A free night to chill and enjoy the views and sunset from the accomodation.

Day 3 MONDAY 19th MARCH

Our flight from Auckland at 9.45am arrives in Napier at 10.45. We’ll have some free time to explore Napier and its beautifully preserved 1930’s architecture. Lunch at Mr D’s, then a couple of winery stops at Church Road Winery and Mission Estate before checking into Summerlee and enjoying a catered dinner in house.

Day 4 TUESDAY 20th MARCH

9.30am – 12.30 Private tour through spectacular Cape Kidnappers Station to view the largest most accessible gannet colony in the world.
The afternoon is your choice – a game of golf at Cape Kidnappers, rated in the top 3 of New Zealand golf courses or a cooking class with Katrina Ryan culminating in a dinner in house from superb local seafood, produce and wine.

Day 5 Wednesday 21st MARCH

9.30am Cycling tour of North Havelock wineries. This is an easy level cycle with stunning views.
We’ll stop at Black Barn Vineyard ( voted in Frommers Top 10 winery visits in the world), Te Mata Estate and then onto Elephant Hill where we will stop for lunch.

A final tasting at Clearview Estate before a transfer back to Summerlee at 3.30pm.
5.15pm Flight to Blenheim and checking in to the Chateau Marlborough. Free night.

Day 6 Thursday 22nd MARCH

10.00am This day will include a spectacular boat trip in the Marlborough Sounds to the Bay of Many Coves. We’ll enjoy an hour of guided kayaking around the bay before indulging in a 7 course degustation lunch with matching wines at the gloriously remote Foredeck restaurant. Free night staying at the Chateau Marlborough in Blenheim.

Day 7 Friday 23rd MARCH

A hand selected winery tour around New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and the home of world renowned Sauvignon Blanc. Tasting and Lunch at the Hans Herzog Organic Winery. 
In the afternoon we’ll head out to the coast and visit Cloudy Bay Clams, a premium sustainable fishery specialising in exquisite surf clams and enjoy a clambake on the beach.

Free night in Blenheim. 

Day 8 Saturday 24th MARCH

7.30am This will be a relaxed day including a 5 hour private bus drive from Blenheim along the spectacular east coast road to Christchurch. We’ll stop at The Store for brunch, a charming seaside cafe at Kekerengu and then on to Pegasus Winery for a tasting and late lunch.

Arriving in Christchurch around 5.00pm for a free night.

Day 9 SUNDAY 25th MARCH

10.00am flight to Queenstown.
A visit to Rippon Winery and then onto Amisfield Winery for a private cellar tasting and for lunch the famous “Trust the Chef” 4 course menu.
A free afternoon and night to play golf at Jack’s Point, enjoy a massage at So Spa at the Sofitel ( voted world’s best Spa by Travel and Leisure magazine) or stroll the scenic walks from the waterfront Rees Hotel around the Frankton Arm Walkway and Queenstown Gardens.
Free night.

Day 10 Monday 26th MARCH

We’ll spend the morning at Arrowtown and enjoy an hour walk up to the Crown Terrace for spectacular views of the Wakatipu basin and the surrounding mountains.

Then a Wine Tour of Central Otago including Mishas, Mt Difficulty, where we’ll stop for a light lunch and Two Paddocks.
Last night dinner at the Botswana Butchery,

NZ FOOD TOUR WAIHEKE ISLAND

Inclusions (All lunches and dinners include food and alcohol)

  • All flights and transfers ( ferry, bus & car) to and from tours and accomodation within New Zealand
  • Day 1, winery tour with lunch and Dinner at Oyster Inn with wine
  • Day 2, Breakfast in house, Long Italian lunch with matching wine at Poderi Crisci
  • Day 3, Breakfast in house, lunch at Mr D’s Napier, winery tour and tastings, dinner in house
  • Day 4, Breakfast in house, Gannet tour and dinner in house
  • Day 5, Breakfast in house, Cycling tour of wineries and lunch at Elephant Hill.
  • Day 6, lunch with matching wines at Forequarter deck restaurant, Bay of Many Coves.
  • Day 7 Winery tour, lunch at Hans Herzog, clambake and wine on the beach in the afternoon.
  • Day 8, Brunch at The Store and late lunch at Pegasus Winery.
  • Day 9, Tasting at Rippon winery, lunch at Amisfield winery with matching wines
  • Day 10, Winery tastings and lunch. Dinner at Botswana Butchery

Exclusions

  • Flights to and from New Zealand
  • Accommodation in Auckland the night before the tour (16th March)
  • Breakfast days 1, 6, 7, 9, 10
  • Dinner days 2, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
  • Games of Golf or Spa treatments

For bookings or more information email Katrina at Katrina@goldenpig.com.au.