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Brilliant Tour

Took a morning tour with Ross following a brief conversation with him at the Tourist Office. We were not disappointed. Ross is not only extremely knowledgeable about the local area and viniculture, but he is also a most personable and entertaining host. He tailored the tour to our requests visiting three excellent wineries.

The wine and cheese lunch at a beautiful, remote hill top site had to be curtailed because of high winds, but hey, we just had to go down to a private room at another winery instead, which Ross organised on the move. This was one of the most enjoyable tours we undertook during our holiday, excellent value for money. Would recommend this in the strongest possible terms.

Ian S, Lincolnshire
Seeing the Vines & Views of Napier

On my second visit to the wonderfull city of Napier, I had the good fortune to come accross Ross owner/opperator of Vines & Views, I booked a short 3 hour trip with him.

The tour was a good length of time, we visited some good vinyards and even got a private tour at one winery which was a 'special event" based I think on a good relationship Vines & Views has with them. Interupted a wedding rehersal at the Esk Valley Church - very quaint.

Ross is very informative about the region, wine, grapes and the history of the area & conveyed this in an very easy manner. A great tour where I saw more in 3 hours than I saw in 2 days of the previous trip, the trip concluded with a cheese and wine board overlooking the valley! Thanks Ross.

Duncan Korsten, Auckland
What an amazing wine tour

We were a group of 6 friends, with varying interest in wines, and this was a great tour for us all. We got to visit 4 vineyards, and were asked what our preferences were in wine so Ross could tailor make trip. Our only requirement was to visit the Gimblett Gravels.

Ross was an excellent tour guide, with knowledge of the region and the people we were visiting, which made the tour even better, having a guide that provided some banter with the hosts of the vineyards where we did the tasting was excellent. We all appreciated getting the stop over at the vineyard he manages and getting to taste the grapes! and the cheese board was super (especially with the fig jelly!).

We would all recommend this tour, and Ross you can expect us back on your van sometime in the future!

Maiaoneofmany , Tauranga, New Zealand