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Hawke’s Bay Art of Wine Tour for Cruises

Make the most of your cruise ship’s stay in Napier and enjoy a wine tour within Hawke’s Bay. Our Art of Wine Tour offers you a unique taste of the flavours and experiences that make up Hawke’s Bay’s wine.

Designed especially for our cruise ship visitors, this tour takes in the highlights of the Hawke’s Bay wine scene.
Enjoy the real flavour of Hawke’s Bay wine with this tour that’s designed to be fun and convenient, while making memories that will last a lifetime.

Over the course of this 3-hour tour, we’ll take you on a special journey across the beautiful scenery of Hawke’s Bay. Your tour will include a visit to The Art Shed at Crab Farm Winery. The Art Shed is a rustic space where Paula Sudgen has created a beautiful collection of local art, gifts and more. This offers our cruise customers perfect opportunity to buy a special souvenir or a gift for friends and family back home.

Experience a unique taste of Hawke’s Bay wine when we visit Linden Estate. Linden Estate is a small boutique winery, based in the Esk Valley. Linden Estate have a bright new cellar door which is surrounded by vines and provides a wonderful vista across the valley floor to the wooded hills in the background.

At Linden Estate you can truly immerse yourself in the flavour and unique character of Hawke’s Bay wine. Our Art of Wine Tour guests enjoy a very special experience, including wine tasting direct from the barrel and learn wine-making techniques direct from the winemaker.

There’s also time to relax and enjoy the breathtaking scenery while strolling through the sculpture collection that is spread across the Estate’s beautifully planted grounds. Then view Hawke’s Bay from a Panoramic Vantage Point.

This is a special experience and one that will not be forgotten.

Enjoy a Hawke’s Bay Art of Wine Tour that’s been specially designed for Cruise passengers

Our wine tour only takes approximately 3 hours, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy more of Napier, the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand. In just 3 hours we’ve developed an experience that gives you a real taste of what makes Hawke’s Bay wine so special.

Our pick up is from the cruise tour pickup point in central Napier, and we return you to inner city Napier at the end of the tour. Tour times are adjusted to suit your cruise schedule so you know we’ll always have you back to town with time to spare.

Our aim is for you to relax and enjoy a taste of Hawke’s Bay. Our tour mini bus is fully air-conditioned and our driver is an expert on Hawke’s Bay wine and our region. You can enjoy travelling to each destination and learning about Hawke’s Bay’s unique history and landscape on your way.


How long is does the Hawke’s Bay Art of Wine tour last?

Our wine tour takes approximately 3 hours to explore the highlights of our beautiful wine region. Our driver is an expert on Hawke’s Bay wine and the area and will share lots of information with you – about our wines and our history – as you drive from Napier to each destination and back again.

Where does the Hawke’s Bay Art of Wine Tour start?

We pick up our Art of Wine Tour guests from the Napier Cruise Tour pick up point before beginning our exciting journey across Hawke’s Bay’s beautiful wine country. At the end of the tour you will be returned to the Napier Inner City area.

What time does the Hawke’s Bay Art of Wine Tour start?

Tour timings are adjusted to suit your cruise schedule, making it even easier to relax and enjoy a tour around Hawke’s Bay’s wine region. We make sure that we depart and arrive in Napier so that you have plenty of time to get to and from your cruise ship.

Which wineries does the Art of Wine Tour visit?

Our Art of Wine tour visits The Art Shed at Crab Farm Winery and Linden Estate. Wine tasting is only at Linden Estate winery. The tour is organised so that Guests can enjoy time to relax in both locations, as well as enjoying some scenic viewpoints upon their return to Napier.

Can I buy wine during the Art of Wine Tour?

If you fall in love with one of our delicious Hawke’s Bay Wines, you can purchase them from the cellar door to take back to your cruise ship. Cruise Ship regulations around bringing wine onboard will apply so make sure you understand them before making a purchase. It may be possible to ship wine directly overseas from the cellar door  – ask your tour guide for more information.

How many people can come on the Art of Wine Tour?

The maximum number of people who can be seated on our air-conditioned mini vans is 20. If this tour is booked out please take a look at the other Hawke’s Bay wine tours on our website where we may have spaces available.

What is the minimum number of people needed for the Hawke’s Bay Art of Wine Tour?

A minimum booking of 2 guests is needed to confirm the tour. If you are making a single booking and the tour has not yet been confirmed, your booking will be pending until another guest signs up.

Do I need to book my place on the Art of Wine Tour before I arrive in Napier?

Bookings do need to be made in advance to secure your place. Our wine tours are very popular with cruise passengers as they offer a unique opportunity to get a real taste for the Hawke’s Bay wine region. We recommend booking early to avoid missing out.