Documents
Resources
Learning Center
Upload
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out

FOOD AND WINE

VIEWS: 11 PAGES: 10

									        FOOD AND WINE
Hawke’s Bay, the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail
                                     Post Tour
Kia ora and welcome to New Zealand
the youngest country on earth.
New Zealand’s diverse and dramatic landscape draws many visitors to our shores. From fiords to rainforests, ocean
beaches to volcanic cones, the relatively untouched landscape is breathtaking, but what makes the visit so special for
many is the people they meet.

Māori people believe in the concept of ‘Manaakitanga’ this loosely translates as ‘hospitality’ – a concept that Kiwi people
have embraced as part of the New Zealand experience. Kiwis are a friendly bunch and the care, engagement and
hospitality we show our guests is based on pride and a genuine belief that this country offers something of everything.

New Zealand is regularly rated as one of the world’s preferred destinations not just because of its dramatic scenery, wide
open spaces, extreme adventure, clean air, enticing food and wine, creativity and flair but also because of the ‘can do’
attitude.


Haere Mai. Welcome and enjoy your stay.
Customs and MAF requirements
On arrival you will need to complete both customs and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) requirements before you
can officially enter New Zealand. MAF is responsible for agriculture, horticulture and forestry, safe food, a protected
environment, the wise use of the land and the creation of clean, green product. MAF protect farms and wildlife from
imported pests and diseases by minimising the number of foreign pests and diseases entering New Zealand.

You will be required by law to declare any food or organic material you are carrying.
It is important not to ignore this as significant fines can be given to those who do.

IMPORTANT:
Please use the final itinerary provided in your media pack on arrival in New Zealand. This will include any adjustments and
additional contact details crucial to your itinerary

The arrangements shown in this itinerary have been made especially for you with the generous support and co-operation
of Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs), Air New Zealand, accommodation and product suppliers as detailed.

Tourism New Zealand will cover the costs of your accommodation, transport and sightseeing activities and meals as
outlined in the itinerary. Please pay all minibar, telephone expenses and laundry yourselves, prior to check out from your
accommodation.


NOTE: check in for a domestic flight is 40 minutes before departure and requires photo identification. Baggage allowance
is 20 kilograms. Excess baggage for film equipment only, will be charged back to Tourism New Zealand with prior
arrangements.

Please remember that the operators will be expecting you. Please be punctual and phone ahead should you be
running late.


Regional Tourism Operators Contact Details

Venture Hawke’s Bay
Contact:   Vicky Roebuck
            nd
Address:  2 Floor Tourism House
           64 Dickens Street
           P O Box 123, NAPIER
Tel:      06 834 1918
Fax:      06 834 0299
Mobile:    0274954656
Email:    vickyr@venturehawkesbay.co.nz
Web:      www.hawkesbaynz.com
POST - 3 nights/4 days:
Saturday 12 Nov to Tuesday 15 Nov, 2011
Wellington to Hawkes Bay
Food & Wine: Hawke’s Bay, the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail
A mix of plentiful produce, culinary innovation and cultural diversity has earned New Zealand its reputation as a fine food
destination for discerning gourmets. New Zealand’s cuisine is often described as Pacific Rim and draws inspiration from
Europe, Asia and Polynesia. The country is also a premier new-world wine country, producing award-winning wines. With
more than 500 wineries to choose from, wine lovers will have to make hard choices.

Itinerary
We’ll travel North from Wellington to Hawkes Bay,, the countires oldest winemaking region. With its fine a Mediterranean
climate Hawkes Bay is renowned for its award winning wines and fresh local produce. Wineries to be visited include
Craggy Range, Mission Estate and Elephant Hill, and we’ll also learn about Maori cooking traditions. The city of Napier is
well known for its Art Deco heritage buildings, a district to explore on foot. An overnight at Cape Kidnappers will include a
farm tour and a visit to the largest mainland gannet colony in the world. A round on Cape Kidnapper’s celebrated golf
course is an option.

Difficulty Rating: EASY

Story angles:
    •   Food and wine - particularly the history (NZ’s oldest winery is here), and the interesting focus, at some wineries,
        on offbeat varietals like Viognier.
    •   Art Deco of Napier - the buildings, vintage shopping, 1930s festivals, and other ways the town gets into that
        between-the-wars vibe.
    •   Maori culture and food - Food of the Chiefs is a mini-banquet of local seafood delicacies (and the cultural
        meaning of each food item) following a Maori welcome experience at their ancient pa site (hill fortress).
    •   A perfect day: Olive Oil, Wine and Chocolate

Unique photography opportunities:
    •   The Gannet colony at Cape Kidnappers.
    •   The Art Deco architecture of Napier.
    •   Scenic vineyards.
    •   A traditional singing, spear-shaking Maori welcome.
    •   The production of chocolate.
    •   Colonial town, colonial houses.

Components requiring some exertion:
   •  A short bike ride on a flat, easy trail (optional).

List any special clothing or gear participants must bring:
     •   Feet may get wet on Gannet Safaris Beach Adventure along crashing surf.
     •   Rain jacket.
Saturday 12 November
Wellington to Hawkes Bay
0730     Breakfast at your accommodation
0800     Depart your accommodation for Hawke’s Bay


Hawke’s Bay
Located on the east coast of the North Island, Hawke’s Bay is known as Hawke’s
Bay Wine Country and is one of New Zealand’s leading food and wine regions. It
is the country’s oldest winemaking region and is renowned for its award winning
red wines. Hawke’s Bay is also home to world-class Art Deco architecture, fresh
local produce and artisan food producers complemented by a vibrant arts scene
and a rich Maori culture.

Web:     www.hawkesbaynz.com



1130    Arrive Gwavas Garden and Homestead, Tikokino


Enjoy a light lunch using fresh produce grown locally in Central Hawke’s Bay.

Contact:    Stu and Phyllida Gibson
Address:    5740 State Highway 50
            Tikokino
            Central Hawke’s Bay
Tel:         06 856 5810
Web:         www.gwavasgarden.co.nz




1245       Depart Gwavas Garden and Homestead

1400     Arrive Napier-check into your accommodation:



Quest Apartments, Napier

Located in Napier CBD and a 5 min walk to Marine Parade, the Quest Napier are
Qualmark 4 star plus apartments housed in a historic 1919 Spanish Mission
Building.

Contact:     Fiona Sinmon
Address:     176 Dickens Street, Napier
Tel:         06 833 5325
Web:         www.questnapier.co.nz



1430     ACTIVITY SUGGESTIONS FOR THE AFTERNOON:

Please indicate which option you will be taking upon confirming your participation in the Food and Wine itinerary

Option One
New Zealand Wine Centre-Wine Tasting Adventure
Take off on the wine tasting adventure, a virtual wine tour of the region, its wines, winemakers and wineries. Enjoy an
interactive tasting of the regions quality wines, under one roof and in the comfort of a beautifully constructed, purpose built
theatre.

Contact:     Gemma Turvey
Tel:         06 834 0803
Mobile:   0275 00 8881
Web:       www.newzealandwinecentre.co.nz
Option Two

The National Aquarium of New Zealand
New Zealand’s largest display of aquatic life and unique New Zealand wildlife, including sharks, piranha, crocodile, kiwi
and tuatara. The National Aquarium, uniquely situated on Napier’s foreshore, stretches like a huge stingray on the edge of
the Pacific Ocean. It is designed to be a centre of education, entertainment and cultural experience. Choose to explore at
your own pace, with a guide on a behind the scenes tour or in the main oceanarium swimming with the sharks.

Contact:     Rob Yarrall
Tel:         06 833 5426
Web:         www.nationalaquarium.co.nz


Option Three
Take the opportunity to walk around Napier on your own

1900     Progressive Dinner + Wine Tour & Tasting Craggy Range Winery



Situated at the base of the Te Mata Peak escarpment Craggy Range offers
spectacular scenery. Respecting the legend of The Fallen Giant, Craggy Range
has named its home, The Giants Winery.

In the heart of the Giants Winery complex is the Craggy Range Cellar Door, a
perfect setting in which to taste the Craggy Range single vineyard wines many of
which are not available elsewhere.

Dinner will begin with drinks beside the lake before moving into the Quarry Barrel
Room for Canapes and finishing in the restaurant for dinner and ccoffee. Local
food producer First Light Foods will be the meat sponsor for the evening. First
light specialise in Venison and Grass fed Wagyu and they also export to USA

Contact:     Michael Henley
Address:     253 Waimarama Road, Havelock North
Tel:        06 873 7126
Web:        www.craggyrange.com



Stay       Quest Appartments
Sunday 13 November
Hawkes Bay

0730        Check out of accommodation

0730       Breakfast @ Hawkes Bay Photographers Gallery and Café (5 min walk)


Contact:     Shayne Jeffares
Address:     138 Tennyson Street
              Napier
Tel:          06 835 8142
Web:          www.pghb.co.nz


0900       Depart for Hawke’s Bay Farmers Market

0930      Farmers Market, Hastings. (NZ’s oldest Farmers market)
.
Held at the Hastings showgrounds every Sunday, rain or shine, all year round, the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’ Market
showcases some of the region’s finest products all straight from the producer. Wander around the market, listening to live
local music and discover the diverse range of products grown and produced in Hawke’s Bay-from hand made cheeses,
breads, olive oils, ice creams, chocolates and meat products, to seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood. There is
hot freshly roasted coffee and a choice of breakfast fare while you take in the live music and cooking aromas. There is no
fresher place to shop for a wide range of local foods

Sundays: 8.30am-12.30pm
Hawkes Bay A&P Showgrounds
Kenilworth Road
Hastings
Web: www.foodhawkesbay.co.nz.


1130       Depart Farmers Market for Church Road Winery

1130       Church Road Winery - Lunch + Site Tour including Museum and Tasting


Founded in 1897, the winery is one of the three oldest wineries in the Hawke’s
Bay and is home to the only wine museum in Hawke’s Bay. Some of its most
illustrious years were spent under the leadership of pioneer winemaker Tom
McDonald, now widely acknowledged as the father of quality New Zealand red
wines.

Contact:    Brent Pilcher
Address:    Church Road Winery
             150 Church Road
             Taradale Napier
Tel :        0 6 844 2053
Mobile :    0272 816 549
Web:        www.churchroad.co.nz


1400       Transfer to Mission Estate (next door to Church Road)
1415       Mission Estate Winery- Tour and Tasting

Established in 1851, Mission Estate is New Zealand's oldest winery, housed in an
elegantly restored historic seminary.
Indoor or outdoor dining, with views over Taradale and Napier.

One of the very best restaurants in the Region, open for lunch and dinner.

Contact:     Vanessa McMahon
Address:     198 Church Road
              Taradale, Napier
Tel:          06 845 9350
Web:          www.missionestate.co.nz

1500       Transfer from The Mission to your accommodation for check in


1500       Check into your accommodation for this evening:

The Crown Hotel Napier
Overlooking the waterfront in the village of Ahuriri, Napier this five star hotel offers
premier accommodation and conference facilities in a luxurious seaside setting.

Contact:    Michele Cole
Address:    Cnr Bridge Street and Harging Road
            Ahuriri, Napier
Tel :       06 833 8300
Web:        www.thecrownnapier.co.nz


     1600     Art Deco Tour
The theme for this evening will be Art Deco. Sally Jackson from the Art Deco trust
will meet you at The Crown with optional Art Deco accessories to get you in the
mood. Get collected from The Crown Hotel in vintage cars before being dropped
into the Art Deco Trust in the centre of Napier for a walking tour of the city, taking
in the fabulous Art Deco architecture of 1931.

Sally Jackson
Art Deco Trust
163 Tennyson Street
Napier
Phone: +64 6 835 0022 ext 4
Mobile: +64 274 439 067
Website: www.artdeconapier.com

1800    The Dome Penthouse Apartments

Arrive at The Dome Penthouse for a food and wine extravaganza. Enjoy and
informal interactive tasting with local winemakers and enjoy a sumptuous canapé
and dinner prepared by local chefs using the freshest of local produce Hawke’s s
Bay is renowned for. There will also be the opportunity to meet and greet with
local foodies and operators whilst enjoying art deco dancing and fun.

The Dome Apartments
Marine Parade
Napier
Contact: Ailne Bradley
Phone: +64 21 2406 070
Website: www.thedome.co.nz

You will be transported back to the Crown by taxi at the end of the evening




Stay        The Crown Hotel Napier
Monday 14 November
Hawkes Bayi
Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation and check out.
0800     Depart for Waimarama

0900     Waimarama Maori Tourism – Food of the Chiefs’


On this site many hundreds of years ago today’s Maori traditions began. Your
journey back in time is heralded by the strident call of the warning trumpet. You
must meet the warrior’s challenge before you can pass beneath the steely gaze
of the sacred totems and enter the palisades, as people have done for centuries.
There, the descendents of those who lived before will honour you with songs and
other rituals of welcome. They will share with you the legends of their ancestors,
and show you some of their individual traditional talents. Learn about the
importance of stone and its many uses. Listen to the music made from the
ancient traditional flutes. Witness the fighting drills of the warriors and learn about
weaponry and drills. Discover the art and skill of flax weaving. See how the native
eel, a major food resource, was gathered and maintained in the natural wetland
habitat. You will then sit down to ‘The Food of Chiefs’; a selection of our local
seafood and an array of local vegetables all made with Maori ingredients. The
history of the foods and how they have been traditionally gathered and prepared
is shared during the meal. (2.5 hours)

Contact:    Anne Maloney
Tel:        027 288 6409
Web:        www.waimaramamaori.com

The group will be met at The Fire Station in Waimarama and transported to
Hakakino.


1130 Depart Waimarama Maori Tours for Black Barn

1200 Blackbarn Vineyards-lunch and optional tasting


Black Barn is a boutique styled winery that produces award winning wines. All
wines are Estate grown and the fruit is hand-picked.

Black Barn Bistro has won many awards including best ambience, best chef and
the coveted Hawke’s Bay Signature Dish. Their natural amphitheatre also hosts a
large calendar of winery concerts throughout the year.

Contact :    Francis De Jager
Address :    Black Barn Road
             Havelock North
Tel:         06 8777 985
Web:         www.blackbarn.com


1330     Load up on your bikes ready for your ride with Takaro Trails


Jenny from Takaro Trails will meet you at Black Barn where you will set off on
your cycle ride to Black Bridge. Enjoy the views along one of Hawke’s Bay’s
many Rotary Pathways (approx 40 minutes maximum cycling)

Contact:    Jenny Ryan
Tel:         06 836 5385
Mobile:      021 670 553
Web:        www.takarotrails.co.nz
.
1400

Cycle along the Rotary Pathway to Black Bridge. This is a really easy flat ride
completely suitable for beginners.
The scenery along the ride is really pretty and great for photos.


1500     Transfer to the Farm at Cape Kidnappers

1530     The Farm at Cape Kidnappers


The ultimate luxury lodge set atop 6,000 acres of rolling pasture land of a real
working Farm, and including internationally renowned Cape Kidnappers
International Golf Course.

Dinner & drinks this evening at The Farm

Contact:    Claire Malcolm
Address:    Clifton Road
            Te Awanga, Hastings
Tel         06 875 1900
Web:        www.capekidnappers.com




Tuesday 15 November
Napier to Auckland
Enjoy breakfast at The Farm and check out for those doing the Gannet Tour.

0900     Depart the Farm for your Gannet Tour

Take a tour with Gannet Safaris Overland Tour and Gannet Beach Adventures

Enjoy a 4WD tour over working farmland and the unique tractor along the beach
front to the tip of Cape Kidnappers to see the largest, most accessible, mainland
gannet colony in the world. Watch these birds, The 20,000+ gannets at the cape
are members of the Booby family, with distinctive black eye markings and a pale
gold crown. Visitors to the colony will see adults and young nesting in serried
rows carrying out their daily routine. (3 hours)

Gannet Beach Adventures
Contact: Kim and Colin Lindsay
Address: Clifton Beach Carpark
Tel:       06 875 0898
Email:    Info@gannets.com
Web:      www.gannets.com

Gannet Safaris Overland Tour
Contact: Lyn Allam and Michael Neilson
Address: 396 Clifton Road,
           Te Awanga, Hastings
Tel:       0 6 875 0888
Email:    enquires@gannetsafaris.co.nz
Web:      www.gannetsafaris.co.nz

Please note you will need a light jacket as there is a slight wind factor out on the
Cape. There is the potential for your shoes to get a little wet on the Tractor ride
(however you can lift up your feet and scrunch them underneath you if you want
to avoid this)


ALTERNATIVE OPTION: Golf at Cape Kidnappers
0900     Elephant Hill Winery


Enjoy lunch by the seaside at Hawke’s Bay’s newest winery, Elephant Hill to
finish off your visit to our lovely region.

Contact: Magdalena VandenBerg
Address: 86 Clifton Road, Te Awanga
Tel:      06 872 6060
Mobile:  021 557 151
Web:     www.elephanthill.co.nz

If time allows you now have free time before heading to Airport for check in

1415     Depart Elephant Hill for Napier Airport


1545     Check into Napier Airport for your flight to Auckland


1630      Flight from Napier to Auckland


1725     Arrive Auckland




We hope you enjoyed your stay in
Aotearoa New Zealand

Ka kite ano! See you again!




                                                                               Thursday, April 21

								
To top