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Exclusive Wine Tour

FJD 3,445.00 Per Person / Twin Share 
Single Supplement : FJD 790.00

Wednesday 14th November

09.45am – Fiji Airways FJ411 departs Nadi International Airport 
12.50pm – Arrival at Auckland International Airport 
               – Super Shuttle to Villa Maria Auckland winery

1.45pm – Participants arrive at winery 
• Welcome and introductions 
• Light tapas with wine 
• Tour around winery 
• Villa Maria tasting with winemaker

4.45pm – Super Shuttle participants back to Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel 
6.15pm – Super Shuttle back to Villa Maria for degustation dinner with wine pairing dinner. 
6.45pm – Degustation Dinner

9.30pm – Super Shuttle back to Novotel Auckland Airport Hotel

Thursday 15th November

8.30am – Check out of the Novotel for coach trip (this coach will take you on the remainder of your journey around NZ) to Hawkes Bay with stopover in Taupo for light lunch Continue on to Napier. Balance of afternoon to walk around Napier. 
Free evening.

Accommodation at Scenic Hotel, Napier for 2 nights.

Friday 16th November

9.00am – Depart Scenic hotel (with Villa Maria Viticulturist or Winemaker on board the bus ) for detailed site visits covering : 
▪ The famous Gimblett Gravels Region. 
▪ Vineyard Plants to view young vines and grafting demonstration 
▪ Keltern Vineyard – the home of New Zealand’s most famous Chardonnay. 
▪ Picnic lunch with relevant wines of the vineyard 
▪ Tour of Villa Maria’s four wineries (Villa Maria, Esk, Vidal and Te Awa ) in one modern complex. 
▪ Wine Tasting 
▪ Early degustation dinner at Te Awa Winery, Hawkes Bay

Following dinner bus takes you back to Scenic Hotel, Napier.

Saturday 17th November

Spend first part of morning looking around the art deco city of Napier and drive on down to Wellington via Martinborough. 
Lunch: tba 
Dinner: Private Function: Platters & Wines at the Portlander Bar & Grill. 
            Winner of the Best Restaurant award at the 2015 Hospitality NZ Awards for excellence. 
Accommodation at Novotel Wellington Hotel

Sunday 18th November

10.15am – Transfer to Wellington Airport 
1:15pm – Fiji Airways flight FJ460 departs 
4:30pm – Arrive at Nadi International Airport


This unique ‘New Zealand North Island Wine Experience’ covers return airfares Nadi/Auckland, Wellington/Nadi, along with a night in Auckland, two nights in Napier and a further night in Wellington from Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th November 2018, along with a spectacular wine tour hosted by Villa Maria Wines coach transport, wine tours and tastings and all meals.

Victoria Wines has been the proud distributor of Villa Maria Wines for 20+ years. Villa Maria is recognized as the World’s No.1 Most Admired New Zealand Wine Brand and has remained in the top 10 most admired brands in the world for the third year in a row.

Fiji Airways currently lists the Villa Maria Pinot Noir as a premium on-board wine. This Wine Tour illustrates Fiji Airways commitment to quality with its on-board beverage offer as well as providing Fiji Airways Tabua Club members and Victoria Wines Wine Club members with an in-depth introduction to this world class winery.