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Degustation Tour

Degustation Tour

NZ $285 per person

The Degustation Tour is a food and wine matching experience not to be missed. The tour starts with a bite-sized food and wine pairing experience, exclusive to NZ Wine Tours and designed by the acclaimed Chef Brendan. This is followed by a lovely scenic drive through the Kawarau Gorge to Wild Earth’s Restaurant at the historic Kawarau Goldfields. There you will enjoy a tasting array of five dishes that have been cooked in Wild Earth’s bespoke wine barrel BBQ, matched to five of their award-winning wines. After lunch the tour continues through to the Cromwell Basin and Bannockburn where we visit 2 more wineries, chosen on the day to suit your tastes.

– Tastings at 4 Wineries and/or Craft Breweries (including Chard Farm and Wild Earth)
– Our Bespoke bite-sized Food and Wine pairing experience (see gallery)
– Wild Earth’s tasting platter lunch with wine pairings (see gallery)
– Snacks, Bottled Water and Wifi on board.



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  • Dress Code
    Tidy Casual. Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes or colognes.
  • Included
    Bottled Water
    Expert Guide
    Free Wifi on board
    Snacks on board
  • Not Included
    Hidden Costs

Tour Plan

Chard Farm Food and Wine Pairing
We begin our tour at Chard Farm winery in Gibbston where your guide will host a food and wine pairing bespoke to New Zealand Wine Tours. The tasting is comprised of 5 bite sized food pairings, prepared by the acclaimed Chef Brendan, to match a selection of Chard Farm's amazing wines. We talk you through each tasting, with tips, tricks and hints to enhance your future wine pairing choices. Excellent foods paired with outstanding wines are a superb start to the tour.
Wild Earth Wine Barrel BBQ Tasting Platter
After a drive through the stunning Kawarau Gorge we treat you to lunch at Wild Earth's Cellar Door Restaurant located at the historic Goldfields gold-mining village. Wild Earth's tasting stave is made up of 5 seasonal dishes cooked in their unique Wine Barrel BBQ ovens which bake, smoke and grill amazing Wild foods to perfection. NB: These dishes are typically dairy and/or gluten free (with some exceptions), and the platter can be adjusted/adapted to suit a range of dietary requirements - please contact us to discuss how we can meet your specific needs.
Customised Wine Tastings
After lunch we take you to visit two further wineries which we select on the day to suit the tastes of the people on the tour. After discussing your tastes, interests and requests we select wineries that will truly suit your tastes on the day. Our guides are experts in wine and we work with over 25 different Cellar Doors to ensure you get to taste the best of what the region has to offer for the perfect day out.


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