This tour commences by travelling north through scenic countryside for a presentation & tasting at the boutique Karangahake Estate ( formerly Ohinemuri Winery) in the picturesque Karangahake Gorge. The tasting is accompanied by a sumptuous platter. We then return towards Tauranga to The Wine Portfolio, now home to the prestigious medal-winning wines of Leveret (formerly Morton) and Mills Reef Winery. (The former Mills Reef Winery no longer exists.) This will be another opportunity to sample excellent NZ wines & to ask questions about NZ wine-styles & terroir. The tour returns to Tauranga for dessert & a cocktail at one of Tauranga's most popular restaurants, Takara, bordering Eat Street in the bustling CBD, overlooking our lovely harbour.