Classic New Zealand Wine Trail

5 Days


Napier to Blenheim


  • Hawke's Bay Syrah
  • Martinborough Pinot
  • Marlborough Sauvignon

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Taste your way through three significant wine regions on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. Enjoy stunning scenery, beautiful forest parks, buzzing nightlife and indulgent food experiences as you journey from Hawkes Bay in the North Island to Marlborough in the South Island.

It’s not called the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail for nothing. On this touring route you’ll have the opportunity to taste and shop at more than 120 cellar doors, as well as a multitude of vineyard restaurants and cafés. Hawke’s Bay is the land of robust Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah; in Wairarapa, Pinot Noir gets star billing; Marlborough is blockbuster Sauvignon Blanc country.

Further information can be found on the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail website.


Craggy Range is one of the many excellent wineries in the Hawke's Bay

Photo by Hawke's Bay Tourism

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Napier - Hastings

Hawke's Bay

Napier has some of the finest Art Deco architecture in the world, courtesy of a major rebuild following a catastrophic earthquake in 1931. The vineyards of Hawke’s Bay are all within easy reach of Napier – make your own way around by car, book a chauffer-driven tour, or opt for a cycle the vines experience. Pick up a winery map from the local i-SITE information centre, and be sure to enjoy lunch at one of the fine winery restaurants.

Art Deco architecture in Napier


Beautifully preserved 1930s architecture is Napier's special point of difference.

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