Take a day trip to the vineyards and wineries of the Hawke’s Bay region, a leisurely 2-hour drive from Taupo. This is home to many of New Zealand’s leading wineries and restaurants and is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most established wine making districts with over 40 wineries to choose from.
The district has been building a reputation for producing high quality red wines from Bordeaux red varieties and Syrah as well as some of New Zealand’s best chardonnays. Some of the premium wineries include Sileni, Craggy Range, Villa Maria, Te Awa Farm, Kim Crawford, Trinity Hill, Matariki, Ngatarawa Stables and Kemblefield. Many of these feature restaurants – for example, at Sileni Winery’s “Mesa Alfresco Restaurant” visitors can relax with friends over a daily luncheon menu and savour Sileni wines and the views of the vineyard from the terraces.
Hawkes Bay… your luxurious experience www.blackroselimos.co.nz
Located in the centre of the North Island, The Point Villas in Lake Taupo is the perfect base from which to discover the delights of New Zealand: the beauty of New Zealand’s largest lake at your doorstep.