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Gisborne wine trail best tips where to go and getting around

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Chardonnay Capital of New Zealand

Relax in the hot long sunshine summer hours in a Gisborne vineyard. The recipe for award winning vineyards and wineries from exceptional Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Viognier, Pinot Gris, Merlot and Malbec is accompanied by delicious platters and owners chatting to guests. Summer holidays do not get any better than this.

TIP

Farmers Markets sample wine, foodie treats, head north to Gisborne in July and enjoy the annual Gizzy Food Festival.

WHERE TO START

It’s easy, Gisborne Wine Centre. The centre showcases the best of Gisborne wines with a dollop of advice on getting around.

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@gisbornewinecentreCRK

Shop the best of Gisborne.

The independent experts on Gisborne Wine have a not very big tasting room yet their local knowledge is enormous. The team are passionate about the local tipple and work with only the locals to stock the best wines at cellar door prices.

Highlights

  • Provides visitors with a heads up about what suits their palate
  • Chat to team about up and coming events during your visit
  • Local advice about getting around

And the place has an excellent restaurant attached to the back of the tasting room, Crawford Kitchen is superb. The space also includes gourmet heat and serves meals and deli sourced delights from honey, cheese and fresh produce.

VINEYARDS AND WINERIES

Here are a few favourites. The list is not exhaustive with the up and coming wineries contributing to the rich diversity of the Gisborne wine culture.

AND NOT FORGOTTEN …

GETTING AROUND

CYCLE GISBORNE

Half day, full day or several days popping into vineyards at your leisure with a chance to relax at nearby attractions. Tours can include a personal guide.

For more ideas what to do and see in Gisborne check out

And you are on a wine trail exploration of the North Island check out

And would like to get out of Gisborne to explore the region check out

 

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