Where past meets present. A unique and exciting experience combining Māori Culture and some of the amazing Central Otago Wines. Past and present come together as one.
Your day begins at 11 am, when you will be collected from your Wanaka accommodation.
You will unfortunately not be welcomed with a Māori greeting, the Hongi, which helps to establish a connection with you and the Māori people of New Zealand and the Whenua (land). But an explanation will occur about the importance of it.
A quick 5-minute drive gets you to Aitkens Folly or Rippon where you will get to try a delectable selection of Pinot Noir, Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and more!
The second winery is Māori Point near Tarras, following that is the Dessert Heart winery. At Dessert Heart, you may get treated to a live performance of the Māori Dance the 'Haka'(numbers dependant).
Your last stop will be either Mt Difficulty, Wooing Tree or Akarua before your drive back to Wanaka.
This is a truly insightful and interesting way to learn about the local Māori history, enjoy some tasty snacks and lovely wines while gaining insight into the history of the beautiful Otago, Queenstown and Gibbston regions.
Nga mihi/Thanks Lance, Was a great tour, a lot of fun sharing the wines of Central Otago and Māori history of region with you both.
Ngā mihi nui Andrea and Anne Marie, my Canadian sistas was so much fun to host and share the wonderful Māori history of the region and our incredible wines as well. Mā te wā/Until next time Joe
Ngā mihi/Many thanks Ash and Nic, really enjoyed hosting you both and so glad to hear you enjoyed the combined Māori culture and wine experience. Look forward to hosting you again....for your wedding :) Mā te wā / Until next time Joe
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