Eating delicious food is one thing, but having the opportunity to engage with some of New Zealand’s top chefs and even cook with them is priceless! Foodies will rejoice with a number of ‘must do’ eating experiences in NZ from the roadside Crayfish caravan in Kaikoura to Fleur’s place in Moeraki just south of Oamaru to Rata, Josh Emmet’s Italian style Restaurant in Queenstown. There’s just too many to name – but we can craft a food and wine tour that will highlight New Zealand’s culinary greats – from either end of the spectrum.
A favourite foodie tour of ours:
Indulge in an exclusive Waiheke Island food and wine tour of specially selected premium boutique vineyards and olive oil producers. Each has their own distinctive craftsmanship, including private barrel wine tastings with a vintner of each estates premium wine selection and olive oils.
Waiheke Island’s Mediterranean-styled climate produces some exceptional trophy medal-winning wines and award-winning olive oil. Learn how the oil is produced and taste a range of different oils, including the peppery Greek-style Koreneiki, the Spanish-style Picual, or the Tuscan-style Frantoio, listed in 2013 by Flos Olei as one of the top 20 olive oils in the world.
No food and wine tour is complete without a gourmet lunch with local produce at a romantic, Tuscan-style venue in a spectacular location set within beautiful gardens, with splendid views across the Waitemata Harbour towards Auckland City.