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Escape to the Hawkes Bay for a family retreat, getaway with friends, significant celebration, or just to indulge in one of the great wine regions of New Zealand.
It’s easy to find an excuse to enjoy a break with loved ones in the luxury of Black Barn with your retreat itinerary personalised to your needs.

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Just 25km’s from Napier airport, on the Te Awanga coast Black Barn's spectacular properties offer fabulous 5+ star accommodation options for you, your friends and family. Privacy, service, in-house catering, personalised wine tours, private transport - everything can be taken care of and organised so you can just ‘be’.

Indulge in three nights’ accommodation at the stately Summerlee retreat, a full breakfast each morning and a full-day chauffeured boutique VIP wine tasting experience. You will experience four winery tours where you will meet the winemakers, tour the vineyards and winery itself. Enjoy recent vintages as well as imbibing in some special wines from great vintages. The fantastic sensory day culminates in a unique opportunity for you to 'Create & Own' your very own barrel of Bordeaux blended wine. Hawkes Bay is home to the great wine varieties of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc.

With this special experience, your group will blind taste each variety the vineyard has produced and create your very own blend of Bordeaux style wine! Bottles with signature labels or a barrel can be purchased.

Indulge in three nights’ accommodation at the stately Summerlee retreat, a full breakfast each morning and a full-day chauffeured boutique VIP wine tasting experience. You will experience four winery tours where you will meet the winemakers, tour the vineyards and winery itself. Enjoy recent vintages as well as imbibing in some special wines from great vintages. The fantastic sensory day culminates in a unique opportunity for you to 'Create & Own' your very own barrel of Bordeaux blended wine. Hawkes Bay is home to the great wine varieties of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc.

With this special experience, your group will blind taste each variety the vineyard has produced and create your very own blend of Bordeaux style wine! Bottles with signature labels or a barrel can be purchased.

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//  Three nights superlative boutique accommodation at Summerlee Mansion Retreat **
//  Personalised itinerary and complimentary gifts
//  Full provisioning for self-service breakfasts
//  Private transfer service for the two days of tours
//  Two-day personalised itinerary including wine tours visiting regional boutique vineyards, spending one on one time with the winemakers, owners and sommeliers, learning, and enjoying the stories, the people and wines from the vineyards
** Based on availability. We do have many other accommodation options with the Black Barn Group should Summerlee not be available on preferred dates.

We are happy to further personalise your Hawkes Bay Retreat by extending your stay, restaurant reservations on your behalf, arranging in-house catering and planning additional regional activities we already offer or personalised to your own needs as well as all transport requirements.

Each package will be tailored to your group's personal preferences. All packages offer premium tours to four wineries/distilleries over two days with private transfers throughout, pre-planned and easy to navigate with your personalised itinerary provided prior to your arrival.

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This three night, luxury package is designed for six couples at $3,500 per couple. Total package from $21,000 incl. GST - if you require a different guest configuration or group size, please contact us for a quote.

Regional Wine Expert
Wine Experience

We're fortunate to have Yvonne Lorkin - esteemed wine expert, entrepreneur and media commentator on tap to provide the ultimate wine appreciation experience. Yvonne lives in Hawkes Bay, knows the wineries, the history of the area, the terroir, the winemakers and best of all, the secrets and stories that make this region one of New Zealand’s premium wine producing regions. Whether you would like a day with Yvonne or a wine tasting session - price on application.

Craft Distillery Tour Options
Hawkes Bay is home to The National Distillery and Hastings Distillers - select visits as part of your tour - either in place of or in addition to, if time permits.

Extra Curricular
Sightseeing, adventure, culture, wines, music, art, food, history - all activities unique to the region. Whether you are a high, moderate, or low energy action and adventure group or a more a social, learning chillin’ group, we'll tailor an itinerary to your requirements.

Flights are not included in this package price, however, should you choose to fly to the destination, we will arrange airport pickups and drop-offs.

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//  Te Mata Peak Climb
//  Bicycle Winery Touring
//  Farmers Market (Sundays)
//  Golf
//  Cheese Tours
//  Walking Gourmet Tours
//  Art Deco Walks
//  Vintage Car Tours
//  Hawkes Bay Gardens & History
//  Cultural Tours
//  Day Spa at Cape Kidnappers
//  Wine Specialist Tour - incl understanding the terroir of Hawkes Bay & visiting a range of iconic, historic, all passionate wineries

//  Tickets to Mission, Black Barn and local winery concerts
//  Featured Events: FAWC, Hawkes Bay Marathon, much-coveted HB Wine Auction, Cape Kidnappers Trail Run & Racing Carnival
** All bookings are subject to availability
TERMS & CONDITIONS
- Craft’d Events Customer Terms and Conditions apply -
- Deposit of 50% will apply to secure package -
- Balance due in full 21 days prior to check-in -
- Visa & MasterCard additional surcharge of 2.9% applies -
- Reservation date depends on supplier availability -
- Packages are valid up to 30 November 2020 -