Black Barn Vineyards


To make your stay even more enjoyable, we've created some additional services for you to consider during your time at Black Barn Retreats.
Whether an activity, a special treat to yourself or exploring the food and wine of Hawke's Bay, we're 'At your Service'.
Simply click on any of the service categories below for more information and to enquire with us.
All BB Services are gst inclusive and can be added to your final bill too.

  • Hau Ora Clay Shooting

    Hau Ora Clay Shooting

    Whether you are just curious about clay target shooting or want to run a team event and have some fun breaking clays. You can tune up our game shooting or practice that one tricky target. We have the perfect place for you to shoot safely, only a short drive from Havelock North and our BBV Retreats.
    The friendly team headed by Paul, will look after you whatever your level of experience is. They can provide everything for you, including guns, ammunition and all the safety equipment you will need for a relaxing fun day out.

    • Beginners - $65 per person (minimum 3 pax), 15 targets per person approx 90 minutes.
    • Learn to shoot lesson - $90 (one person) or $125 for 2 people, one hour coaching covering theory and practice.
    • Improve your game shooting coaching – $90 (one person) or $125 for 2 people, one hour coaching to identify troublesome targets and iron out bad habits and build confidence. Includes one packet of ammunition. Additional $45 per packet thereafter.
    • Simulated game flurry shooting - $150 per person (minimum 3 pax – max 10 pax), 100 target flurries to simulate your favourite game bird. Includes 3 packets of ammunition. Additional $45 per packet thereafter.
    + $25 BBV Booking Fee
    *Please note that if you cancel within 48 hours you will be liable for a $30 cancellation fee.
  • Private Tennis Lessons with Rudolfs Statkus

    Private Tennis Lessons with Rudolfs Statkus

    For this summer only (2020/21), we are fortunate enough to have a tennis pro on hand to coach our retreat guests.

    Rudolf, a high-performance tennis coach, enjoys helping not only athletes but tennis enthusiasts and ‘lovers’ to improve their game. With a wonderful tennis history and career spanning almost 30 years, you will thoroughly enjoy Rudolf’s style of coaching which he tailors to suit everyone, young and old, fit and un-fit.

    When staying with us at Black Barn Retreats, there is always a tennis court in proximity for you to use. We have some rackets and balls in the office if you forget your own or want to play on a whim. Poplars 2,3 and 7 also have rackets and balls for you to help yourself too during your stay.

    Duration: 1 hour +
    Numbers: 1-6 pax
    Cost: $125.00 for a 1-on-1 lesson/per hour
    $65.00 per person/per hour (minimum 2 – maximum 6)
  • Tailored Travel – A Taste of Hawke’s Bay

    Tailored Travel – A Taste of Hawke’s Bay

    Taste, Discover, Experience Hawkes Bay with Tailored Travel, private tours that are not one size fits all offering unique experiences that go above and beyond.

    Experience the very best Hawke’s Bay has to offer. Taste awarding winning local wines and go behind the scenes to discover what makes their drop unique...

    Hawke’s Bay is of course well known for its wines but there is so much more to discover ... craft beer, gin, local produce & artisan products, farmers markets and spectacular scenery.

    Choose from the following or let Chris choose for you!
    Havelock North – Craggy Range, Black Barn, Elephant Hill, Te Mata Estate
    Gimblet Gravels – Paritua, Sileni, Trinity Hill, Villa Maria Gimblet Gravels
    Napier - Mission, Church Road, Urban Winery
    Craft Beer - Brave, Giant, Abbey Cellars
    Gin – Hastings Distillery
    You can also include – Real World, East Block 200, Outfoxed, Rush Monroe’s, Birdwood’s Gallery/Café, Hastings Farmer’s Market

    Duration: 5 hours (approx.) and includes 3 to 4 wineries or breweries etc
    sightseeing including Te Mata Peak if requested.

    Cost: P.O.A for bespoke tour
    note – all wine tasting fees, platter/lunch is additional and can be paid direct to the site.
    minimum numbers: 4 people – maximum 11 people
  • The Cheese and Wine Experience

    The Cheese and Wine Experience

    If you love food, wine & especially cheese then this is an unmissable, unique experience.
    You will meet world expert and international cheese judge Juliet Harbutt, at Black Barn winery for a tasting before decamping to her home, above the winery, where you will taste your way through Hawke’s Bays’ finest wines, best beers or newest ciders matched with New Zealand’s best artisan cheese.
    Accompanied by artisan bread, edible wildflowers from Juliet’s garden and seasonal fruit & vegetables, this is a degustation you won’t want to end. Hilarious, illuminating and sometimes even life-changing. In a career spanning more than 3 decades Juliet’s mission is to convert non-believers and wine buffs into cheese addicts.
    Each tasting is private, just for you there are no scheduled tastings and are Covid compliant.
    You will need to make your own way to Black Barn Winery then on to Juliet’s home,79 Black Barn Rd (above the winery).

    Duration: 3 hours (approx.). Ideally 12-3pm or for a light supper of 4.30-7.30pm
    Cost: $245 for 2 people; $ 65 for each additional person + a $25 BBV Booking Fee
    Minimum numbers: 2 people –17 (maximum)
    *18 hours notice, preferably 3 days.