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.

  • Coastal Wine Cycles Hosted Wine Tours

    Coastal Wine Cycles Hosted Wine Tours

    Think classic winery bike tour…but getting to go even deeper than you usually ever could?!
    We are incredibly fortunate to offer Coastal Wine Cycles Hosted Wine Tours. You will be guided along the Cape Coast limestone track on their classic California beach cruiser bikes by one of our local wine experts (if your super lucky it may even be Simon Nash, Master of Wine!).
    You will be taken on a personalized tour to a selection of wineries of your choice by bike. Your guide will tailor the tour to suit your requirements and wine knowledge. We highly recommend booking this experience during the week to get access to the winemakers as well!
    They love to have absolute amateurs to wine enthusiasts!

    Cost: $175 per person 4 pax
    $220 per person 2pax
    Includes wine tastings at 3 wineries, platter, bikes and your guide’s time.
    + $25 BBV Booking Fee
  • Cycle Nation Bike Hire

    Cycle Nation Bike Hire

    Located conveniently in the Havelock North CBD, Cycle Nation offers a large range of well-maintained hire bikes to suit your needs.
    From their store you can easily ride to the picturesque Landscapes trail, meandering out to the stunning Tuki Tuki Valley and onto the coastal Haumoana and Clifton trails. With an array of wineries, cafes and coffee carts dotted along the way, you can refuel with a snack or a stop for lunch and a winery tour. You can also venture a little further to Napier or the Bridge Pa wineries ride. Expect to ride about 30-45kms to complete the Landscapes ride.

    Cycle Nation hires out modern, comfortable electric and non-electric pathway bikes, children’s bikes, full suspension mountain bikes (MTB tracks only) and drop-bar road bikes for the fitness enthusiasts. Their hire hours are between 9-5 Monday – Saturday. They can organise to drop off and collect bikes from your retreat.

    Ask us more!
  • Gannet Bikes

    Gannet Bikes

    On this self-guided ride, you will cycle on a Silverback Fat Bike next to the striking Cape Kidnappers Cliffs, showing the different geology and evidence of massive earthquakes that have shaped New Zealand. You will see different species of birds and depending on the time of year maybe a seal, penguin, dolphin, or orca out to sea. Towards the end of the beach, you will come across the amazing Gannet Colonies!

    This is a nature trip with a bit of exercise and fun thrown in, total return trip time (18km including the walk to the Plateau Gannet Colony) is approximately 3.5 – 4 hours. Most days the beach is a fun ride, other days it’s a bit rough and not for the faint hearted…enjoy the ride!

    Cost: $95 per bike
    + $25 BBV Booking Fee
    *Weather and tide dependant
  • Havelock North and Cape Coast Wineries Self-guided

    Havelock North and Cape Coast Wineries Self-guided

    This is a self-guided and very scenic cycle and featuring some of the regions favourite wineries!
    Your adventure starts at Black Barn Vineyards before heading to Te Mata Estate. From here you enjoy a 16km cycle on the limestone cycle trail of the landscapes ride, following the Tuki Tuki River, to the coastal communities of Haumoana and Te Awanga. By now you’ll be ready to taste some more fine wine at Beach House (weekends only), Elephant Hill, Clearview Estate and Te Awanga Estate. A lunch reservation will be made for you at Elephant Hill winery (pay direct).
    Please note that most wineries charge for tastings, generally around $10.00 per person which is usually rebated on any purchases. Wherever possible Takaro Trails will advise of winery closures due to private functions however we cannot be held responsible for closures we have not been advised of. This is a great day out where you need to allow 6 hours.
    Ask us for more information and pricing!