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.

  • Heretaunga Wine Studio

    Heretaunga Wine Studio

    Smith & Sheth invite you to experience our culture of wine with a private, sensory journey through their craft.
    Guided by their sommelier, you will explore three major winegrowing regions of New Zealand, sampling limited-production wines from their family of fine wine estates. An interactive experience, they will awake the senses tasting a range of wine varietals and styles, drawing exclusive samples direct from the barrel, and immersing in audio visual delight in their intimate studio theatre.

    This experience is offered Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:30pm only.

    Cost: $150 per person minimum 2 pax – maximum 8 pax
    + $25 BBV Booking Fee
    *Please note, for bookings of groups less than 8, there may be additional guests booked within the same time slot.
  • Private Wine Experience

    Private Retreat Wine Experience

    A BBV Cellar Door team member will conduct a private tasting with our current BBV release wines in the comfort of your retreat. Learn the history of Black Barn with an in-depth look at
    our wines, vineyards, and other elements of Black Barn Vineyards.
    Let us know if you would like to add a beautiful Willow & Rye platter to compliment your tasting!
    Bookings essential.
    Duration: 45-60 minutes (approx.)
    Cost: 4 pax $75.00 per person (incl gst)
    Add on a Willow & Rye gourmet platter for an extra $35.00 per person
  • The Ultimate BBV Experience - Scenic Heli Flight,

    The Ultimate BBV Experience

    Fancy more than a wine tasting?
    How about going all out and being part of the Ultimate BBV Experience designed for two? Kick start your tour with a private wine tasting with our wine maker Dave McKee before trotting up the vines and being whisked off for a scenic heli flight up and over the stunning Te Mata Peak, up the Tuki Tuki River and Valley or perhaps out to the stunning coast of Cape Kidnappers and back. You will then be escorted back down to the Black Barn Bistro where you can wine and dine under the vines (in the warmer months) or be cozy inside near the fire (for the cooler months) and enjoy a long, lingering lunch Black Barn is renowned for. We couldn’t think of a better way to spend a few hours with the team, BBV style.
    Duration; 3.5 hours (approx) and includes a 30 minute Heli-ride
    Cost; $1350.00 per person (2 people only)