Black Barn Vineyards

Service Category

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.

  • Guided Tours with Juliet Harbutt

    Guided Tours with Juliet Harbutt

    The Tour is guided and driven by, Juliet Harbutt, experienced tour guide, award winning food writer and world cheese expert! Together you visit her favourite places and makers, gathering the best food & drink Hawke’s Bay has to offer while touring this area of outstanding natural beauty.
    Back at Juliet’s home overlooking Black Barn Vineyards, you will assemble everything you need for the perfect lunch.
    All Tours are private, bespoke, designed just for you.

    Saturday Tours via Black Barn Growers Market
    From December to February you can choose to stop at the small, charming Black Barn Growers Market under tall, leafy, plane trees with live music, coffee and whitebait fritters. It means we visit less places but meet more producers and some of the locals who are quite friendly and you will definitely get your Ya Bon pastry!

    Sunday Tours & Hastings Farmers Market
    If you book Sunday you will start the day at New Zealander’s best and most diverse market with everything from Cashew nut “cheese” to wonderful charcuterie, cheesemakers, Edgebrook Cider, legendary Hawthorne Coffee, Ops Dumplings, Hapi Food and other local favourites.

    HALF DAY TOUR - 4 hours
    Excludes Cheese & Wine Matching
    From 2 - 6 people: $ 750 for 2 + $155 for each additional person
    From 7-11 people: $1475 for 7 + $75 for each additional person

    FULL DAY TOUR - 6 hours
    Includes lunch, cheese tasting etc
    From 1 - 6 people: $ 850 for 2 + $175 for each additional person
    From 7 -11 people: $1600 for 7 + $100 for each additional person

    PRIVATE BESPOKE TOUR - 4-8 hours
    Price depends on time, numbers & locations (from 1 - 24 people)

    *All tours require 18 hours notice, preferably 3 days.
  • 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 $5.00 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!
  • 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... Black Barn, Craggy Range, Elephant Hill, Te Mata Estate, Oak Estate, Sileni, Villa Maria Gimblet Gravels, Church Road or Urban Winery.
    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 - Oak Estate, Sileni, Villa Maria Gimblet Gravels, Alpha Domus
    Napier - Mission, Church Road, Urban Winery
    Craft Beer - Brave, Giant, Roosters, Zeffer, Abbey Cellars
    You can also include Hastings Distillery for a gin tasting

    Wine Tour - $150 per person
    Craft Beer/Gin Tour - $170 per person
  • 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; $ 50 for each additional person
    Minimum numbers: 2 people –17 (maximum)
    *18 hours notice, preferably 3 days.