Wine Tasting

Whether you're a wine professional or an avid enthusiast we have tasting options to suit.
Our experienced team will guide you through tutored tastings of our current release wines, the odd hidden gem and the elements of Black Barn that make us a popular visitor destination in Hawke's Bay. Our Cellar Door also offers a range of wines for purchase, including rare wines that you won't see anywhere else. We offer wine tastings throughout the year with our Cellar Door open seven days a week.

Cellar Door Tasting

Open 7 days from 10.00am – 5.00pm

The Cellar Door team will conduct a tasting with at least four of our current release wines

For groups less than 10 there is no need to book.

For groups over 10 and up to 15 people, we ask you to get in touch, so we can book your group in for a tasting at a suitable time.

Tastings $5.00 per person

Black barn Wine Experience

Bookings are essential. The Cellar Door team, with our winemaker Dave McKee* will conduct a private tasting with at least five of our current releases. Learn the history of Black Barn with an in-depth look at our wines, vineyards, also other elements of our visitor destination. Depending on the weather, your group size and availability, this may be in the Underground Cellar, under the figs or vines, the Cellar Door or in the Olive Shed.

$POA | Duration approx. 1-hour | * winemaker subject to availability 

Private River Room Wine Tasting Experience with Winemaker Dave Mckee

The River Room is a beautiful stand-alone venue perched above the Tuki Tuki River under the dramatic eastern face of Te Mata Peak. Learn the history of Black Barn Vineyards with an in-depth tasting of at least four current release wines from our Cellar Door team.

Black Barn offers three styles of tastings at the River Room:

Wine tasting – five wines $75.00 per person, minimum 15 and maximum 40 pax per group

Shared cheese platters + five wines $100.00 per person, minimum 30 and maximum 40 pax per group

Wine and food pairing + five wines $150.00 per person, minimum 30 and maximum 40 pax per group

  • Confirmation of tour to be made 10 days prior with indicative numbers
  • Final numbers needed the day before plus or minus 2 pax
  • Cancellation within 4 days incurs a fee of $750 per tour booking
  • No tours on public holidays unless agreed otherwise