The Cheese & Wine Experience

79 Black Barn Road, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay

If you love food, wine & especially cheese then this is an unmissable, unique experience.

You will meet up with me, Juliet Harbutt, world expert and international cheese judge at Black Barn winery for a tasting. Then decamp to my 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 wild flowers from my 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 my mission is to convert non-believers and wine buffs into cheese addicts. So for a truly unique experience and maybe the first step to become a cheese expert, call or email me now.

  • 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 my home @ 79 Black Barn Rd above the winery
  • 2 - 17 people [or up to 150 at another venue]
  • The experience takes 3 hours so ideally 1100 -1400 lunch or light supper 1630-1930
  • Minimum 18 hours notice, preferably more than 3 days

PRICE: $245 for 2 people; $100 for each additional person

Ideal for foodies, tourists, Corporate Entertainment, Team Building or Private Parties

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17 people

Tour Duration

3 Hours

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For enquiries or bookings please email or phone 021 0747 856