We've reached the middle of the week, and to paraphrase a golfing term, we're on the "back 3" now headed for the weekend!

Yesterday, we introduced five aspects of the Premium Golf Travel Lifestyle (PGTL) and will be exploring those more in depth over the next few weeks.

Today we are going to look at a PGNZ golf tour here in New Zealand that is very much connected to the concept of "golf and wine". 

New Zealand is blessed to have a number of distinct wine regions and with a golf course always nearby, the two complement each other nicely. In earlier postings we showcased the Matakana region as a golf and wine weekend getaway and Nelson as another destination where one can appreciate the opportunity to  get away for the weekend to "golf and wine".

One of our standard New Zealand tour packages is the Central Plateau Golf and Wine Tour which starts off in Auckland, then to the Central Plateau region staying at The Kinloch Club or Huka Lodge followed by the tour finale at Cape Kidnappers in Hawkes Bay, a very popular wine region.

The view at Cape Kidnappers

The view at Cape Kidnappers

The Hawkes Bay, located on the East Coast of New Zealand's North Island is a popular destination because of its bountiful sun, its bountiful wine and of course one of New Zealand's most famous marquee golf courses - Cape Kidnappers, ranked by Golf Digest as the 16th best course in the world.

There are a number of famous and popular wineries in the region worth visiting including the historically important Misson Estate which was established in 1851 and Trinity Hill, an iconic New Zealand winery.

One of the highlights of this golf and wine tour, after the amazing golf course and the fantastic wineries, is the opportunity to take a scenic helicopter or flight over the region to view the wineries and the beautiful landscapes. A very memorable experience.

With the F.A.W.C Food and Wine Classic event series of food and wine experiences coming up June 9th to July 9th - this a good opportunity to book your PGNZ golf and wine tour.