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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence FOUR years running


Auckland Wine Tours and Food Tours



1. TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence – 100% approval rating!

four years in a row- over 220 reviews

2. Auckland’s Original Boutique Wine & Food tours

3. Maximum  SIX  guests per tour –  No Big 12 seater bus !

4. Personally escorted by Phil Parker, sole guide and wine writer

Tour Coach

5. Recommended by Travel Writers – LA Times, Canberra Times, West Australian

 6.  ‘Best Waiheke Island tour’  TV5 Canada documentary   ‘Ports d’Attache’ click here

7. ‘Highly Recommended’  – Rough Guides, Lonely Planet and Fodors

8. All tours include Lunch with glass of wine tea/coffee, and tasting fees
You pay nothing extra on the day

9. Up to 100% refund* if you don’t rate your tour as Very Good or Excellent.  My personal guararantee –  see over 200 TripAdvisor reviews Click Here

*If at any stage of your tour – or at the conclusion of your tour, in the highly unlikely (dare I say it virtually impossible) circumstances that  you feel dissatisfied with your experience – talk to me – and I will refund up to 100% of your tour fee.

 10. Phil has a new Puppy- NZ’s cutest wine dog.
Mr. Merlot – 7  months (medium bodied red with an impressive nose and good legs)
Doggy Wine Tours on request


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5-Stars TripAdvisor5 of 5 stars Review  March 2015 

” Sometimes it isn’t until you’ve had time to reflect on an experience that you realize just how much you got out of it. My daughter and I did the Volcano Coast and Country tour with Phil, and the four wineries we visited (Kumeu River, Soljans Estate, West Brook, Matua Valley) were all excellent. Each was special in a different way, and lunch at Soljans was a real treat. Like so many others have already said, Phil is a knowledgeable and personable host. But what I really want to mention is how much I have come to appreciate the Tasting Notes Phil provided. The notes continue to feed my interest in New Zealand wines. I have spent time online trying to find sources for some of the favorites I tasted, and I wish now I had found a way to transport more home with me! So if the measure of a great experience is how long it stays with you, then I can say for sure that this tour was an excellent choice. “

Cindy and Andrea, Ohio USA


 5-Stars  5 of 5 starsTripAdvisor Review January 2015

” I am so happy we signed up for 2 tours with Phil – he is an entertaining guide who knows the best of everything – locations, foods, wines and restaurants. His Waiheke Island tour is not to be missed. The island is beautiful, the wines excellent and the lunch and view from the restaurant spectacular. The second great day was the food tour – a drive thru Auckland and the beautiful countryside to taste the finest local honey, cheeses, ice cream, chocolate and more. Do not miss traveling with Phil. He is part of our family now!! “

Pat , Palm Springs USA


minime-new”  Join me – on a fun, relaxing – scenic and informative Auckland wine tasting tour.

With 14 years in operation as a one man band, I guarantee you a unique and memorable wine and sight-seeing  New Zealand experience with a local guide.

I’m a 4th generation NZer, local wine writer and published author.

I am the recommended expert guide for small, personalised boutique wine tours and shore excursions in Auckland New Zealand – with extensive local knowledge and personal contacts throughout Auckland’s three wine regions – Waiheke Island, Kumeu and Matakana.”


Over 200 TripAdvisor Reviews – Click Here trip13

Phil Parker, Wine Writer,  your Tour Guide  - Click  Here to Read My Story

Kumeu Auckland Winery Tours: Kumeu River, Soljans, Nobilo, Cooper’s Creek, Matua, West Brook Waiheke Auckland Winery Tours:  Peacock Sky Cable Bay, Stonyridge, Kennedy Point, Mud Brick, Obsidian Matakana Auckland Winery Tours: Ascension, Heron’s Flight, Brick Bay, Runner Duck, Omaha Bay, Ransom.  Shore Excursion Tours with Cruise ship pickup and return.


A truly unique NZ experience.  Drive to the summit and view greater Auckland from a 25,000 year-old volcano.   Four Award-winning Wineries – at least 24 wines to sample! Plus cheese board, and renowned Vineyard Restaurant Lunch - with complimentary glass of wine, plus tea/coffee. Plus stunning volcanic  ‘black sand’ surf beach. Read More...


The Premium Auckland winery and scenic experience. Three - to four guided boutique Winery Tastings, olive oil sampling.  5-Star 'fine dining' lunch- including complimentary glass of wine or beer, plus tea or coffee. Also a chance to experience a unique guided Chef's food and wine pairing. Auckland's Treasure Island of wine will enchant you.  Read More...


Four Hour tour If you have limited time in Auckland – this is an ideal half day tour with a flexible start.. Hearty rural Orchard Cafe lunch - including a complimentary glass of wine or beer, plus tea or coffee and Three Winery tasting visits -  plus stunning ‘black sand’ surf beach views. Read More...


Half Day West Auckland tour accompanied by selected fine NZ  Cheeses. rural Orchard Cafe lunch - including a complimentary glass of wine or beer plus tea or coffee. Rolling green rural scenery, and a superb  NZ Cheese Board to accompany your Three winery tasting visits. Also ravishing ‘black sand’ surf beach scenic views. Read More...


The Ultimate Gourmet’s NZ  Food & Wine ‘Foodie’ day tour in Auckland.  Visit Auckland's fish market, fine Deli goods, hand-made chocolates, artisan Cheeses, NZ native floral Honeys. Two vineyard guided tastings and superb Vineyard Restaurant Lunch - including a complimentary glass of wine or beer, plus tea or coffee.  Read More...

Phil Parker’s Fine Wine Tours Auckland is the natural choice for personal and private Auckland wine tasting tours - Waiheke Island Auckland wine tours,  Matakana Auckland wine tours and  Kumeu Auckland Wine tours. Also Auckland group wine tours , plus Auckland 'foodie tours' -  Auckland food &wine  tours.  Private Auckland wine tours also available.  Plus larger group wine tours to Auckland's winery regions. vine-yard-tours-square

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