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Vineyard Tours

Vineyard Tours

Each and every Auckland food and wine tour is personally guided by Phil Parker.

 FULLY ESCORTED PERSONAL AUCKLAND WINE TOURS

All Tours include lunch – plus a glass of wine and tea /coffee – at no extra cost !

 

VOLCANO, BLACK SAND & COUNTRY MARKET

$NZ 269.00 ($USD 194.00  approx) 9.30 am - 3.30 pm approx.
Start with a visit to historic Mt. Eden/Maungawhau extinct volcanic cone for 360 degree views of Auckland from the city's highest natural land point. Then three winery visits including a working winery plant and cellar tour (Mon-Sat), a port sampling, plus fine NZ cheeses to accompany your  generous wine samples, plus Soljans award-winning Vineyard Restaurant Lunch.  Complimentary glass of wine/beer plus tea/coffee.  Includes breath-taking Muriwai Volcanic ‘black sand’ surf beach. Finally visit Boric Orchards Market for fine food browsing and ice cream sampling (my treat!).

“Best Wine Tour Operator In New Zealand”  5 of 5 stars My wife and I just completed a wine tour with Phil in the Auckland area, he runs an outstanding service from start to finish, his local knowledge and understanding of wines is exceptional, We were first taken to a boutique winery and shown some of the behind the scenes aspects of wine making, 4 fabulous wineries were visited with a gourmet lunch provided, all tastings were accompanied with local cheeses, highly recommended."  TripAdvisor Review - Roger and  Kate.  Launceston, Australia

  • Free door-to-door pick-up & return from Inner City in a climate controlled 9-seater luxury coach.
  • Walk to extinct Mt. Eden volcanic cone for panoramic City views - reasonable fitness required - ten minute uphill walk, rewarded by a stunning 360 view of Auckland City), or depending on your fitness requirements and weather, a 45 minute City and Harbour drive to the affluent beachside suburbs, ornamental Gardens, overlooking the Harbour, City views from Tamaki Yacht Club, drive through the Prime Minister's suburb of upmarket Parnell and trendy Parnell Road. 
  • Then travel 25 mins out of the City  for three rural winery tasting visits with up to eight wines available to sample at each winery – from Kumeu River, Soljans Estate, Coopers Creek, Hunting Lodge winery, and West Brook Winery
  • Winery tour - a personal tour through a working winery - (Monday to Saturday) barrel halls, bottling line and winemaking plant
  • Tawny Port Sampling
  • Plus an NZ Cheese board selection to accompany your wine sampling at each winery
  • Enjoy a superb main course Soljans Restaurant vineyard lunch, with glass of wine, plus tea/coffee, in the heart of Kumeu’s green Auckland wine country.
  • Rolling green farmland and native bush scenery in Auckland’s rural dairy and sheep region.
  • View stunning ‘black sand’ West Coast surf beach and Tasman Sea, plus a drive through lush native bush.
  • Finally visit famous Boric Orchards Country Market.  Fresh local fruit & veg, cheeses, fine foods etc.  Let Phil treat you to our famous NZ ice cream!
  • All inclusive price covers lunch with wine, entry fees, wine and cheese tastings, plus detailed tasting notes . NO added fees or costs.
  • Complimentary mineral water.
  • Option of finishing your tour with a refreshing craft beer sampling at Hallertau boutique Microbrewery
    Sample a generous 'paddle' of five craft beers  ($USD 29 p.p.)

  • If you're a real Craft Beer Fan - check out the new FULL DAY CRAFT BEER Tour CLICK HERE

  •  No hidden costs or fees – NZD $269 covers the whole wine tour, notes, lunch and tasting fees.

CLICK HERE to Make a Booking Enquiry

 Fast Response 8.00 am - 10.00 pm local time - Text NZ 021 626 529

International +64 21 626 529
Local NZ 021 626 529

Or Call Free within New Zealand  0800 023 111
Phil will answer your call !

  ‘ A  great choice of half- and full-day food and wine tours ‘ – Frommers Guides

 ’ Highly Recommended ‘  by Rough Guides and Fodors travel guides

WAIHEKE ISLAND PARADISE  VIP

WAIHEKE DAY TOUR $NZ 399.00 per person ($USD 288.00 approx ) 8.30 am - 4.00 pm approx. All inclusive of tasting fees, ferry tickets, lunch with wine, info pack, mineral water and goodies bag. Prepare to be spoiled!
Exclusively hosted tour for 2 to 6 persons max. (Larger groups by arrangement).

Waiheke was nominated  “No 5 Destination in the World”  by Lonely Planet.
NZ’s most prestigious and stunningly beautiful boutique wine region. A maritime microclimate allows Bordeaux and Rhone style reds to flourish - as well as Chardonnay, Viognier and Pinot Gris.  3 superb guided winery tastings.
Includes chef's mini-degustation wine tasting.  Plus 5-Star restaurant lunch with fresh-baked bread and local artisan olive oil, complimentary glass of wine plus tea/coffee.  A day not to be missed if you are visiting Auckland.
A truly Memorable personal experience.

"The lunch at Mudbrick was as good as any Michelin-starred restaurant in New York"  - comment from recent guest

"Best Tour on Trip! Phil planned an excellent day on Waiheke Island for us. We toured 3 wineries and had a fantastic lunch at Mudbrick Winery. Phil really knows the wine business in New Zealand and is very organized. He presented us with materials about New Zealand and the wine industry - that made us very informed as we drove about. I really recommend this tour."  TripAdvisor Review Cheryl M.  Houston, Texas USA

 Waiheke Island Wine Tour – two to four guests. (But larger groups on enquiry)

' WAIHEKE DAY TOUR'  ALL INCLUSIVE:

  • Ferry tickets and all Waiheke Island Transport
  • Superb main course fine dining ‘open menu’ restaurant lunch with fresh baked bread and local olive oil at  Mudbrick   Cable Bay  Tantalus or Te Whau, plus glass of wine, plus tea/coffee etc.
  •  3 Waiheke winery tasting visits from: Mudbrick, Peacock Sky, Goldie, Cable Bay, Obsidian, Te Whau, Te Motu, or Tantalus, (winery selection will vary according to season).
  • Guided tastings of their premium Waiheke wines
  • Unique degustation style Chef's Food and wine pairing at Peacock Sky winery - exquisite morsels, prepared daily by Chef and matched with a variety of wines from Champagne Methode to Chardonnay, Rose and hearty reds
  • Breath-taking Harbour, Hauraki Gulf and Waiheke Island views
  • All entry, tasting fees, lunch with wine, tea/coffee, and car transport on Waiheke Island
  • Complimentary mineral water and info pack

         No hidden costs or fees – ONE FEE covers the whole tour: Waiheke Ferry, Island transport, notes, lunch with wine and tasting fees.

  ‘ A  great choice of half- and full-day food and wine tours ‘ – Frommers Guides

 ’ Highly Recommended ‘  by Rough Guides and Fodors travel guides

CLICK HERE to Make a Booking Enquiry

Fast Response 8.00 am - 10.00 pm local time Text NZ 021 626 529

International +64 21 626 529
Local NZ 021 626 529

Or Call Free within New Zealand  0800 023 111

  Phil will answer your call!

 

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SCENIC COAST AND VINES 4 1/2 Hour Short Tour

$NZ 199.00 per person ($USD 143.00 approx) 10 am – 2.30 pm approx.
Four hour tour, with hearty Country Cafe lunch plus complimentary glass of wine / beer & tea/coffee. Three winery visits including a working winery plant and cellar tour (Mon-Sat), a port sampling, plus stunning ‘black sand’ Volcanic Surf Beach views.  (Earlier or later start times are available by arrangement).

“Top Tour! Our host's knowledge of the local wineries and vintages was impressive. Equally important, he clearly has cultivated a strong rapport with each winemaker. This could be seen on our trip by the freedom that we had in touring the cellars and production facilities and in the warm welcome and friendly service we received from the winery staff. The choice of venues was astutely tailored to our food and wine preferences. Top marks!” TripAdvisor Review - TJ McClelland, Goshen NY USA

  • Three winery tastings with full tasting notes – plus  a few surprises !
  • Up to eight wines available to sample at each winery - from Soljans Estate, Coopers Creek, Kumeu River, Hunting Lodge winery, and West Brook Winery
  • Tawny Port Sampling
  • Winery tour - a personal tour through a working winery - barrel halls, bottling line and winemaking plant (Monday to Saturday)
  • Allow four and a half hours
  • Stunning ‘black sand’ West Coast beach and Tasman Sea views plus drive through native NZ bush
  • Plus a charming Country Café lunch with glass of wine, plus tea/coffee
  • Complimentary mineral water.
  •  Option of finishing your tour with a refreshing craft beer sampling at Hallertau boutique Microbrewery
    Sample a generous 'paddle' of five craft beers  ($USD 29 p.p. approx)

  • If you're a real Craft Beer Fan - check out the new FULL DAY CRAFT BEER Tour CLICK HERE

  • No hidden costs or fees – ONE FEE covers the whole tour: transport, notes, lunch and winery tasting fees.

CLICK  HERE to Make  Booking Enquiry

 

Fast Response 8.00 am - 10.00 pm local time Text NZ 021 626 529

International +64 21 626 529
Local NZ 021 626 529

 

Call Free within New Zealand  0800 023 111
Phil will answer your call!

  ‘ A  great choice of half- and full-day food and wine tours ‘ – Frommers Guides

 ’ Highly Recommended ‘  by Rough Guides and Fodors travel guides

COAST AND VINES WINE & CHEESE

$NZ 239.00 per person ($USD 172.00 approx)  10.00 am - 2.30 pm approx.
Half Day West Auckland wine tour with
NZ fine cheese selection to accompany wine sampling, a superb Country Café lunch with complimentary glass of wine, plus tea/coffee. Three winery visits including a working winery plant and cellar tour (Mon-Sat), and a port sampling. Ravishing rural scenery and ‘black sand’ Volcanic Surf Beach views.

“Brilliant Tour - Brilliant Guide. We are very glad we chose Phil to do our wine tour as he was prompt, efficient and informative. The wineries we visited were friendly and welcoming in beautiful settings and lunch was well organised. We would highly recommend his tours to anyone wanting a flavour of New Zealand wines. ”  TripAdvisor Review - Christine C. Norwich, United Kingdom

  • Half Day West Auckland Wine Tour. Three Kumeu Auckland winery visits, with full tasting notes
  • Up to eight wines available for sampling at each winery – from Soljans Estate, Kumeu River, Coopers Creek, Hunting Lodge winery, and West Brook Winery.
  • Gourmet selection of three fine NZ Cheeses to accompany tastings – chosen by Phil
  • Tawny Port Sampling
  • Winery tour - a personal tour through a working winery - barrel halls, bottling line and winemaking plant (Monday to Saturday)
  • Includes Rural Orchard Cafe lunch: choice of main, glass of wine, plus tea/coffee etc.
  • View Stunning ‘black sand’ West Coast beach and Tasman Sea
  • Complimentary mineral water
  • Option of finishing your tour with a refreshing craft beer sampling at Hallertau boutique Microbrewery
    Sample a generous 'paddle' of five craft beers  ($USD 29 p.p. approx)
  • If you're a real Craft Beer Fan - check out the new FULL DAY CRAFT BEER Tour CLICK HERE

       No hidden costs or fees – NZ$239 covers the whole tour: notes, lunch, sampling and tasting fees.

 CLICK HERE to Make a Booking Enquiry

Fast Response 8.00 am - 10.00 pm local time Text NZ 021 626 529

International +64 21 626 529
Local NZ 021 626 529

Or Call Free within New Zealand
0800 023 111 

Phil will answer your call!

 

  ‘ A  great choice of half- and full-day food and wine tours ‘ – Frommers Guides

 ’ Highly Recommended ‘  by Rough Guides and Fodors travel guides

'AUCKLAND on a PLATE' Fab Foodie - available 7 Days (except public holidays and early January)

$NZ 279.00 per person ($USD 195.00 approx) 9.00 am - 3.45 pm approx.The ultimate Gourmet’s Food & Wine ‘Foodie’ day tour in Auckland.
      Let me show you My Foodie Auckland. I have lived here for 40 years and will lead you on a 'foodie' journey to experience some hidden gems spread across the central City's network of foodie villages, to visit small family-owned food outlets. Multicultural Auckland City (as large as greater London in area) with 1.5 Million population is studded with fantastic cuisine - from superb espresso coffee and freshly baked French pastries, hand-made chocolates, fine imported foods, famous NZ ice cream, and local cheeses matched with local wines. And Please Note: all the food outlets that I visit carry an ‘A’ Certificate in food hygiene.

"My sister & I had a great time on this tour. Phil is an excellent guide & has fantastic knowledge of the area. The food & wines were excellent, and it was a bonus to be able to sit back & relax whilst being driven around the beautiful countryside. Thank you so much Phil."  Caz, Bundaberg Australia.  TripAdvisor review

  • $NZ 279.00 per person ($USD 201.00 approx) - 9.00 am – 3.00 pm approx. Treat your tastebuds to a fantastic day, visiting and sampling in Auckland wine region’s exclusive boutique food and wine outlets, with opportunities to purchase. Cheese sampling , premium chocolatier visit. All inclusive price covers wine and food tastings plus a la carte café lunch with wine, plus complimentary mineral water and goodies bag per person. NO added fees or costs.

    • A short trip to the NZ Prime Minister’s upmarket leafy suburb of Parnell. Visit Rosies Café for coffee / tea and an choose a superb French sweet treat. Excellent service and food.
    • Then travel to Phillipe’s Chocolate (hand-made chocolates, gateaux and French pastries). French-born chefs create Award-Winning sweets and pastries for your perusal. Choose four exquisite hand-made chocolates to taste or take home
    • Sabato Fine Foods - sample and browse - kitchenware and books, imported (Spain, Italy, France) and local fine foods. Relishes and sauces, Cheeses, Balsamic Vinegars, Olive oils, Olives, capers, cookies, sweets and chocolate and more …
    • Next, travel 30 minutes northwest to Kumeu wine region in green rolling rural west Auckland. Visit West Brook family winery for Gourmet selection of fine NZ cheeses selected by Phil to accompany wine tastings. Optional extra wine tasting if time allows.
    • Lunch, and wine tasting (including their famous Tawny Port) at renowned Soljans Vineyard restaurant. Lunch includes is 'open menu' with a glass of wine plus dessert and tea/coffee.
    • Finally - visit renowned Borich Orchard Markets store for fresh fruit & vegetables and fine foods and let Phil treat you to our famous NZ ice cream!
    • Plus everyone gets a Goodies Bag of real NZ treats and goodies – to enjoy at your leisure.

    No Extra fees : ONE COST covers Hotel pickup & return, all food and drinks, mineral water, lunch with wine, goodies bag & tasting notes.

    BOOKING ENQUIRIES -  EMAIL Phil NOW:
    Phil@finewinetours.co.nz

    Phil will reply to you promptly in person

    Or Call Free within New Zealand 

    0800 023 111  Phil will answer your call!

     

      ‘ A  great choice of half- and full-day food and wine tours ‘ – Frommers Guides

     ’ Highly Recommended ‘  by Rough Guides and Fodors travel guides

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