Auckland Region Wine & Food Tours
Boutique food and wine tours in Auckland, New Zealand.
One expert guide. One tour per day. Very limited numbers.
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Why Fine Wine Tours?
Your personal guide, Phil has been hosting Auckland wine tasting tours for over two decades.
Kick back, relax and enjoy a fun, unique and informative day out with New Zealand’s most experienced and qualified wine tour guide. Phil Parker is also a published wine writer, and hobby cartoonist.
Fine Wine Tours is highly acclaimed and, with over 600 reviews, is in the top 10% of TripAdvisor’s recommended worldwide activities for the second year in a row. (Click on the link and scroll past the clickbait!)
Waiheke Island Auckland wine tours, Auckland Foodie Tours, Matakana and Kumeu Auckland Wine tours.
Historic Kumeu region
Just a 25-minute drive from downtown Auckland, you’ll discover a charming and historic region, founded by Croatian immigrants who started making wine in the early 20th century.
This picturesque area encompasses Kumeu, Huapai, and Waimauku, all conveniently accessible from Auckland City via State Highway 16. As you reach the end of the motorway, you’ll be greeted by rolling green countryside, complete with vineyards, pastures and market gardens. Don’t miss the chance to savour an Auckland wine tasting and lunch experience in the historic setting of Kumeu.
Back in 1978, Kim and Jeanette Goldwater had the inspiration to plant Waiheke Island’s very first vineyard. Fast forward to today, and Waiheke has transformed into a premium boutique wine region, where million-dollar views are just the beginning.
Waiheke has also become one of the most popular wine regions in all of New Zealand. When summer rolls around, it becomes a visitor magnet, with its irresistible combo of wine, delicious food, and jaw-dropping views of the Hauraki Gulf. Whether you’re a local or from far away, you won’t want to miss out on the Waiheke experience – it’s a slice of paradise. So why not treat yourself to a fabulous Auckland wine tasting and superb lunch in the charming Waiheke wine region?
New Zealand’s wine history
The Far North and west Auckland are where some of the first wines were made in New Zealand. In 1819 Anglican missionary the Reverend Samuel Marsden planted the very first vines in the rich soils of Kerikeri and in the late 1830s Official British Resident James Busby produced the first recorded example of wine made in New Zealand.
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