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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

young couple on wine tour

 

View of Mt. Eden Auckland NZ

$USD 199.00 per person = $NZD 302.00 approx.
9.30 am – 3.30 pm approx.
Start with a visit to historic Mt. Eden extinct volcanic cone for 360 degree views of Auckland. Then three winery tasting visits, including a tawny port sampling, plus fine NZ cheeses to accompany your wine samples. Plus Soljans award-winning Restaurant Lunch, including complimentary glass of wine/beer plus tea/coffee. Includes ‘black sand’ beach. Finally Boric Orchards Market for fine food browsing and ice cream (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 pickup from your accommodation or cruise dock
  • Walk to extinct Mt. Eden volcanic cone for panoramic City views
  • Or, depending on your fitness requirements and weather, a 30 minute City and Harbour scenic drive
  •  Enjoy three boutique winery tasting visits with up to 8 wines samples per winery
  • Winery plant and cellar tour (when available)
  • Tawny Port tasting.
  •  Share a NZ Fine Cheese board to accompany your wine tasting
  • Superb main course Soljans Restaurant vineyard lunch, with glass of wine, plus tea/coffee.
  • Discover ‘black sand’ West Coast surf beach views
  • Boric Orchards Country Fine Food Market. Let Phil treat you to our famous NZ ice cream!
  • No hidden costs, taxes or fees – ONE FEE covers the whole wine tour, notes, lunch and tasting fees.

CLICK HERE to Make a Booking Enquiry

Email phil.parker@xtra.co.nz

Text (for fast response) and Mobile:

International +64 21 626 529
Local NZ 021 626 529

FaceBook Messenger Click Here

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

WAIHEKE ISLAND PARADISE VIP WAIHEKE DAY TOUR 

Waiheke ferry

Mud Brick lunch pic


$USD 289.00 per person
= $NZD 439.00 approx.
*Please Note – REQUIRES AT LEAST 24 HOURS NOTICE. Also – Not Suitable for people with wheeled walkers or wheelchairs.

A very exclusive fully hosted VIP tour with three personalised wine tastings, and a limit of six people maximum.

8.30 am – 4.00 pm approx. All inclusive of tasting fees, ferry tickets, ‘open menu’ 5-Star Mudbrick Restaurant Lunch with wine, private degustation food & wine tasting, info pack, mineral water and goodies bag. Prepare to be spoiled!
(Larger groups and discounts by arrangement).


Waiheke was nominated “No 5 Island 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 hosted winery tastings.
Includes chef’s mini-degustation canapé wine tasting. Plus 5-Star restaurant lunch with fresh-baked bread and local artisan olive oil, complimentary first glass of wine plus tea/coffee.

With my family connections on Waiheke, for over 30 years, I can guarantee 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 – maximum of six guests. (But larger groups on enquiry)

‘ WAIHEKE DAY TOUR’ ALL INCLUSIVE:

  • Savor a Fine dining ‘open menu’ restaurant lunch main course at iconic Mudbrick restaurant plus first glass of wine, plus tea/coffee

  • Return Ferry tickets and all Waiheke Island Transport

  • 3 Waiheke winery tasting visits from: Mudbrick, Peacock Sky, Goldie, Cable Bay, Obsidian, Te Motu, Kennedy Point, or Tantalus

  • Share a private degustation style Chef’s Food and wine pairing – exquisite canapé style food matches, prepared daily by Chef

  •  Admire breath-taking Harbour, Hauraki Gulf and Island views

  • Enjoy Complimentary mineral water and info pack, Plus Goodies Bag – to take home !

No hidden costs or fees – ONE FEE covers the whole tour: Ferry tickets, Island transport, notes, ‘open menu’ 5-Star Lunch and tasting fees.
Local tax 15% Included

” 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

Email phil.parker@xtra.co.nz

Text (for fast response) and Mobile:

International +64 21 626 529
Local NZ 021 626 529

Facebook Messenger Click Here

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
(MINIMUM of THREE People from OCTOBER thru till end APRIL)

$USD 149.00 per person = $NZD 226.00 approx

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10.00 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 (when available), 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 – T J McClelland, Goshen NY USA

  • Free pickup from your accommodation or cruise dock
  • Three winery tastings plus a few surprises! Up to eight wine samples per winery

  • Tawny Port tasting

  • Winery plant and cellar tour (when available)

  • Stunning ‘black sand beach’ West Coast views

  • Country Café lunch with glass of wine, plus tea/coffee

  • Complimentary info pack and mineral water

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

CLICK HERE to Make Booking Enquiry

Email phil.parker@xtra.co.nz

Text (for fast response) and Mobile:

International +64 21 626 529
Local NZ 021 626 529

Facebook Messenger Click Here

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

 

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COAST AND VINES WINE & CHEESE

$USD 179.00 per person = $NZD 272.00 approx

cheese board

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10.00 am – 2.30 pm approx.
Enjoy a 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 (when available), 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 

  • Free pickup from your accommodation or cruise dock
  • Half Day West Auckland Wine Tour

  • Enjoy three Kumeu Auckland winery tasting visits. Up to eight wine samples per winery
  • Share a Gourmet selection of three fine NZ Cheeses to accompany tastings – chosen by Phil

  • Tawny Port tasting

  • Winery plant and cellar tour (when available)

  • Savor an Orchard Cafe lunch: choice of main, glass of wine/beer, plus tea/coffee etc.

  • Discover a stunning ‘black sand’ West Coast beach views

  • Complimentary info pack and mineral water

No hidden costs, taxes or fees – ONE FEE covers the whole tour: notes, lunch, sampling and tasting fees.

CLICK HERE to Make a Booking Enquiry

Email phil.parker@xtra.co.nz

Text (for fast response) and Mobile

International +64 21 626 529
Local NZ 021 626 529

Facebook Messenger Click Here

Or Call Free within New Zealand
0800 023 111

Phil will answer your call!

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‘AUCKLAND on a PLATE’ Fab Foodie

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$USD 239 per person = $NZD 363.00 approx.

9.00 am – 2.30 pm approx.The ultimate Gourmet’s Food & Wine “Foodie” day tour in Auckland.

Discover my Foodie Auckland. I have lived here for 40 years and will lead you on a ‘foodie’ journey to share 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

9.00 am – 3.00 pm approx. Treat your tastebuds to a fantastic day, exploring 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.

  • Free pickup from your accommodation or cruise dock
  • A short trip to the suburb of Pt. Chevalier. Visit the charming seaside Café for coffee / tea and an choose a superb cafe treat. Excellent service and food.

  • Then travel to discover 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

  • Explore 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.

  •  Discover ‘Little India’ – Auckland’s spice central. Curry houses, spice shops, cafes. Savor an Indian savoury treat!

  • 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.

  • Enjoy 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.parker@xtra.co.nz

Phil will reply to you promptly in person

Or Call Free within New Zealand 

0800 023 111  Phil will answer your call!

Text (for fast response) and Mobile

International +64 21 626 529
Local NZ 021 626 529

 

  ” 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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