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Vineyard Tours

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Each and every Auckland food & wine tour is personally guided by Phil Parker, NZ wine writer.
One tour per day – first booked – first confirmed!

 

FULLY ESCORTED 
AUCKLAND WINE TOURS

All Tours include complimentary mineral water
and detailed info pack !

KUMEU, LUNCH & COUNTRY MARKET

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Minimum of two people. 10.00 am – 3.30 pm
More people = less cost per head 🙂
The more – the merrier!
2 people  =  $179 each
3 people  =  $169 each
4 people  =  $159 each
5 people  =  $149 each
6 people  =  $139 each
7 people  =  $129 each
8 people  =  $119 each
9 people  =  $99   each

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. Option of Muriwai ‘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, 3 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 Central Auckland accommodation
  •  Enjoy three boutique winery tasting visits with up to 8 wines samples per winery
  • Winery plant and private cellar tour (when available)
  • Tawny Port tasting
  •  Share a NZ Fine Cheese board to accompany two wine tastings before lunch
  • Superb main course Soljans Restaurant vineyard lunch, with glass of wine, plus tea/coffee.
  • Optional ‘black sand’ West Coast surf beach views
  •  Finish with Boric Orchards Country Fine Food Market. Let Phil treat you to their famous 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

 

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WAIHEKE ISLAND PARADISE VIP 

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Mud Brick lunch pic

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. Three superb hosted winery tastings.

And with Family connections on Waiheke for over 30 years, I can guarantee a unique experience.

Option of lunch at world-renowned Mudbrick restaurant!

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

        YOUR CHOICE OF TWO WAIHEKE TOUR OPTIONS

  A. WAIHEKE STANDARD WINE TOUR

Minimum of two people. Max of six people but larger groups by arrangement.
8.30 am – 3.45 pm.
HOW IT WORKS:
I meet you at the Ferry Bldg. We all catch the Fullers Ferry. I have a vehicle ready for us at the Waiheke Terminal.
More people = less cost per head
The more – the merrier! 🙂
2 people  = $219 each
3 people =  $199 each
4 people  = $189 each
5 people  = $159 each
6 people  = $149 each

  • I make a booking for lunch at the restaurant of your choice (lunch not included in tour cost)

  • Detailed winery info and itinerary per person, plus mineral water
  • 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

Tour fee covers:  Island transport, detailed notes, private degustation style Chef’s Food and wine pairing, mineral water and all tasting fees. NOT INCLUDED: Ferry tickets, lunch.
Local tax 15% Included

 

  B. WAIHEKE MUDBRICK LUNCH  TOUR
Spoil Yourself.  You deserve it! 
Tour as above, plus lunch at Mudbrick

Premium Fine Dining VIP Mudbrick Lunch.
…just add $NZD 70.oo per person

  • Savour a Fine dining ‘open menu’ restaurant lunch at World famous Mudbrick  restaurant. Bread & olives,  choice of Main with sides and your first glass of wine/beer, plus tea/coffee.

     

” 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

 

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‘AUCKLAND on a PLATE’ Fab Foodie

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Minimum of two people.
More people = less cost per head
Lunch included!
The more – the merrier!
Plus a FREE Goodies Bag each 🙂 

2 people  =  $189 each
3 people  =  $179 each
4 people  =  $169 each
5 people  =  $159 each
6 people  =  $149 each
7 people  =  $139 each
8 people  =  $129 each
9 people  =  $119 each

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 over 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
  • 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 a picturesque family winery for Gourmet selection of fine NZ cheeses 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

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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