West Coast

Day Tour NZ $265 pp 9:45/10:00 AM to approx’ 4:00PM

An indulgent day tasting an amazing range of excellent wines with a great lunch, taking in beautiful farmland, spectacular Tasman Sea, black sand beach & bird colony sights along the way. Day Tour includes;

  • Tastings at 4 wineries spread throughout the day
  • Door to door service in main city area
  • Spectacular Tasman Sea sightseeing
  • Open menu, main course, lunch at award winning winery restaurant.

Morning Half Day Tour NZ $135 pp 9:45AM/10:00AM to approx’ 1:00PM/1:15PM.

  • Tastings at 2 wineries selected to match your interests
  • Spectacular Tasman Sea sightseeing
  • Door to door service in main city area

Afternoon Half Day Tour NZ $135 pp 1:45AM to approx’ 5:00PM.

  • Tastings at 3 wineries selected to match your interests
  • Door to door service in main city area

Prices include transport, all tastings, park fees and lunch where applicable. No hidden extra charges.

Your personalised Auckland Wine Tour of ‘Kumeu Wine Country’ & our spectacular West Coast area starts with a talk about the type of wines you are most interested in… reds, whites, sweet, dry, exported or exclusive or all of the above! Because we don’t all like the same wines our tours do not always visit the same wineries. We do our best to use our nearly 20 years of experience to select the wineries available on the day, based on your tastes and interests.

Our tours are suitable for anyone interested in wine and tailored to all levels of experience.

All the wineries we select from are all family owned and operated, some are 3rd generation… we offer you the largest selection of wineries.

Visitors with limited time, and Kiwis alike, can relax and get out of the city away from the crowds to enjoy the wines and the views on our small group (max 9), wine tasting tour to some of the best wineries and vineyards in the Auckland region.

During the morning, we include a sightseeing visit to the wild west Tasman Sea coast overlooking the magnificent Muriwai black-sand beach and the world renowned ‘Takapu’ gannet colony where you can easily and safely get up close to these large sea birds & their nests, eggs & chicks (birds nesting approx’ July through to May/June the next year).

On the Day Tour, after a winery or two, and all the fresh sea air, it’s usually time for lunch. You can sit, relax & enjoy your ‘open menu, main course’ lunch (included) along with wine tasting at a small, family owned & operated, award winning winery restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue sampling your choice of gold medal and trophy winning wines at local cellar doors before we return you to your city accommodation.

“…the best wine tasting tour I’ve had…
“Anthony Paul Arizabal, San Francisco

“…thanks for making it so personal…
“Jean Valentine, Diablo, USA

We select from the largest selection of wineries, all are family owned & operated and include; West Brook, Kumeu River, Cooper’s Creek, Soljans, The Hunting Lodge. Sometimes Mazuran, Babich and weekends only; Twin Totara & Kerr Farm.

‘New Zealand wide’ wine tasting experience.

Our West Coast tour is your chance to experience NZ’s regional variety with wines made from grapes grown in all the main regions, including some local Auckland vineyards plus Gisborne & Hawke’s Bay in the North Island as well as Marlborough (New Zealand’s largest and most famous wine region) & Central Otago in the South Island.

Discover our internationally acclaimed ‘new world, cool climate’ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with its zingy, fresh, fruit led flavours. Select from other white wines such as Pinot Gris, oaked or unoaked Chardonnay, Dry and ‘Off Dry’ (but not usually sweet) Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Viognier or the even more unusual Albarino and sometimes Arnies & Marsanne.
We have several beautiful “Summer-In-A-Glass” dry Rose’s made in the area too…

Some of the reds offered for tasting include our world renowned Pinot Noir as well as Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon blended or single grape wines, Syrah (Shiraz in Australia) and sometimes Montepulciano & Pinotage.

We can also introduce you to our “Sparkling” wines, sometimes “Methode Traditionelle” (same as ‘Champagne’), sometimes “Dessert” wines including Late Harvest & Botrytised are available, and for those interested we can sometimes visit a Port & Sherry specialist with vintages dating back to the1940’s!

“…one of the best wine tours…
“Frommer’s NZ Guide.

“…visit the wineries of Auckland in style…
“Lonely Planet Guide.

By being able to offer you the widest range of wineries, we will help you to discover the uniquely New Zealand wines that suit your taste plus the opportunity to purchase your favourites and special reserves at genuine winery, cellar door, prices.

A main course, open menu, lunch is included at a family owned, award winning, winery restaurant on the Day Tour. No hidden extras to pay.

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