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Welcome to Auckland Wine Trail Tours, New Zealand wine tasting at its best, chosen by 'Wine Spectator' and recommended by Frommer's and Lonely Planet.
Auckland Wine Trail Tours are the independent specialists for personally customised Full & Half Day scenic Auckland wine tasting tours with the personal service of the most experienced specialist Auckland wine guide.

Individual visitors and small groups with limited time can relax in air conditioned comfort and enjoy New Zealand's wines and spectacular sightseeing on a personally customised, guided wine tasting tour to some of the Auckland region's finest vineyards.

See the rolling hills of our rural countryside, wild Tasman Sea or Pacific east coast, talk to the winemakers & sample their wines. Enjoy a delicious a la carte vineyard, or award winning café style restaurant lunch (included).

Purchase your favourite wines at true cellar door prices at some of New Zealand's top, international medal winning, vineyards.

Most tours have no minimum number requirement. All tours include central city door to door service, airport drop off at small extra charge, flexible schedules and advice on duty limits and shipping wine overseas.

Tour Selection

To help you select your tour here is a brief explanation of the differences between the two main regions we visit, Auckland's West Coast and the East Coasts Matakana.

Note that all full day tours include lunch, main course, open menu.
Private tours & Larger groups are available by arrangement.
Complimentary door to door service Auckland city accommodation.
All small group tours (up to 9 people) are in our luxury, modern Toyota mini coach.
Air-port transfer if required flat fee extra.

It important to note that our West Coast tours are personally customised to our guest’s tastes and interests, we select the wineries we visit to suit our guest’s interests.

Volcanoes & Vines morning or full day tours.

Volcanoes & Vines Morning tour
9.30am to approx’ 1.15pm
Visiting Villa Maria Winery for winery tour, tastings & platter lunch.

On the way we stop to take in the spectacular 3600 views from the top of one of Auckland's landmark volcanoes 'Maungakiekie', site of a Maori 'Pa' (fortified settlement) also once known as 'One-Tree-Hill'. Now a dormant volcanic cone in the centre of the beautiful, farm-like, Cornwall Park with panoramic views over the city, the Waitemata & Manukau harbours & Hauraki Gulf...

Villa Maria are (currently) New Zealand's largest privately owned and most awarded wine company! Their architecturally award winning Auckland estate is located in the 'Ihumatao' volcanic basin just South of the city.

Customers have the option of returning to their city accommodation or continuing on and joining with the afternoon part of our 'West Coast' tour visiting a mix of three large & small wineries set in the rural countryside North West of the city...

Volcanoes & Vines full day tour
9.30am - approx' 5.00pm
Includes door to door service city area, Morning Tour as described above followed by the below 'West Coast' Afternoon Tour.

West Coast Day Tour.

9.45am to approx’ 5pm
5 winery wine tasting tour personally customised to your tastes and interests including open menu, main course, lunch at a vineyard restaurant.

Tour includes spectacular Tasman Sea sightseeing at Takapu Gannet Colony overlooking Muriwai black iron sand beach.

A unique chance to experience New Zealand’s regional variety with wines made in Auckland’s premier trophy winning wineries with grapes from vineyards in Auckland, Gisborne, Hawkes Bay (North Island) plus Marlborough & Otago (South Island). Discover our internationally acclaimed Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Dry Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Noir, Cabinet Sauvignon & Merlot.

West Coast Half-Day Tour - morning or afternoon.

Morning tour, 9.45am to approx’ 1.15pm, visits 2 wineries and includes spectacular Tasman Sea sightseeing at Takapu Gannet Colony overlooking Muriwai black sand surf beach.
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Afternoon tour, 1.45pm to approx’ 5pm, visits 3 wineries, personally customised to your tastes and interests.

“Waterfalls & Wines”, Day Tour

9.30am to approx’ 5pm, includes open menu, main course, lunch at an excellent vineyard restaurant and a total of 4 wineries.

A great day combining fantastic wild isolation, beauty and sightseeing plus wine tasting!

Spend the morning experiencing Auckland’s sub-tropical rainforest with waterfalls and Kare Kare’s black iron-sand beach plus 360 degree coast to coast Pacific Ocean to Tasman Sea views.

A delicious winery restaurant lunch with wine tasting followed by an afternoon of wine tasting at a further 3 top North West Auckland vineyard/wineries personally customised to your tastes and interests.

East Coast Tour.

9.30am to approx’ 5pm, includes open menu, main course, lunch at ‘Plume’ the new Heron’s Flight & Runner Duck Estate vineyard restaurant.

Approx’ 50 minutes North East of Auckland on the Pacific East coast, over the harbour bridge, through farming communities and small seaside towns with spectacular Pacific views on the way.

Visit 4 boutique vineyard/wineries for tastings in Matakana Wine Country.
This tour also includes 4 optional side trips.

Guests select 4 from; Puhoi Cheese (cheese tasting included), NZ Honey Centre (honey tasting included), "Chocolatebrown" chocolaterie (chocolate samples inc'), visit to Morris & James tileworks/pottery & giant ancient Kauri trees.


Coast to Coast “Best of Both Worlds” Day Tour.

9.30am to approx’ 5pm, includes open menu, main course, lunch at ‘Plume’ the new Heron’s Flight vineyard restaurant.

Perfect if you can’t decide between West Coast or East Coast tours, combine them with this “Best of Both Worlds” tour!

Spend the morning visiting 2 North West Auckland wineries plus spectacular West Coast, Tasman Sea, sightseeing at Takapu Gannet Colony overlooking Muriwai black sand surf beach.

Enjoy a pleasant drive through our lush rolling green farmland from the West to East Coast followed by an open menu, main course, lunch and wine tasting at ‘Plume’ the new Heron’s Flight vineyard restaurant in Matakana on the Pacific Coast.

After lunch your guide will select 2 of Matakana’s boutique wineries for you to enjoy.


Voted New Zealand’s Best Wine Tours.
Auckland’s Original Specialist Wine Tasting Tours.
Personal service from Auckland’s most experienced wine guide.
 

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GPS: -36.843362,174.762268

This activity is available as part of one of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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