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Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours

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Address: 36A Formby Avenue, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-845 6971
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Description: Auckland's original boutique food & wine tours. Phil Parker is a fourth...
Auckland's original boutique food & wine tours. Phil Parker is a fourth generation New Zealander, wine writer and food fan who started Fine Wine Tours in 2000. Phil's tours skilfully combine ravishing countryside sightseeing with premium food and wine experiences in Auckland. As your personal guide, with numbers limited to 6 maximum, Phil assures you of a highly memorable and enjoyable fun time - going behind the scenes of Auckland's premium wine regions and exclusive food outlets. With tours starting at $NZ199 for a half day, there are also full day options covering three wine regions in greater Auckland, plus a full day Food & Wine Lovers' tour. All tours include lunch, complimentary mineral water and information pack.Contact Phil now - for the NZ food and wine experience of a lifetime!
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We enjoyed our last day of vacation in Aukland with Phil.

We enjoyed a sunny day traveling with Phil to three beautiful wineries. We tasted a variety of wonderful sparkling, white and red wines. Our visits were enhanced by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
ConnieBeth
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Troy, Michigan
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Troy, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed a sunny day traveling with Phil to three beautiful wineries. We tasted a variety of wonderful sparkling, white and red wines. Our visits were enhanced by the relationship Phil has cultivated with the winery personnel who in turn gave us their knowledge and attention. Our tour included a stop for lunch at a lovely resturant in the countryside.... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi ConnieBeth! It was a pleasure to host the both of you to experience our fantastic west Auckland wines and food. So glad that you enjoyed the day out with me. And thanks for taking time to post your wonderfully positive review. Warm regards to Chicago from Auckland! Best wishes, Phil More 

Stevenson, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

We've taken many tours in USA and abroad, but this one was exceptional. Phil tailored our tour to our preference for red wines, the hosts at the wineries gave us personal attention and the lunch was outstanding as was the view. This is must do experience! Thanks for a truly memorable experience, Phil. Dottie, Les - WA & Tom, Dorothy... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dottie, Les, Tom and Dorothy! Thanks so much for the great review. It was a pleasure hosting you all on the Waiheke Island tour. Glad that you enjoyed the day and had such a good experience of the best of our food and wines in NZ. Warm regards, Phil More 

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

what a great day , Phil was the perfect host nothing was too much trouble and he went the extra mile . thanks again Phil.

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Tony, So glad that you and the team enjoyed the day out with me visiting the best of west Auckland's wine, food and craft beer! Thannks for the great review. KInd regards, Phil More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable tour low-key beautiful country nice food knowledgeable guide would definitely recommend Phil Parker and this tour.

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Phyllis, Thanks very much for taking time to post your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and hosting you in Auckland. Kind regards, Phil More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We had a great day touring round some of the wineries around Auckland. Phil was a great guide with a fabulous local knowledge of the wineries and wines. We saw parts of wineries that we had never seen before and had a great day. "Assistant tour guide" Merlot was also very cute. Would absolutely recommend. Thanks

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Michael, So glad that you enjoyed the day out with me and Mr. Merlot. (As I write, he is chewing the corner of the rug in the lounge!) Thanks for your very postive review, and thanks for taking time to post it. With kind regards, Phil More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We loved our private tour with Phil. He was well prepared for our day with outlines of various wineries, information sheets on wine, Kiwi-speak, and maps, in addition to water and cheese boards.He customized the day for us, going to the 4 wineries we selected and left some time for us to explore the black sand beach. We had an... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Susan, Thanks for taking the time to post your great review. I'm glad that you both enjoyed the Volcano Coast & Country tour - it's a great way to see our spectacular scenery and taste fab wine & Food. Greetings from sunny Auckland to California! Warm regards, Phil More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We spent a day with Phil and visited four wineries around Auckland, in addition to having lunch and visiting several sites. Phil provided us with a lot of information and was able to answer all of our questions, and the women at the wineries were all excellent. It was especially great to spend the day with Phil's dog, Merlot, who... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi MF, Thanks for posting your fab review. Merlot now has had three official tours as assistant tour guide. He sends his regards! So glad that you enjoyed the Volcano Coast & Country tour and the wine tastings. Warm regards to Vancouver from sunny Auckland. Best wishes, Phil More 

Owego, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We met Phil Parker at the cruise terminal -- so easy! and he had great documentation describing the day he had planned for us on Waiheke Island. We visited 4 fantastic wineries -- Peacock Sky with super delicious food pairings to go with the wine; Kennedy Point where we tasted local honey as well as wine; Cable Bay where we... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi MJMDWM! So glad that you enjoyed the Waiheke experience. We certainly had a great day with good weather so you could see it at its best. It was a pleasure hosting you on the Island. And thanks so much for the great review. Warm regards, Phil More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

March 1, 2015 While visiting Auckland I had the opportunity to see and taste some great wine and food. My Travel Agent Nancy Davis, an Australian and New Zealand Specialist, arrange for a wine excursion with Phil Parker. He provides small group wine and food tours out of Auckland. It was a day tour visiting some boutique winner's on Waiheke... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Susan B, Thanks very much for your fulsome endorsement of my Waiheke tour So glad that you enjoyed the day with me. Waiheke certainly is the jewel in the crown of Auckland's wine and food experiences and I continue to get such great feedback from my clients. Thanks for taking time to post your fantastic review! Warm regards, Phil More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I booked this wine tour based on a recommendation and I am really glad that I did. We arrived in Auckland at the Cruise terminal downtown and Phill picked us and our luggage up right from the terminal. No muss no fuss. As I had been ill while on the Cruise we considered canceling the tour but I am glad... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Dear Criosa, Thanks so much for your wonderful review and endorsement of my business. That is a great description of the Volcano Coast & Country tour. I'm so happy that you appreciated our fantastic scenery, wineries and food - it was my pleasure to share them with you both. I'm glad to see that your Kiwi bird found a good... More 

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