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Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours

36A Formby Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-845 6971
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Ranked #2 of 112 activities in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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... More

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

Hi Roger! Whoo-hoo - what a great review. Thanks very much - it's really fantastic that you both enjoyed the tour so much that you wanted to share the expereience on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure meeting you. Warm regards, Phil More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our Tour with Phil on Sat 12 July despite the weather. We had overseas visitors with us and they enjoyed the day as well. The Winery visits were great specially Kerr Farm. We had lunch at Provenance well worth visiting. Phil had cheese and crackers for us at each winery, his local knowledge is excellent. Thanks Phil... More

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

Hi Lynne, Thanks for your fantastic review - I'm so glad that the group enjoyed the day out West and the hospitality of the wineries - and great lunch at Provenance. Kerr Fram was a special treat with the hosted tasting by Jaison. Kind regards, Phil More

Oshawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

What fun we had with Phil as our tour guide! We had an amazing day on the west coast, including a stop at the beach to see the gorgeous black sand. We were thrilled with his choice of wineries to visit, as well as the restaurant for lunch. It was like traveling with a friend - Phil was so kind... More

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

Hi BJP! So glad that you both enjoyed your day with me - it's always a pleasure to host our Commonwealth cousins from Canada. Thanks for the fantastic review. And of course, it would be great to see you both back in NZ in the future. Warm regards, Phil More

Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I booked a tour with Phil based on excellent trip advisor reviews- how lucky we were! We had a sensational day visiting stunning wineries, eating fine cheese selected by Phil himself and seeing amazing scenery along the way. Lunch was delicious and the generous tastings were informative, yet relaxed. Phil was a fantastic host and really great... More

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

Hi Lucy, That's great that you both enjoyed your tour with me and had a fantastic time in Auckland. I'm glad that I was able to give some suggestions to make your stay here enjoyable. Thanks for the amazing review! Kind regards, Phil More

Centerville, Ohio
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We toured with Phil Parker in Auckland during our recent stay. 4 great wineries and a beautiful lunch plus a stop at the Tasman Sea black sand beach. Highly recommend Phil for a day of wine tasting, you will not be disappointed!

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

Hi Kate, Yes - the weather wasn't the greatest, but happily the wineries and Soljans restaurant had a warm welcome and you both enjoyed yourselves. It was a pleasure meeting you and hosting you on the day. Thanks for the great review! Kind regards, Phil More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We spent 2 days doing 2 different tours with Phil. He was a great host and really introduced us to New Zealand. We enjoyed his restaurant tips for Auckland as well!

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

Hi 67892014 from Chicago! Thanks for booking two tours with me - it was a pleasure being your host on both days. And thank you for posting your fantastic TripAdvisor review and kind comments. Kind regards, Phil More

Anchorage, Alaska
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We had a wonderful day touring Kumeu area wineries with Phil. Another party cancelled and Phil very graciously continued the tour with just the two of us. We were the lucky beneficiaries of a personalized tour from a knowledgeable and experienced host. We visited 4 excellent wineries. The lunch at Soljan's Winery was amazing! Phil's custom cheeseboard was icing on... More

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

Hi Romina & April from Alaska! It was a pleasure hosting the two of you on the day - it was a fun day out. Thanks for your very positive review and kind comments. I look forward to meeting you again! Warm regards, Phil More

Busan, South Korea
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I have gone to NZ for my business trip. Fortunately I have some spare time and I decide to stay one more day. At this time I found a winery trip and contact with Mr. Phil. He come to my hotel for bring me and I started great trip with US family. He described to us about NZ during driving... More

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

Dear Winery1234! Thank you for taking time to write your fantastic review of your wine tour with me. I'm so gklad that you enjoyed the day with the other folk. Kind regards, Phil More

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We had 2 fantastic days, one in Kumeu River the other on Waiheke Island tasting food and wine and seeing great scenery with a very good guide in Phil Parker. His service was second to none and his knowledge excellent. I would recommend these tours to anyone. In fact, I already have!

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

Hi there Aussie cousins! Thanks so much for the great review. It was a total pleasure hosting you both to Kumeu and Waiheke. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed your company. So glad that you enjoyed our great wine and food over the two tours. Warm regards, Phil More

Cairns, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

had a great day with Phil on the Western Country full day wine tour. Just 4 of us in the mini van it was so much fun. Went to 4 great wineries who had marvellous people telling us about the wines, Lunch was superb, with a clever trio of wines for more sampling. We also went up Mt Eden and... More

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

Hi Handbagtraveller and husband! Yes - I think we pretty well proved that you can still have some great wines and a lot of fun on a wet day in Auckland. With four guests it was just the right mix - and very enjoyable and memorable for me too. Thanks for your fantastic review comments. Kind regards, Phil More

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