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Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours

36A Formby Avenue, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-845 6971
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Ranked #3 of 116 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

I spent 12 days in New Zealand this past August/September, getting a chance to see a lot of the country. But hands down the best day was the day spent with Phil on the Fine Wine & Food tour. Phil (our host) did an excellent job at providing information about the wines and region, as well as throwing in some... More

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

A friend and I were looking for something fun to do on our last day in Auckland, and Phil was able to book us on the 1/2 day wine tour the day before with no hassle or worries. The wineries were fantastic; Phil clearly had great relationships with the people that owned and worked at each of them. The cafe... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

It was vile weather. What to do? Well, going on a wine tour seemed the best alternative. Our tour guide Phil was cheerful, knowledgeable and friendly, full of interesting facts and ideas, and genuinely interested in us and what we thought about the wines and NZ etc. The tour was informative and perfectly organised. And the wine selection from 3... More

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Boise, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful wine tour with Phil. We had a half day tour visiting 3 wineries in Kumeu, West Auckland. It was good to visit two smaller wineries plus a larger more commercial winery. It was a pity it rained the whole time and we were unable to enjoy visiting Muriwai Beach.

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

Hi Kiwitraveller, So glad that you all enjoyed the winery tour with me on Saturday. It's always fun to host NZers and I'm glad that you found some wines that weren't 'too winey'! Unfortunately the weather is beyond my management skills (it's still pouring down as I write this). It was a plesure to meet you all. Kind regards, Phil More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

I personally recommend this tour to any wine enthusiast. Phil was very knowledgeable and very personal with us. He gave us recommendations on what with should do while being in Auckland. A very exquisite tour. We're in NZ for a couple of days and his recommendations on what to do we're great!! If you like wine and food, go for... More

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

Hi Riclor, Thanks for the great review! It was a fun day out with your group from Puerto Rico and a pleasure to show you around some of our best wineries. So glad that you enjoyed your time in Auckland and enjoyed my home town. Warm regards, Phil More

Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Phil was wonderful - very personable as well as knowledgeable about wine and about New Zealand in general. He was also very flexible and allowed us to create a day that was tailored to our needs. We ate a delicious lunch, with good food and great conversation, then visited 3 different wineries. Phil also brought crackers and cheese with us... More

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

Hi MistyM4! Thanks very much for your great review - it was a pleasure hosting the two of you on your Half Day tour this month. I hope you can find some of our great NZ wines backin Chicago :-) Best wishes, Phil More

Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Phil was great from the beginning of the tour to the end of the tour. He was knowledgeable about wine and answered all of our questions. He was very flexible and allowed us to create a day that was tailored to our needs. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch, with delicious food and great conversation. If anyone is planning a trip... More

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

Howdy Syndeyfun26! It was great fun hosting the two of you - and I'm glad that you had a such a good experience on your tour with me. Thanks for the fab review! Warm regards, Phil More

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very interesting and enjoyable wine tour, Phil was knowledgable and enjoyed a good rapport with local vineyard staff.

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

Hi Kristi , It was great meeting the both of you and I'm so glad that you enjoyed your Volcano Coast & Country tour with me in July. And thanks for taking time to post your review. Warm regards from Auckland! Phil More

Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Beautiful country, very nice vineyards and Phil was a great host! Can't wait to drink the bottle I brought home!!

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

Hi! Thanks for taking the time to post your great review. Hope you enjoy your well-travelled bottle - back home in Nevada. Kind regards, Phil More

USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Phil's tour is truly a gem for those who appreciate wine and the unique terroir of the various wine regions of the Auckland area and North Island. His professionalism, knowledge, insight, kindness, and recommendations were fantastic throughout the day-long tour. I particularly appreciated that he took our small cohort of three to top-notch local wineries not geared for mass production... More

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

Hi Vinho Enthusiast Family! Thank you so much for your kind and fantastically positive comments on your day out with me. It was a total pleasure showing you the 'best of the west' and our beautiful coastline and countryside. Kind regards, Phil More

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