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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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Wine, cheese and fabulous scenery

Fabulous tour! Phil is is a fabulous guide, knowlegable about both the wine and the places he took us. We'd never been to New Zealnd before and this was the first tour on our... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Fabulous tour! Phil is is a fabulous guide, knowlegable about both the wine and the places he took us. We'd never been to New Zealnd before and this was the first tour on our itinerary and it got our holiday off to an excellent start. I'd recommend Phil's tour to any of my friends!

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London, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We booked a last minute tour with Phil to Kumeu last month. We were the only three people touring which meant Phil was our personal guide. Phil was welcoming and friendly, he took us to 4 wineries of differing sizes and styles, bringing a cheeseboard for us to enjoy with the wine we tasted (nice touch but missing the blue!).... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Took some Aussie friends around the Kumeu area and introduced them to Nz wines. Phil Parker showed us a good variation in wines and wineries. I work locally and didn't know about one of the wineries. A great day was had and Phil's expert input was low key but invaluable.

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

Hi J Brockelbank! Thanks for thew great review. It was a pleasure meeting your Aussie mates and hosting you all to Kumeu. Best wishes, Phil More 

Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We found Phil from tripadvisor. I am so happy we did! It was such a great experience. Phil was very knowledgable and personable. My wife and I really enjoyed our wine tour. It was great to learn so much about not just local wineries but the Auckland area as well. Everything was taken care of for us and we could... More 

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

Hi Greg, Thanks for taking time to post your great review. It was a pleasure meeeting you both and hosting you honeymooners to Waiheke Island. It was a brilliant day with wethare to match! Warm regards & congratulations, Phil More 

Blairgowrie, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Phil Parker, our guide, a very affable chap. Pick up from the hotel, on time. Covered the Auckland fish market, very interesting. Great coffee at Sabato Fine Foods and a browse of their goodies. A rather long drive to check out Puhoi Cheeses which were very good indeed. A lovely lunch at Plume Restaurant & Runner Duck Wines. A nice... More 

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

Hi Kbyates! Thanks for the great review - so glad that you enjoyed the day sampling goodies around the Auckland region with me. The Foodie tour is one of my favourites for a day out of the City. Kind regards, Phil More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

My husband and I lucked out and got our own private tour with Phil during our honeymoon! We did the Fab Foodie Tour and absolutely loved it: he was kind, informative, and we really got the "local" feel. The Pujoi Cheese shop actually had great ice cream, we loved the chocolate shop, Sabor had awesome coffee, and lunch was spectacular.... More 

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

Hi Alyssa, It was great that I was able to host you two honeymooners on the Foodie tour. It was a pleasure meeting you both. Glad you enjoyed the wide range of excellent food and wine that we have so close to Auckland city. Thanks for the fantastic review. Warm regards to San Diego from Auckland! Phil More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

My husband and I only spent 2 full days in Auckland and I'm so very glad that this was one of our experiences! Phil made us feel right at home as soon as we met and is a fabulous tour guide. We had a lovely day and very much enjoyed tasting the wines of New Zealand and seeing some of... More 

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

Dear Lori W, It was great to meet you both and enjoy your company on tour with me to Kumeu wine region. So glad that you enjoyed the day sampling great wine and food in west Auckland. Thanks for your fantastic review! Warm regards, Phil More 

Ningbo, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

First of all, Phil is such a great person, he contacted me several times by email to confirm all the details of our Tour after I booked online. This Auckland Fine Food and Wine Tours guided by Phil is really an amazing experirence during our staying in North Island. Phil is Kind, tender, funny and very careful during all the... More 

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Dear TravelerYao, Thank you so much for taking time to post your fantastic review. It was real a pleasure hosting your group to Waiheke Island and I'm so glad that tou enjoyed the best of Waiheke wine as well as the lunch at famous Mudbrick restaurant. Warm regards to Ningbo from Aucklannd! Phil More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

As travelling solo I wanted an easy way to see some more of NZ and indulge in a little wine. What a great choice I made when choosing Phil to provide this. From the first time I emailed him, he was prompt, polite and helpful. I was picked up on time and introduced to the lovely Merlot and the other... More 

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

Hi WA74, Thanks for your great review - it was a pleasure meeting you. Yes - it was great day and everything seemed to fall into place (even the weather!) Merlot send his regards and says thanks for the cuddles. (Right now he is 'helping' me take some pics of wine bottles for an article - by eating the blu-tack... More 

New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had a lovely day with Phil touring the boutique wineries of Waiheke Island. We enjoyed a wine tasting with food pairings at one winery which was entirely unique. We also had an amazing lunch at Mudbrick Winery. Everywhere we went we were given preferential treatment due to Phil. Even the ferry ride there and back was enjoyable. It was... More 

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

Hi Mermma! It was a pleasure meeting you and hosting your family to Waiheke Island. So glad that you enjoyed the wonderful food and wine on our own 'treasure island.' Warm regards to New Orleans (must get there for the Jazz Festival!) Phil More 

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