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NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours

417A Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1740, New Zealand
+64 9 5751958
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Ranked #1 of 115 Activities in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Tours
Owner description: NZWINEPRO™ are wine industry professionals offering personal wine making tours and scenic adventures for discerning enthusiasts. Owner & guide John... more » Owner description: NZWINEPRO™ are wine industry professionals offering personal wine making tours and scenic adventures for discerning enthusiasts. Owner & guide John McFarlane is a fifth generation New Zealander and has worked in hospitality and tourism for over 27 years. With 15 years experience working directly in the industry, you'll be guided beyond the cellar door with morning and afternoon options, stunning wines to taste, magnificent coastal scenery/regional parks, honey producers, cheese factory tastings, olive oils and delicious New Zealand cuisine. See how wine is made with private guided behind the scenes winemaking facility tours at Villa Maria Estate or Kumeu River Wines. Door to door service to Auckland's very best wineries and vineyards. Destinations include Kumeu, Huapai, Waimauku, Muriwai, Piha, Matakana, & Waiheke Island. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My parents had an amazing time in NZ, with this tour being the highlight of their trip. They were raving about it for weeks and recommend everyone to make time to go for a day tour :)

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

It's always nice to receive anemail from someones parents that went on one of my tours. This isn't the first time that somebody booked a tour for their folks and that they have been kind enough you write a short note to say thanks and to let me know that it met every expectation. Thanks so much for sharing this... More

Aberdeen Uk
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My wife and I wanted to do a wine tour when we recently visited New Zealand so we picked up a few brochures at the Auckland Tourist Board Shop, after briefly studying them we agreed and picked out a half day trip with one of the companies however when the tourist board people tried to book the trip there was... More

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

HiGuthrie & Lorraine. Thank you for writing your lovelyl review. It really was such a pleasure to meet you and take you around the West Auckland vineyards. I'm pleased you also managed to locate some of the wine in Aberdeen that you tried on the day. It's so much easier than having to carry it all the way home. It's... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Your start at a good time. Both your guides were nice.as the company is small its a lot more personal and interesting because there is vague set routine but sometimes places are shut. But this showed the care and effort of the owner slash guide who went out wis way to find otherwise regually did more than expwcted. Really put... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Isn't it amazing when you live in a city you very rarely go and do the touristy thing! So I organised a surprise birthday trip for my wife and father I selected NZWinePro because I'd heard some good stuff from people who'd gone with John previously. We had a fantastic day out and John gave us a really knowledgeable insight... More

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Stewart, Thanks for writing such a great review and providing an endorsement of the work I do. Sometimes when I take out locals I feel i have to work even harder because most Aucklanders are reasonably familiar with the wines, locations and general attractions. So it really lifts me to know that you felt it was a great day... More

Tempe, Arizona
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

John runs a very special business. We were so happy to be on the "Wine, Honey, and Black Sand Beaches" tour with him. His knowledge is varied and in-depth, and he is a pleasure to talk with. This wine tour is a must while in Auckland because it has a personal feel with individualized attention. The wineries were amazing, and... More

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sarah and Shawn, Thanks so much for your fantastic review. it was such a pleasure to spend the day with you both. All the better given your engagement in New Zealand, it made for a day of wine, food and celebration. I'm pleased you enjoyed the tour and thank you for working with me to accommodate the 3 ladies... More

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My 2 children and I had the day in Auckland due to a lengthy layover on our way to Australia. We arranged, prior to arriving, a tour with John of NZWinePro. The kids and I met our guide, John, at the last stop on the Airport Shuttle Bus near the ferry in town. John not only showed us around some... More

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, Thanks for your great review. After your enquiry it just worked out perfectly. Your kids were such fun and so well behaved, I was afraid they might become bored on a wine tour, and tired from such a long flight. And with another long flight to follow at the end of the tour I thought perhaps they might... More

Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

I was in Auckland on business and wanted to find a great way to spend my one free day. I love NZ wine, but also wanted to see some sights and really couldn't find a tour company who would do both - until I found NZWINEPRO. John did a great job merging the two together. Traveling solo, I was a... More

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Amy, What a pleasure it was to spend the day with you. The feeling of a day spent with someone I felt I'd known for ages was mutual. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day and that you felt in the time you had it covered a number of things you wanted to see or experience. I thoroughly enjoyed... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Been on two wine tours and next week when our friends arrive from UK, we are taking them on one of Johns tours. I know they are going to try some lovely wines, see some fabulous scenery and have a memorable day. It's a must do in Auckland! John is knowledgeable, friendly and very professional. Would highly recommend a day... More

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Carol, Thanks so much for another wonderful review. If you keep this up i will have to start a frequent flyers programme. You know you must be doing something right when you get repeat business and so I'm so pleased that this tour met your best expectation once again. They say there's no greater advertisement than a referral and... More

Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

NZWINEPRO picked us up at our hotel and took us to several wineries on lovely Waiheke Island. It was a cloudy day which only added to the beauty of the countryside. We stopped for lunch at one of the wineries -- the restaurant was elegant and had a gorgeous view of the sea. If you are in Auckland and have... More

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Steven and Frank, Thank you for your wonderful review, I love the title.. so kind of you. I had such a lovely day with you both. It really was a pleasure to meet you and spend the day on the island with you. The conversations were rich and interesting all day. Mudbrick certainly is an elegant Vineyard Restaurant and... More

2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

John McFarlane's wine tour was totally delightful - sporting a rich, vibrant hue of local color, full of fascinating historical notes... don't miss this one! Cynthia Harris from Las Vegas, USA

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Cynthia, Thanks for taking the time to write your great review. Thanks also for the email expressing how taken you were with New Zealand. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your day. When I come to the US I will let you know. Las Vegas will be an excitng stop after some time in Napa and Sonoma. Thanks again and... More

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