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“Wineries near Auckland” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Auckland Wine Trail Tours

Auckland Wine Trail Tours
11 Pentland Ave, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9-630 1540
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Ranked #1 of 20 Food & Drink in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Auckland Wine Trail Tours has now been voted "Best Wine Tour In New Zealand" three times, in the 2010, 2012 & 2013 "Traveller Voted" tourism awards. We were also awarded Trip Advisor's "Certificate Of Excellence" for 2012, 2013 & 2014 and give our thanks to all our customers for their great reviews & comments. We are Auckland's original specialist wine tasting tour operator with the most experienced wine tour guide in Auckland, owner John Meadows. We offer a great range of Day & Half Day tours all with excellent wineries on both the West Coast (Kumeu, Waimauku) & East Coast (Matakana). Great scenery & sightseeing, farmland, regional parks, Tasman Sea, Pacific Ocean, rainforest, waterfalls, black sand beaches, vineyards, winery tour... Delicious winery restaurant lunches. Small group, max 9, door to door service in city area. Private tours & large groups by arrangement.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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“Wineries near Auckland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

John provided a great half day trip for us and was able to personalize it to meet our wishes. The Black beach, Gannett colony and 2 wineries were all excellent. John was on time and very informed and able to answer our many questions.

We would highly recommend this company to any and all!!

Visited February 2013
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Hi to Minnesota... many thanks for sending in your great comments & recommendation.

Very pleased you enjoyed the scenery & wines on the morning tour...!

Thanks again, John.
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Manalapan, New Jersey, United States
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“Great Experience and Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Small personalized tours are my favorite way to experience new places. From comfortable transportation to a knowledgeable tour guide. Auckland Wine Trail tours exceeded my expectations and I highly recommend them.

Visited February 2013
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review, March 20, 2013
Hi Sheldon, brilliant... many thanks for your very good & succinct review of my Coast-to-Coast tour!

Very pleased you both enjoyed the various aspects included during the day & thanks for the recommendation.

Thanks again, John.
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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“Fabulous Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

John picked up up at our ship on time and provided us with an amazing personalized tour of the black sandy beach where "The Piano" was filmed. We were then off to taste at delicious wineries.
If you are in Auckland this is the tour you want.

Visited February 2013
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review, March 19, 2013
Hi Howard, many thanks for taking the time to send in your review of the tour... really great to get your comments & recommendation!

Very pleased you had a good time & enjoyed the combination of sights & wines...!

Thanks again, John.
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“Wonderful day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

John picked us (and our luggage) up right at the wharf where our cruise ship docked. We spent the morning visiting the beautiful black sand beaches and waterfalls, followed by a delicious lunch at the first winery on our wine tasting tour. This tour was a Christmas gift from our daughter and son-in-law but I had spoken with John via email about the wines we liked. He took us to those wineries but also added some very special smaller wineries that were very very good. We got to taste many different wines and discovered new favorites to add to our list. John was very friendly and knowledgeable. He got us to the airport in plenty of time to make our flight back to the States. We highly recommend the tours offered by John and Auckland Wine Trail Tours!

Visited February 2013
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hi Ann, many thanks for your great review & comments!
Really pleased to see you enjoyed all the various aspects of this tour... it's a great combination...
Hope you and the wines had a good flight back.

Thanks again, John.
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“Wine Wine Wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

It's both a leaning and a tasteful experience. We visited 3 or 4 sites that lets you try 5 to 6 type of White - Red wine. Usually per site cost NZ$5, but the tour guide take charge for this. The NZ$5 is waived thou if you purchase any wine at each stop. Food is also great at "Cellar Door" and the venue is a big plus plus plus.

Visited March 2013
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Hello "VSInc".... again not sure who you are but many thanks anyway for a really good review!

You are right that there are no hidden extra charges on my tours, that sort of thing can spoil tours so I avoid it.

Very pleased you enjoyed the tour, wines & food...

Thanks again, John.
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