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“Have a FANTASTIC Day” 5 of 5 stars
Review of NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours

NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours
417A Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9 5751958
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Ranked #2 of 159 Activities in Auckland
Type: Tours, Food & Drink
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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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Lockers / storage, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Long Beach, Washington
1 review
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“Have a FANTASTIC Day”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had an individual wine tour, and found that the speed and activities of this tour were matched to our needs, not others in a group like our past experiences. John knows Aukland and all the wine makers in the area. He ziped through trafic like the pro that he is getting us to the air port at the end of our tour.

I recommend this tour to anyone who wants a special day.

Visited April 2013
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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Hi Susan,

Thanks for your excellent review. I'm so happy your tour and day were enjoyable. I try to be realistic with the inclusions and venue visitation times because I've done this for so long. And when it comes to International Airport drops, I know enough about Auckland traffic to realize that it pays to err on the side of caution. I've lived in Auckland for 24 years and it's taken that long to know the roads as well as I do. I enjoy tailoring a tour where sometimes it is required to execute a full day of wine, food and scenery and then deliver my clients to the international airport on the last day of their holiday. I love it , it's exciting and I'm blessed to do it. I really appreciate your review. I hope you'll stay in touch by liking my NZWINEPRO facebook page. Kindest regards John McFarlane
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Pago Pago, American Samoa
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“A fantastic day with a wonderful guide”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

If you are looking for a great tour of Waihiki THIS is the one to take. John is a fantastic guide and Dennis and I learned so much about Auckland and New Zealand in this one day. We had interesting discussions about the culture and politics of New Zealand. We were the only ones on the tour and we started our day being picked up at our hotel and were treated to a tour of Auckland. After a ferry ride to Waihiki Island, we visited Stoney Ridge Winery to taste some great wine, They were harvesting their olives and John quickly called Rangihoua Estates, one of the local olive oil processors, and we were able to have a side trip to their location and a taste of their olive oil (don't miss the herb spread!) After that, we went to Cable Bay Winery for more tasting and a fantastic lunch. We finished our tasting tour at Mudbrick Vineyards and then had a little extra time to wander through the shops in Oneroa. Our day ended with a ferry ride and a return to our hotel. All in all a fantastic day and I highly recommend it.

Visited April 2013
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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Hi Anne and Dennis, Thanks for your wonderful review. Waiheke Island is such an adventure. I love going there, and I love taking people there. The wine and scenery really are superb and there's a sense of tranquility that make it a lovely place to drink some wine. Where we take lunch is world class, and as you could see.. what a location! The places I choose on the Waiheke island Tour are contrasting in style, but give a balanced overview of how varied the vineyards are. One thing's for sure.. the wine is pretty good. I hope you'll take some memories away and come back agAin to visit one day. My very best wishes. John McFarlane
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Amazing Tour in NZ!!! A Must Do!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

With only 2 days to spend in Auckland, the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beaches tour with NZWINEPRO was perfect. It included fantastic wines, beautiful landscapes and a delicious lunch. John, the owner and guide, was wonderful and extremely knowledgeable! We are on a two week vacation in Sydney, Auckland and Bora Bora, and though our vacation is not over, we are fairly confident that this will be the most amazing day of our trip. We would do it all over again if and when we return!!
Mario & Kelly
May 5, 2013

Visited May 2013
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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Hi Kelly & Mario,
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Thanks for your amazing positive review, I'm really pleased you enjoyed your day out. I totally enjoyed meeting you and taking lunch together. Thanks Mario for the Twitter follow.. I follow you back! I'll hope you'll follow my progress on my NZWINEPRO facbook page too. If you're back in New Zealand again, let me know.. I might be operating in Queenstown by then. All the best - John McFarlane
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Joyful day with a mix of wine tasting and a gorgeous view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

This trip with John was a great mix of wine tasting and sighseeing. In spite of rain, this day was wonderful. John's experience and knowledge about wine and New Zealand made him answering all the individual questions in detail. We got to taste a lot of high quality wines and the view at the coast was gorgeous.

Visited May 2013
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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Hi Julia,

It was such a delight to meet you and it made for a perfect day with just the 4 of us. The Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour is popular for the high quality export wine and rural/coastal scenery. So I'm happy that you can think of the details of the tour now you're back in Singapore. I do appreciate your review and I hope you'll like/join my NZWINEPRO facebook page to stay in touch. If you're ever back this way with your partner again I'd be thrilled to take you to a different region with maybe some beer for him! Kind regards John McFarlane
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Long Beach, Washington
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“Great wine tour in Auckland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Great tour and lunch, John is a wonderful guide and very knowledgable about the area. Dick Fisher from Washington

Visited April 2013
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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Hi Dick & Sue,

I thoroughly enjoyed my day with you both. I'm pleased the experience worked out as we had planned. I hope you'll tell your friends if they come down to New Zealand. All the very best John McFarlane
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