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Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland

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  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • A la carte lunch included
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Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland
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Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland
$132.45
Overview
Discover the produce and panoramas for which New Zealand’s North Island is famous on this 5.5-hour winery and black-sand beach tour from Auckland. Visit the Kumeu River Winery with your guide and learn of New Zealand’s early winemaking pioneers. Sample award-winning wines made from pinot gris, gewürztraminer and pinot noir grape varietals at the Coopers Creek and Matua wineries. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Provenance Matua Valley eatery, and perhaps try local Manuka honey. Explore the black sands of Muriwai Beach where the west coast meets the Tasman Sea.
What to Expect
Visit the winery of historic Kumeu River Wines owned and operated by the Brajkovich family. Pioneers in New Zealand wine since 1944 they specialize in producing Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer and Pinot Noir only from their own locally grown Kumeu Estates. The wine maker Michael Brajkovich MW became New Zealand’s first Master of Wine.

Taste wine at Coopers Creek where they have an excellent range of award winning classic and "not so familiar" varietals like Arneis, Albarino, GrunerVeltliner and Montepulciano. Take ann open menu one course lunch at "Provenance of Matua Valley" and if you wish try the range of native flora and Manuka UMF honey’s.

Relax with a side trip through rolling sheep country to visit the Muriwai black sand beach. See the rugged West Coast & regional Park meeting the Tasman Sea.

In the afternoon visit Matua Wines for a generous selection of varietals and blends in the cellar door shop. Matua Wines was the first wine company in New Zealand to produce Sauvignon Blanc.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Wine Tour Near Auckland

Really enjoyed our wine tour with John. John was extremely knowledgeable about wine and the area and quite personable. It was a very enjoyable afternoon!More

1  Thank Rochelle H
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Rochelle, Thanks so much for your kind review. I'm really pleased I could get you out of the city knowing your tight schedule. I'm happy you enjoyed the tour and thank you for the generous gratuity at the end. I hope you'll stay in...More

Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile
Wine tour fun!!

John is so knowledgeable about wine and the New Zealand region. I appreciated that I was able to jump on my tour solo. My group was great and had so much fun with them!!!! The wineries we went to were delicious and so welcoming. I...More

Thank Michelle F
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Hi Michelle, I'm really pleased you enjoyed your tour, and that I was able to get you out with a group as a solo traveller. The lunch at Soljans seldom fails to please and the three wineries and the wine itself usually please my clients....More

Reviewed June 6, 2018
Lovely tour

John was an amazing guide who picked us up at our flat and even dropped us off there.This was one of the first things I did when I came to New Zealand and it was a great way for me to get introduced to the...More

1  Thank refinnejl1
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2018

Hi Brianna and Jen, Thanks for you fantastic review of the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour. I'm really pleased I could get your New Zealand experience off to a positive start. I'm glad you enjoyed the wine tasting and winery tour at Kumeu...More

Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile
A tasty afternoon

John was terrific. He picked the three of us up at our hotel and away we went to the country. He has so much wine knowledge and enthusiasm to share it with others. We toured the first winery, Kumeu River, and we were able to...More

Thank JanFTX
nzwinebug, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Hi Jan, Thanks you so much for taking the time to write a review to TripAdvisor the world's largest and most trusted review platform. I'm so happy you enjoyed the Vineyards, Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour. I'm sorry the weather on the day was...More

Reviewed April 5, 2018
Excellent day!

Last month, my husband and I took a whirlwind four-night trip to Auckland and the North Island . On our second day, we did the Vineyards, Honey and Black Sand Beaches tour with John McFarland of NZ Wine Pro. My husband and I love wine...More

Thank jdvmd
nzwinebug, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thanks for your amazing and kind review. I'm so pleased the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour met with your best expectation. I really appreciate that you've the taken the time to accurately lay out the inclusions of your tour experience to help others...More

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As a single I emailled him and he let me know as soon as he knew he had a place for a single traveller. I couldn't book online as a single but he was very accommodating once I emailled him. Contact him as he is great and so... More
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