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Auckland Wine Trail Tours

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Address: 11 Pentland Avenue, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
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+64 9-630 1540

Auckland Wine Trail Tours has now been voted "Best Wine Tour In New...

Auckland Wine Trail Tours has now been voted "Best Wine Tour In New Zealand" five times, in the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016 "Traveller Voted" tourism awards. We were also awarded Trip Advisor's "Certificate Of Excellence" for 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016 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.

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Lovely wine and beautiful sights

We were picked up at our accommodation and whisked off for a great day of delicious wine and sights, starting with the breathtaking Muriwai black sand beach and gannet colony. We... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Hong Kong, China

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were picked up at our accommodation and whisked off for a great day of delicious wine and sights, starting with the breathtaking Muriwai black sand beach and gannet colony. We visited a few wineries and had a delicious lunch at one of the wineries. John was very informative and we learned a lot about the different areas and wineries... More 

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Rapid City SD
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the pleasure to participate in John Meadows' excellent wine tour. We began the morning tour by touring the Tasman Sea coast. We had the opportunity to observe an incredible colony of gannets nesting on a sea stack from a very close vantage point. That experience alone made our tour worthwhile. Next we had time to enjoy a stroll... More 

Thank stevegram
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful way to see the beauty of Aukland and its environs in a personalized way. We enjoyed a fresh and delicious lunch, sampled wonderful local wines and took in the scenery. John met us at our hotel promptly at 9 and provided us with a full day and great overview of Auckland wine country, flora, fauna, black sand beaches... More 

Thank Kristine M
Lee's Summit, Missouri
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted to visit some wineries on our recent trip to Auckland. After reading reviews on trip advisor, I selected the Waterfall and Wineries with John. I was not disappointed. The tour is excellent! John picked us up promptly at our hotel and drove us out of town to a nature center where we were lucky enough to experience the... More 

Thank pgriffith22
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on our honeymoon and decided to take a highly rated winery tour where we met John. The tour usually has multiple people, but on this today it was just the two of us. John was very knowledgeable and took us to multiple beautiful places. The black beach was breathtaking and the waterfall was incredible. In addition, the lunch... More 

Thank Anand S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two weeks in New Zealand, visiting the north and the south islands. John's tour of wineries and waterfalls was an amazing day for my husband, me and our two grown daughters. It was a highlight of an amazing adventure! The Wine and Waterfall full day tour was the best way to see the black sand beaches, the scenic... More 

Thank DonnaMarieBriDon
john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi again Donna & family, many thanks for the great review, comments & recommendation...! Appreciate it. Very pleased to get all the great feedback... Thanks again, regards, John Meadows. More 

Washington, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First winery we attended the salesperson was uninvolved. seemed to be more interested in his phone, he was not professional at all. The lodge and third winery were awesome. John was informative about the transformation of the west coast as it pertained to history of wine making and the country itself. Would do this again but omit first winery.

Thank swardfish1
john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi Susan, many thanks for the positive report despite a disappointing first winery for you... that's about the only thing I can't control... people that is...! Still very pleased you had a good time... Thanks again, regards John Meadows. More 

Devonport, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this tour. It was fun, generous and very well planned. The sight seeing was really enjoyable and the wineries chosen were perfect. The platter and wine tasting was to an extremely high standard. I would very strongly recommend this tour. It is by far the best I have ever done and very personalised.

Thank cgarwood7
john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi Crystal... wow, thank you so much for your great review...! Can't argue with that. Thanks again, regards, John Meadows. More 

Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

John was great! We made a last minute reservation with him for a half-day Sunday tour and he accommodated immediately. When he picked us up in the morning, he asked us our wine preferences and what we would like to see. The vineyards he chose for us were based on what we liked, not just some general tour which was... More 

Thank CK56789
john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi Carmen, really good of you to send in such a glowing report...! Great that you both had a good time and enjoyed the wines & scenery. Thanks again, regards, John Meadows. More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed April 17, 2017

This was my first day in NZ after a long flight from the UK. I had booked the tour on the internet and was collected from my cruise ship at the time specified. There were five other people in the mini bus. We were taken on a two hour sight seeing tour with frequent stops to admire some breath taking... More 

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this review

Hi Ian, very good of you to send in such a great review... I appreciate it. Good feedback about the wineries too... pleased they got better for you as the day went on...! Thanks for the recommendation. Thanks again, regards, John Meadows. More 

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