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Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours

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Address: 36A Formby Avenue, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-845 6971
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Auckland's original boutique food & wine tours. Phil Parker is a fourth...

Auckland's original boutique food & wine tours. Phil Parker is a fourth generation New Zealander, wine writer and food fan who started Fine Wine Tours in 2000. Phil's tours skilfully combine ravishing countryside sightseeing with premium food and wine experiences in Auckland. As your personal guide, Phil assures you of a highly memorable and enjoyable fun time - going behind the scenes of Auckland's premium wine regions and exclusive food outlets. With tours starting at $NZ199 for a half day, there are also full day options covering three wine regions in greater Auckland, plus a full day Food & Wine Lovers' tour. All tours include lunch, complimentary mineral water and information pack.Contact Phil now - for the NZ food and wine experience of a lifetime!

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Kudos to Phil!

I have been on many wine tours around the world, and I have to say that Phil's was one of the best. Perfect day! My friends and I are wine snobs, but we truly enjoyed all three... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2016
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Atlanta, Georgia

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I have been on many wine tours around the world, and I have to say that Phil's was one of the best. Perfect day! My friends and I are wine snobs, but we truly enjoyed all three wineries that Phil chose. We had lunch at Mud Brick and the food (and wine) was exceptional. I especially enjoyed the venison and... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Karen, So glad that you all enjoyed the tour with me on wonderful Waiheke. It's such a buzz to get such positive feedback from happy clients! Waiheke certainly has the wow factor for food, scenery and wine. Warm regards, Phil More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Phil hit the nail on the head with all three wineries. We visited Kumeu River, Soljans Estate and West Brook Winery, and the samplings were very generous. To complement the wines, Phil provided us with very tasty, high quality NZ cheese & crackers.The wines were absolutely the best we've ever had. Surprisingly, we even enjoyed the white wines, which we... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Robin, Wow - what a great review! I'll have to frame that one and put it on my wall. It was a pleasure hosting you and your family to Kumeu region. So glad that you enjoyed our wonderful food, wine and scenery. You will have to come back again and explore the South Island. Warm regards and best wishes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Phil took us to 3 wineries in Kumeu region, short trip to the East part of Auckland (Mount Eden, great view!) and a food market for ice cream (Phil's treat!) We really enjoyed the tour. The lunch fee is included so there is no extra charge if you don't buy any wines at the wineries (but it's never happens).

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi there 敏明中, Thanks for the fab review! It was a pleasure hosting you both to Kumeu. So glad that you enjoyed the wineries and lunch. Warm regards, Phil More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I proposed to my girlfriend on the wine tour and Phil was so great and helpful in making it such a great experience. Couldn't have asked for a better guide as he is very knowledgeable and took us to the local spots which is what we were hoping for. Thanks again Phil for a wonderful tour.

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Onojonat, It was my privelege to host the two of you on your engagement wine tour. (I don't know who was more nervous - you or me!) I hope that you enjoyed the rest of your time in NZ and have many happy memories to take home to Hawaii. With very best wishes for your shared future, Warm regards,... More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

This was our first experience on a wine tour and what a beautiful fun filled day! Phil had a great humor, extremely nice and had great knowledge to share. He personally drove us for the day and was made us feel very safe. The vineyards were very nice and gave us information about each wine we tasted. Lunch was spectacular... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi there! So glad that you enjoyed your first wine tour - with with me. Thanks very much for your wonderful review and for taking time to post it. Warm regards, Phil More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We hired Phil for our first full day in Auckland for a wine tour of Waiheke Island. We took a lovely ferry ride to the island and started at Mudbrick, which was by far the best. It was worth going to all by itself. We had lunch at the Mudbrick restaurant and it was terrific. Phil had it all set... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Sally, Thanks for taking time to post your wonderful review. It was a pleasure hosting you both to Waiheke. Maybe we can do Kumeu next time! Warm regards, Phil More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Had a great time on this wine tour. Phil showed us lovely wineries, scenic views, all with a great lunch included. He was very knowledgeable about the area and willing to answer our (many) questions.

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Bri-elle, Thanks for the great review. I was a pleasure meeting you both and showing you Kumeu's best wines. Warm regards, Phil More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I did Phil's wine tour the day I landed - My flight from Vancouver landed at 6am and by 10:30am I was in the midst of my first wine tour! Our lunch at Blossoms Country Cafe overlooking an apple orchard was just the break I needed before sampling more wine. The tour also included a scenic stop overlooking an amazing... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Fiona, Thanks for taking time to post your fantastic review! So glad that you hit the ground running after your flight and joined us on the Kumeu tour. Hope the jetlag wore off and that you enjoyed the rest of your stay in Auckland. Warm regards, Phil More 

Zama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

We ended up being the only people on the tour, Phil was wonderful. He picked us up on time at our lodging. We started with coffee and a treat and then headed to other ares around the city. Lunch was amazing at this french place and then out of town to the vineyards. It is a great way to see... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Carmen, It was a peasure hosting the two of you to some of Auckland's best foodie spots. Thanks very much for taking time to post your great review! Best wishes to Tokyo, Kind regards, Phil More 

Hamilton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I had a personal tour of the premier North Island wineries and a craft beer brewery with Phil Parker March 24, 2016. It was an all day tour filled with excellent wines, food and beer and very knowledgeable descriptions of the area, its wines and wineries. Phil knows the area and is obviously well liked and respected by the winery... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thanks for taking time to post your great review! It was my pleasure to host you to Kumeu for some of our best food, wine and craft beer. I really enjoyed your company and it was a good day out. Kind regards, Phil More 

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