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NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours

Auckland Central, New Zealand
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About NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours
NZWINEPRO™ Auckland Wine Tours twice awarded best wine tour in Australasia and 2017 Most Luxury Wine Tasting Experience by Apac Insider New Zealand Business awards. Owner & guide John McFarlane is a fifth generation New Zealander and has worked in hospitality and tourism for over 32 years. With 17 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 from the Auckland Central Business District (CBD) to Auckland's very best wineries and vineyards. Destinations include Kumeu, Waimauku, Muriwai, Piha, Karekare, Matakana, Waiheke Island and Villa Maria Estate.
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Piha and Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour from Auckland

The wine regions around Auckland are some the best on the North Island, benefitting from the fertile volcanic lands of the Waitakere Ranges. On this tour, enjoy guided wine tasting experiences at wineries in the Henderson Valley, Ararimu Valley, and Kumeu wine regions. In addition, explore the stunning natural scenery of west Auckland, with stops at the black sand beach of Piha, the Karekare Waterfalls, and the Arataki Visitor Centre.
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Nalini S wrote a review Jun 3
10 contributions3 helpful votes
I had a short holiday in Auckland with 2 friends and wanted to include a day wine tour but didn't want the hassle of hiring a car and not being able to enjoy the tastings. We stumbled across NZWinePro's website and booked a day tour of Auckland wineries. Communication was fast, friendly and efficient and everything was sorted very quickly. Our guide, John, picked us up from our hotel on time and in a very nice, clean, and well appointed 4WD. John was an absolute delight and very knowledgeable about wines and the region and it's history. He stopped in various places to show us little gems around the coast - lots of things we would never have known to look for if we had driven ourselves. One of my friends on the tour is from Auckland and said she had no idea about all the little places to go and things to see. It was lovely to have a private tour and not have to deal with other tourists. John was also able to include impromptu stops for us as required. The tour included several stunning wineries and cheese makers, an amazing lunch, some boutique shopping and some stops at historic sites and places of natural beauty along the journey. The portions at the wine tastings were all very generous - I have done many wine tours in Australia and they only give you a tiny sip! All of the tastings John took us to were generous in size and wineries were well informed ahead of our visit and ready to receive us for a personal tasting with the winery owners. John was also able to advise us on customs issues what we could and could not take back to Australia in our luggage. He also had access to a fridge if we needed to keep anything chilled rather than stored in a hot car (less of an issue for us as it was May but definitely necessary in Summer). I can't recommend this tour enough - our host John was a delight, value for money was outstanding and we had the most wonderful day. And of course, NZ wines are outstanding - we bought quite a few bottles to enjoy back home. I will be recommending him to my friends and business colleagues.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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KylieJBaird wrote a review Mar 2021
Invercargill, New Zealand1 contribution2 helpful votes
My sisters and I did the Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway tour last month and it was a lovely way to spend a day together. John was a great guide and had interesting information about the area and wine culture in the area. All the wines we tasted were delicious, the cheese tasting at the Puhoi factory was great and the chocolates from Chocolate Brown were all amazing. The lunch at Plume was really good as well. It was a good, enjoyable day and we had a fun time.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours
Responded Mar 7, 2021
Hi Kylie, Thanks for taking the time to write your great review. The Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway tour is now the most popular tour we operate owing to the scenery, travel times, inclusions, stops and lunch. People tell me it's great value for the price. I've had to adapt the timing and extras because of the changing Covid environment we work in, but I'm so pleased you enjoyed the cheese and chocolate tastings and of course the wine tastings and lunch venue speak for themselves. It really is a great way to spend a Sunday with friends or family so I'm delighted you enjoyed the experience with your sisters while you were up in Auckland from the deep South. I do hope you'll follow NZWINEPRO™ on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter where I post photos and information about food, wine and things of interest. Thanks again for posting on TripAdvisor. Best regards John McFarlane
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Ella R wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution2 helpful votes
The tour was brilliant, John was so professional, organised and informative. Being able to go from Hamilton was great and having the ferry organised as part if the tour was a plus. The vineyards he selected were lovely and the balance was good in terms of seeing lots of the island but not too rushed. Would highly recommend this tour to others. Thank you John, it was a great day out with the girls!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours
Responded Mar 7, 2021
Dear Ella, Thank you for your stellar review of the Waiheke Island Wine Escape Tour" I'm glad we could negotiate to collect you from Hamilton, this is a new service we offer. I'm pleased it wasn't rushed and it was good to have a little extra time owing to "The Americas Cup" changing our ferry options. Glad you loved the vineyards, they are definitely some of the most popular ones. I do hope you'll follow NZWINEPRO™ on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter where I post photos and information about food, wine and things of interest. Best regards - John McFarlane
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Juli H wrote a review Jan 2021
New Zealand7 contributions2 helpful votes
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Decided to take a wine tour to Waiheke Island, chose NZ Wine Pro, and truly it was the best decision! John, the owner, was a charm!! He took us to the best wineries, drove us around in a very comfy van, took care of the ferry, and was always with a smile telling us very interesting thing trough the day. We were a group of 9 girls, and ended up going to 4 of the best and more beautiful wineries. Literally we didn’t have to worry about a thing! John made ir all super easy and beautiful. I super recommend this company. Really, a wonderful experience. Super trustworthy and great value for money.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours
Responded Mar 7, 2021
Hi Juli, Thank you for taking the time to write your wonderful review on Tripadvisor. It was a fun day for sure and I'm happy the vineyards we visited really rolled out the red carpet for you all. It helps to have contacts and know everyone! I try to make these trips as easy and carefree for the clients as Ican, choosing places I know have served me well in the past with good locations, products and service. So I'm thrilled you found it a "Really wonderful experience" I certainly enjoyed your company. I do hope you'll follow NZWINEPRO™ on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter where I post photos and information about food, wine and things of interest. Kindest regards - John McFarlane
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chrissybee2021 wrote a review Jan 2021
Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution2 helpful votes
John hosted a group of 9 of us for a beautiful day on Waiheke. From driving us to Auckland to the ferry terminal, providing masks to those of us that forgot for the ferry to expertly guiding us to some of Waiheke’s best vineyards and an olive oil estate. He made lunch recommendations to suit different budgets, and gave us just the right amount of island history. It was a lovely day out. I’d recommend to anyone who wants a day trip without the hassle of who will drive, where should we go next etc. Thanks John!
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours
Responded Mar 7, 2021
Hi Chrissy, Thanks for your excellent review of your Waiheke Island Wine Escape. I've been taking groups to the island for years, so I feel I know the best venues and where to find the best wine, food and views. So I'm really happy you enjoyed the tour and inclusions. I do hope you'll follow NZWINEPRO™ on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter where I post photos and information about food, wine and things of interest. Cheers - John McFarlane
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