After first asking our hotel concierge about Waiheke wine tours, and not goetting much useful information, we decided to rely on the Trip Advisor research I had done before leaving home. We made a last minute booking with Ananda Tours the morning we arrived in Auckland. The owner Jenny was very accommodating, willing to work with our need to get 4 ladies showered and alert before heading to the island. It was a Sunday, not too crowded, and I knew we made the right choice as soon as we landed and I saw lots of people getting on very large tour buses.
Jenny took us to her large comfortable van, and off we went, making stops as needed for us to photograph the beautiful scenery. We went to three wineries (Mudbrick, Obsidian, and Stony Ridge) and elected some gallery and shopping time over the possible fourth winery as we were "hitting the wall" of jet lag.
Jenny was very knowledgeable, friendly and personalized the tour to our tastes. Having noticed that we were intrigued by the local birds, she stopped in at the rooster colony in a local park, knowing that we would find it very entertaining. All four of us loved everything about the tour, Jenny, and Ananda Tours. Don't hesitate to make this booking!