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Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island

Highlights
  • Enjoy several wine tastings on Waiheke Island to compare varietals and vintages
  • Food tastings may also be included when available
  • Learn about winemaking on the island from a guide and local winemakers
Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island
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Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island
From US$99.03
Overview
Discover the wine scene of Waiheke Island on a wine-tasting tour that introduces you to some of the isle's best spots. With a guide, you'll taste boutique wines and meet local producers who provide the chance to get to know the island's culture a little better. Along the way, admire the native bush and vineyard scenery. Please note, ferry rides from Auckland are not included.
What to Expect
Hop on the 9:30am "Fullers" Waiheke Island ferry leaving from the downtown Auckland ferry terminal Pier 2. You will be greeted by your guide with a "Waivino Tours" sign as you step onto Waiheke Island and taken to the comfortable tour vehicle where the fun will begin.
On your way to the first winery, you travel along the northern ridge with beautiful views and your guide will point out amazing aspects of this unique ancient island. At the first winery you get to try some lovely wines in a gorgeous setting. The winemakers or the winery staff will tell you their story as you completely get into the relaxing Waiheke Island vibe. You will enjoy three wineries and your guide can arrange a segue into a lovely lunch (optional). Once you have seen and tasted enough for the day you will be transferred back to your awaiting ferry.
Reviews (64)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day on Waiheke w/Waivino

Fantastic time with Grant and our group on Waiheke. Very easy to book, great communication/direction, fantastic itinerary and Grant is a very entertaining and fun host. Everyone in our group ended up staying on the island longer for additional activities which Grant helped get everyone...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jmZ3940RN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A+ wine tour that allows you to see and learn about Waiheke Island as well!

One of the things I loved about our tour with Grant was that he mixed in a lot of the history of the island and the people into our day with him. When we were first picked up around 10:45, we drove to the far...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank hutsonl14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Absolutely Excellent !!

I arranged a private tour with Waivino for 10 adults who travel extensively and are all quite knowledgeable in wine and who have all done wine tours in various places around the world. Bottom line - we all felt that this was by far the...More

1  Thank 0413RonM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful

We had an amazing day with Grant. He was very accommodating, even though we had a difficult couple on our tour who seemed to forget they weren’t on a private tour. The wine and food was fantastic and Grant even dropped us off to the...More

Thank lisapompey
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

You guys were great! Thank you so much Lisa. It really was a sweet day.

Reviewed 18 December 2018
Highly Recommend

Grant's tour was great value for money, not only did we get a full meal for our lunch but we also tried some amazing woodfire pizza and experienced a food and wine pairing. The food and wine paring was excellent, with a very interesting degustation...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rhiannon A
Grant K, Owner at Waivino Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Rhiannon! If everybody walked back onto the ferry with this feeling, I would have achieved my vision of letting Waiheke work her magic on them while providing a satisfying meaningful experience, seeing a great deal of the island way beyond where...More

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