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Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island provided by Waivino Wine Tours

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Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island

Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island
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Tour snapshot
Waiheke Island wine-tasting tour at boutique wineries
Duration:
4–5 hours
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Go wine tasting with a small group of like-minded visitors to Waiheke Island for a unique experience in a scenic setting. Your guide introduces up to 15 world-class boutique wines and creates an intimate atmosphere with a maximum of eight participants. Pickup and drop-off occur at Matiatia Wharf, easily reached by ferry from Auckland.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Food pairing included plus gourmet lunches available to purchase
  • Phone charging port on board air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures an intimate experience
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-5 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Food pairing included plus gourmet lunches available to purchase
  • Phone charging port on board air-conditioned vehicle
  • Small-group tour limited to eight people ensures an intimate experience
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 51225P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Taste up to 15 local boutique wines and hear the stories and learn about the process
  • Food pairing where available and snacks along the way.
  • Local expert tour guide providing your personalised unique tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gourmet lunch options at wineries or on the beach.
  • Small groups of fun like minded wine lovers
  • Head out to the eastern side of the island and discover hidden delights
  • Pure Waiheke Island water at every stop to cleanse your palate and hydrate you.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Phone charging port on board your comfortable transport
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Round-trip Ferry from Auckland
Duration
4–5 hours
Departure details
  • Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1081, New Zealand Jump on the 10am Fullers Waiheke Island ferry from downtown Auckland ferry terminal pier 2 and we greet you as you step onto the island with a Waivino Tours sign.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Taste up to 15 local boutique wines and hear the stories and learn about the process
  • Food pairing where available and snacks along the way.
  • Local expert tour guide providing your personalised unique tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gourmet lunch options at wineries or on the beach.
  • Small groups of fun like minded wine lovers
  • Head out to the eastern side of the island and discover hidden delights
  • Pure Waiheke Island water at every stop to cleanse your palate and hydrate you.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Phone charging port on board your comfortable transport
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Round-trip Ferry from Auckland
Departure details
  • Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1081, New Zealand Jump on the 10am Fullers Waiheke Island ferry from downtown Auckland ferry terminal pier 2 and we greet you as you step onto the island with a Waivino Tours sign.
Duration
4–5 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Near public transportation
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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Catrina
1 contribution
Friends
Had such a great time! Myself and a group of friends were in Auckland for the weekend and had always talked about doing a winery tour on Waiheke. We had previously visited wineries in Queenstown so expectations were high. We were welcomed by Grant and had two other groups join us on the tour.
We visited boutique wineries that were very original and rustic, while for lunch we enjoyed platters amongst the grapevines. We luckily had enough time to visit a gin distillery that Grant had mentioned made great slushy cocktails. The entire group begged Grant to take us cause it was such a hot day, we were soon sipping on gin tasting boards and slushy cocktails in front of an amazing view of the Hauraki Gulf.
The whole experience was really amazing and fun. One downside though would have to be the very little amount of wine given for tastings. However, this is more a matter for each winery per say not Waivino.
Written 10 February 2022
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Cmcc
Remuera, New Zealand37 contributions
Couples
Our experience with Grant from Waivino was one of the best tours we have ever been on. While providing a laid back and enjoyable experience, he managed to anticipate our every need and make us feel like we were on a tour run by a 5 star resort.
If you want to experience Waiheke and it’s wines I would definitely recommend Waivino
Written 30 December 2020
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Grant K
Sorry I didn't respond earlier, this is the best review. I can't take credit for the magical power of Waiheke but when it works it works really well. Thank you so much Lucy.
Written 28 June 2021
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Nicole V
1 contribution
Even if you have been to Waiheke a few times before, this Wine Tour with Grant is a must. You get the chance to taste amazing wines in cute and hidden boutique style wineries. Grant is a very knowledgeable guide, so that you will learn about and see lots of hidden treasure of the island.
Written 30 January 2022
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Ken L
2 contributions
Toured in early March on a Saturday. Grant (owner) is an excellent tour guide. He attracts a wine knowledgeable clientele and took us to marvelous, "off the beaten track" wineries where he clearly has close personal relationships. Grant is also a fountain of interesting information about the island which he clearly loves and seemingly customized the tour "on the fly" based on our ad hoc group of tourists. Very bright and intellectually personable. Superior in every way!
Written 20 March 2020
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Grant K
Wow, this is the best review ever! Thank you so much!! You clearly got me on a good day. It is true though, Waivino does attract a better breed of human. It is magic. May I send Waiheke love to you and all my guests over the last 5 years. Sail well through these troubled waters. I hope to see you soon. Cheers..
Written 21 March 2020
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WinnievanDijk71
Auckland Central, New Zealand50 contributions
We booked a wine tour with Waivino for a friends birthday, we arrived early in Waiheke and our guide Grant was already there, it was only the 4 of us so we started our tour straight away with a scenic drive with great stories about Waiheke by Gran, our first winery Obsedian was great and we enlisted to their wine club and ordered a case of 12 with the 7 varieties we tasted. The wineries got better and better and after signing up to another Wine club at Awaroa wines which wines are organic and great we had a quick stop at Passage Rock before we got dropped off for lunch at 372 which was amazing, we got picked up around 3.30pm. Grant took us for one more tasting at Jurassic ridge which has amazing wines as well before dropping us of to the Ferry. Grant knows his game very well and we will be back to discover a few more wineries on our next tour!
Written 31 January 2021
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Grant K
Fantastic review, thank you so much. See you next time. Cheers
Written 28 June 2021
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KerrynRux
New Zealand4 contributions
Friends
Can’t recommend this wine tour enough - we had the best day with Grant, he gave the most personalized experience and it was just a relaxing and fun day. All the vineyards we visited were incredible and we loved Grant’s knowledgeable and entertaining chat on the drives in between. We’ll definitely be booking with Waivino again, and if you want a fun small group wine tour I would 100% recommend booking with them. You won’t regret it!
Written 25 July 2020
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Grant K
Thank you Kerryn. It was an absolute pleasure. Such a beautiful group. Cheers
Written 27 July 2020
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Barbara O
3 contributions
Waiheke Island,
New Zealand
Booked this Tour with Grant from Waivino Tours Ltd which ended up been our last
Day in New Zealand having to cut short our trip and travel home to Ireland.

It turned out to be a great day with a lovely couple from Wales (Hope they got home ok).
Grant was an excellent guide with humorous comments thrown in during day maybe a bit
Of Celtic history somewhere in his DNA.

He brought us to three really interesting vineyards Obsidian, Passage Rock Wines and
Peacock Sky all which they own very interesting history of how they started up to their
Present day operations. Really good sampling in all. Thank you.

We stopped for lunch in Peacock Sky and had some lovely food partings with our wine tasting especially the Laksa soup which on returning to Ireland I contacted Connie Festa the Owner and she very kindly sent me the recipe. Thank you Connie.

We would highly recommend Grant’s Company tours Waivino and hopefully once the world
gets over this crisis we will be back and continue our trip to you wonderful country.

Eddie and Barbara O’Flanagan
Dublin, Ireland.
Written 2 April 2020
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Grant K
Thank you so much for this lovely review. I hope you are keeping safe up there. Hope to see you again. Cheers
Written 5 May 2020
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JanPhillips-Clar
La Jolla, CA9 contributions
Friends
Two thumbs up for an exemplary wine tour in Waikehe Island with Grant Kidd of Waivino Tours. Grant went beyond the mile to assure we had a fantastic day. He shared his knowledge of the island while taking us to 3 great vineyards. We were traveling on a cruise ship and asked him to take us far away from the masses, of which he did. We will definitely be back to New Zealand and will book another day with him. He was very attentive to what we wanted and was even willing to extend the day to meet our requests. Was gone a month from home- and this was by far our best day while visiting New Zealand and Australia. Thank you Grant!!
Written 10 February 2020
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Grant K
Amazing, thank you so much! I have to give credit to the creators of these lovely wineries and this stunning island. I am so happy you had a great time. I look forward to seeing you again! Cheers
Written 23 February 2020
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Patrick C
1 contribution
Friends
The trip was super informative and gave you an opportunity to see the wineries that are too big for the bus tours. You get to experience more of the island and meet some incredibly wonderful people who have put their hearts and souls into those bottles. Highly recommend the smaller group trip here, so much more personal!
Written 8 January 2020
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Grant K
Thank you very much for taking time to write these kind thoughts. I am so glad you enjoyed Waiheke and the wine she provides. You have been apparently been bitten by the Waiheke happy bug so I am sure you will be back. All the best for 2020. 2020 vision
Written 9 January 2020
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Jeff G
Cincinnati, OH8 contributions
This was a fabulous trip. Not only was the wine superb, but the stops to see the beauty of the whole island are a bonus. The van took us to wineries and roads the megabuses can’t really hit. 4 lovely wineries with an amazing lunch option. Grant shared his passion for the wine and the island. It was great as a solo traveler to be able to book a smaller tour. I was looking at the western region for the following day, but all required at least 2 per booking (not the trip minimum). Highly recommended.
Written 7 March 2020
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Grant K
Jeff, the 2 metre tall man. It was an absolute pleasure sir. You are a true gentleman. I look forward to your return with your wife. Cheers, Grant
Written 8 March 2020
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hannahp630
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Amazing fun!
Grant was an absolute legend. The winery tour was a highlight of our trip. The vendors were a delight, and the wine
GazBet
GazBet
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Cool visit
Really fun day with Grant, was very informative, went out above and beyond! Wineries we’re super....would definitel
VikkiBPerth
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Highly Recommend
Grant is a local and a wonderful host. Small group tour and there was only 5 of us which was perfect. Visited some
459reginak
459reginak
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Wonderful day on Waiheke
Great tour along several of the smaller, (but certainly not lesser!), wineries on Waiheke. Grant is an easy-going g
sarushi22
sarushi22
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Thank you Grant!
The tour is fun , beautiful and very much informative. I travelled 3 wineries for tasting and one restaurant to hav
ktpie29
ktpie29
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Memorable Experience
Grant offered a fantastic tour of Waiheke Island. He was very knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make it a
jmkf98
jmkf98
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A day on Waiheke with Wine-Great Food and an Art Gallery tour!
We were taken around the island by Grant who acted as driver and tour guide. He kept us informed of all we saw and
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Degustation Tour
11 middle aged ladies, one poor wine tour guide! Safe to say we had a brilliant time on Grant’s tour. We were luc
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40th birthday
We had an amazing day out with waivino for my sisters surprise 40th birthday. Grant was informative and friendly. H
leannagardiner85
leannagardiner85
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What A Day!
Grant was outstanding and went the extra mile!! Some great hidden gems and a great day! Highly recommend!
Alastair H
Alastair H
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Amazing Experience
With knowledge and wit, Grant gave us an insightful and personalised tour of the island and some of its world class
Nichole H
Nichole H
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Fun, personalized wine tour of Waiheke Island!
Grant provided a really fun wine tour and was very accommodating to our ferry from Auckland arriving late and perso
YunnCheng N
YunnCheng N
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Great way to kick start NZ North island trip!
We had the great pleasure of having Grant as our guide to lovely Waiheke! Despite the rain, we were brought to seve
alannaweave
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Decadent Degustation Wine Tour
My husband and I were absolutely amazed by our host, Grant. He told us all about what makes Waiheke so special and
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Perfect day out!
An excellent day from start to finish, the wineries, commentry and scenery was amazing. We even had time to stop at
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