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The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour

  • Visit three different Waiheke Island wineries and a microbrewery
  • Guided wine tastings: learn about Waiheke wine and winemaking 
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation around the island by minivan
The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour
From US$132.39
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The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour
From US$132.39
Waiheke Island is a wine lover’s paradise, with almost 30 wineries and tasting rooms—all just a 40-minute ferry ride from Auckland. On this tour, visit three boutique wineries, sample a variety of Waiheke wines during guided tastings, tour a local microbrewery, and indulge in a sample platter of local delicacies.
What to Expect

Make your own way to the Waiheke ferry terminal, a 40-minute ferry ride from Auckland, where your driver is waiting for you. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, set out to explore the island’s wineries as your guide fills you in on Waiheke’s winemaking history and explains the different varietals produced on the island. 

During your tour, visit three boutique wineries, where you can sample a variety of red and white wines such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, and pinot gris. At one of the wineries, enjoy a delicious lunch platter including local delicacies such as fresh seafood, meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Make a final stop at a microbrewery to learn more about the island’s growing craft beer production and sample a glass or two. 

At the end of the tour, you are dropped back at the ferry terminal to catch your boat back to Auckland.

Reviews (9)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing tour with great service

The tour was just stunning. My wife and I were on our honeymoon and Ian made our tour exceed our expectations. Ian has so much knowledge of the island and was great conversation. The vineyards and views were amazing! Words cannot simply describe them. We...More

Thank Quest36070190593
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile
Much love for this tour

This was an absolute gem of a tour. I have never personally been a drinker of wine, but have to say that the wineries we were taken to served the nicest tasting wines I've ever tried, with some amazing customer service and delicious meals. Lance...More

Thank TiaHarris
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2018

Thank you Tia, for this amazing review, we will definitely share this feedback with Lance too. It's great to hear you enjoyed all the wines and meals you experienced too. Thanks for choosing us and we hope you make it back to Waiheke Island again...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018
First class

A truly delightful afternoon in the company of excellent guide Peter enjoying the afternoon tour. High quality vineyard experiences with highlights of sampling the Stonyridge Larose and a very educational paired tasting at Peacock Sky. Look nowhere else if you intend to do Waiheke Island...More

Thank editionsofyou
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Wow, thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review and for joining us on our Gourmet's Food and Wine Tour. We will be sure to share your review with Peter too. Thanks and all the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team

Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Great service indeed. We where very disorganised we missed our ferry from Auckland, we where accomodated on the later one. Kale our tour guide was very warm and understanding. The good was great and we really had a great time, given a chance will do...More

1  Thank Gloria K
anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Thanks, Gloria for sharing your review with us and we're pleased we could help you get organised for your tour of Waiheke Island. We hope you make it back to the island again sometime. All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

What an amazing experience. This wine tour was the best I’ve ever done. Stonyrige Vineyard had the best wines and great tastings and tour in the vineyard and olive trees. Kennedy Point Vineyard is boutique and organic with wonderful avocado oil and honey they sell.......More

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anandajenny, Owner at Ananda Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for sharing your wonderful review with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to do so and thank you for choosing Ananda Tours for your visit to Waiheke Island. We couldn't be happier to hear that ours was the best wine tour...More

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