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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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thanks to our driver John for an enjoyable day visiting three local wineries, tasting New Zealand honey and visiting a black sand beach. It was a lovely sunny day and John was very friendly and knowledgeable about the wine. Very relaxing day.More

Thank suzielee
nzwinebug, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Suzzane, Thanks so much for your great review and posting some photos. It really was a pleasure to spend the day with you and Steve on the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand beach Tour. I enjoy it when I have someone that loves wine,...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We booked the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour with John. John was a great tour guide with lots of interesting information. We visited 3 wineries which were all quite unique. The lunch stop included had an excellent menu and the food was delicious....More

Thank Sydney335
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi D, I'm glad you could come out this time. It was such a pleasure to meet you both and we had a great fun group on the day . So it really worked out perfectly and was a win all round. I'm pleased you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great tour for my first wine tasting the guide was incredibly knowledgeable and brought us to this awesome black sand beach which made for some beautiful picturesMore

Thank Nicholas S
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Nick, Thanks for your excellent review. It was trial by fire to arrive off a plane from the USA and go wine tasting on your first day. Big Ups to you!! I'm really pleased I could introduce you to the wine and food of...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the last day in NZ for my friend and I so we wanted to make it a good one. It was an alright day out. We drank nice wine and went to amazing beach despite the weather we still enjoyed it. For the...More

Thank Libby H
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your average review. I don't understand it given you received everything that was described in the brochure which for the short morning Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour clearly states we visit 2 wineries and the Muriwai Black Sand Beach and Gannet Colony which is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was our first adventure in New Zealand! It was a wonderful way to relax, see beautiful vistas and enjoy NZ wines. John was a delightful guide, very knowledgeable about the area and wineries. We truly enjoyed his company like traveling with a close...More

Thank amgolden4
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Amy, Thanks for your great review. I'm so pleased you found it a relaxing experience. I'm glad I could get you out into the countryside to taste a broad range of varietals and blends from various regions. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO Facebook...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

John is so knowledgeable about wine and the New Zealand region. I appreciated that I was able to jump on my tour solo. My group was great and had so much fun with them!!!! The wineries we went to were delicious and so welcoming. I...More

Thank Michelle F
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Michelle, I'm really pleased you enjoyed your tour, and that I was able to get you out with a group as a solo traveller. The lunch at Soljans seldom fails to please and the three wineries and the wine itself usually please my clients....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

John has obviously put a lot of thought and care into his tours. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this fun and informative tour, which combined sightseeing and photo ops in this beautiful area of Auckland with visits to excellent wineries. We would never have...More

Thank christine1354
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Christine. Thanks for your Top-Notch feedback. I'm so happy you enjoyed your tour and both you and you husband felt it was a great tour choice. All the wine tour options we have that include lunch receive great reviews so I'm pleased that the...More

Reviewed 7 June 2018

John was an amazing guide who picked us up at our flat and even dropped us off there.This was one of the first things I did when I came to New Zealand and it was a great way for me to get introduced to the...More

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2018

Hi Brianna and Jen, Thanks for you fantastic review of the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour. I'm really pleased I could get your New Zealand experience off to a positive start. I'm glad you enjoyed the wine tasting and winery tour at Kumeu...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

John picked my wife and I up from our hotel which was great as I'm in a wheelchair. Part of his normal service but a bonus for us! On the way to Villa Maria Winery he took us on a tour of various parts of...More

Thank Gary C
NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Hi Garry, Thanks so much for your great review. I'm really pleased we got to see Cornwall Park before the tour to Villa Maria changes. I try my best to accommodate everyone and that day it was easy to assist you. I'm happy that it...More

Reviewed 17 May 2018

My wife, son, and I booked our tour with John and were excited about it; however, we had absolutely no idea what a true delight it would be. John is such a personable and knowledgeable individual that our tour with him felt more like spending...More

Thank Ryan B
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Hi Ryan, Kristi and Zac, Thanks for your amazing review, I don't know what to say after such kind feedback. I'm thrilled you enjoyed your tour as I did spending time with you. It's a great tour to get out into the country quickly, taste...More

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protoman1984
23 July 2017|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Depending on which tour you choose there can be some walking but only very short distances and I've had many clients aged over 70 that have never had a problem. At Villa Maria Estate there are some stairs to climb to an... More
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JohnThomason
24 December 2016|
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Hi John, You certainly could bring your 15 year old daughter although she wont be able to taste wine. She would receive a 20% discount. The 29th has been booked for the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour. You can... More
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