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NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours

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Address: 417 A Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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+64 9-575 1958
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09:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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NZWINEPRO™ are wine industry professionals offering personal wine making...

NZWINEPRO™ are wine industry professionals offering personal wine making tours and scenic adventures for discerning enthusiasts. Owner & guide John McFarlane is a fifth generation New Zealander and has worked in hospitality and tourism for over 27 years. With 15 years experience working directly in the industry, you'll be guided beyond the cellar door with morning and afternoon options, stunning wines to taste, magnificent coastal scenery/regional parks, honey producers, cheese factory tastings, olive oils and delicious New Zealand cuisine. See how wine is made with private guided behind the scenes winemaking facility tours at Villa Maria Estate or Kumeu River Wines. Door to door service to Auckland's very best wineries and vineyards. Destinations include Kumeu, Huapai, Waimauku, Muriwai, Piha, Matakana, & Waiheke Island.

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US$90.00*
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Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour from Auckland
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The Perfect Way to Spend a Saturday!

From pick up at the hotel to tasting wines at various wineries, visiting black sand beaches and sampling local honey this tour was the perfect way to spend a Saturday! John was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sarah C
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

From pick up at the hotel to tasting wines at various wineries, visiting black sand beaches and sampling local honey this tour was the perfect way to spend a Saturday! John was friendly and knowledgeable and made the whole day feel special! Our lunch was fabulous too! It was such a great way to experience a little of New Zealand... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't know what to expect on our day-long wine tour from the "West Coast Beaches to the East Coast Bays." What we got was more than we had dreamed! John was a phenomenal host and took us by some essential Auckland sites in the morning. Just before noon, we began our first vineyard tour and it was a great... More 

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Scot. What an amazing review. Thanks for your wonderful feedback of your full day tour. It certainly covers a lot of countryside and scenery as well as a lot of wine and food to be tasted. I'm really pleased you felt it was a great tour because this is the most expensive tour I operate. Many of my competitors... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a wine tasting tour through the hotel, the pick up time was on time and we started our tour visiting 3 lovely vineyards in the countryside of Auckland. John was explaining everything showing us the wines making process very professionally: whatever question you have he knows the answer! I'm italian so I'm very passionate about wines. Then he... More 

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Manuela, It was such a pleasure to take you and Ariana on the Muriwai Scenic wine tour. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your tour and that despite the rainy weather that the raindrops stayed away enough for us to visit and see the Muriwai Black Sand beach and Gannet colony. I always love taking out people from Europe because... More 

reading, pa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

John is fantastic! We took the full day PIHA and Karkare Rainforest Tour. There were 5 of us plus one other couple. John picked us up at our hotel in a van which was so roomy and comfortable. John is a wealth of knowledge not only about wine but of New Zealand, the country, economics, industry, culture. In the morning,... More 

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your wonderful feedback of the Piha Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour. I'm so pleased you enjoyed the commentary and found it all interesting. Then traffic that day was certainly a challenge on more than one occasion, but we got to where we need to go in the end. I generally try my best to exceed my promise... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took the Matakana coastal tour with 2 other people. The tour takes you out to beautiful country side; visit 3-4 wineries, cheese and chocolate shops/factories etc. The lunch was exquisite and delicious with stunning views. The car is very comfortable and well equipped (including mobile charger - just in case you run out of battery and a fridge -... More 

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Tom, Thank you for your great review of the Matakana Coastal Getaway Tour. I'm glad I was able to get you on to a tour that was operating that day as a single traveller. Certainly the scenery on that tour is very pleasant and the lunch is probably my favourite of the various places I go. Clients particularly like... More 

Wilson
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our wine tour was customized and even better than advertized. Lots of tastings at wineries and a beautiful platter lunch. Small group was great . He also took us to honey. Cheese and chocolate store/factories for even more sampling. We loved the stop on Tasman Sea to see Gannett colony of birds. Thanks John for such a well done intro... More 

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Julie, Thanks for your great review. I'm so pleased you got to see so much on you tour and that the wine, lunch and other inclusions made for a perfect introduction to New Zealand. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you all. I do hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO Facebook page to stay in touch, or... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very last minute decision to try and squeeze in a half day wine tour and tasting at Villa Maria before heading to the airport proved to be the best part of my trip. John was so knowledgeable and passionate about wines. He was obviously a true professional in his field and very entertaining the entire tour. Picking me up... More 

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Anne, Thanks for your tremendous review and thanks also for the lovely bottle of reserve wine as an extra thank you. The Villa Maria Wine Makers Experience tour is brilliant for not only tasting wine and seeing how it's made but also getting dropped off at the Auckland International airport as part of the package of those who are... More 

Manila, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an amazing day! We had originally booked a wine tour of some vineyards on Waiheke Island, which was cancelled. How providential for us, as the Vineyards, Honey and Black Sand Beach Tour with John was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. John McFarlane handled our group flawlessly despite some initial setbacks. He was attentive,... More 

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Karina, Thanks for your fabulous review and thanks also for assisting me with the logistics difficulty at the beginning of the tour. Your family were a delight to be with and I will always be grateful for your understanding of the challenges of that day. It is a reality now around parts of the Auckland and Matakana regions that... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guide is punctual, nice and helpful. It is one of our best wine tasting tours. We had two weeks of dreaming vacation in the lovely country with lovely ones, the wine tour presented us a nice start. The decent wine and nice guide will attract us to travel with NZWINEPRO again! Definitely!

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Yun, Thanks for your excellent review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your Vineyards Honey and Black Sand Beach tour and that your time spent in New Zealand for your honeymoon was memorable and rewarding. I do hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO Facebook page to stay in touch, or follow us on Twitter or Instagram where I post pictures and... More 

Palm Coast, Florida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

John picked us up at our hotel for our tour out to the Matakana Wine Region. Our first stop was in the Waimauku area to the Hunting Lodge Winery before we headed north. The Maori wine host, Rota was a font of information and quite fun. From here we headed north through the tunnel to the Puhoi Café and Cheese... More 

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Arvid, Thanks for your wonderful review which is packed with accurate information about your two tours. It was wonderful to spend the day with you both, and It makes me so happy that you found the inclusions, wine, commentary and lunch to meet you best expectation. Rota is quite a character and I like taking people to the Hunting... More 

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