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NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours

417 A Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 1958
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Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland
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Wine Makers Experience from Auckland
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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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417 A Tamaki Drive, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 1958
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of enjoying our very first day in New Zealand with John. As John drove us all over Auckland, we listened to him share his love, knowledge and history of the country. This also included several stops to take...More

2  Thank mmoresco09
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did the Vineyards, Honey and Black Sand Beach tour and it went off so smoothly. John picked me up on time from the hotel and I enjoyed a day in a comfortable small group tour. The vehicle was impeccably clean. During the tour we...More

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

Hi Debra, Thanks for your great review. I'm really pleased the Vineyards Homey & Black Sand Beach Tour met with you approval. From now on I will also be able to sell the Manuka UMF10 honey so that's a real bonus for people going on...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

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...More

4  Thank Sarah C
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sarah, What a thrill it was to meet you and spend the day with you and your friends. I had a great day with you. I'm so happy you enjoyed your tour and that it was the perfect way to spend a Saturday. I...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Scot O
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank manuela v
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

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...More

2  Thank rarot
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Tom R
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank Julie B
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 29 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank aweekes2017
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

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...More

3  Thank Namaste120
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

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...More

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Hi. I would like to book a wine tour for my family of four on 29 December. Will you be operating that day and, if so, can we bring our 15 year old daughter (the other daughter is 18)? Thanks. John
24 December 2016|
Response from John M | Property representative |
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
So after seeing all the wonderful reviews, I went to the website and saw all sorts of different tours available. My question is which one to go on! I have all day to fill so any suggestions will be welcome.
21 October 2016|
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Response from nzwinebug | Property representative |
What date are you looking to tour?
Ngunguru, did you actually go on this tour? I find it hard to believe that you did, because if you did actually go on a tour with NZWinepro you would know that they do the most amazing tours,and never do they allow heavy drinking, what you are saying is not only insulting them but also the wineries which they visit. What they do is create an experience, something you obviously have no idea about! You are obviously full of S**t
6 August 2016|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Hi TravelAgent1, This is a fake review. I can assure you this stupid idiot has never been on any of our tours. Everything they have written is illogical and it's a malicious false a fraudulent statement. Wine tours in Europe... More