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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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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$ 140.22*
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Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland
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Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour from Auckland
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Wine Makers Experience from Auckland

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Great day out

We decided on a wine tour as we were only in Auckland a couple of days. We visited 3 wineries, a cheese factory (which was awesome) and chocolate factory. Our tour guide, John... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Clarendon, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided on a wine tour as we were only in Auckland a couple of days. We visited 3 wineries, a cheese factory (which was awesome) and chocolate factory. Our tour guide, John, was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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

Hi TeleLynx, Thanks for your fantastic review. I'm so happy that your Matakana Coastal Getaway Tour worked for you and that the wine, food and other inclusions met with your approval. It is a very popular tour because of the scenery and other aspects of interest including cheese, chocolate and honey. It's also great to be able to see a... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this tour last minute as we had to divert to Auckland early due to some bad weather. We were lucky enough to be the only 2 people on our tour, so it felt very private. John was a lot of fun and very knowledgeable on wine. We stopped by 2 excellent wineries with great tasting experiences. We capped... More 

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

Hi Elise, What a treat it was to spend the day with you and your partner.I'm so happy you enjoyed the Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour and that the experience met with your best approval. It's certainly amazing how quickly you can leave the city and be beside a black sand beach, so wild and exhilarating watching the gannets fly. So... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were picked up promptly at our hotel. Perfect wine tour. Includes manufacturing process and lots of wine tasting. Truly worth the trip!

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

Hi. Thanks so much for your great review. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience and the behind he scenes activity on the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour. For people that are really interested in the winemaking process, we have access all areas at Kumeu River Wines and so like others I'm so pleased you found it worth while.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this at short notice late on Monday evening. John rang me on Tuesday morning and confirmed the arrangements for the tour. John picked us up at the agreed time and took us to the park on one tree hill and gave us a real insight to the development of Auckland from the earliest settlers to recent times. He... More 

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

Hi Greg, Thanks so much for both of your reviews. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon with you and your wife, and I'm so pleased you enjoyed the tour to Villa Maria Estate. Certainly the Farm visit on the way there gives some context to the development of Auckland and the history of how Aukland came to be the biggest city... More 

Fullerton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want to have a great experience of the North Island viewing beautiful beaches and rain forests coupled with spectacular wine tasting then this is the tour for you. John is an excellent guide. He is extremely knowledgable about all wines and his passion is to share his love of New Zealand and the wines of several unique wineries he selected... More 

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

Hi Doctor, Thanks for your wonderful review of the Piha Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour. It has become the most popular tour I do because of the beautiful coastal scenery, and that unlike other tour companies we visit 2 black sand beaches instead of only one as well as including the Arataki Dept of Conservation Visitors centre. I'm so happy you... More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After spending 5 weeks on a cruise boat we wanted to experience something different to round out our holiday after disembarkation. We booked with John after reading about his extensive knowledge of the wine industry and the beautiful scenic areas we would see along our tour. We were not disappointed! The black sand beaches with the wild surf was terrific,... More 

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

Hi Pat, Thanks for your wonderful review of the Piha Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour. It always makes me feel happy when i know that the tour met the best expectations of the client and that it will be a memory they will take back and cherish. The West Coast of Auckland is so dramatic beside the East coast which is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

John from New Zealand wine pro took the 4 of us on a tour that included a tour of Villa Maria, a vineyard we knew about before the tour from drinking their Savion blanc. Our tour included an orientation of Auckland which was very informative. Our tour was 1/2 day and was well worth the cost. It was a great... More 

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

Thanks for your review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

John picked us up from our hotel for the Black Sands and Honey tour and it was one of the best experiences of our vacation. The wineries were first-class and some of the best white wine we've ever had. Highly recommended and very educational along the way. Lunch was incredible!

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

Hi Michael, Thanks for your outstanding review. I'm so pleased the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour was a highlight of your trip to New Zealand. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO Facebook page to stay in touch. Best regards - John McFarlane. More 

Oroville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely day out with John at Villa Maria, and were even lucky enough to get him all to ourselves. On the way to the winery he drove us through Auckland and provided a wealth of information. Including a stop at the beautiful peak in Cromwell. We then ventured to the winery, where he hooked us up with... More 

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

Hi Jennifer, Thank you for your wonderful review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your tour to Villa Maria Estate and the side trip on the way into Cornwall Park and the summit of One Tree Hill. This tour has always been popular because clients are able to be dropped off at Auckland International Airport as part of the tour. So... More 

Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a number of NZ wine tours. John was orders of magnitude better than any one else. He has forgotten more about wine than the average wine tour guide knows, There's no one else better.

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

Hi Jerry, your review and comments make me feel so happy. I really believe I operate the best wine tour business in New Zealand, and I try to make sure that whether you're an expert or just starting out that there's something in each tour to make it memorable. So your feedback is stellar, and I really appreciate the positive... More 

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