East Coast Wine Tasting Day Tour - For 2

Matakana Region departing Auckland


  • Full day winery tour with plentiful tastings
  • Platter lunch overlooking the vines
  • Cheese, honey and chocolate tastings

Relax with Auckland's most experienced wine tour guide on this scenic wine tasting tour. Discover the superb wines, visit up to four boutique wineries including optional side trips toPuhoi Cheese, Chocolate Brown, Honey Centre, Morris & James pottery, The Vintry, Kauri trees, beach & wharf.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • Door to door service Auckland's main city area
  • Tastings including Pinot Gris, Albarino, Chardonnay, Rose, Merlot, Cab' Sauvignon, 'Bordeaux' blends, Sangiovese & Dolcetto and Pinot Noir
  • Gourmet winery platter lunch
  • All cheese, honey and chocolate tastings

Your experience begins with door to door service from your Auckland, central city, location. Matakana is a small area developing a big reputation for its boutique wineries. You'll discover unique wines full of flavour and varietal character and enjoy a delicious vineyard platter lunch. We travel North, approximately 50 minutes, over the Harbour Bridge, along the East Coast through small seaside towns and farming communities getting some great views of the Hauraki Gulf and Pacific Ocean along the way. Your guide is one of Auckland's most experienced wine tour guides and will go into as much, or as little, detail as you like about the different wine styles available and wine making techniques used in NZ. We visit up to four boutique wineries for tastings. Pinot Gris, Chardonnay & Albarino are three of Matakana’s whites. One winery is unique as it only grows 'Italian' red wine grapes Sangiovese & Dolcetto.

On the Day

Session Length

The tour departs 9.30am and returns at approximately 5pm. Tours run daily throughout the year except Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year's Day, Easter Sunday and Anzac Day.

Numbers on the Day

  • Minimum number of participants is 2, usual maximum is 9 so personal service and help with tasting advice is offered.
  • Larger groups can be booked by special arrangement.

Dress Code

Smart and casual. Please be prepared for prevailing weather on the day.
... and Importantly


  • Legal drinking age applies (18 years).
  • Please respect winery hospitality, not operated as a Party Bus.


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.