Sample some of New Zealand's finest wines on this Waiheke Island wine tour and tasting, an indulgent day out only minutes from Auckland City! A sumptuous three hour experience where you will visit three vineyards to sample their wines whilst enjoying the natural beauty of the island.
Your wine tour and tasting experience begins when you will be met by your local guide. After meeting any other guests joining your tour, you will board the comfortable minibus, setting off on an intimate introduction to the people, produce and natural splendours of Waiheke Island. Be prepared for some awe inspiring scenery as you make your way around the island. Your guide will provide you with a wealth of knowledge about the scenery whilst you enjoy a stunning coastal panorama back to Auckland city, down the Hauraki Gulf and out to the Corramandel Peninsula. You will tour three wineries in three hours – your guide will select the optimum wineries based on the group’s tastes, the season and general availability. You also may have a chance to visit an olive oil producer if your group elects to do so. Waiheke wineries offer boutique vineyards well known for their production of a Bordeaux style red as well as award winning Chardonnays and Syrahs. At each picturesque vineyard you may be met by either the owner or winemaker who will talk you through the winemaking process and offer you tastings of 2-3 wines. You could then enjoy a walk through the vineyards and barrel rooms. There will be ample opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
There will be a stop for lunch (at your own expense).
You will then be picked up and transported back in time for the afternoon ferry to Auckland.
You are sure to enjoy an amazing day of superb wines, all to be enjoyed by spectacular scenery!
You must be over 18 to participate in the wine tastings, however younger guests are welcome.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.
This tour runs with a maximum of 19 people.
Please wear casual, comfortable clothing, with flat soled shoes for walking through the vineyards.
You can purchase the ferry ticket on the day of the experience (please note this is at your own cost).
This experience takes place on Waiheke Island, approximately a 35 minute ferry ride from Auckland.