Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland
Visit the spectacular winery of Villa Maria Estate. Taste their premium and reserve wines in a tutored tasting and then enjoy an open menu one course lunch in their award winning restaurant.
Next enjoy a behind the scenes tour and tasting at the winery owned and operated by the Brajkovich family. See how they ferment their wines in 225 litre French Burgundian barriques. Pioneers in New Zealand winemaking since 1944 they specialize in producing Estate Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Merlot and Pinot Noir only from grapes grown on their own ten Kumeu and Huapai Vineyards.
Relax with a side trip through beautiful traditional rolling sheep and cattle country to visit the Muriwai black sand beach. See the rugged West Coast & regional Park meeting the Tasman Sea. See Gannets nesting and flying over rock outcrops and black sand beaches.
In the afternoon visit West Brook Wines for a generous selection of varietals and blends in the cellar door shop and taste UMF Manuka Honey.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Wine tasting
- National Park Fees
- Local Guide
- Local taxes
- Bottled water
- Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Entry/Admission - Villa Maria Tasting Room
- Entry/Admission - Kumeu River Wines
- Entry/Admission - Coopers Creek Vineyard
- Entry/Admission - Westbrook Winery
- Entry/Admission - Babich Wines
What's excluded :
- Personal expenses and gratuities
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Villa Maria Tasting Room, 118 Montgomerie Road, Mangere, Auckland 2022 New Zealand
Enjoy a tutorial tasting of Premium Reserve and Single Vineyard Wines then take a magnificent lunch in their award winning restaurant
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Kumeu River Wines, 550 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0841 New Zealand
enjoy a behind the scenes tour and tasting at the winery owned and operated by the Brajkovich family. See how they ferment their wines in 225 litre French Burgundian barriques. Pioneers in New Zealand winemaking since 1944 they specialize in producing Estate Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer, Merlot and Pinot Noir only from grapes grown on their own ten Kumeu and Huapai Vineyards. Mate’s barrique fermented Chardonnay is considered one of the best wines in the country. After gaining his bachelors degree in Oenological Science in Australia the wine maker Michael Brajkovich MW became New Zealand’s first Master of Wine and has been a Chief Judge of the Air New Zealand Wine Competition.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Coopers Creek Vineyard, 601 State Highway 16 Huapai, Auckland Central, Auckland 0810 New Zealand
Coopers Creek are a family owned winery in West Auckland established in 1980. They have a largest portfolio of white and red varietals of any wine company in New Zealand. Enjoy a tasting of around 8 wines in the cellar door
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Westbrook Winery, 215 Ararimu Valley Road, Auckland 0882, New Zealand
Enjoy a tasting of their Estate and Marlborough Varietals in this very picturesque setting in the Ararimu Valley. The winemaker James Rowan has worked 15 years in this role and is an award winning winemaker and wine competition judge.Take romantic photographs in the vines or near the lake
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Babich Wines, 15 Babich Road Henderson Valley, Auckland Central, Auckland 0614 New Zealand
Enjoy a tasting of Varietals and Blends in their Auckland Winery Cellar Door from their Marlborough and Hawkes Bay Estates. See the short movie of their family history of winemaking dating back to 1916.
They produce award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Syrah and their ultra premium Bordeaux style blend "The Patriarch"
Duration: 45 minutes
Departure Point :Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island
Traveler pickup is offeredPorts
- Port of Auckland
Departure Time :11:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 18 years
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.