Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland
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.
Next taste wine take lunch at Soljans Vineyard Restaurant established in 1937.
Included in the tour is an open menu one course main incuding tea, coffee or juice. Taste a range of flora honeys including the famous Manuka UMF
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.
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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 - Kumeu River Wines
- Entry/Admission - Westbrook Winery
- Entry/Admission - Soljans Estate Winery
- Entry/Admission - Muriwai Gannet Colony
What's excluded :
- Personal expenses and gratuities
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
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: 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: Soljans Estate Winery, 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0892 New Zealand
Taste a selection of red, white, rose' or sparkling wines as well as their 10 year aged Tawny Port. Soljan also have an enviable repuation fo their vintage Methode Traditionelle.Then enjoy and open menu one course lunch with tea, coffee or juice from their comprehensive lunch menu
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Muriwai Gannet Colony, 428 Motutara Rd Waitakere, Muriwai Beach, Auckland 0881 New Zealand
After 20 minute drive through stunning Sheep and cattle farmland, see the spectacular Muriwai black sand Beach and Gannet colony.
The West Coast of New Zealand is famous for its black volcanic sand ( Titanomagnetite ) These migratory birds mate for life and you can see them nesting and rearing their young on Sandstone outcrops between August and May. Watch them fly over the Tasman Sea as they divebomb for fish. This is a department of conservation protected site and has breathtaking coastal views.
Duration: 20 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
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- 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.