Morning Tour pickup 10.00am Ferry Building and 10.15am Sky City Hotel and Casino - Returns to CBD 1.20pm
Afternoon Tour pickup 1.30pm Sky City Hotel & Casino - Returns Sky City 4.30pm and Ferry building 4.45pm
Twice daily the Villa Maria Wine Tour & Airport Shuttle pickups up from the Ferry building downtown ( morning tour only ) and also Sky City Hotel and Casino for the morning and afternoon winery tour.
Gain an insight into the operations of a commercial wine making facility. See how the wine is made on a private guided tour through the vineyard and winery of Villa Maria Estate. This is the most awarded and largest privately owned wine company in New Zealand.
Their design award winning state of the art winery & vineyard park is nestled within the rim of an ancient volcano situated on the Ihimatao Peninsula close to Auckland International Airport.
You'll learn about New Zealand's most famous wine Maker Sir George Fistonich who started the business in 1961 when he was just 21 years old.
Go behind the scenes and see their giant tank farm and barrel room maturing their best Chardonnays and bigger red wines in 225 litre French barriques .
You'll see two fascinating short videos on the techniques and processes used and finally see their state of the art bottling line which can put out an incredible 12,500 bottles an hour
Finally enjoy a tutored tasting of 7 award winning wines with a Villa Maria Wine professional before the return trip to Auckland.
You can also be delivered with your luggage to Auckland International Airport at no additional cost. The perfect last thing to do in Auckland. If you would like a complimentary Airport Drop off, please indicate this when you book.
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