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BEST TOUR IN NEW ZEALAND

This was by far our best tour while exploring the north island. We did the Waterfalls and wineries... read more

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Bianca F
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New Braunfels
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Awesome Wine Tour!

My wine tour with John, was the very first experience I had in New Zealand, and it was my favorite... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary V
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Auckland Wine Trail Tours has now been voted "Best Wine Tour In New Zealand" five times, in the 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2016 "Traveller Voted" tourism awards. We were also awarded Trip Advisor's "Certificate Of Excellence" for 2012, 2013, 2015...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was by far our best tour while exploring the north island. We did the Waterfalls and wineries addition- and it was worth every penny!! The views were amazing and we really got to see the natural wonders New Zealand is known for (waterfalls, ocean...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My wine tour with John, was the very first experience I had in New Zealand, and it was my favorite part of my trip! John was relaxed and helped all of us get to know each other, so none of us who were going solo...More

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Mary, very many thanks for your great review & comments... very pleased to get that from you, thanks for the great compliment too...! Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

Reviewed 2 August 2018

We had a great day exploring with John on the Wine and Waterfalls tour. We were the only ones on the tour that day so we lucked out with a private experience. John was delightful and knowledgeable. He was a good driver and knew the...More

Thank ChristinaTad
john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Hi Christina... very good of you to send in your great review of our tour... very pleased to see you both enjoyed everything...! Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

Reviewed 26 July 2018

It was a great experience spending the day with John and a small group exploring 4 different wineries, a great lunch and visiting chocolate, cheese and honey shops. Very relaxing, entertaining and yummy. We would recommend John's tour to anyone with a day to kill...More

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hi again 'Chuck' & Sue, many thanks for sending in your very generous review of our East Coast tour, so pleased to see you enjoyed everything...! Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

Reviewed 16 July 2018

Firstly, John is a great guide, knowledgeable and friendly. I liked the fact that the tastings and lunch were included. Lunch was also top shelf, really enjoyed the venue (Brick bay) The selection of wineries was a good mix of small, medium and interesting. We...More

Thank Scott S
john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Hi Scott & Erin, many thanks for the great review & generous comments... good to get positive feedback from some almost 'locals'...! Enjoy the wines... Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

Reviewed 22 June 2018

I'm in the wine business, so I often take a "busman's holiday" and do wine tours of regions I'm visiting. John's tour is one of the best I've every been on -- and I've been on a lot of them. His knowledge exceeded mine in...More

Thank MarkStephenSouder
john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Hi again Mark... well all I can say is thank you very much for your great review & comments...! Very pleased to have hosted you on your "Busman's Holiday" around Auckland... great yo enjoyed it, thanks again... Just one thing the tour's title was 'West...More

Reviewed 19 June 2018

John was very knowledgeable about the surrounding regions' wines and took us to a few great wineries and vineyards. Each winery had us sample a much larger breadth of wines than other tours we have done and we really felt we got a well rounded...More

Thank Devon L
john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Hi Devon, many thanks for the great review... good to see we outdid other tours you've done...!! Thanks again, appreciate it. Regards John Meadows.

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We had a great day with John. His is extremely knowledgeable about the island as well as the wines, wineries and history of the wine industry. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide and day.

Thank Mark K
john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Hi again Mark... many thanks for the very good review, means a lot as you are in the industry...! Very pleased you had such a good time and found some unusual wines as well as the favourites...! Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

John took us on our wine tour and it was absolutely perfect!! He asked us about our favourite wines and then set up three different winery tastings to suit us. We were a small group but John definitely went above and beyond for us. We...More

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hi Marian, always great to get a good review from local Aucklanders...! Pleased you all had a good time and enjoyed learning about, and tasting, our local wines... Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

Reviewed 19 June 2018

We visited in the winter season, so John recommended the Waterfalls and Wines tour. I was really happy about this as I only had a few days in the country and wanted to have a diverse experience. The tour in the morning through the mountains...More

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hi Kate, many thanks for the generous review under the circumstances weather wise...! Very pleased you still enjoyed it and have good memories. Thanks again. Regards, John Meadows.

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walshya
14 December 2015|
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Response from MidlandsSam01 | Reviewed this property |
Prices are listed on the wine trail tours website (day tours NZ$265pp). Gift vouchers are available too. Select your preferred tour to see options and age restrictions.
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coffeemama
6 September 2015|
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Response from Clare S | Reviewed this property |
I am also pretty sure that the legal age for drinking in NZ is 18. This was a great tour, the small vineyards were just beautiful!!
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