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Auckland Wine Trail Tours

11 Pentland Avenue, Auckland Central, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
+64 9-630 1540
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The Cream Of The Crop For Wine Tours

I'm in the wine business, so I often take a "busman's holiday" and do wine tours of regions I'm... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MarkStephenSouder
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Seattle, Washington
Eclectic mix of small and large wineries!

John was very knowledgeable about the surrounding regions' wines and took us to a few great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Devon L
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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 & 2016 and give our thanks to all our customers for their great reviews & comments. We are Auckland's original specialist wine tasting tour operator with the most experienced wine tour guide in Auckland, owner John Meadows. We offer a great range of Day & Half Day tours all with excellent wineries on both the West Coast (Kumeu, Waimauku) & East Coast (Matakana). Great scenery & sightseeing, farmland, regional parks, Tasman Sea, Pacific Ocean, rainforest, waterfalls, black sand beaches, vineyards, winery tour... Delicious winery restaurant lunches. Small group, max 9, door to door service in city area. Private tours & large groups by arrangement.
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11 Pentland Avenue, Auckland Central, Auckland 1024, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

John was a fabulous guide - clearly knowledgeable about the region and had a great personality and sense of humor. We went on the waterfall and winery tour and couldn’t recommend it enough. The scenery was beautiful and the wine was delicious. A definite highlight...More

Thank heylerc
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Colleen, many thanks to you & Eric for the great review... very pleased you both had a good time and enjoyed everything...! Thanks again. Regards, John Meadows.

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

We visited NZ a few weeks ago and were able to book this tour on the go. John is an excellent guide and has prepared a wide sort of tours to cater every taste. My wife and I went on the Coast to Coast tour...More

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hi again Miguel, many thanks for sending in your great review... good to see you both enjoyed everything...! Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

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Reviewed 17 May 2018

John was an amazing host and very informative. We stopped on the way to the wineries at the Gannet bird colony. The views at the overlook and the nesting Gannets made for some amazing pictures. John also brought a magnet to pick up the black...More

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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hello again Linda, many thanks for the very nice review of our tour... pleased you enjoyed everything...! Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

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Reviewed 4 May 2018

Great selection of local, boutique vineyards. John is a knowledgeable guide who showed us the beautiful black sand beaches and highlighted the history of the New Zealand as well as the history of wine in New Zealand. Delicious lunch included at one of the wineries....More

Thank Catherine K
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi again Catherine... very many thanks for your great review... good to see you had a good time and enjoyed the tour...! Thanks again, regards, John Meadows.

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We had a wonderful day with John, our guide. He took us to boutique wineries as well as large ones. All wine tasting experiences were really great! We liked Hunting Lodge best, the first winery we visited. We regret not buying any wine there. Our...More

Thank MARIA C
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john m, Owner at Auckland Wine Trail Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

Hi Maria... very many thanks for your great review...! Very pleased you both enjoyed everything and had a good time... 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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