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Having never been to New Zealand before, my boyfriend and I wanted a small and unique wine tour... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
beckerkara
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San Francisco, California
Outstanding service!!

We had great morning touring local wineries with Phil. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bjmartin92011
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Hi! I'm Phil - a fourth generation New Zealander, wine writer and food fan who started Fine Wine Tours in 2000. As your personal guide, I can assure you of a highly memorable and enjoyable fun time - going behind the scenes of Auckland's premium...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Having never been to New Zealand before, my boyfriend and I wanted a small and unique wine tour during our short stay in Auckland. We were lucky enough to find Phil Parker and go on his Waiheke Island Paradise VIP tour, which we had completely...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had great morning touring local wineries with Phil. He is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, professional, and courteous guide. He took us to some great places, answered all of our questions, and helped us get to know the area. We would HIGHLY recommend Phil's wine tour...More

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the great review! It was a pleasure meeting you both on tour to Kumeu. I hope that you have a great time in NZ, with many happy memories to take home to Tx. Warm rgards, Phil

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were visiting from Seattle and had a wonderful time on the Matakana wine tour with Phil! He was very accommodating when we inquired about adding on the Saturday farmers market into our tour as well. Lunch at the Plume Restaurant was...More

Thank Megan B
Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Megan, So glad that you both enjoyed the trip to matakan and the Farmer's Market. And thanks so much for the great review! It was a pleasure meeting you both. I hope that you had a great time in NZ. Warm regards, Phil

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phil Parker met us nearby the ferry dock, on-time, enthusiastic and personable. We boarded the ferry to Waiheke for a fantastic tour. Phil took us to fantastic places to explore wine and food at a level totally unexpected. Our time was unrushed, organized and just...More

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure meeting the both of you and I really enjoyed your company on the Waiheke tour. We had some great conversations - and I'm so glad that the wine & food exceeded expectation....More

Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

My husband, 2 younger kids, and I had the pleasure of spending our first day in Auckland with Phil. Despite the rainy weather, we all had a great time. The kids loved the kiwi stuffed animals and the adults enjoyed the introduction to Kumeu wines....More

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

Aloha Amy, Thanks so much for taking time to post your great review on TripAdvisor. It was a pleasure meeting you all – in spite of a rainy day! Thank you for your kind comments and endorsement of my wine tours. Warm regards to Hawaii,...More

Reviewed 3 June 2018

A memorable day, perfectly planned from beginning to the end. This wine producing area was new to us and we could not have wished for a more informative, passionate and professional guide. From a friendly, warm initial meeting where we were given personal details of...More

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi Catharyn, Thanks very much for taking time to write your fantastic review of your tour with me to Waiheke. It was a total pleasure meeting you both and I really enjoyed your company. So glad that you enjoyed the Waiheke Island tour to experience...More

Reviewed 1 June 2018

We are from Honolulu Hawaii and my husband had business in New Zealand. Since it would overlap with our 35th wedding anniversary I decided to tag along. We knew we wanted to tour Waiheke Island, but did not know where to begin. On the trip...More

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

Hi Barbie, Thanks very much for taking time to write your fantastic review of your tour with me to Waiheke! It was a total pleasure meeting you both, and I really enjoyed your company. It is a day I that will definitely remember. Hope to...More

Reviewed 28 May 2018

I organised this tour as part of a larger business trip and everyone had a great time! Phil was organised, friendly and professional. We visited two great wineries and enjoyed the view at Muriwai Beach. Definitely recommend Phil for your Auckland wine tour!

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi Jessica, Thanks very much for posting your great review! It was my pleasure to host your group to west Auckland's Kumeu region. So glad that you enjoyed the tour with me. Warm regards, Phil

Reviewed 28 May 2018

Phil is very organized, easy-going, fun to have as a tour host, and has so much knowledge. We enjoyed our tour very very much! Thanks, Phil!More

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi there! It was really great to meet you both - and share your company to Waiheke. I hope that you had a fantastic time in NZ and have many happy memories to take home. Thanks so much for taking time to post your great...More

Reviewed 27 May 2018

Phil was very responsive to all communication prior to our tour day, was on time, professional, even helped us get to some out of the way Auckland wineries that we requested to visit.More

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Hi Evan, Thanks for your great review. It was a pleasure to host you both to Auckland's wine regions. So glad that you enjoyed the day with me and took time to post your very positive comments. Enjoy those wines when they arrive on your...More

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