- Small-group tour of Kumeu Wine Country from Auckland
- Wine taste at several award-winning wineries
- Discover Kumeu Wine Country's early wine-pioneering history from your local guide
- Stroll along awe-inspiring Muriwai Beach and see a gannet-nesting site
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included
What You Can Expect
After pickup from your Auckland hotel, head to Nobilo Wines, the second-largest wine producer in New Zealand well-known for its pioneering wine brands. Taste some popular wines from the Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Gisborne regions.
Learn from your guide about the history of the region, which was originally settled by Croatian immigrants in the early 1900s. Hear about the first planting of grape vines in the 1930s and the wine-making legacy that has become renowned around the world.
Continue to Matua Valley Wines, a small, family-run winery established in 1974 that quickly gained a reputation for innovative wines. Taste premium wines that have been specially crafted for cellaring or sample the popular, ready-to-drink wines.
Make a stop at award-winning Soljans Estate Winery. Learn about the skillful marriage of traditional and modern techniques as you savor some richly flavored wines popular in New Zealand.
At the restaurant at Soljans, enjoy a delightful Mediterranean-style lunch with a New Zealand twist, showcasing fresh seasonal produce from around the region.
Next, travel to the breathtaking coastline of Muriwai Beach, one of the few mainland gannet-nesting sites in the world. From August to April, more than 1,000 pairs of adult gannets come to breed, and you may be able to get amazing close-up views of these birds in their natural environment! Learn about this site from your guide before strolling along the beach.
Finally, head to West Brook Winery which overlooks rows of vines and an idyllic duck pond. Taste wines that reflect the unique varietals of the region before relaxing on the drive back to your Auckland hotel.
The tour was perfect! Tony our guide picked us up from the hotel right on time. We visited 4 wineries all wonderful and ate the best meal we had in New Zealand. We never felt rushed or pressured to buy the wines, although they were all fantastic and presented to us by experienced winery staff. It was a great day and one that I would recommend to anyone traveling to the area.
Tnis was a wonderful day. The guide was perfect,the lunch was wonderful and the tour could not have been more perfect.
Ron and Geri Bise Napa Ca
Very nice tour- we had not been on any wine tours previously, and learned alot. One of the wineries was not open initially, so we had to go back. Note that there appears to be a presumption that a purchase will be made at each winery.