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Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland

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    Visit the winery of historic Kumeu River Wines owned and operated by the Brajkovich family. Pioneers in New Zealand wine since 1944 they specialize in producing Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer and Pinot Noir only from their own locally grown Kumeu Estates. The wine maker Michael Brajkovich MW became New Zealand’s first Master of Wine.

    Taste wine at Coopers Creek where they have an excellent range of award winning classic and "not so familiar" varietals like Arneis, Albarino, GrunerVeltliner and Montepulciano. Take ann open menu one course lunch at "Provenance of Matua Valley" and if you wish try the range of native flora and Manuka UMF honey’s.

    Relax with a side trip through rolling sheep country to visit the Muriwai black sand beach. See the rugged West Coast & regional Park meeting the Tasman Sea.

    In the afternoon visit Matua Wines for a generous selection of varietals and blends in the cellar door shop. Matua Wines was the first wine company in New Zealand to produce Sauvignon Blanc.
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    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    It is out second time joining John's winery trip. In the morning John took us to Villa Maria, NZ's most reputable winery. We had a decent lunch over there, which really set the benchmark high. The afternoon trip came with 3 wineries and black sand...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2019

    Hi Yun, It was a pleasure once again to take you and you lovely wife touring, and nothing makes me happier as an endorsement of NZWINEPRO™ than repeat customers that I'm always happy to see again. This tour is popular because of the lesser traveling...More

    Reviewed 8 June 2019 via mobile

    This tour was great! Knew what to do when the weather didn’t cooperate (the power was out at certain wineries). Really friendly and informative on even more than just Auckland. Would recommend to everyone!More

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    John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2019

    Hi Abbigail, What a pleasure it was to spend the day with you and your two friends. The weather was dreadful I agree but fortunately apart from the Muriwai black sand beach we were mostly indoors. Auckland does get a lot of rain from June...More

    Reviewed 26 March 2019

    We had limited time in Auckland but I can't think of a better half day tour than one with John. He tailored the tour to meet our schedule and interests. We were the only ones on the tour and it felt like a day out...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
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    NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2019

    Hi OB5, Thanks for your great review of the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand beach Tour. I'm glad you enjoyed your day out and that the tour and my company met with your approval. I do hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay...More

    Reviewed 20 March 2019

    Great trip to taste wines with our guide John, whose knowledge of the industry gives you a insight into the wines of the area. He is enthusiastic, both about wine and the area we visited. It is complimented with lunch, and a 4th winery was...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2019

    Thank you for you wonderful review, and I hope the train trips you took around New Zealand were enjoyable too. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your NZWINEPRO™ Tour and that the lunch and additional winery were appreciated. I really hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook...More

    Reviewed 14 March 2019

    John gave us a superb tour of Auckland Wineries and Murawai Beach / Gannet Nests. John's first hand knowledge of the wine industry is extraordinary. He is welcomed everywhere he goes - which speaks to the respect he has from the vintners and their great...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
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    NZWINEPRO, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2019

    Hi Glenn, What a beautifully written review, and thanks for such super feedback about your day. I'm lucky to have both 6 years experience working for a wine company and also in the wine industry before I started my business in 2002. So I do...More

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