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Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour

The Vineyards, Honey and Black Sand Beach Tour - where Oenology, gastronomy, geography and nature come together!

Highlights

  • Visit Kumeu River and and taste a flight of five Kumeu river wines including Pinot Gris, Chardonnays and Pinot Noir
  • Taste wine and then take and open menu one course Lunch with tea or coffee at Soljans Vineyard
  • Taste a flight of UMF Manuka honeys after lunch
  • Visit the Muriwai Gannet Colony - see majestic gannets flying over the Tasman sea
  • Visit the Hunting Lodge Winery and taste 5 wines in the Alfresco lawn bar

Enjoy a tasting at historic Kumeu River Wines, owned and operated by the Brajkovich family!

Pioneers in winemaking since 1944, Mate's barrel fermented Chardonnay is considered one of the very best wines in the New Zealand and around the world. Next taste wine and enjoy an open menu one course lunch at Soljans Vineyard Cafe. Soljans was established in 1937 and is still family owned. Tyler, the 5th Generation of the family runs the operation with his grandfather. Taste their regional varietals and their delicious 10 year aged Port then enjoy an open menu one course lunch with tea or coffee in their popular cafe.

After lunch, sit back and take in the countryside with a side trip through the backcountry with beautiful traditional rolling sheep and cattle country. Visit the Muriwai black sand beach and gannet colony. See these majestic birds rearing their young and flying over the Tasman Sea. Finally in the afternoon visit picturesque "The Hunting Lodge Winery". Walk amongst their vines and sample a selection of 5 wines from their cellar door overlooking the vineyard before the return trip to Auckland.

Itinerary

  • Pickup 10.30am Depart Auckland
  • 11.05am Arrive Kumeu River Wines
  • 11.55am Arrive Soljans Vineyard
  • 12.15pm Lunch
  • 1.30pm Muriwai
  • 2.30pm The Hunting Lodge
  • 4.15pm Auckland CBD
Adult $245.00

What's included

  • Air conditioned minibus transport, bottled water, wine tasting fees at three venues, optional complimentary honey tasting, DOC visitation fees

Duration

  • Allow approximately 6 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Sky City Hotel and Casino, Federal Street Auckland CBD

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 8
  • Drinking age 18+ applies.

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.

Notes

  • Please Note: This tour requires a minimum 2 person booking to proceed.

    Vaccine Passes are required for all venues. Please mention any dietary requirements in the booking.

  • Tour price includes bottled water, All tasting fees, Air conditioned transport, DOC visitation fees.

Available Bookings from July 05 to July 11

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Kathryn Anderson from New Zealand wrote on 27 March 2022

Great day out.

Fantastic wine tour made extra special by the tour guide - John. John went out of his way to make sure everyone had a great day. The Ganbet bird watching at Muriwai Beach was amazing and a lovely way to complete the day. Highly recommend.

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From Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour

Hi Kathryn, I'm so pleased you enjoyed your day and that the tour and inclusions met with your approval. Thanks so much - John Mcfarlane

Ryan Slick from New Zealand wrote on 16 March 2022

Perfect way to spend a day

Enjoy tasting wine across the best wineries in Auckland. John is very knowledgeable and well known within all the wineries, you will be treated like VIP's at each stop and a fabulous lunch is included in the package. Perfect way to spend a special occasion or a day trip in Auckland.

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From Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour

Hi Ryan and Rathikka, Thanks for your great review. I'm really please you enjoyed your tour and that lunch and other inclusions met with your total satisfaction. Best regards John McFarlane

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