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NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours

417 A Tamaki Drive, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
+64 9-575 1958
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NZWINEPRO™ are wine industry professionals offering personal wine making tours and scenic adventures for discerning enthusiasts. Owner & guide John McFarlane is a fifth generation New Zealander and has worked in hospitality and tourism for over 32years. With 17 years experience working directly in the industry, you'll be guided beyond the cellar door with morning and afternoon options, stunning wines to taste, magnificent coastal scenery/regional parks, honey producers, cheese factory tastings, olive oils and delicious New Zealand cuisine. See how wine is made with private guided behind the scenes winemaking facility tours at Villa Maria Estate or Kumeu River Wines. Door to door service to Auckland's very best wineries and vineyards. Destinations include Kumeu, Waimauku, Muriwai, Piha, Matakana, & Waiheke Island and Villa Maria Estate.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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417 A Tamaki Drive, Auckland Central, Auckland 1071, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arranged a last minute wine tour with John the night before. Despite just coming back from Queenstown, he was able to make time to take us around Piha, Karekare as well as taking us to visit 4 wineries around Auckland. John provided us with...More

2  Thank FLT36
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your great review. I'm really pleased I was able to take you out that day after your other whale tour canceled due to weather. Having just returned from Queenstown and having lived there I must admit I do have a lot of information...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my wife went for this tour during our visit to Auckland on 10th August 2017. John is a fantastic guy with excellent knowledge about New Zealand, not only about wineries but in overall. He shared some useful information about the country and was...More

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Manoj and Sahana, Thanks for your wonderful review. I'm really pleased you both enjoyed the Piha Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour. It's very popular and a great way to see natural beauty wth going too far from Auckland. I really appreciate the feedback. I hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a blast traveling around Auckland with John. He was very nice and informative and takes you to the best local wineries. Would recommend!

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John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ian, Thank for your great review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your tour. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO Facebook page, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram to stay in touch. Best regards - John McFarlane

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

John is very enthusiastic about his job, and his love for new zealand and wines is contagious. My wife and I had a wonderful day. Certainly one of the highlights of our trip to NZ.More

2  Thank Nicolas C
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nicholas, Thanks for your great review. I'm so pleased you both enjoyed your tour to Piha and Karekare. The natural rugged beauty of those seaside destinations in the morning followed by the tranquil rural, market gardening and wine growing areas in the afternoon have...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Yesterday I took the tour Piha and Kare Kare Waterfalls and it was unbelievable. John's joy and kindness are matchless, on our way he not only told us various facts about New Zealand but also explained much about wine. The tour is highly recommended, the...More

2  Thank Bárbara N
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Hi Barbara, I'm so pleased you enjoyed the Piha Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour and thank you for posting your fantastic photographs. We were lucky on the day to have a small group and the weather was fine for a winter day in August. I agree...More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

During the course of our day, we asked John what drew him to this line of work. He said that loves everything about wine - the taste, the scent, the culture, and especially the romance of wine. And John is definitely a romantic, and not...More

2  Thank KMM123321
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi Kelly, It was such a pleasure to take you and Mattie on the Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway Tour. I'm glad you enjoyed the commentary and that somehow my enthusiasm for what i do showed through on the day. That tour is full of things...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

My son and I decided to finish our tour of NZ following the British Lions with a wine tour out of Auckland. Having done my research NZWinepro was the obvious choice and what an excellent choice it was. John arrived at our hotel in a...More

1  Thank gazzaw13
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Hi Gary, Thanks for your stellar review. I'm delighted you and your son enjoyed the tour and found the vehicle and overall quality of the inclusions as good as you expected. The Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach tour is very popular and at the...More

Reviewed 16 July 2017

From the outset this tour had all the potential to be special, we were not disappointed. John picked us up on time and we spent the morning seeing the usually unseen bits of Auckland. After this brief but interesting tour we headed to Villa Maria...More

2  Thank P5OGD
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2017

Thanks for your wonderful review and humbling title. As I recall you were far from being a novice and were in fact very knowledgable about the various varieties and wines we tried. I like to make sure all the tours are approachable to both beginners...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Fantastic experience with the very knowledgable John, who picked us up and drove us round and taught us a ton about NZ and its wine. Great lunch, fab tasting and real access particularly at Kumeu River where we got a full tour of all the...More

3  Thank joel d
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Hi Joel, Thanks for your great review. I'm really please you enjoyed the tour and that the private behind the scenes activity at Kumeu River and the actual process of making the wine was interesting. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO Facebook page to stay...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of enjoying our very first day in New Zealand with John. As John drove us all over Auckland, we listened to him share his love, knowledge and history of the country. This also included several stops to take...More

2  Thank mmoresco09
John M, Owner at NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your tour and that the wineries lunch and inclusions met with you complete approval. I hope you'll say in touch by liking the NZWINEPRO Facebook page where I post interesting photos and...More

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protoman1984
23 July 2017|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Depending on which tour you choose there can be some walking but only very short distances and I've had many clients aged over 70 that have never had a problem. At Villa Maria Estate there are some stairs to climb to an... More
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JohnThomason
24 December 2016|
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Response from John M | Property representative |
Hi John, You certainly could bring your 15 year old daughter although she wont be able to taste wine. She would receive a 20% discount. The 29th has been booked for the Vineyards Honey & Black Sand Beach Tour. You can... More
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seat151
21 October 2016|
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