Explore Kumeu Wine Country, just outside Auckland, and taste wines from the region’s top vineyards on this full-day tour. As you sample wine and artisan cheese at each winery, your guide will teach you about the history of the region, from the early Croatian settlers who planted the first vines to the region’s award-winning wines now popular around the world. Take in spectacular views from the cliff tops overlooking the Tasman Sea and take a stroll along Muriwai Beach. You’ll visit four wineries and enjoy lunch.
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On this small-full-day tour, visit up to four award-winning wineries in New Zealand’s picturesque Kumeu Wine Country, located in the small town of Kumeu just 15.5 miles (25 km) north west of Auckland.
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 while sampling a cheese platter, which you’ll enjoy at each winery you visit.
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.
Kumeu Wine Country Tour
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Departure Point:Tour departs from centrally located Auckland hotels
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details:Returns to the original departure point at approximately 4.30pm
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Kumeu Wine Country
- Small-group tour
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- Local guide
- Wine tasting
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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