Private Auckland wine tour in Kumeu Wine Country with Lunch
Leave the bustle of Auckland city and head northwest on your afternoon wine tour to taste the flavours of, Kumeu Wine Country, Auckland’s Heritage Wine Region. Enjoy lunch at a contemporary vineyard restaurant, sample world renowned wines and marvel at the rugged surf-fringed coastline nearby.
Your first stop is at Soljans Winery. Soljans has won many awards for their wines and they are also widely acknowledged in New Zealand as being an expert producer of methode traditionelle (bottle-fermented) sparkling wines.
Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting at the award winning Soljans Winery restaurant. The restaurant is built with sunshine in mind and serves Mediterranean-style food with a New Zealand twist, showcasing fresh seasonal produce from around the region.
During the afternoon we visit two other wineries:
Coopers Creek vineyard which offers outstanding wines from New Zealand’s best grape growing regions. Coopers Creek produce a wide variety of wines and are adventurous in their choice of grapes and blends.
West Brook Winery. The West Brook cellar door looks across an idyllic duck pond and terraced picnic area to row after row of vines. The wines reflect true varietal character and their unique regional origins. Produced by one of New Zealand’s leading wine makers they are premium quality and have won numerous awards.
During the afternoon you visit Muriwai Beach which one of the region’s most beautiful beaches. From August to April you also have the chance to see one of the world’s largest seabirds in their natural environment.* Your tour takes you to one of the few mainland gannet nesting sites in the world situated on the cliff-tops overlooking the Tasman Sea. Here you get a close-up of the gannet colony without disturbing their environment. The views extend for miles along the black sand beach of Muriwai.
This half day ‘wineries out west’ wine tour is a great introduction to the Kumeu historic wine region.
“We only had half a day and found a winery tour that ended up perfect” Trip Advisor review 2018
This tour best suits an early afternoon departure but it can be amended to the morning if an earlier departure suits better.
*The track to the Gannet colony is currently closed due to weather damage – you can still see the gannets flying but not from as close as usual.
These prices are valid for up to 8 people, for groups of 9+ please ask for a quote (use the enquiry form on this page)
Child price for ages 2-11
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