Best Wine Tours and Winery Visits around Auckland – 2023

Auckland has 4 main wine regions, and they become accessible thanks to these wine tours!

We’ve chosen a selection that includes either a focus on wine and food, or combining this with other options, so you can visit top-quality vineyards while also hitting up craft breweries, black sand beaches, or sculpture galleries.

Kumeu, Huapai and Henderson Winery Tours (West Auckland Wineries)

The West Auckland wineries are some of the country’s oldest vine plantings and have a significant history. And good food and wine too! Combine your wine tourism with the dramatic bush and black-sand beaches of Auckland’s west coast.

Auckland City Tour & Kumeu Wine Country

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Combine a morning sightseeing tour of Auckland with afternoon wine tasting on this full-day excursion, including a winery lunch. Travel by minivan with a professional guide past significant landmarks, appreciate the views over Auckland Harbour, and enjoy a beach stroll. Then savor wine at three award-winning North Island wineries in the Kumeu wine region.

Numbers are limited to 18 people to ensure a memorable experience with like-minded wine lovers. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.

  • Full day combination tour of Auckland city and Kumeu wine country from Auckland
  • 2-course lunch including a glass of wine at an award-winning winery restaurant
  • Enjoy wine tastings at three Kumeu wineries
  • Tour limited to 18 people ensures personalized attention from your guide

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No bus – Private Tours of Kumeu Wineries and Brewery

Small group, personalised tours, no crowded buses, professional, friendly, local guide giving you a memorable experience.

  • Visit Muriwai Beach, see the world famous Gannet Colony, birds nesting from August through to March.
  • Sample and purchase some of NZ’s finest wines throughout the Kumeu Region.
  • Check out Hallertau Brewery, paddle taste world class craft beers, enjoy a kiwi luncheon.

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Day walk at Karekare, West Auckland

Wineries Honey and Black Sand Beaches from Auckland

Discover the produce and panoramas for which New Zealand’s North Island is famous on this 5.5-hour winery and black-sand beach tour from Auckland. Visit the Kumeu River Winery with your guide and learn of New Zealand’s early winemaking pioneers.

  • Sample award-winning wines made from pinot gris, gewürztraminer and pinot noir grape varietals at the Coopers Creek and Matua wineries.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at the Provenance Matua Valley eatery, and perhaps try local Manuka honey.
  • Explore the black sands of Muriwai Beach where the west coast meets the Tasman Sea.
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • A la carte lunch included; Small-group tour by minibus.

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Muriwai Scenic Wine Tour from Auckland

Black sands, native wildlife, and award-winning wine awaits you on this tour of Auckland’s wild west coast. Following pickup from your central hotel, you’ll travel to Muriwai, a coastal enclave whose windswept beach and waves draw surfers and visitors from miles around. Stroll the beach and visit the cliff-top gannet colony, then continue to a nearby wine estate, where you’ll taste a selection of local varietals and blends.

  • Visit Muriwai, a popular surfing spot famous for its volcanic sands and gannet colony
  • Included tasting at Kumeu River Wines, Matua Wines, or West Brook wine estate
  • Central Auckland hotel pickup and drop-off makes it possible to visit the west coast without needing to hire a car

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Kumeu Vineyard Shuttle

Discover some of the fine wines for which New Zealand is famous on this 3.5-hour winemaking experience from Auckland. Visit the lush vineyards of Villa Maria Estate Winery, nestled beneath a mighty volcano on the Ihimatao Peninsula. Explore the vineyards and winery with your guide, and learn of the different grape varietals thriving in the fertile soils. Gain insight into the workings of a modern winemaking estate and sample seven award-winning wines. Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city Romantic experience, perfect for couples Choice of morning or afternoon departure Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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Matakana and Omaha Winery Tours – North Auckland Wineries

North Auckland wineries are focused around the rural town of Matamata (which has an excellent weekend farmers market!). This is farm and fishing country, and the wine fits right in with either! The region is home to many artists, antiques, and interesting small businesses.

Matakana Art & Vineyard Experience incl. Lunch & Wine Tasting Tour From Auckland

Matakana – A popular getaway spot for locals and visitors alike. Matakana is foodie heaven. A visit to Matakana coast comes with memories to treasure. Spend a day marvelling at unspoilt countryside, indulging in wonderful food and wine, exploring riverside towns, and enjoying the special things to do around Auckland. Experience our unique Sculpture Trail which winds through a remarkable native landscape. Our unforgettable honey experience offers a unique and a much closer insight into the wonderful world of New Zealand’s honeybees. Sample the many hand-crafted chocolates, artisan chocolates, handmade fudge and classic sweets made from quality ingredients, and choose gifts to take home. Come with us to experience a truly memorable day trip from Auckland.

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Matakana Scenic Coastal Getaway from Auckland

Escape the city and sample the local produce for which New Zealand’s North Island is famous on this 6.5-hour Matakana coastal getaway from Auckland. Travel with your guide through the seaside town of Orewa to the Waiwera Mineral Springs. Sample fine wines in local wineries and discover some of the grape varietals thriving in the fertile soils. Following a delicious lunch in an award-winning local restaurant, sample locally made organic ice cream and chocolate. Taste native Matakana honey and see the busy bees working in their wall hives. Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city Romantic experience, perfect for couples Small group ensures personal service A la carte lunch included Vegetarian meal option available Small-group tour

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Matakana Wine Tasting Day Tour from Auckland

Enjoy wine-tasting in the beautiful Matakana area, just north of Auckland, without having to worry about who will be designated driver—everyone in your party can try some wine. You’ll visit three boutique, family-run wineries that specialize mainly in red wines. Have a delicious lunch at one of the wineries. Make several side-trips throughout the day, such as to a beach, a cheese maker, ancient trees, and more.

  • Lovers of good food and drink will enjoy this tour
  • Get out of Auckland city for the day and explore the countryside
  • Lunch and wine tastings at three wineries are included
  • Hotel transfers from Auckland city locations are included

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Waiheke Island Winery Tours – Ferry from the CBD

Our Waiheke Island winery selections were so popular, we moved them to the Best Waiheke Wine Tours.

South Auckland Wineries

South Auckland’s Clevedon area has a small number of vineyards which are an interesting addition to the weekend farmers market, but probably not worth a visit by themselves. We’re not aware of any tours focused on South Auckland wines.

How we choose the Best Auckland Activities (Ranking methodology)

Firstly, we’re Auckland locals who have spent years travelling around the world – we’ve even won awards for our travel writing. So we know what’s good here, and what’s good around the world. We ‘travel’ this city and take part in as many opportunities as possible. But we can’t do every experience.

We also use travel reviews from other people, and look for the best reliable reviews, fast-selling tours, and cross-reference online recommendations from several sources.

Finally, we get direct feedback from travellers, friends, industry folks, and readers who help us discover new options, remove options that are no longer as good as they were, and generally make Discover Auckland a better resource for you.

We may earn income if you book through links on our site, but we never recommend things that are poor value. It’s really important to us that you enjoy your trip, recommend us to friends, and come back to Discover Auckland to plan your next adventure.

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