Great Tastes of Matakana with Wine Tasting - Full Day Tour

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What To Expect

Experience a full day "assault on the senses" as you sample the food, taste the wine and view the art of Matakana Coast in New Zealand.

Specifications

Type:
New Zealand Wine Tours
Departs From:
Auckland
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick-up or 172 Quay Street
Duration:
7 hours
Availability:
daily at 9:30 AM
Product Code:
11038
Voucher info:
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Description

Leave the bustle of the city and relax on the short drive north through the rolling green hills and past beautiful coastline before arriving at The Honey Center. Here you will find New Zealand's largest display of live bees and a huge range of honeys available for tasting as well as honey mead and fruit-wine. Then visit Ransom Wines and taste their award-winning wines.

Next, head to the nearby Morris & James Pottery at the heart of the Matakana Coast Wine Country. The ideal combination of gourmet and retail therapy, here you will be greeted by a pure visual spectacle of layer upon layer of design and color from matt black to luscious red.

Take your lunch at Mahurangi River Winery with its contemporary New Zealand architecture and wide pastoral views. Tour the winery and barrel room and sample their wine (made only from grapes grown on the property) before taking time to enjoy the local cuisine.

Then, visit Brick Bay Wines and sample their hand crafted wines in the unique Glass House, looking out to an ever-changing exhibition of contemporary sculptures by leading New Zealand artists. The day is rounded off with a stop at Chocolate Brown, where they hand-make outrageously fine chocolates.

Includes

  • Pick-up from and drop off at Auckland inner city hotels

  • Lunch

  • 3 wine tastings

  • Honey tasting

  • Afternoon tea

  • Guide

Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

  • Personal expenses

Please Note

  • Wineries and lunch location may vary depending on the day of the week.

  • This tour has a 2 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • Tours operate on all weather conditions.

  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and suitable outdoor clothing.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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