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Villa Maria Wine Tour and Airport Shuttle from Auckland provided by NZWINEPRO - Auckland Wine Tours

Villa Maria Wine Tour and Airport Shuttle from Auckland

Villa Maria Wine Tour and Airport Shuttle from Auckland
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from £65.85 per adult
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Last updated: 31 Jan 2021
A note from Villa Maria Wine Tour and Airport Shuttle from Auckland
New Zealand is currently at the lowest level of risk and face masks and social distancing are not required
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
This wine tour from Auckland takes you to Villa Maria Estate, New Zealand's largest privately owned winery. Wine tasting fees are included during your session, and you can relax with easy transport. You have the option of drop-off at the Sky City Hotel and Casino or Auckland International Airport.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Transport included to Villa Maria Estate Winery
Wine-making tour includes a tutored tasting
Driver-guide shares knowledge of New Zealand wines
Get picked up from the Ferry Building in Auckland
What to expect
Morning Tour pickup 10.00am Ferry Building and 10.15am Sky City Hotel and Casino - Returns to CBD 1.20pm Afternoon Tour pickup 1.30pm Sky City Hotel & Casino - Returns Sky City 4.30pm and Ferry building 4.45pm Twice daily the Villa Maria Wine Tour & Airport Shuttle pickups up from the Ferry building downtown ( morning tour only ) and also Sky City Hotel and Casino for the morning and afternoon winery tour. Gain an insight into the operations of a commercial wine making facility. See how the wine is made on a private guided tour through the vineyard and winery of Villa Maria Estate. This is the most awarded and largest privately owned wine company in New Zealand. Their design award winning state of the art winery & vineyard park is nestled within the rim of an ancient volcano situated on the Ihimatao Peninsula close to Auckland International Airport. You'll learn about New Zealand's most famous wine Maker Sir George Fistonich who started the business in 1961 when he was just 21 years old. Go behind the scenes and see their giant tank farm and barrel room maturing their best Chardonnays and bigger red wines in 225 litre French barriques . You'll see two fascinating short videos on the techniques and processes used and finally see their state of the art bottling line which can put out an incredible 12,500 bottles an hour Finally enjoy a tutored tasting of 7 award winning wines with a Villa Maria Wine professional before the return trip to Auckland. You can also be delivered with your luggage to Auckland International Airport at no additional cost. The perfect last thing to do in Auckland. If you would like a complimentary Airport Drop off, please indicate this when you book.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7346P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Wine tasting • Local taxes • Driver/guide • Ferry Building (Port ) pickup or Sky City Hotel and Casino pickup a or drop off
Exclusions
Personal expenses and gratuities
Duration
3h 15m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The morning tour can collect from selected major Central Business District Hotels The afternoon tour can collect from Sky City Hotel and Casino and other hotels by arrangement.
Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island All vehicles are clearly signwritten NZWINEPRO™ Registration Plate for the Ford Transit Minibus GHC 649 Registration Plate for the Ford territory SUV GTG 610
Ports:
Level 1, Ports of Auckland Building/1 Sunderland St, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Wine tasting • Local taxes • Driver/guide • Ferry Building (Port ) pickup or Sky City Hotel and Casino pickup a or drop off
Exclusions
Personal expenses and gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The morning tour can collect from selected major Central Business District Hotels The afternoon tour can collect from Sky City Hotel and Casino and other hotels by arrangement.
Auckland Central, Auckland Central, North Island All vehicles are clearly signwritten NZWINEPRO™ Registration Plate for the Ford Transit Minibus GHC 649 Registration Plate for the Ford territory SUV GTG 610
Ports:
Level 1, Ports of Auckland Building/1 Sunderland St, Parnell, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 15m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 18 years
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Wheelchair accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

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Patricia P
2 contributions
Villa Maria wine tour
Jan 2020 • Friends
An excellent experience delivered by a knowledgeable and professional guide. John went out of his way to make sure we learnt and enjoyed our afternoon.
Written 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Patricia, Thanks for your wonderful review of the Villa Maria Wine Tour and Airport Shuttle. This is becoming such a popular experience and it is so convenient for clients wanting to taste wine and then be delivered for free with their luggage to catch an international flight after the tour. Great to fill in 3 hours in the morning or afternoon. Please feel free to follow my business on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. I post interesting pictures and information about things I come across on my tours. I thoroughly enjoyed your company. Stay in touch. Thanks again for choosing NZWINEPRO™ Best regards John McFarlane
Written 13 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Qzsue
1 contribution
Fantastic experience.
Jul 2019 • Friends
John was a terrific guide. He was on time and accomidating to our group. Two people dropped at the airport, and two returning to Auckland. He was so informative about wine and what makes NZ wines so special. This is a great way to spend a few hours before a flight. Highly recommend.
Written 29 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Sharon, Thanks for your fantastic review. The Villa Maria Estate Wine Tour / Airport shuttle is really popular because it is the biggest winery in Auckland just 5 mins from Auckland International Airport. So clients are able to enjoy a tour and tasting, possibly stay for lunch and then be delivered wiht thieir luggage to their flight at no extra cost. So i'm really happy that this tour worked for you and your group. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO™ Facebook page to stay in touch, or if you follow us on Instagram and Twitter I post interesting photos and articles there about the best wines, cuisine and attractions I come across - Thanks again for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. All the best - John McFarlane CEO
Written 29 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hannah W
1 contribution
Great tour and great service
Our guide was very informative and knowledgeable in wine and great food in Auckland in general. He gave excellent restaurant recommendations and took time out of his day on the way back to Auckland to show us where the restaurants were. Was definitely one of the better wine tours and Villa Maria wines were very accommodating by personalising the wine tasting to suit our tastes.
Written 15 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Hannah. Thanks for your great feedback. This is a new product I have just launched with Villa Maria Estate and it's proving popular already. I always try to add some value where time allows and that day it was great to show some places I like to go in my own time.So your positive feedback is much appreciated. I hope you'll stay in touch by liking the NZWINEPRO Facebook page. I also post photos from tours on Instagram and comment on Twitter. Cheers - John McFarlane
Written 19 August 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

teaganlatt
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
A beautiful day
May 2018 • Couples
This was our very first tour for our trip and we couldn't have asked for a better experience. John arrived to our hotel on time and was warm and welcoming from the very start. He guided us through Cornwall Park and to the top of One Tree Hill, which was breathtakingly beautiful. John is very knowledgable and provided insight into the background of Auckland.
Once arriving to Villa Maria, John contributed to the tour which complimented to the experience. We had a beautiful tour of the winery and tasted a variety of fantastic wines.

A must do tour when visiting Auckland.
Written 13 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Tegan, Thanks so much for your great review of the Villa Maria Wine Makers Experience. I'm glad you were able to visit Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill, which is a gem in Auckland's crow. I hope you'll follow nzwinepro on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and if you're back this way again I'd be thrilled to see you. My best regards and thanks again for posting your review. - John McFarlane
Written 14 May 2018
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Karen581
Columbus, OH67 contributions
Tour of winery and park
May 2018 • Friends
OUtstanding experience. Sunday was our last day of our trip and we had all day before our plan left. What a great way to spend it. First John took us to on a ride through some interesting neighborhoods and to a park overlooking the city. Then we went to the Villa Maria winery. John is very knowledgeable about the wine industry himself and very personable as he shared information. Don't miss this one.
Written 9 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Karen, Thanks for your fantastic review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed The Villa Maria Wine Makers Experience tour. It's always a pleasure to showcase the best winery and vineyard park in Auckland. I hope you'll stay connected by following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram - All the best - John McFarlane
Written 14 May 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Samson L
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A truly wonderful experience indeed
Apr 2018 • Solo
This tour was a last minute addition on my trip to Auckland. Call it a lack of organization or bad planning on my part, but I didn't call to book my trip until the day of the tour. Despite that, John arrived at the hotel on time for pickup and we were off. We started with a scenic drive to One Tree Hill and Cornwall Park, where we got to take in some breathtaking views. John's knowledge of the land is unrivalled; he answered with great detail any questions directed at him about the area. After that we were off to the Villa Maria Estate for a guided tour and tasting. John's passion for wines shone during the wine tasting, as he offered fascinating tidbits of knowledge to complement the VM staff's presentation. A convenient airport drop off was much appreciated at the end of the trip. Overall, I learned a lot and was very satisfied with the trip. I'm glad I called NZWINEPRO that day.
Written 26 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Samson, Thanks for your great review. I'm glad I was able to get you to Villa Maria Estate and then to the Airport. Thanks for following NZWINEPRO on Instagram as well. I post things on Facebook too so you can stay connected there as well. I really appreciate your taking the time to share your experience with others on TripAdvisor. It's greatly appreciated and I'm so happy you enjoyed your tour. Best regards - John McFarlane
Written 26 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Angela M
Singapore, Singapore9 contributions
Highly recommended tour of Auckland and it's wineries
Dec 2017 • Couples
A must do tour in Auckland to introduce you to the sights of the city that are otherwise difficult to access without your own transport (One Tree Hill and Cornwall Park for example), or foolhardy to try on a self-drive. (Three wineries)! We were picked up on the dot of 9.30am and, because it was just myself and my husband, we had a some flexibility to kick start our tour with an unscheduled drive by the harbour, before hitting up One Tree Hill. John has spent most of his career in the hospitality industry and it shows - he's professional but a hugely personable guy who has a seemingly bottomless pit of insights - not just into wine but Auckland in general. Personal highlight was the tour and lunch at Villa Maria Estate, it's wines having featured in many celebratory occasions in my life, but it was also great to see the more boutique wineries, namely Kumeu River and West Brook and get to sample new varietals. Great value, fun and informative, mark it as a must-do when you visit Auckland.
Written 11 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Angela, Thanks so much for your fantastic review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the Villa Maria Estate Scenic Vineyard Odyssey. I am always awed by the achievement of Sir John Logan Campbell and his beautiful Farm Cornwall Park. Many people like you are excited to visit the Winery of Villa Maria Estate because it has become such an iconic wine brand exported all over the world, and certainly lunch at the Estate never fails to please. I hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO Facebook page to stay in touch, or follow my business on Instagram and twitter for news and reviews of the best of Auckland and New Zealand. Best regards - John McFarlane
Written 12 December 2017
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Ru H
3 contributions
Wine Makers Experience was Excellent
Nov 2017 • Couples
Everything about this trip was excellent. Picked up on time, additional visit to scenic viewpoint, and the superb Villa Maria Winery. John gave an amazing level of commentary from his huge knowledge - you could ask anything about the area, winery or wine making process. He accompanied us around the winery tour and gave far more info that the official tour guide. It would not have been the same wine tour without him. Excellent - one of the highlights of our extended holiday.
Written 11 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Russel, Thanks for your great review of the Villa Maria Wine Makers Experience tour. I'm so pleased you found the commentary interesting and that I was able to fill in the gaps at the winery that sometimes get overlooked. At one stage I used to take my own clients through the winery, but in time I had to allow them to showcase it themselves, it is after all their show. I do however like to accompany my clients to to ensure the tour meets my best expectation on the day. I do hope you'll like the NZWINEPRO Facebook page to stay in touch or following my business on Instagram or twitter for news and reviews of the best of Auckland and New Zealand. - Cheers John McFarlane
Written 12 December 2017
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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