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Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours

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Address: 36A Formby Avenue, Auckland 1022, New Zealand
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+64 9-845 6971
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Auckland's original boutique food & wine tours. Phil Parker is a fourth...

Auckland's original boutique food & wine tours. Phil Parker is a fourth generation New Zealander, wine writer and food fan who started Fine Wine Tours in 2000. Phil's tours skilfully combine ravishing countryside sightseeing with premium food and wine experiences in Auckland. As your personal guide, Phil assures you of a highly memorable and enjoyable fun time - going behind the scenes of Auckland's premium wine regions and exclusive food outlets. With tours starting at $NZ199 for a half day, there are also full day options covering three wine regions in greater Auckland, plus a full day Food & Wine Lovers' tour. All tours include lunch, complimentary mineral water and information pack.Contact Phil now - for the NZ food and wine experience of a lifetime!

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Honeymoon NZ Wine Tour Ga-lour!!

We loved Phil as our tour guide! We told our travel agency that we were big wine tour lovers and foodies and they scheduled us with Phil's company, which was so worth the time and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
ksmith930
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New York City, New York

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Hillsborough, NC
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Phil provided a guided wine tour to Waiheke Island with a visit to 3 of their excellent wineries, Mud Brick, Peacock Sky, and Goldies. We really enjoyed the trip and speaking to the winery operators who provided tastings that Phil coordinated each stop, along with an included sit-down lunch at the beautiful Mud Brick winery. We would have liked to... More 

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Thank Randy_and_Alli
Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Randy and Ali, Thanks for taking time to post your comments. I'm so glad that you enjoyed the tour and lunch at Mudbrick. Re your comments about sharing my wine knowledge - I do apologise if I fell short of expectation. I did supply you both with a seven page itinerary with NZ wine info and maps , plus... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved Phil as our tour guide! We told our travel agency that we were big wine tour lovers and foodies and they scheduled us with Phil's company, which was so worth the time and money. He took us privately around the Waiheke Island to 3 different wineries, which we would have never known anything about it if it weren't... More 

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1 Thank ksmith930
Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi KSmith, So glad that you enjoyed your Waiheke Honeymoon tour with me. Thanks for taking time to post your fab review. It was a pleasure hosting you to some of our great food and wine. Warm regards to New York, Cheers, Phil More 

Kapalua, Hawaii
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks Phil for such a wonderful and informative wine tour of the Auckland region! It was fun and informative! We'll definitely plan another tour someday in the near future! Cheers!

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Thank Earl F
Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Earl, Thanks for your great comments. It was a real blast meeting you both and hosting you to Waiheke to sample some of our fab food and wine. Warm regards to Hawaii, Best wishes, Phil More 

Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A full day foodie tour with Phil Parker near Auckland was the perfect start to my NZ vacation on December 19, 2016. Visited Westbrook winery and Soljan's. I had an all day tour with Phil in 2014, and this second day-long tour did not disappoint! I purchased 4 bottles can at Westbrook and a bottle of port at Soljan's and... More 

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Thank mskatymay
Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi there! So glad that you enjoyed your foodie tour with me back in December. It was a pleasure meeting you. And great that you had some NZ wines to enjoy on your cruise. Hope to see you again! Warm regards, Phil More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A sophisticated yet friendly visit to three outstanding wineries in the Kumeu area. Hosted by Phil Parker with aplomb. Chatty, informed and relaxed commentary, Phil gauges his guests well. A prepared itinerary was supplied for our experience - Coast & Country Half Day Tour on December 28, 2016. Of particular note was Phil's use of a microphone while we were... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Suzart! Thanks very much for your fab review - it was such a pleasure hosting you all to the Kumeu wine tour. What a fun day it was (and I wasn't even drinking! Must have been the coffee). A great day ourt with great people. Warm regards to Parnell, Best wishes, Phil More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Phil picked up the four of us for a day-long tour on December 17 from the cruise dock. The "City, Black Sand & Country Market" tour was the best---informative (6-page brief), well-planned, original, fun, and we actually met the owners of the 3 family wineries we visited. Phil provided a cheese board at each stop. We enjoyed the wine and... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Judd2017, Kia Ora! Wow - what a great review. Thanks so much for taking time to post your response. It was a pleasure to meet you both and host you to Kumeu. So glad that you enjoyed some of our best wineries and food. Warm regards to Hawaii, & Best Wishes, Phil More 

Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We met Phil Parker 3 years ago and knew that if we ever went back to New Zealand we would have to take another tour with Phil. We returned to Auckland, December 8, 2016 and along with 6 of our friends, Phil took us to Waiheke Island for a great day including several winery tastings and visits. We met Phil... More 

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Thank BonRich1
Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks very much for your fantastic review and endorsement of my my tours! It was great to see you again and host you all to Waiheke Island. So glad that you enjoyed the wineries, scenery and shopping. (Shame about the lunch! And thanks for your understanding) Warm regards, Phil More 

United States
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500 reviews
163 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whatever you want to do - sites, visits, wine, history, etc. - Phil at Fine Wine Tours can make it happen. He's a charming chap, professional and friendly. He appeals to both adults as well to our kids. He's a great guy - we saw more in four hours than we could have done on two or three days ourselves.... More 

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Thank Greg B
Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi Greg, Wow! What a great endorsement of my tours! Thanks so much for your fantastic review. So glad that you and your family enjoyed your brief tour with me to see some of Auckland's special sights. Warm regards & Best Wishes, Phil More 

Santa Cruz, Ca.
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phil is very knowledgeable about wine and all of the wineries in the area. The cheese tasting at the first stop was outstanding and I only wish I could have brought some home with me. The lunch at the Plume Restaurant was amazing and the wine tasting experience with Runner Duck Wines. I highly recommend this tour and would take... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Hi there! Thanks very much for your great review. It was a total pleasure meeting you both - and I'm so glad that you enjoyed the Matakana wine tour experience with me and my wife. Best wishes for the Festive Season. And Warm regards to Santa Cruz! Phil & Mia More 

Freedom, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Phil and the little Mr. Merlot were our guides for a very fun and informative tour of the Kumeu wine region. We had great wine tastings and Phil brought along a cheese board for our party of eight to enjoy. He told us a lot about the area along the way on our trip to Mt. Eden, a stop at... More 

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Pipi16, Owner at Auckland Fine Wine & Food Tours, responded to this review

Howdy !! Thanks very much for your fantastic review. It was a pleasure to host you all to Kumeu with Mr. Merlot. (He has had a big walk today, and a nap, and a few treats - and some time playing with an empty plastic water bottle.) Hey. Someone has to do it. Best wishes for the festive season! Warm... More 

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