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The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour provided by Ananda Tours

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Overview
Waiheke Island is a wine lover’s paradise, with almost 30 wineries and tasting rooms—all just a short ferry ride from Auckland. On this tour, visit boutique wineries, sample a variety of Waiheke wines during guided tastings, tour a local microbrewery, and indulge in a sample platter of local delicacies.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Matiatia Ferry Terminal
    Auckland 1081, New Zealand
    Please catch the 12.00 pm Fullers ferry departure from Auckland CBD to Waiheke Island. On arrival your Ananda Tours representitive will meet you with a sign board with your name on it. If you are staying on Waiheke Island, please contact us to confirm pick up time.
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  • Pass by
    Ananda Tours
  • 1
    Tantalus Estate Vineyard & Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Passage Rock Wines
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Awaroa Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Obsidian Vineyard
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Matiatia Ferry Terminal
    Auckland 1081, New Zealand
    Please catch the 12.00 pm Fullers ferry departure from Auckland CBD to Waiheke Island. On arrival your Ananda Tours representitive will meet you with a sign board with your name on it. If you are staying on Waiheke Island, please contact us to confirm pick up time.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Visit Waiheke Island wineries and a microbrewery with tastings
  • Guided wine tastings: learn about Waiheke wine and winemaking 
  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation around the island by minivan
  • Small group of up to 10 people ensures a more personalized tour
What to Expect
Make your own way to the Waiheke ferry terminal, a short ferry ride from Auckland, where your driver is waiting for you. Traveling by air-conditioned minivan, set out to explore the island’s wineries as your guide fills you in on Waiheke’s winemaking history and explains the different varietals produced on the island.  During your tour, visit boutique wineries, where you can sample a variety of red and white wines such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, chardonnay, and pinot gris. At one of the wineries, enjoy a delicious lunch platter including local delicacies such as fresh seafood, meats, cheeses, and vegetables. Make a final stop at a microbrewery to learn more about the island’s growing craft beer production and sample a glass or two.  At the end of the tour, you are dropped back at the ferry terminal to catch your boat back to Auckland.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Matiatia Ferry Terminal, Auckland 1081, New Zealand
Duration
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Lunch (Vineyard Platter)
  • Wine tastings at 3 vineyards and 1 Micro Brewery
  • Local guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Pickup and drop-off from Waiheke accommodation
  • Local taxes
  • Small group tour (shared with others) Minimum 2 people - Maximum 10 pax people
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Tantalus Estate Vineyard & Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Passage Rock Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Awaroa Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Obsidian Vineyard
Exclusions
  • Ferry Tickets (these can be purchased at the Fullers ferry terminal at 99 Quay st)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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John Williamson wrote a review Jan 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand1 contribution
We did this tour yesterday and had a wonderful time. Jo was an excellent tour guide with an in depth knowledge of both the island, the wineries, and their histories. All the wineries were an experience in them selves with amazing wines, enthusiastic sommeliers and, in the case
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Response from Waihekebrooke, Owner at The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback with us! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day with Jo, she's a very knowledgeable member of our team and we agree, the food at Passage Rock is amazing! We hope you can visit the island again sometime. Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
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Becca Barclay wrote a review Jan 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
A well prepared, fun and premium tour! Great variety of beautiful and boutique vineyards. From the helicopter pads to the cellar door sheds, you really learn and experience all aspects of Waiheke. The platter - Passage Rock & your chef, you have outdone yourself! Lyn from Awaroa
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Response from Waihekebrooke, Owner at The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
What an amazing review! Thank you for sharing this with us Becca and for choosing us for your tour of Waiheke Island. We will share this lovely feedback with Michael too and Passage Rock, Obsidian and Awaroa. Feedback like yours makes us love our jobs! We hope you can visit the island again sometime! Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
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Gill P wrote a review Dec 2020
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Great afternoon with Nico as host & driver. Good selection of vineyards. Very helpfully, chatty & informative. Nice platter lunch.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Mary L wrote a review Dec 2020
16 contributions1 helpful vote
My partner and I did this wine tour with Jo yesterday, and can't recommend it enough! Jo was the most wonderful guide, showing great incite on all the wineries we visited aswell as awesome local knowledge about Waiheke. All the wineries we visited were fabulous, with a stand out
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Waihekebrooke, Owner at The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour
Responded 6 Dec 2020
Thanks for this amazing review Mary! Jo really is wonderful as is Kit at Awaroa. We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day with us on Waiheke Island and we hope you come back and visit again soon! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
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nigel b wrote a review Mar 2020
Gore, New Zealand31 contributions4 helpful votes
Just done this today, was ab fab. No faults at all. We done this as two couples. 4 great winerys from high end to boutique.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Waihekebrooke, Owner at The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour
Responded 22 Mar 2020
Thanks for sharing your review with us Nigel! Glad to hear you enjoyed your day on Waiheke Island with us and thank you for choosing Ananda Tours for your visit. We hope you can visit us again sometime! Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
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A fun day out, and a chance to learn a lot about wine!
We had a wonderful time. We were fortunate to have Michael guide us around. He was really friendly, and super k
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katemJ4598FG
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Highly Recommended
Such an amazing day. Our tour guide Jo was so great, knowledgeable, and really went the extra mile to make our expe
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Bondstephanie
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Michael, the best tour guide ever
We had an amazing girls trip! Michael was the most amazing driver and went above and beyond to make sure we had an
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raewynjohnstone
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Fantastic day!
Thank you so much for a brilliant day. Had Jenny as our tour guide and she was amazing.. thanks for the bubbles tha
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GeorgeTheHam
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Waiheke Island Food and Wine Tour
Do you want to taste something exotic? Or the best wine outside Tuscany? Well, this is the place to be! The guides
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Strongly recommend
Absolutely loved our gourmet food & wine tour with Bill as our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and quite fun
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savannahoney
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Wonderful tour and tour guide
Amazing tour in the Waiheke sun! The tour group was nice and small with only 4 of us in total. Our tour guide Lance
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Cseeleyfromhamilton
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Enjoyed it very much
This is a great way to see the island. Our guide Michael was awesome and showed us a lot of the island from a resi
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JankiP800
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Waiheke experience
Jo was amazing. Very lovely and friendly and gave us an amazing tour around waiheke. We did very unique experiences
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Adupasde
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Great experience
Great experience and guide! The tour was very smooth, no rush in the stops. Wineries were very welcoming with us. I
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RochelleJ129
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Highly recommended
Thanks to Ananda Tours for another great day. Our tour guide Lance was awesome, very knowledgeable & he had a grea
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Elztravelzzz
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Great day out
We had a fantastic private tour for six of us with Michael. He was a delight and his personality fit with our grou
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Regina H
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GREAT WINE TOUR
Amazing tour around the best vineyards Waiheke has to offer. Our tour guide Steve was very knowledgeable, friendly
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BellaBelle98
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Definitely worth doing!
Really loved this tour. There were just two of us so it was nice and small. Our guide, Lance, was amazing and very
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Taff2309
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Amazing tour
Amazing day spent with Jo - really knowledgeable The boutique vineyards were amazing - Kennedy Point and my favou
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