An attractive tour 

We visited three nice wineries and Black Sand Beaches. We could enjoy the tour In a relaxed atmosphere. We were able to see a lot of gannets at the black sand beaches and it was amazing, which we didn’t expect.
KIYOSHI OKANOYA – Jan 06, 2018 (Travelled Dec 2017) 

Good wines, nice wineries, excellent host 

JUHA TUOMINEN – Jan 02, 2018 (Travelled Dec 2017)

Great tour with a couple of very nice extra stops!!

CALVIN PREBLE – Nov 16, 2017 (Travelled Nov 2017)

Must do when visiting Auckland!

John was an amazing guide. He took us to three different winery and got to taste each of the location’s wine. We also made few stops along the way to various nice sight seeing location. He provided a lot of good information about Auckland and New Zealand. He went out of his way to provide additional services. He also provide us some various honeys made in the area to try. Highly recommend this tour!
JONATHAN KIM – Sep 14, 2017 (Travelled Aug 2017)

Wonderful Experience!

My companion and I only had one full day in Auckland, and we wanted to make sure we got a full experience. John was an excellent guide through our introduction to NZ. He is extremely knowledgeable about the stops and about New Zealand in general. We were lucky enough to be the only ones on the tour and enjoyed great wine, food, and conversation. By the end of our day not only had an amazing experience but we also felt we had made a new friend!!! I can’t recommend NZWINEPRO enough!
KATHERINE BRANDT – Jul 26, 2017 (Travelled Jul 2017)

Perfect day!

What an amazing day! We had originally booked a wine tour of some vineyeards on Waiheke Island, which was cancelled. How providential for us , as as the Vineyard, Honey and Black Sand Beach Tour with John was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand. John McFarlane handled our group flawlessly despite some initial setbacks. He was attentive and truly went out of his way to make the tour special. He was a veritable encyclopaedia of knowledge, on everything from New Zealand’s economy, history, its flora and fauna, and of course on Oenology. He was entertaining and a great driver/tour guide. Our lunch at the Plume Restaurant was excellent. John had great rapport with all the wineries we visited and our visits were informative and truly enjoyable. I would strongly recommend you include a tour with NZ Wineries on your visit to Auckland. All the reviews are spot on—a tour with John will not disappoint
KARINA LIMCAOCO – Apr 24, 2017 (Travelled Apr 2017)

Fantastic experience with a very nice guide.

The guide is punctual, nice and helpful. It is one of our best wine tasting tours
YUN LIU – Apr 20, 2017 (Travelled Apr 2017)

Desire to know more

The visits were carefully planned and performed. It was enough for the dedicated time but it gave a taste of too little. Overall experience quite up to expectations
XAVIER ROUILLARD – Apr 15, 2017 (Travelled Apr 2017)

A Cracking Afternoon!

John was a great, enthusiastic and knowledgable tour guide providing information about Auckland and the wine industry. Lots of anecdotes about his career working in the wine industry.
GREG MEARMAN – Mar 13, 2017 (Travelled Mar 2017)

Best Tour ever!

Second time using NZWinePro and having John as the guide. Great doing it without time constraint of having to return by a set time. Very knowledgeable about the wines and locations toured.
MAUREEN SHAUGHNESSY – Feb 22, 2017 (Travelled Feb 2017)

Great No Nonsense Wine Tour

John was great and very knowledgeable about the history of the area as well as the winery. We enjoyed chatting, the drive through the park, and the winery experience.
JENNIFER TILLMAN – Feb 03, 2017 (Travelled Jan 2017)

Just do it!

Wonderful day out with John. Thoroughly enjoyed Villa Maria and our other winery visits. If I had to criticize anything then it would be the length of the day and the amount we packed in to the time. Maybe a little rushed in places so perhaps one visit less may give a more relaxed pace. Only a thought! Overall though John’s professionalism is exceptional and we all enjoyed his company
JANICE WOOD – Dec 01, 2016 (Travelled Nov 2016)

Terrific personalised service!

Knowledgeable, friendly and caring service. Superbly informative about wines and the area. A real insider’s view. Great wineries!
GEORGE BEDELL – Oct 21, 2016 (Travelled Oct 2016)


My husband and I went on a full day east coast to west coast tour with John. We had a phenomenal time! John is very knowledgeable and was able to show us New Zealand’s best hidden gems. We would recommend this tour a million times over. It is worth every penny!
MINDI RAMAGE – Sep 25, 2016 (Travelled Sep 2016)

More than a wine tour 

John is a wealth of knowledge, not just about wine but all things NZ! The weather was a bit of a bummer but obviously that out of Wine Pro’s hands. This was more like an excellent sight seeing tour with some wine tasting sprinkled in for good measure.
SARA BURNS – Sep 23, 2016 (Travelled Sep 2016)


This was a first class personalised experience where we learnt much more than we anticipated. John has an excellent knowledge of NZ history, economy and culture so we were so pleased to learn more about NZ. John was very accomodating and gave us a wonderful taste of what NZ has to offer. We would highly recommend NZWINEPRO,
LAUREN SLOAN – Sep 13, 2016 (Travelled Sep 2016)

Excellent hospitality by New Zealand wine-lover

We were very impressed how the guide, John, loves Aukland and New Zealang wine. He gave us much information about the city and the wine.
KAZUE TANAKA – Sep 02, 2016 (Travelled Aug 2016)

Great tour

We enjoyed this tour very much. Thank you for letting us bring two daughters. They enjoyed also.
KENJI KOMAI – Aug 24, 2016 (Travelled Aug 2016)

John is an amazing tour guide

John was professional and went out of his way to ensure that our entire tour was a success. The wine was great, the background was great, and the extra effort he made to show us around Auckland was extraordinary.
GREGORY LAUDICK – May 12, 2016 (Travelled May 2016)

Great wine tasting in NZ

Very knowledgeable tour guide who took us to fabulous wineries.
PAULA OLSIEWSKI – Apr 16, 2016 (Travelled Mar 2016)

Fabulous day out

Fantastic trip out visiting vineyards & nature areas, second tour with John , last one two years ago, highly recommended , Brilliant service , exceeded all expectations , John was a wonderful guide and couldn’t do enough for us.
CAROLINE JONES – Apr 16, 2016 (Travelled Mar 2016)

Totally recommended

Great day out. John is very knowledgeable and passonite about the local wine. The weather was perfect and John gave us a tour of the island and a little history and will adapt to the day. We were booked into Te Whau for lunch and it doesn’t get better than that! Book him.
KEVIN NEIL – Mar 20, 2016 (Travelled Mar 2016)

excellent day trip

DAVID ECKERT – Mar 08, 2016 (Travelled Feb 2016)

Like having a friend show you around

The tour is incredibly personal and well structured. John does a superb job of making sure everyone feels special and gets to see or do what they want. Just inform your guide early in the day. He will take care of the rest.
CARLOS – Feb 25, 2016 (Travelled Feb 2016)

Excellent and worthwhile experience!

This tour exceeded my expectations and I would not hesitate to recommend any tour with John through NZWinePro. From answering concerns, making specialized arrangements to pickup, drop off and changes to the itinerary to suit our needs it was the perfect end to our trip to New Zealand.
MARY AND JOE BATTAGLIA – Feb 06, 2016 (Travelled Jan 2016)

Great afternoon out

JAN ARROWSMITH – Jan 26, 2016 (Travelled Jan 2016)

Wonderful wine tour

Very knJohn is so knowledgeable that we learned a lot.
YOSHITO MIYOSAWA – Jan 15, 2016 (Travelled Jan 2016)

Glad that selected it

Wine experience plus Auckland overview. John is very knowledgable and cooperative. Good experience!
GARY DICKMAN – Dec 29, 2015 (Travelled Dec 2015)

Great tour. We appreciated your knoyouknoknowledge and flexibility

JOHN WILLACKER – Dec 03, 2015 (Travelled Nov 2015)


John went over and above our expectations in not only his knowledge of wine and its production but also his overall summaries about the regions of Auckland he took us through and overall his enthusiasm for his job.
JAN QUINN – Nov 16, 2015 (Travelled Nov 2015)


SAM JONES – Nov 16, 2015 (Travelled Nov 2015)

Awesome tour and guide??!

The tour was exceptional and John our guide went above and beyond! We enjoyed the afternoon visiting the wineries, having a delicious lunch, and seeing the beautiful black sand beach! John and the tour exceeded my expectations, I would highly recommend this tour!!
LOIS REIDENBACH – Oct 19, 2015 (Travelled Oct 2015)

Great Ocean Road

This tour was fantastic! Loved it! And our tour guide, Zac, was the best. He really made the trip fun.
SUZANNE COURTNEY FORSTER – Jun 06, 2015 (Travelled May 2015)

Amazing way to experience NZ!

Daniel did an amazing job showing us the north island! This experience was more than a wine tour. We not only went to three great wineries, we also had the opportunity to taste local cheeses, chocolate, honey, see a Kauri tree, and learn a lot of the geographics of the north island! Also since we had a little extra time, Daniel took us to see Mt Eden! We would have never had this experience on our own!
NICHOLAS EASLICK – May 23, 2015 (Travelled May 2015)

Excellent tour

We were happy to visit excellent wineries. Our guide showed us the inside of winery which were very interesting and also impressive scenery with good explanation. Though such limited time, we fully enjoyed the three hours and half. Thank you very much!
ICHIO OTSUKA – May 12, 2015 (Travelled May 2015)

Great tour! Loads of wine and local knowledge

VIRGINIA FIGUEIREDO – Apr 30, 2015 (Travelled Apr 2015)

Very professional service

John picked up us from CBD hotel at scheduled time, tour was tweeked so we could visit a couple of preferred places, wonderful lunch choice, great selection of vineyards, perfect day including a tiny fridge for our cheese purchases. Highly recommended.
MARGARET CANNON – Mar 27, 2015 (Travelled Mar 2015)

Great guide, wonderful tour

VerThe day with John was flawless. He worked seamlessly with the winerys, adding information and sharing stories that made for a great wine and New Zealand experience. This tour was a real splurge for us, but John delivers a great value! We would recommend highly and plan to seek him out for future trips.
DAN POWERS – Mar 02, 2015 (Travelled Feb 2015)

Outstanding tour!

Great tour through Waiheke Island in New Zealand. John’s commentary on Auckland and his knowledge of wine combined to make for an excellent day. He gave us MORE than he promised.
PAT BLIZZARD – Feb 27, 2015 (Travelled Feb 2015)


We cannot say enough about our wonderful to work with New Zealand easy wine John was absolutely wonderful His knowledge of New Zealand wines was really amazing, he took us to four wonderful wine tasting vineyards, and he met us as scheduled at our hotel right on time. An added highlight was the stop at the black beach. We would highly recommend John and his company for a tour of New Zealand wine area. He was fantastic.
MARIE REPKO – Feb 28, 2015 (Travelled Feb 2015)

Excellent wine tour

john was a very experienced wine tour guide and we a great time enjoying his comments and tasting the wines chosen
THOMAS WILKIE – Feb 19, 2015 (Travelled Feb 2015)

A Great Guided Tour

A day with John was the perfect way to spend our last hours in New Zealand. A little history, a little sight-seeing, a good amount of wine tasting, and a touch of chocolate & honey, . . . all enhanced by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Thanks, John, for some terrific memories!
GINO MASSAFRA – Feb 23, 2015 (Travelled Feb 2015)

Wonderful Experience

John was amazing. He knows the wine industry inside-out. We went on a couple of wine tours, while on our cruise … this was by far the best. First class from beginning to end. Can’t say enough good things about John.
RHONDA MELTON – Feb 17, 2015 (Travelled Feb 2015)

Overall experience was wonderful!! Had an amazing time! Beautiful countryside, breath taking wineries. Thank you!!
LARRY MEYER – Feb 14, 2015 (Travelled Feb 2015)

Grape Grazing with a History Lesson

Have posted review on Trip Advisor – pls read there
IAN GOODGAME – Feb 13, 2015 (Travelled Feb 2015)

Great day

John did a great job, loved the tour! Definitely would do this again.
Erin B. – Dec 04, 2014 (Travelled Nov 2014)

Great trip, wine and knowledge.

APRIL KERNS – Nov 29, 2014 (Travelled Nov 2014)

Great Wine, Great Views, Very Educational, Very Personal

Luckily, my wife and I were the only two people on our tour, so it was very intimate. The driver took us to some of the most scenic views in New Zealand in between our travels to the different vineyards. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable.
ROBBIE STAPLETON – Nov 28, 2014 (Travelled Nov 2014)


We had a wonderful trip with John. He is very knowledgeable and was very helpful to both of us. Enjoyed the wine tastings and the beautiful scenery especially the Sand Art at Black Beach which was amazing.
BEVERLEY SMITH – Nov 19, 2014 (Travelled Nov 2014)

wine tour

Good and friendly guide that told us a lot about New Zealand during the car drive which was nice. Also did a couple of scenic stops along the way which was a pleasant surprise. Good wine testing, we would recommend this to others.
EMMELI HOGLUND – Sep 26, 2014 (Travelled Sep 2014)


John was a great guide and you get to experience more than a wine tour. We were driven all around Auckland being shown attractions and restaurants! This tour was a highlight to our trip!
CATHERINE ZEMAN – Apr 29, 2014 (Travelled Apr 2014)

Fun and Fabulous! Tasty and Delicious!

Comfortable van. He took care of our luggage from the ship. He is very knowledgeable about about the cheeses, wines, area, food. He got us the recipes for hokey pokey. A wonderful experience! We highly recommend it!
THOMAS GAVIN – Mar 30, 2014 (Travelled Mar 2014)

Verry deep informations.

FRANCESCO LIFRIERI – Mar 10, 2014 (Travelled Mar 2014)

A grteat day out

While pricey at first glance, the whole day tour is great value for money: tours around some of the key points of Auckland and great wineries including a great lunch. The tour can be tailored to suit (e.g. large vs smaller wineries) – a great day out.
MARTIN – Jan 17, 2014 (Travelled Dec 2013)

Very knowledgable both wine and the city.

We had an amazing day on this wine and scenic tour with John. My JOHN WOODY – Dec 24, 2013 (Travelled Dec 2013)

Excellent service and a great tour

I would highly recommend this to anyone, local or tourist!
MIKE WAKEFIELD – Dec 16, 2013 (Travelled Dec 2013)

service is his success!!!!

John is John!!!! – and he is the greatest! the quality of his service ist not 5*, no it is 6*!!!
GERTRAUD GESON – Oct 29, 2013 (Travelled Oct 2013)

Great Experience

Personal yet professional and easy to navigate. You would have to be impossible to please to not be satisfied with the service. In that case, you should probably stay home and keep negative comments to yourself!
STEPHEN MACDONALD – Oct 15, 2013 (Travelled Oct 2013)

Oustanding Wine and Culinary Adventure

John was a fantastic guide!! The trip exceeded our expectations. The wine was fantastic, and so was the food, the sights, and the many little extras that John offered along the way. If you have limited time in New Zealand (Auckland area), this trip is a must!!
JOHN FORSYTH – Sep 17, 2013 (Travelled Sep 2013)

Great day. Well organised

We enjoyed the day. The winery tour and sights of Auckland were fantastic. Very relaxed way to enjoy Auckland and John provided excellent recommendations and information about Auckland.
MICHAEL BRIEN – Sep 01, 2013 (Travelled Aug 2013)

A fantastic experience – definitely a highlight

Lots of fun. John is very personable and can provide interesting conversation on all manner of topics while driving you in a luxury SUV around beautiful countryside from one wine sample tour to the next (with optional breaks for free chocolate, honey, cheese, etc). We easily did more than two dozen wine samples ourself, and there was a high level of customization and excellent selections available. Highly recommended!
JACOB PORTER – Aug 02, 2013 (Travelled Jul 2013)

Had a great time – loved it

Fantastic tour – John was friendly, flexible and very knowledgeable. Great choice of wineries and fitted in extra tastings as we were the only people on the tour. Highly recommended.
STEVE TEARE – Jun 15, 2013 (Travelled Jun 2013)

Amazing Host and more than a Winery Tour…

An amazing host that truely represents the friendly and wonderful people of NZ. The Winery Tour was a personal, professional, fun and a knowledgable experience. It went beyond a winery tour by giving us a personalised tour of Auckland, showing us areas that were of interest to us. Its a MUST DO !!!
MARNIE EDWARDS – May 25, 2013 (Travelled May 2013)

Fantastic tour

Highly recommend this tour had a great day out and enjoyed a beautiful meal at the runner duck winery.
JODIE MOIR – May 13, 2013 (Travelled May 2013)

It was

After some research me and my girlfriend booked wine tour from NZWINEPRO. To our astonishment it turned out to be private experience. We found John very resourceful and friendly. Throughout the tour he gave valuable info about wine making and history of wineries we visited. He quickly identified we have taste for sparkling and desert wines and made a special stop at a winery which offers those for tasting.
ABHIJIT DAMLE – May 07, 2013 (Travelled May 2013)


Exceeded expectations everything was 1st class
LYNETTE CORDING – May 04, 2013 (Travelled Apr 2013)

Great day out – delicious wines & amazing views

This tour was a highlight of our trip to NZ. John is clearly passionate about what he does and is very well organised. The wineries were all great and the lunch was absolutely amazing! John clearly has great relationships at each of the stops along the way and so we received great service, which is a reflection on John’s personality and business. Overall it was a perfect mix of wine, food tastings and coastal outsets. I would highly recommend this tour.
MADELINE PEARCE – May 07, 2013 (Travelled Mar 2013)

John is Amazing

John is like the brother in New Zealand that I didn’t know I had. His level of knowledge of New Zealand is incredible. We couldn’t have had a nicer 2 days in New Zealand thanks to him.
BRET FORD – Apr 04, 2013 (Travelled Mar 2013)

Outstanding tour!

Great tour through Waiheke Island in New Zealand. John’s commentary on Auckland and his knowledge of wine combined to make for an excellent day. He gave us MORE than he promised.
PAT BLIZZARD – Feb 27, 2015 (Travelled Feb 2015)

Amazing tour!

John was wonderful as our tour guide. We totally enjoyed our tour around Aukland and the two wineries we visited.
ROBERT NEUBERT – Apr 02, 2013 (Travelled Mar 2013)

Excellent day. Group of 8 enjoyed.

Best excursion on an 18 day trip. Lunch was 5 star. Was a wonderful way to experience Auckland.
MICHAEL MCGUIRE – Mar 31, 2013 (Travelled Mar 2013)

Simply the best guide since years!!

We had been with John the third time this year and he is simply the best we could found: His ideas, friendliness and expertise is great, his flexibility – this time more than asked by us – is wonderful and his sense of humour great, thank you John!
MANUEL & MARTIN THEISEN – Sep 27, 2013 (Travelled Mar 2013)

Fabulous & Entertaining

We really enjoyed John McFarlane’s easy going and highly informative approach……John is a highly knowledgeable man who knows his subject well….a bonhomie wine lover with a love also for the world of wine and wine making…..oh and also….John has a great sense of history and knowledge of all things NZ…..this made his tour even more interesting and thoroughly enjoyable. We did the Odyssey tour… we got to see a snapshot of Auckland and the surrounding region plus we got to taste some awesome wines….especially loved the Pinot Gris……surrounded by stunning scenery. As my partner said when we were at Matua…..”It doesn’t get better than this”
JULIAN GALVIN – Mar 18, 2013 (Travelled Mar 2013)

Great experience that I highly recommend

I enjoy small tours with a knowledgeable guide and lots of personal attention. That’s exactly what you get with John from NZWinePro. This was a great experience and I highly recommend it.
SHELDON KRALSTEIN – Mar 20, 2013 (Travelled Feb 2013)

The best wine tour in NZ

DAN ERICKSON – Mar 02, 2013 (Travelled Feb 2013)

NZwinepro a gem of a find.

John is friendly, knowledgeable and a real ambassador for New Zealand. We thoroughly enjoyed our day out with him and will recommend him to Canadians travelling to New Zealand
GLORIA TEMKIN – Feb 23, 2013 (Travelled Feb 2013)

great experience

MELINDA SMITH – Feb 05, 2013 (Travelled Jan 2013)

We had a fantastic tour with John; it was informative, first class and fun!

ROGER JOHNSON – Feb 05, 2013 (Travelled Jan 2013)

Great experience

John is extremely knowledgeable and a friendly and accommodating guide. Our best experience in NZ.
HARRY TIERNEY – Jan 26, 2013 (Travelled Jan 2013)

As above

ROBERT GROSSMAN – Jan 13, 2013 (Travelled Jan 2013)

John was wonderful, knowledgeable, very pleasant, 5 star places

ROBERT GROSSMAN – Jan 13, 2013 (Travelled Jan 2013)

A wonderful wine tour, well worth the money

Well organised, comprehensive, great lunch, great wineries, great sightseeing
PAUL VANDERWAL – Jan 13, 2013 (Travelled Dec 2012)

Excellent – the best

This tour would have to the best wine tour of all the wineries I have visited around the world. It is personable (only 3 of us on the day), Jon has much knowledge about the local areas we visited as well as the culture, food, wine and economy. The tour is at a relaxed pace. We visited 3 wineries, an olive grove, a lookout to take photos, local real estate as we were all interested. There was never any pressure to buy any wines or olive oils. I think for Jon, the most important part of his job as tour guide is to ensure you have a great experience and see & try local produce & wine. I highly recommended this tour. You will not be disappointed
STEVE BENNETT – Nov 21, 2012 (Travelled Oct 2012)

Great Fun

It was great fun. Tons of great information. Lots of local wines. There is something for everyone.
R. KOHL – Sep 22, 2012 (Travelled Sep 2012)

beyond expectations

The gentleman was extremely knowledgeable about the wineries, cheese factory and honey shop that we visited as well as all the sights along the way, he kept us entertained with history and facts about each of the towns that we visited. He was very warm, friendly, funny, inviting and never felt like he was trying to rush us which made it the highlight of our holiday to New Zealand. He went above and beyond of what we expected of a wine tour.
GEORGINA CAVANAGH – Sep 06, 2012 (Travelled Aug 2012)

Well organized, minimal fuss, plenty of wine…….perfect

Great tour, great fellow travelers and far more important is the vino….reignighted my interest in Pinot Gris, and god forbid Chardonnay
MATIU BUSH – Sep 05, 2012 (Travelled Aug 2012)


Best excursion on an 18 day trip. Lunch was 5 star. Was a wonderful way to All of our party thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and John’s excellent commentary.
SANDRA WRIGHT – Sep 11, 2012 (Travelled Aug 2012)

excellent , thoroughly enjoyable

very prompt response upon the confirmation of our booking. John picked us up and we headed to several vineyards, and john shared with us plenty of information about the regions and the wine industry. lunch with honey tasting was delightful. although we were a little tight on time, this tour made sure we got to sample as many wines from as many vineyards as possible, and john also went the extra mile to take us to see a volcano. in addition, he offered to help us purchase an extra bottle of wine we decided upon only after completing the wine tour, and dropping it off for us at our hotel. this tour is personal, informative, thoroughly enjoyable and highly recommended. my only wish was that we did the full day tour with u instead of just a half day. 🙂
STEPHANIE WONG – Sep 02, 2012 (Travelled Aug 2012)


RUNE JOHAN ANDREASSEN – Aug 26, 2012 (Travelled Aug 2012)

Quality itinerary, interesting people

The reason this tour consistently gets great reviews is that John has chosen some high-quality small businesses to feature on the tour. The people at each winery and the cheese shop were friendly, warm, and generous with their offers of samples. Lunch at Plume was fabulous and well-complemented by the wine. John phoned the day before to ask if we could leave earlier because of the lack of daylight in winter. He didn’t want to short-change the agenda, and we appreciated that. This is not a coach bus tour but a friendly, intimate afternoon with a guide who knows the territory. It is especially good on a chilly or rainy winter afternoon, but would also be wonderful in other seasons when the vines aren’t dormant.
REBECCA AND JOHN DI CLEMENTE – Aug 22, 2012 (Travelled Aug 2012)


Great morning with John .Next time I’m in Auckland hope to do a full day tour
DONNA ODONNELL – Aug 19, 2012 (Travelled Aug 2012)

Outstanding and Amazing

We were very impressed with John’s knowledge and enthusiasm for wine and for the Auckland area, and he imparts both exceedingly well. Our day trip with John far exceeded our expectations, and was one of the most memorable experiences of our time in Auckland. Many thanks!
Brent Welty – Jul 30, 2012 (Travelled Jul 2012)

Highlight of our trip to Auckland

We totally enjoyed our tour with Wine Pro, and found John to be a very informative and fun guide. The Villa Maria Wines were awesome, some of the best we have tried, as was the delicious platter. We would certainly recommend it to anyone, most enjoyable. Definitely the highlight of our trip to NZ
KATHY JORDAN – May 13, 2012 (Travelled May 2012)

great day

With beautiful weather and a knowledgable guide a fantastic day was had by all.
MELANIE SQUIRES – May 15, 2012 (Travelled Apr 2012)

The best tour experience on the North Island

The service was superb from all aspects. John has a phenomenal knowledge and understanding of the New Zealand wine industry, and can explain the overall context and nuances of the different wineries and grape types with ease. He makes you feel comfortable when faced with a line up of different wines and helps you choose which will be more interesting to your pallet. He is also a great host at all levels, including his knowledge of the New Zealand climate, history and economy. He can also compare NZ wines with those of other countries , which helps the client relate the experience to more familiar ground. Overall, a very stimulating and enjoyable tour. I would follow him anywhere!
MOIRA HUDGIN – Mar 01, 2012 (Travelled Feb 2012)

A wonderful experience.

MARTHA STEARNS – Apr 02, 2012 (Travelled Feb 2012)

excellent tour

John was knowledgeable and enthusiastic; the stops were well chosen. Great value for the money.
ELIZABETH HOULTON – Feb 29, 2012 (Travelled Feb 2012)

Thoroughly enjoyable and very imformative

Our guide/driver was very knowlegable about the whole wine industry and how it interlacers with the NZ economy. He willingly answered all questins and volunteered extra informataion. The drive was picturesque and the wineries were of good quality and very welcoming. He was a smooth and worry free driver. Keep up the good work guys.
ROBYN STURGESS – Mar 08, 2012 (Travelled Feb 2012)

Great Tour – Great Day!!!!

Wonderful, personalized tour and a great introduction to Auckland as well as the wines of New Zealand. We loved it!
ELLEN HYMAN – Mar 01, 2012 (Travelled Feb 2012)

Fantastic day

John is knowledgeable, communicative, and has a great personality. A highlight of our trip to New Zealand.
REYNOLD GOLDEN – Feb 07, 2012 (Travelled Jan 2012)

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