Tour two regional wineries and sample some of the distinct vintages that have helped vault New Zealand into international prominence as a highly respected wine producer.
A scenic drive takes you through Auckland’s city center, en route to the dramatic landscapes of the Kumeu River Valley and Auckland’s Wine Country. Nurtured by an ideal climate, wine grapes have thrived here and have spawned numerous award-winning wineries. Your tour has you visiting two of the finest.
Located at the gateway to the Kumeu Wine Country, is Soljans Winery, family owned for three generations. With over 70 years of wine making experience, few wineries in New Zealand can claim to have a prouder winemaking heritage than Soljans Estate Wines. The bright, Mediterranean-style décor welcomes you and the friendly, knowledgeable staff shares the story of how this family, originally from Croatia, became one of New Zealand’s premier wine producers. The vineyard tour includes views of the family’s estate and the cellars as well as detailing the family’s fascinating history. Known for popular table wines, you may taste some of their award-winning wines, such as Pinot Gris, Merlot, and Tawny Port.
You’ll also enjoy the visit to Hunting Lodge Winery for a wine tasting and seasonal food pairing. This is the location where the first Sauvignon Blanc in New Zealand was planted. Taste their seasonal wines which are only available from the cellar door before your return drive to the pier.
Need to Know:
Note: In the event of operational conflicts, wineries may be substituted for another of equal quality. Wines are available for purchase at all wineries; local currency or credit cards are accepted. Guests must be 18 years and older to participate in wine tastings.
CARACTERÍSTICAS DE LA ACTIVIDAD
Tipo de excursión:
Tours por la ciudad y panorámicos
Degustación de comidas y vinos locales
Nivel de actividad:
Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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