If your company is looking for a corporate outing for your team or perhaps  a tour or event to entertain clients then contact us to see what small and large group options are available. New Zealand Wine Promotions have been organising corporate wine tours & events for the last 12 years

Tour Director John McFarlane has worked in hospitality and tourism for 30 years, with over a decade and half in the wine industry. From the Hyatt and Accor Hotels and traveling the world, John went on to become a Winery Promotions Manager before establishing New Zealand Wine Promotions Ltd in Auckland in 2002. His first client was Alingi, the 2003 Swiss Syndicate Americas Cup Winner, but John doesn’t believe wine should only be enjoyed by the elite. New Zealand wineries have so much to offer both the oenophile or the newcomer to the wonderful world of wine

Corporate Comments


"Thanks for the amazing day we had with you, it was the perfect team building event and the crew thoroughly enjoyed the choice of wineries, the lunch and the wine expertise"

Mellissa Radford

Air New Zealand

"Thanks for organising the grabaseat day out for our film shoot. The team really enjoyed it and the wine footage for our YouTube promotion was brilliant"

John Coghill
Grabaseat Brand Manager


We tell our clients about the amazing experience and capability of John and his business and we also used it ourselves for a recent team away day. The added knowledge, insight and relationships John has developed delivered us a unique experience. Definitely would do it again."

Mark O’Donnell
Managing Director


"A great Afternoon, we thoroughly enjoyed our trip"

Noel Ward


"Thanks for organising our day which team really enjoyed .Your organisation, and facilitation of the days events, choice of wineries and lunch was perfect. The team found the commentary throughout informative and very insightful into the development of the industry. Staff feedback was excellent"

Richard Stedman

Southern Travelnet

"The feedback from our clients has been fantastic, your product is excellent"

Michael Hall

Managing Director

Corporate Travel Management

"Thank you so much for the tour, we really enjoyed your knowledge and company. The lunch included was wonderful but tasting all the wines was the best part!"

Elizabeth Makhlouf
Sydney Operations Manager

Sky City

"We have used the services of NZWINERPO – Auckland Wine Tours for over  ten years and throughout we have had great feedback from our guests. I highly recommend these tours to both our FIT and corporate group clients"

Shaun Ryan
Chief Concierge Sky City Hotel


"Thanks do much for organizing our VIP scenic wine tour, your knowledge and background to the New Zealand Wine Industry was fantastic. The group really enjoyed the behind the scenes tour at Kumeu River"

Bridgette McKeen


"Our team had a really informative and relaxing trip with you. The choice of wineries and lunch venue worked brilliantly. I would highly recommend it to other corporate groups looking for a staff or team building/reward experience"

Haley McNamara

Senior Strategy Analyst

Luxury Travel Guide Winner 2016


September Queenstown Wine Research Trip

I'm just back from another reconnaissance trip to Queenstown before the high wine tour season kicks off with the onset of cruise ship arrivals. I'm always keeping an ear to


John's Wine of the Week : Runner Duck Joy Methode Traditionelle NV

This is a "fermented in the bottle" Sparkling Cremant made of Cabernet France. After being pressed off skin, the base cuvees of three different vintages have been fermented, clarified and


November 2017 LAST MINUTE Discounts! 

Solo Travellers may book any of these tours - contact or telephone 021 464 469
These tours cannot be booked at this price online. Phone the office

Friday 3rd November - Piha Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour  - 9.30am  - 4.00pm $175pp

Sunday 5th November - Piha Karekare Rainforest Wine Tour  - 9.30am  - 4.00pm $175pp

Tuesday 7th November - Villa Maria Wine Makers Experience Morning  Wine Tour  - 9.45am  - 1.00pm $110pp