Matakana Coastal Scenic Getaway Wine Tour

10.00am - 5.30pm   Wednesday - Sunday 7.5 hrs

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Visit the picturesque wine making region of Matakana. See native forest and giant tree ferns in the Pohuehue Gorge. See an 850 year old Kauri tree and sample delicious cheese, chocolate and indigenous flora honeys.

Head North West to the picturesque region of Waimauku. A market garden, vineyard and farming region, this tour takes you through the coastal seaside resort town of Orewa and Waiwera Mineral Springs.

Start your tastings at the Hunting Lodge Winery. They produce superb Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Albarino, Marsanne/Viognier as well as Pinot Noir and Syrah.

Stop in at the Puhoi Cheese Factory to taste some delicious cheeses made by this excellent producer. They make Double and Triple Cream Brie, soft and wash rind cheeses, three different blue cheeses as well as Harvarti, Gouda, Gruyere, Goats or Cow feta and a vintage 4 year aged cheddar.

Enjoy a tutored tasting and an open menu one course lunch with a glass of wine at award winning Plume Vineyard Restaurant. Try the outstanding "Runner Duck" Wines all produced from their local vineyards. Syrah, Pinotage and Sangiovese, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Rose' wines make up the list.

In the afternoon enjoy a tasting at either Omaha Bay wines or Ascension Wines

Try some locally made chocolate samples from "Chocolate Brown" in Warkworth town.

On the way home stop and see a rare 850 year old Kauri tree and if time allows sample some native flora honeys at the New Zealand Honey Centre.

They have an excellent range of Honeys and honey related products including chocolate, pollen, propolis, royal jelly, Honey Mead, skins creams and health supplements. See the bees in the wall hives and you are able to purchase the UMF Manuka Factor Honeys and products.

NZ$245 per person (Tour lasts approx 7.5 hours)

Tour includes:

  • Free pick & drop off inner city CBD
  • Puhoi Cheese factory cheese tasting 
  • Wine tastings inc' fees at three vineyards
  • Open menu one course lunch with glass of wine at Plume Vineyard restaurant
  • Chocolate Brown Chocolate factory shop.
  • New Zealand Honey Centre
  • 850 year old Kauri tree visit

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