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The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour provided by Ananda Tours

The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour

The Afternoon Artisan Food and Wine Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23077P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
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 - Waiheke Island • 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
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
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.
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 - Waiheke Island • 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
Departure details
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.
Duration
5h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
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.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Ananda Tours
  • 1
    Tantalus Estate Vineyard & Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Passage Rock Wines
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Awaroa Winery
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Obsidian Vineyard
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 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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Alana
1 contribution
Excellent tour
Jun. 2021 • Business
Michael was incredibly knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable.
I highly recommend this tour company.
Written June 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for sharing your review, Alana! We're happy to hear you had an enjoyable tour with Michael! Look forward to welcoming you back to the island sometime! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written July 15, 2021
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Greg Ninkie
1 contribution
AMAZING
Apr. 2021 • Couples
Our whole experience was amazing. Our host was great and had a wealth of knowledge around waiheke wines and wines in general. Absolutely loved it and would not hesitate to recommend to anyone
Written April 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thanks for sharing this AMAZING review with us! We're so happy you enjoyed our Artisan Tour and thank you for choosing Ananda tours for your day on Waiheke! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written May 12, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kirstie
3 contributions
Highly Recommend!
Feb. 2021
Lovely few ours of wine tasting with food matches. Really enjoyed the Rangihoua Olive Grove. Lance was an informative and fun guide!
Written March 1, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for sharing this lovely feedback with us! We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your day with Lance, he's a very knowledgeable member of our team and we agree, Rangihoua is amazing! We hope you can visit the island again sometime. Many thanks, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written July 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John Williamson
Palmerston North, New Zealand1 contribution
Delightful way to spend an afternoon.
Jan. 2021
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 of Passage Rock winery, delicious food. My partner and I highly recommend this tour.
Written January 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written February 8, 2021
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Becca Barclay
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
Love from Christchurch
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 and Canada from Obsidian, boy do you know how to work a room! Beautiful Red & White wines at all Wineries! But enough about the Tour, we must discuss our wonderful tour guide. Michael, your enthusiasm, communication skills, personable service and love for the Island made this tour everything and more. A true ambassador for Waiheke (The Long Sheltering Island!) and Ananda (Happiness, Bliss) - and yes! We learnt this from him and so much more.
Written January 23, 2021
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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
Written February 8, 2021
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Gill P
2 contributions
Afternoon artisan
Dec. 2020
Great afternoon with Nico as host & driver. Good selection of vineyards. Very helpfully, chatty & informative. Nice platter lunch.
Written December 15, 2020
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Thanks for this review and for joining! Glad you had a great time with Nico! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written July 16, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mary L
16 contributions
Magical tour of Waiheke!
Dec. 2020 • Couples
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 being Awaroa because of the time Kit gave to us sharing his staggering knowledge on wine with a bit of humour thrown in! Don't hesitate to book this wine tour it is a fabulous way to spend a day on Waiheke!
Written December 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written December 6, 2020
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nigel b
Gore, New Zealand31 contributions
Strongly recommend
Mar. 2020 • Couples
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.
Written March 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written March 22, 2020
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qaxcvdee
Baltimore, MD7 contributions
Great tour, great value too
Feb. 2020 • Couples
This is a great tour. You are taken to four vineyards so it lasts about 5 1/2 hours. You have lunch at one of the vineyards and frankly that lunch was one of the best meals I have had in NZ. Our guide , Nick, was great and made an effort so that we two Americans, the two Aussies and one Swiss got acquainted which was part of the fun. There is a lot of wine, a great beer place and many many beautiful views.
Written February 8, 2020
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What an amazing review! Thank you for taking the time to share this with us! We're so glad you enjoyed your day with Nick exploring the island and that you had one of the best meals in NZ on our tour ;) We hope you can come back and visit again sometime! Safe travels! All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team
Written March 8, 2020
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Karleshyogi
Mountain View, CA73 contributions
Excellent way to start my exploration of Waiheke
Jan. 2020
booked the Ananda Food and Wine tour as the first event of my three day visit to Waiheke, and it was the perfect way to get acquainted with the island. Kay met our group at the Ferry Terminal and chatted knowledgeably about the island and the wineries throughout the trip, and she gave me ideas for "must see" places for the rest of my visit. The four vineyards we visited were all lovely and distinct from each other, and we had a delightful lunchtime meal at Passage Rock's restaurant. Kay was even kind enough to drop me off at my local accommodation after the tour.
Written January 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you for this lovely feedback and for joining us for your tour of Waiheke Island. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your day with Kay and we will be sure to share your review with her too. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time on Waiheke and you got to experience some of Kay's "must-see" places. All the best, Jenny and the Ananda Team.
Written January 27, 2020
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Wow we do lucky had the tour guide to our selves. Michael. He was amazing funny and knowledgeable. The three vineya
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Amazing day on Waiheke Island
Wow! This was such an amazing tour in so many ways and we highly recommend this tour to others. Our tour guide Bil,
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Sensualist delight!
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Fantastic experience
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Great day
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Essence of Waiheke
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10/10 would recommend
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Perfectly splendid!
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