Kumeu Wine Country tour with lunch

Validity: Flexible
Do this because
  • Discover the renowned vineyards of Kumeu, West Auckland
  • Wine tasting at 3 vineyards
  • Opportunity to view a Gannet nesting site, situated on the cliff tops overlooking the Tasman Sea (August to April)
  • Visit Muriwai beach which is one of the region’s special places and discover what makes the west coast Auckland beaches unique
What to expect

The wineries of Kumeu, West Auckland date back to the 1930s when wine families of Croatian origin established winemaking in the area. These families are still living and working in the area today, making some of New Zealand's most renowned wines. These vineyards contrast with the spectacular coastal scenery of the area.

The first tasting is at award-winning Soljans Vineyard. By skilfully marrying traditional with modern techniques, they produce stylish, richly flavored wines. Enjoy lunch at Soljans Winery restaurant which has been built with sunshine in mind and serves Mediterranean-style food with a New Zealand twist, showcasing fresh seasonal produce from around the region. Next to tempt the taste buds is Coopers Creek, which offers an extensive range of wines for every unique taste and occasion.

Your journey then takes you to one of the few mainland gannet nesting sites in the world situated on the cliff-tops overlooking the Tasman Sea. Here you get a close-up of gannet behavior without disturbing their environment. The views extend for miles along with the wild, black, iron sand beach of Muriwai. Your final tasting is at West Brook Winery. The West Brook cellar door looks across an idyllic duck pond and terraced picnic area to row after row of vines. The wines reflect true varietal character and their unique regional origins.

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$ 177