About Scenic Wine Tours
Scenic Wine Tours offers you the very best of Auckland’s wine and scenic destinations
Who We Are: meet Ross & Christine
Scenic Wines Tours, operated by Ross and Christine Ardern, is a travel specialist for private, small group day tours of Auckland wineries and scenic nature areas. Ross has lived in West Auckland for most of his life, and has built up his wine expertise at home in New Zealand but also overseas – France in particular. Ross is foremost knowledgeable about New Zealand and its fantastic gourmet food offerings (and its sports teams!). Christine is a fine wine specialist trained in Bordeaux and The Netherlands. She has lived in New Zealand over 10 years and works occasionally as a tour guide in the city. Her expert areas of knowledge are wine, geology, environment, art and culture.
What are the tour vehicle and guide like?
All tours take place on board modern, comfortable, fully-licensed vehicles, meeting and exceeding NZ Certificate of Fitness standards for passenger travel in accordance with NZ law (for details of all the points our vehicles meet to have a Cert. of Fitness click here)
Our day tours are for independent travellers and small groups (min. 2, max. 6 passengers) conducted by English-speaking licensed guides, with other language options available on request (contact us or click here for details). Customised tours are available for corporate and larger groups. Get in touch with us for a quote. Tasting fees and free door to door service are included for all tours.
About Auckland’s Wine Destinations
With some stunning vineyards in beautiful locations, Auckland has much to offer the wine-lover. As well as being New Zealand’s largest and most vibrant city, Auckland is home to an important and diverse range of wine-producers. Some of New Zealand’s largest wine companies and tiniest boutique vineyards call this region home. We’re passionate about showing our guests the best Auckland’s wine regions have to offer, from the well-known to some fantastic new discoveries we know you’ll love.
Auckland’s Best Scenic Destinations
Wild black-sand beaches. Rainforest that blankets the Waitakere Ranges which border the city’s western edge. Stunning harbour views which stretch to a limitless horizon. And all of this within 30-60 minutes drive of the CBD – combined with visits to the region’s best wine locations. This is Auckland and the best of its scenery on offer. So close to New Zealand’s largest city, and yet seemingly a world away. See our tour options