Waiheke Island

Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island

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Small Group Wine Tasting Experience on Waiheke Island

From US$145.52

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the wine scene of Waiheke Island on a wine-tasting tour that introduces you to some of the island's best spots. With a small group and guide, taste world-class boutique wines and meet local producers who provide the chance to get to know the island's culture a little better. Along the way, admire the native bush and vineyard scenery.
  • Enjoy several wine tastings on Waiheke Island to compare varietals and vintages
  • Learn about winemaking on the island from a guide and local winemakers
  • Discover Waiheke Island's top boutique wineries
  • Small-group tour ensures a more personal experience

What's Included

  • Taste around 15 local hand crafted, hand picked boutique wines.
  • Small food pairings provided where possible.
  • Local expert tour guide providing your personalised unique tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • A lunch stop at a winery or seaside.
  • Small groups of fun like minded wine lovers
  • Waiheke Island rain water at every stop.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Round-trip Ferry from Auckland

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Matiatia Ferry Terminal
    Auckland 1081, New Zealand

    Please take the 9am ferry Fullers Waiheke Island ferry from downtown Auckland and we greet you as you step onto the island with a "Waivino Tours" sign. We will take you to the village before the tour. If you are staying on the island let us know so we can arrange your pickup.

Start time

10:45 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
We loved the wine tour on the beautiful island! Grant was a wonderful and friendly guide. Delicious wines and lunch at Batch Winery was incredible. Highly recommend.


223 reviews
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Fantastic tour, wine and views
Ellen_V, Aug 2023
We loved the wine tour on the beautiful island! Grant was a wonderful and friendly guide. Delicious wines and lunch at Batch Winery was incredible. Highly recommend.
Fantastic Wine Tour
Reanna_C, Jul 2023
We had a great tour with Grant. We visited 3 unique wineries and had a great lunch in between. We would highly recommend this tour for those who love wine.
great smaller, unique wineries
John_J, Jul 2023
Grant is a knowledgeable and friendly guide. He took us to a couple of intimate and non-traditional winemakers, which we truly appreciated
Off the main road personable wine tour
Elle_B, Jul 2023
Fantastic small group experience. We visited during the off season so we got a private tour and visited 3 wineries and tried 16 different wines. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the island and provided the perfect amount of input to the experience while also allowing my family and I some time to enjoy the wine by ourselves. We didn't visit any of the big touristy wineries, but rather visited some of the smaller, more quaint and personable wineries on the island, which we much preferred. I highly recommend this tour!!!
Perfect Day
It was informative. Grant from waivino was a very knowledgeable trip leader. We experienced some lovely wines and wineries. It was great to make friends with a lovely American couple who travelled with us.
A Must do when visiting Waiheke!
Anonymous, Mar 2023
An Amazing tour, we had a Fantastic day on Waiheke! The weather, food, company, and wine were exceptional.
Great wine day on the island
Kristin_P, Mar 2023
Great time! Grant is a great guide, the boutique locations we visited were delicious and talking with the wine makers was super cool. I loved the small group atmosphere.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Very sweet. Thank you Kristin. Very grateful. All the very best. Cheers!
Fabulous Tour and Wine
Verity_P, Mar 2023
Grant was a great host, visited some fabulous wineries, saw a lot of the island and learnt about the history as well. Great day out.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks Verity. It was great meeting you and your classic dad. Cheers!
A nice day trip to Waiheke
Lourdes_A, Mar 2023
Met some wonderful wine aficionados from Chicago on our day trip to Waiheke. Our driver/guide took us on a driving tour of the island’s areas (we didn’t stop to get out) but the main focus was the wineries. We visited 3 wineries and got to taste 10 different wines. We visited the vineyards behind the cellar doors to see where the grapes were grown. At our third winery, Passage Rock, we sat down for a really nice lunch of steak and salad before our tasting and left with a case to be shipped and enjoyed at home. Waiheke is an easy, delightful day trip out of Auckland.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thanks for your generosity Lourdes. . You actually tasted 16 wines plus a couple of extra wines with David the wine maker and owner at Passage Rock.. Cheers!
Grant Rocks It!
James_M, Feb 2023
Absolutely wonderful experience! We went to three wineries and enjoyed every single one of them. Grant (the owner and organizer) did a fantastic job communicating with us via email before the event with details on when to leave and what ferry to take to get to the island. He was our personal driver for the day and took us to the most amazing wineries on the island and provided a nice history. 10/10 your and its a MUST for when I come back.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Beautiful, thanks a million James.
Wine island tour
Tim_M, Feb 2023
Very nice wines. Beautiful places. Grant was very accommodating. The vehicle was great too! The other guests were very fun
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks Tim. The summer is back! Cheers!
See the island AND drink wine!
Kathryn_Z, Feb 2023
Loved this wine AND island experience with Grant and waivino tours! Took us around the island and got to experience the most boutique wineries. Small group of 9 was perfect!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Kathryn, you are very kind. It was a pleasure..
Beautiful day on a beautiful Island
Jeffrey_R, Feb 2023
Wine tasting, art, beaches and more wine. Grant was fantastic, made the experience wonderful. Highly recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Wow, yes the art is not every tour but Gabriella is a genius in a bottle.
Wine O’clock
Steven_N, Jan 2023
Great host. Great wine. Knowledge of the island was excellent. Your had everything we wanted. A great experience.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thank you Steven, I really appreciate it.
Lovely tour
Kathleen_J, Jan 2023
Had a lovely group of people to spend the day with. Grant was a great host and knowledgeable guide. Waiheke Island is pretty special! Lunch on the beach was excellent!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you Kathleen, you are very kind. All the very best. Cheers!
This tour is worth your time.
Keenan_J, Jan 2023
Enjoyed hearing the history of the island as well as the history of the vineyards. Grant gave us a nice variety of vineyards. Enjoyed a tour of the island. We ended up being a group of 8, which was a nice size.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Keenan, that was a great day. Thank you for your kind words and for taking time out. Cheers!
Fun family trip with adult kids!
vicki_d, Dec 2022
Great wine tour of wineries and brief history and background of beautiful Waiheke. Lucky to have a lovely bunch of fellow travellers.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you so much Vicky! That was truly a great day with amazing people. All the very best. Cheers!
Small group, individual...
Birgit_M, Dec 2022
Small group, individual service, different interesting wineries, really enjoyable!! Grant was funny and entertaining!!
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Thank you Birgit. You and your son were wonderful. Waiheke liked you. I really enjoyed meeting you. Have a wonderful Christmas.
Great wine, great people!
Todd_P, Nov 2022
An amazing tour to some of the smaller more intimate wineries on the island. We have no reservations about taking this tour again.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Hey Todd, thank you very much. It was a pleasure meeting you both. All the very best for the festive season. Cheers!
Grant did a wonderful job...
Robert_D, Nov 2022
Grant did a wonderful job with his commentary about the island. He provided us with 4 different winery experiences that were each unique. However this was billed as a "small group" experience and with 11 people it did not meet that description. We were fortunate that the group was fun and lovely.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi Bob, thank you so much for the review and thank you for your generosity on the day.. Yes we can take 11 passengers but rarely do. One couple added an extra friend last minute. We take an average of 8 guests for the sake of group dynamics. For the first time in 2 and a half years things are starting to pump but we still now keep our numbers low for that boutique experience. We pride ourselves on staying in tune with the reality of this small ecosystem. Every day is different on Waiheke. Cheers!

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