Muriwai Scenic Country Wine Tour

From NZD $165.00
  • Duration: 210 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Saint Heliers, Auckland
  • Product code: MSCWT

Visit the Auckland West Coast black sand surf beach settlement of Muriwai and see the Gannet Colony. Try a range of award winning wines at Coopers Creek Winery and West Brook Wines. Take in the picturesque countryside.

This afternoon tour picks up inner city and immediately whisks you out to the market garden and lifestyle areas of Kumeu , Huapai and Waimauku. The name Huapai in Maori translates as “the place of fruit” which isn’t surprising given the abundance of plums, blueberries, strawberries, apples and of course grapes grown around the region. 

Visit family owned Soljans Wines established in 1937 for a cellar door tasting. You can try award winning Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Methode Traditionelle, Rose´ Pinot Noir and Hawkes Bay Merlot and Syrah. They also produce a 10 year aged Tawny Port.

Next you’ll be taken through beautiful rolling sheep and cattle country out to Muriwai, a seaside enclave popular with surfers and famous for its black sand beaches. Here you can watch the Gannets throughout the year courting, mating and rearing their young preparing them for the winter migration. NB: Gannet are migratory and are not present from May to July

There are spectacular views of the Tasman Sea and West Coast from the lookouts.

Finally visit West Brook Wines situated Situated in the picturesque Ararimu Valley. Enjoy a generous tasting of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Marlborough Pinot Noir and Estate Malbec - Take  walk amongst the vines and get a photo. A beautiful modern but peaceful setting with a flare for style and innovation in the countryside..