Wine Makers Experience from Auckland
Visit stunning Cornwall Park for spectacular views of Auckland and the Hauraki Gulf. This truly beautiful reserve is still a working farm. Then go on a wine-making tour at Villa Maria EstateVisit stunning Cornwall Park and One Tree Hill for magnificent 360 degree views of Auckland, Rangitoto & the Hauraki Gulf. Then go on a wine making odyssey at Villa Maria Estate.This tour picks up from the inner city and takes you on tour through charming Parnell Village before entering the historic reserve and ancient Maori pa site of Maungakiekie. Better known as Cornwall Park, the farm & estate of the late Sir John Logan Campbell was previously an ancient Maori pa site dating back over 500 years.See the volcanic craters and take in magnificent 360 degree views of Auckland and magnificent Rangitoto, a dormant volcano in the Hauraki Gulf.We then gain an insight into the operations of a commercial wine making facility. See how the wine is made on a private guided tour through the vineyard and winery of Villa Maria Estate. This is the most awarded and largest privately owned wine company in New Zealand.Their design award winning state of the art winery & vineyard park are also nestled within the rim of an ancient volcano situated on the Ihimatao Peninsula close to Auckland International Airport. Enjoy a tutored tasting of 7 award winning wines before the return trip to Auckland.