Matakana Wineries Daytrip Sip and Paint

Matakana wineries daytrip sip and paint

Bryce Read Tours

A Matakana Wineries coach tour from Auckland. We visit the iconic Morris and James Pottery, indulge in Matakana Estate where you’ll learn how to paint… & sip a few artisan wines, then Sclulptureum where a world of art, food and wine awaits. Finally, we partake of a late lunch at award-winning Rothko restaurant.

Voted a Metro Top 50 Restaurant in Auckland 2019 and highlighted as ‘One to Watch’ in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2019.
Rothko Restaurant

Your Matakana winery and Sip-and-Paint daytrip includes:

Wineries, Painting, and Artisan local food

  • Luxury coach
  • Morris and James Pottery
  • Coffee and Cake!
  • Matakana Estate wine tastings
  • Sip and Paint!
  • Rothko Lunch
  • Sculptureum art trail and galleries
  • Coach back to Auckland

Morris and James Pottery
These guys ARE Matakana! Hear the story and see the pottery and ceramics from this iconic site that’s been a New Zealand craft benchmark since 1977. Kudos

Matakana Estate
Soak up the veiws at this winery and cellar door. It’s the largest winery in the region, and you will get to sample some of their award-winning boutique wines.

Paint and Sip
Relax and Enjoy – bring out the artist in you and create your own masterpiece. You will get guided instruction on how to create a work of art – then take it home!

Sculptureum and Rothko
Stroll the great trails and galleries featuring Global art & installations. Wine sampling, then lunch at Rothko is a meal not to be missed!

Travel from Auckland central on luxury coach with an optional Albany collection, starting off we head to Morris and James to look at these local artisans and their iconic pottery and ceramic creations. After a coffee and a light bite we head off to Matakana Estate to sample their wines and paint up a storm - simultaneously! Next it's off to the inspiring Sculptureum for art, galleries and outdoor installations with Award-Winning Rothko for lunch and tasting of their boutique wines.

The Matakana Wineries Daytrip Sunday 29th of November
10am to 6.30pm – $299 per person

Wineries, tasting trays, Paint-and-Sip, eats and lunch – plus return coach

Call me on (09) 4102697 with any questions

Let’s break it down –

  • 10 am Depart Auckland

    Travel on our luxury coach from Auckland central via Albany bus station to Matakana

  • 11 am Arrive Morris and James Pottery

    Have a tour of the works and learn the history – followed by coffee and cake

  • 12 pm Visit Matakana Estate Winery

    Sample their award-winning boutique style range

  • 12.30 pm Paint and Sip

    Release your inner Matisse – or Dali?!

  • 2.30 pm Sculptureum and Rothko lunch and wine tasting

    Enjoy this 3 course fine-dining experience over a wine and a view

  • 6.30 pm Board the bus to journey back to Auckland CBD

    Arrival back to Auckland approximately 7.15 pm

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This tour is run by Bryce Read, a Travel Agent from the Travel Managers Group Limited - IATA bonded. Prices are based on minimum numbers and may have to be adjusted if these are not met. Full payment is required to book. The inclusions on this trip are luxury coach transport, a tour of Morris and James with coffee and a snack, a tasting platter of wine at each winery, and 3 course lunch. Any further food or drink are at your expense. Once booked a $50 cancellation fee applies, 72 hours prior to departure the trip is not refundable.