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.
Your Matakana winery and Sip-and-Paint daytrip includes:
Wineries, Painting, and Artisan local food
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
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!
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.