Destiny Bay Vineyard, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Personalised, private wine experiences in Auckland wine country. 

One-of-a-kind tours for wine lovers’, wine enthusiasts and wine professionals who prefer the freedom and comfort of their own tour.

Within one hour of Auckland city, there are four distinct wine districts for almost any wine and food taste.  

Our mission is to make all wine and vineyard experiences, unique and approachable whatever your wine experience level.

"Thank you so much for the marvellous trip we had with you, it was so much fun and your wine knowledge is superb."
Manuel rene Theisen, munich university, germany
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All tours are private.

1 to 10 guests.

Luxury, unbranded vehicles.

Contact us with any questions, let us know your wine preferences, interests and your travel schedule, and we’ll create a special itinerary for you. 

Waiheke Island

Just 19 km (12 miles) off the coast of Auckland, 35 mins by ferry or 10 mins by helicopter, with stunning scenery, boutique wineries and 5 star restaurants. Named by Maori ‘cascading waters’, Waiheke Island’s unique warm maritime climate is home to some of new Zealand’s finest Bordeaux and Rhone style wines. Here we can be one-on-one with winemakers and viticulturists to taste and understand why the unique Waiheke terroir, ‘vines + soil + climate’, makes for exceptionally expressive wines of excellent varietal character to excite all tastes.

West Auckland Wine Country

50 mins west of the city is home to world-class chardonnay and other award-winning wines produced from the vineyards of West Auckland. Couple the spectacular scenery of the Waitakere Ranges and the rugged Tasman Sea surf beaches for a fabulous day so close to the city. 

Matakana Wine Country

An indulgent setting for wine and food, art and nature lovers just 45 mins north of Auckland. Lush vineyards, sculpture parks, art galleries, craft breweries and beautiful white-sand beaches make for an unforgettable day.

Clevedon Coast

Auckland’s smallest wine country, 40 mins east of the city. Red wine enthusiasts only please. Think Bordeaux in Auckland. Here we’ll craft a visit to taste with the winemaker some of New Zealand’s most luxurious and age-worthy reds inspired by the Grand Crus of Pomerol and St Emilion.

1 to 3 Guests – $175.00 per hour

4 to 6 Guests – $195.00 per hour

7 to 10 Guests – $245.00 per hour

All prices are in NZD and include GST.
Include mineral water and Kiwi snacks.
Tasting fees vary and will be quoted prior. 
Meals additional.

Waiheke Island
Additional costs may apply depending on the transportation used on this tour.


Kia ora, welcome! I’m a 5th generation kiwi, a New Zealand wine judge and foodie who wants to share my passion for New Zealand; its sights, history, culture, and lifestyle.

From the internationally renown wineries to the appointment only and boutique vineyards, my first-hand knowledge of New Zealand wine and personal relationships will give a rare, unmatched experience. 

I am an experienced guide, travel advisor and planner, with wide knowledge and passion for NZ wine and food, culture, history and lifestyle. 

I look forward to planning and making your experience in New Zealand unique and wonderful.

Bill Hird, Landmarks Founder & Guide
Member of the New Zealand Sommelier & Wine Professionals Association

Providence Vineyard, Matakana

Let the adventure begin