Matakana Deliciousness



JUST 40 MINUTES NORTH OF AUCKLAND lies the picturesque Matakana wine region, the home of over 30 boutique vineyards, olive groves, restaurants and the famous Matakana Village and Farmers’ Market featuring locally grown food and produce. Settled in the 1840’s Matakana has a proud history and strong sense of community.

Locals and visitors from all over the world come together to enjoy what the village and the wider environment have to offer. Matakana is a unique place to visit or stay. A special place that everyone loves. ( Extract from

We have prepared a well crafted wine and gastronomic  tour.

Every venue and menu tested and approved by Paul and Lyn Marston. Paul’s long standing wine experience in the wine and hospitality industry will ensure that that only the best is highlighted for you.

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Our Gastronomic Tour Itinerary


7.00 - Depart Tauranga
8.30 - Ngatea. Brief comfort/ take-away coffee stop.
11.30 – 12.39 Ransom Wines – We'll be tasting 5 wines, at this venue which is renowned for its elegant wines: Albarino, Carmenere, Bordeaux blend (Ransom/Mahurangi), Malbec, Syrah.

13.30 Runner Duck EstateLunch & wine tasting. Main & Dessert (Tasting Platter of Bayleys Cheesecake, Fresh Fruit Tart & Dark Chocolate Pave). Tasting of Pinot Gris, Rose, Bordeaux-style Blend, Syrah, Sangiovese.
15.00 Herons Flight - Wine Tasting with owner/wine-maker
16.30 Matakana – Back to motel

Freetime:- Evening meal and refreshments will be at your own discretion


9.45 Leave motel

10.15 Omaha Bay Vineyard – Wine tasting with wine-maker (5 wines)
11.30 Morris & James – Hand-made pottery.” Established in 1977 by Ant Morris, today it is run by over a dozen artisans & craft-people, who continue Ant’s legacy, while exploring new creative directions & uses for clay.” Tour of venue at 11.30.
13.00 Brick Bay EstateLunch & wine tasting. (Sculpture Trail optional "... an ever-changing exhibition of over 60 sculptures along a 2km trail. Elegant board-walks lead through native trees & abundant bird-life.").

16.00 Matakana accommodation

Freetime:- Evening meal and refreshments will be at your own discretion

9.30 – Leave motel

10.15 - Hyperion Wines - wine tasting
11.30 Ascension Wine Estate –Tasting. Lunch (Main & Dessert)).
13.30 Matavino - We will taste 5 wines, including Dolcetto & Nebbiolo at this small, family-owned vineyard.

14.15 Depart for Tauranga
18.00 ETA Tauranga

COST (Includes transport ex-Tauranga, accommodation, wine tastings & winery lunches: SINGLE - $918.00pp. ( $815.00pp. twin share)

Accommodation is at the Matakana Motel, which is within very easy walking distance to eateries ranging from superb to take-away, if you are wanting to eat out for breakfast or dinner. When we were checking the tour out, we had excellent meals at The Matakana & Matakana Market Kitchen.
If not, units have a microwave & fridge. The air-conditioned spacious studio units are comfortable & each unit has a pleasant outdoor area. Larger units may be available, if required.