Auckland Epicurean Adventure

Come and join us on one of our Culinary Escapes diving deep into the food and wine culture in New Zealand. The stunning Auckland region of New Zealand is set amongst some of the most fertile soils in the country and surrounded by sparkling ocean. Our culinary escape shows off the very best of the region’s food, wine and beer. Our Culinary Escape starts with the heart of the city where we meander our way through the historic city centre on a food safari before heading out to the suburbs and finding out why Auckland residents love the food in their city. In the Matakana region, north of the city we visit an oyster farm, taste rich and juicy red wine, visit a local cheese producer and check out some local artists. A visit to Auckland would be complete without a traditional Maori hangi and forage in the Waitakere Ranges. Around the North West wine region we’ll discover local producers, artisans and bakers, touring around the area before bringing our finds back to base for cooking classes with Elle and local chefs. 15 minutes down the road is the stunning Muriwai beach where you can ride a horse up the black sands or take in the views from the glorious cliff tops. And of course we’ll head out to the jewel in the Auckland region, the glorious Waiheke Island where we’ll visit an award winning olive grove, taste world class wines and eat in one of the most glorious restaurants in the country. If that's not enough, over the 5 days we'll also have master classes in food photography, sourdough and baking and pickling and preserving.



$2750 / person

($650 single supplement)

Maximum 12 guests

Includes accommodation based on twin share, tour visits, food, meals, cooking classes, transport and guest speakers.



Our Culinary Escape base is at the stunning Vineyard Cottages. Run by tour host Elle Armon-Jones, the one bedroom cottages have separate bedroom bathroom and sitting room with kitchenette and a private courtyard. The cottages have three acres of vines on the property and numerous fruit trees. Just 30 mins from Auckland City centre, the cottages are nestled in the historic North West wine region surrounded by vineyard and native flora and fauna.



17th-22nd April 2018

30th May- 3rd June


To join us on a Culinary Escape or to be added onto the Culinary Escape mailing list, please email us here and we will get in touch straight away!

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