Anna StrongUnited States
Our tour with Phil was the perfect end to a fabulous trip to Australia and New Zealand. Phil was most accommodating, including our new friends from the ship in the tour, and he showed us a wonderful time. Loved the black sand beaches on the western coast and the colony of Gannetts. It was obvious that he was well respected and held in high regard at each of the wineries where we stopped. He was very knowledgeable about the New Zealand wines. Highly recommend Phil's tour (the cheeses were great!)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Anna, It was a pleasure hosting your group to some of Auckland's highlights and wineries. So glad that you enjoyed the rugged west coast and black sand beach. Warm regards, Phil
We had a very nice tour with Phil. He drove us to three very nice wineries plus the marvellous Muriwai black sand beach. He is a funny guy and very knowledgeable about wine and the history of wine growing in New Zealand. Don't forget to check his book "New Zealand Wine Guide: A visitor's guide", available on Kindle! Highly recommended!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Harald, It was great meeting you both. Thanks for your wonderful reviews! Warm regards, Phil
Jim YoungUnited States
Very informative and I really got to know Auckland. Phil had to be really resourceful for lunch due to the public holiday. He found a great and historic location.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim, Thanks so much for your positive comments and endorsement! Kind regards, Phil
Gary EphraimMontreal, QC, Canada
Half a day in Auckland.......what can you possibly see or do. Well, Phil gave us a tour to remember. Our Flight landed at 11:30, dropped our bags at an airport hotel, Phil was waiting and off we went. Phil, modified a gourmet wine tour to include a beer tasting , all of the sights one could possibly see in an afternoon and topped it off with a great dinner at a local seafood restaurant. He drove us back to our airport hotel and we were off the next morning Great tour , the 4 of us loved it.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gary, Thanks so much for the great review and comments on the Kumeu wine tour. Kumeu has so much to offer in terms of fine wines, craft beers, scenery and beautiful vineyards. It was a pleasure to host you and your group, and thank you for the seafood dinner at Hammerheads! Kind regards, Phil
Marjorie J HebertSAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, United States
Charming, well organized, printed schedule for the day, visited boutique wineries that were fabulous, private tastings that were booked ahead so we were expected. We would never book with anyone else. We spent three fabulous touring days with Phil. The last day he presented us with an autographed copy of his book. Paul and Marge Hebert, San Diego CA