Wine Tours

Mullarkey Wine Tours.

Day Tours & Excursions for visitors to Paihia, Russell, Kerikeri and surrounding areas.

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Kerikeri is a place to indulge and have fun. On this tour experience some of New Zealand’s finest quality wines. The cost is $165 per person which includes all tastings and a platter.

Each tour has a maximum of 11 passengers. (Up to 20 passengers for group tours) The tour starts at the Paihia I-site, pickup time is 12.30 pm, we also pickup in Kerikeri (BP Service Station) at 1.00pm.

Our first stop is the Fat Pig Vineyard which is one of the older vineyards in the Kerikeri area. The owners Richard and Jenny love hosting customers and showing off their products. The range includes Fat Pig Bubbles 2021, Fat Pig White Diamond 2021, Fat Pig Rosé 2021, Fat Pig Sauvignon Blanc 2020, S&J Chardonnay 2018.

Their wines are produced exclusively from grapes grown on a small 3-acre property. They work closely with local wine makers to produce a unique small batch run of wine.

Our next stop is the Sovrano Estate vineyard, a family-run boutique operation which is located just outside Kerikeri.

Here customers will sample their organically grown wines, which include Chambourcin, Pinot Gris, Syrah, Chardonnay, Tempranillo, and Sauvignon Blanc.

A recent addition is a range of Limoncello liqueurs which are made by Andrea and Marzia Loggia (Estate Owners) who have a rich history in liqueur making.

The couple based in Kerikeri, emigrated to New Zealand from Italy in 2007, with a mission to create the best and finest Limoncello Liqueur in New Zealand.

While delicious on its own, Sovrano Limoncello is a versatile liqueur. It’s the perfect touch to cocktails and desserts – recipes ideas can be found on their website.

Our final stop is Marsden Estate, which was started by the McIvor family some 20 years ago. Here customers can enjoy six wine tastings plus a platter lunch in the relaxed atmosphere of its courtyard which overlooks the lake and vines.

Planted in the early nineties, Marsden Estate’s 10 acres of vineyards comprise Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscat, Merlot, Pinotage, Chambourcin, Syrah and Tempranillo.

If you are a larger group wanting to book please get in touch directly and we can offer our group rates.  Our daily tours are small groups, however we can accomodate up to 36 people on request.

* Please Note: Vineyards are subject to change due to seasonal availability.

At the end of the tour we take customers back to their accomodation in either Kerikeri or Paihia.

I must say we had the best time on this Wine tour, the Tour Guide was amazing and his knowledge of the area was fantastic, the places he took us too were just as amazing I would recommend this tour for groups, work functions or family groups, ours was a work function and he made it the most amazing trip for us, Well done and thank you so much we had the most amazing time. If I have the chance I would do it again!!
Lovely day! Great company and great guide! Would highly recommend
Excellent wine tour with Ken, had a really great time. Would absolutely recommend it to anyone wanting a wine tour. Cheers
The ladies certainly enjoyed your lovely tour from the moment we were picked up in Kerikeri. You were very welcoming and informative about the area and the vineyards we were visiting. As a group we would certainly be interested in visiting some other vineyards in the regionand were happy with the organization from yourselves and the care of your customers. The tour offered good value and we certainly enjoyed our afternoon.

Fabulous tour! The guide Derek was amazing, so knowledgeable about the area and with a grand sense of humour. We loved every minute.
We couldn’t have asked for more from this tour. Picked up on time. Guide was knowledgeable and attentive to us. Excellent value for money. Every vineyard was friendly and the wine and food was amazing. So glad we booked this trip. Good luck to Mike who was training. and to Ken our guide .