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Big Picture Wine Tasting Experience

Treat yourself to Auckland's essential wine experience and embark on a journey to explore the World of wine as you have never experienced it before.

"The most exciting and innovative wine tasting of your life"

-Bob Campbell, Master of Wine

Treat yourself to Auckland's essential wine experience and embark on a journey to explore the World of wine as you have never experienced it before.

This truly unique attraction uncovers the different aroma components of wine and takes you through an interactive film that lets you virtually meet the winemakers and taste their wines.

Aroma Room

Your interactive experience begins in the Aroma room. Here all the aroma components of wine are uncovered giving an understanding of the significance that the sense of smell has in the language and appreciation of wine. Have fun sampling and experiencing each aroma, and play a few guessing games with friends to see whose sense of smell is the sharpest. Learn about the wine making process and how aromas are developed

Interactive Wine Film

After the aroma room you are ready to enter the state of the art auditorium for a 30 minute Wine Film that takes you on a scenic flight over Auckland's spectacular landscape. The flight path takes you to six wineries where you will join the winemaker in a tasting of their wine while they explain a little about the wines aroma and palate.

The Big Picture Wine Experience is a relaxed and entertaining way to gain insight into wine appreciation while exploring Auckland's wine regions and sampling some stunning wines.

Price: $30pp


  • New Zealand Mixed 3pm & 6pm
  • NZ White Wine Film - 5pm
  • NZ Red Wine - 4pm

Duration: Allow an hour including aroma room and 30 minute Wine Film

Location: Big Picture Wine is centrally located near Wynyard Quarter at 22 Jellicoe Street, Auckland Fish Market, Freemans Bay

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Karen Gwilliam from New Zealand wrote on 06 January 2014

Wine tasting experience

The wine tasting experience was excellent. The only disappointing thing was that BookMe hadn't notified them that we were coming. However the team quickly assembled a tasting course together and we had a great afternoon sampling some amazing NZ wines.

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David Dugmore from New Zealand wrote on 30 December 2013

Great fun and quite informative

The big picture wine tasting experience was a really fun activity, the aroma room was great and really put into perspective how important and neglected our sense of smell is. The video presentation was informative and the wines tasted were so different which really nice. I highly recommend it.

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Oliver Staub from New Zealand wrote on 01 December 2013

it is much better than it sounds

We had a great time to analyse the many flavours in the aroma room. There are about 60 different fragrances in snake bottles. Than the movie from the wine farmers and the good wines to taste. A must for wine fans and this for a very good price

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Lee Johnson from New Zealand wrote on 25 November 2013

A bit of fun

We went in a group of 8 - definitely the more the merrier. Some might consider it a bit cheesy, but if you are looking for something different do it, then stop off for dinner. Enjoyed the run down in the Aroma room and experiencing the different smells. We then went into the theatre for our wine tasting.

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Desislava Watt from New Zealand wrote on 22 September 2013

Well worth a visit

Very educational and enjoyable experience. Our host Rebecca was great and presented the information in very engaging and interesting way. Well worth a visit.

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