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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown

  • Central Otago wine-tasting tour includes four vineyards
  • Learn the history and terroir of Central Otago wines
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch served at a scenic vineyard
Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown
From US$135.17
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Boutique Wine TourMost Popular
5 and a half hour small group winery tour. Includes wine tastings; gourmet platter style vineyard lunch. Departs at 11am. Hotel pickup and drop-off at central Queenstown hotels
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Taste Central Otago wine and cuisine on a small-group tour of the region’s boutique vineyards. Group size is limited to 12 wine lovers to ensure personal service as you sip your way through four Central Otago wineries, pausing for a gourmet lunch in a vineyard. Visiting smaller vintners helps you get a feel for what makes Central Otago wines distinctive, from chardonnay to pinot gris and Riesling.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Queenstown, then travel into the rolling hills and valleys of Central Otago in a climate-controlled vehicle. As you make your way to the first vineyard, learn how Central Otago has become a premier cool-climate wine region, with high-quality pinot noir, Riesling, pinot gris, chardonnay, and more.

The tour itinerary varies to keep up with Central Otago’s freshest wines, but generally includes two vineyards in Gibbston and two others in either the historic gold mining town of Bannockburn or in the Cromwell area.

At each destination, sample locally produced wines, then pause for a gourmet lunch platter served at a vineyard. Following your four vineyard visits, this tour concludes with return transfer to Queenstown and drop-off at the original departure point.
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Reviewed today
Excellent tour, would recommend to anyone!

We had such a great day on the Boutique wine tour! We visited 4 different and well chosen wineries. Lunch was great & there was something for everyone in the group. Simon was a friendly, knowledgeable driver/host & we even stopped off for an ice...More

Thank stephbottin
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile
Great Tour

This was a great way to start off our stay in Queenstown. It was great to drive further inland and see some amazing views and wineries. Gavin was a great/funny tour guide. This was definitely worth every dollar!

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Highly recommended tour

As a family of 5 adults we found this tour "amazing". Martin was our tour guide for the trip and was very knowledgeable in regards to wine and the local area. He was also accommodating with taking group photos and never rushed us to meet...More

Thank MrDavid5454
AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Hi and thank, its great to hear you had such a great time on tour with us, we love to hear it and appreciate the review. I'm sure Martin will be pleased to read this too. All the best with the rest of your trip...More

Reviewed 8 June 2018
Great Wine Tour, Wonderful Guide, Gavin!!

You can't ever go wrong with a wine tour, but this one was the best! We stopped at 4 wonderful (and very different) wineries. We were not rushed, got to ask questions, and taste wonderful wines. The lunch pairing was delicious. Gavin was so wonderful,...More

Thank KarenEC03
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile
Gavin is the best tour guide!

I went for the tour with a couple! My tour guide is Gavin! The tour is splendid and the conversation with Gavin is very personal and I totally love it! Love how Gavin is so “technical” and knowledgeable about wine making! Never really talk much...More

Thank Carolyn K
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10 April 2018|
Response from AppellationWineTours | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do and you will be able to select this pick-up location from the drop-down menu on our booking form. We look forward to taking you on tour.