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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$138.39
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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
From US$138.39
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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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Reviews (104)
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Reviewed 7 November 2018
Beautiful tour with great wine

We really enjoyed our wine tour. Our guide, Gavin, was very knowledgable and friendly. The tour was well organized, we were picked up from our hotel and went to four vineyards, toured the beautiful landscape, and had a lovely lunch at one of the vineyards.The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank lrb5045
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile
Great winetour, can recommend

Simon was a great driver with good background knowledge. We visited a few very nice vineyards with friendly staff, good wines and great food

2  Thank 512andreast
Reviewed 4 November 2018
Awesome Honeymoon Activity!

Had a great day with Roberta. Picked us up from our Hotel, was really knowledgeable about the area and the history of wine growing in Central Otago. Not a particularly flashy sentiment to raise, BUT really importantly, we felt very safe being driven around by...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank nkendrick86
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback and sharing your account of the day. Roberta is fantastic isn't she! We feel very lucky to have had the chance to show you around our beautiful wine country and appreciate your help in letting others know what...More

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Beautiful tour in a gorgeous region

The tour was very well organized with the right amount of wineries and wines sampled. Our guide Martin was fantastic and VERY knowledgeable, he went above and beyond our expectations to teach and inform us about the region and it's wine makers. A true professional

Date of experience: November 2018
4  Thank Navigate16175545296
Reviewed 24 October 2018
Great wine and scenery

Such a great time with just enough wine, great lunch and information about wine region and other pieces of local interest.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Leslie M
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