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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown

Highlights
  • 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
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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown
From US$141.50
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Boutique Wine Tour
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$141.50
Overview
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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1 - 5 of 28 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
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
Reviewed 9 May 2018
Great trip with Simon

Can highly recommend this 5-1/2hr wine tour, beautiful lunch great scenery and excellent wine tasting. Our tour guide, Simon, gave us a wonderful trip, excellent driver and lovely personality a must do in Queenstown.

Thank sandrabest
Reviewed 7 May 2018
Great tour of several excellent wineries

We visited 4 very good wineries with Steve doing an excellent job as driver and guide. The lunch we had at Wild Earth was stunning, 5 wines paired with beautiful food. There were 10 people, ourselves include, on the tour and we all got on...More

1  Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 7 May 2018
Best day of New Zealand visit

We loved our 5 1/2 hour wine tasting tour in Central Otago. Our guide/driver was knowledgeable and personable, the wineries selected to visit were very good, the wine was great, and lunch was fantastic. The scenery was wonderful. We'd do it again!

Thank DHook
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