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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine provided by Appellation Wine Tours

Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Central Otago wine-tasting tour includes visits to local vineyards
Learn the history and terroir of Central Otago wines
Enjoy a gourmet lunch served at a scenic vineyard
Convenient hotel transfers—let someone else drive so you can taste wine
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 vineyards in Gibbston and 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 vineyard visits, this tour concludes with return transfer to Queenstown and drop-off at the original departure point.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3663GWT
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
All wine tastings • Local guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Light platter lunch & glass of premium wine
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
5h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please advise us of your accommodation details and we will respond with an exact pick-up time. Please be ready and waiting in reception or outside 5 minutes prior to your pick-up time.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
All wine tastings • Local guide • Air-conditioned vehicle • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only) • Light platter lunch & glass of premium wine
Exclusions
Gratuities • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Please advise us of your accommodation details and we will respond with an exact pick-up time. Please be ready and waiting in reception or outside 5 minutes prior to your pick-up time.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum age is 6 years
Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Infant seats available
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Lake Wakatipu
    Lake Hayes
    Kawarau Suspension Bridge
  • 1
    Gibbston
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Bannockburn
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cromwell Heritage Precinct
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Cromwell
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Gibbston
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
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Wanderer763372
3 contributions
Amazing experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
There are wine tours and there are wine tours.
This tour, guided by Gary was the most informative we have ever been on.
Not only did Gary know all there is to know about wine, he gave us a run down of all the areas we visited which was great. Everything he did was over and above what was expected.
This made our trip. Gary, Thank you for a very special day. To those that want a great day out, this tour is for you.

Thanks again
Auckland chapter of Paradise ducks & drakes.
Written 8 June 2021
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appellationvino
Fantastic to hear your expectations were exceeded on your Boutique Wine Tour and that Gary, in turn, was educated to some degree on ducks!! (he did have a giggle with your sign-off). We/he would love to welcome you out again if you get the opportununity! Cheers Lise
Written 10 June 2021
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Barb D
Auckland, New Zealand15 contributions
Wine tour Queenstown
The professionalism of Appellation Wine Tour, Queenstown was excellent. Gary, our host was knowledgeable , personable and a great tour guide. The vineyards we visited were all different and offered something unique. Would highly recommend this wine tour. Thanks Gary for making our day
Written 8 June 2021
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appellationvino
Hi Barb, thank you so much for taking the time to drop up a line on T/A. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your tour with Gary and your experience in general with Appellation. Warm regards, Lise
Written 10 June 2021
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Bob D
Long Bay, New Zealand1 contribution
A wine tour like no other
Gary was Knowledgeable, friendly and well organized. A great time was had by all. The tips he provided were excellent and we would throughly recommend this tour.
Written 8 June 2021
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appellationvino
Hi Bob, great to hear you enjoyed your Appellation Boutique Wine Tour. Your wonderful comments have been passed to Gary and do let us know if you if you have an opportunity to visit our incredible wine region again. Cheers Lise
Written 10 June 2021
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Scott J
Whakatane, New Zealand238 contributions
Great Experience!
Jun 2021
We loved this tour hosted by our very capable and knowledgeable Martin.
Hey it's weighted towards what the vineyards do best- pinot noir but it was an opportunity to stay true to your preferences in wine type or experiment with different options. Either way it was fun and interesting taking in the sights and local history. We had lunch in Cromwell at the Stoker room where the lunch had been cooked for us inside a wine barrel- smokingly delicious venison, pork belly, salmon and rabbit accompanied by selected wines.
Terrific 6.5 hours- thank you!
Written 5 June 2021
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Caroline U
2 contributions
Incredible Wine Tour with Gary
Absolutely best tour. Best day. Love our Tour Guide Gary. Funniest, knowledgeable guy who is incredible. He totally got me to try wines I would never have tried if it wasn't for Gary. When you book ask for Gary. He will have you laughing, happy the whole day.
Written 5 June 2021
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appellationvino
Hi Caroline, thank you soo much for the review and amazing comments. Gary was rapt after reading it - we're delighted you you loved the day out and tried some different wine varietals. Warm regards, Lise
Written 10 June 2021
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Guide48065392745
10 contributions
An amazing highly recommended tour
An amazing tour with Gary today visiting 4 Vineyards including lunch.

A fun day with someone who knew so much about the wine history. I wasn't keen initially but now a huge fan.

Thanks Gary
Written 5 June 2021
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appellationvino
Fantastic to learn that you're now a wine fan! I have no doubt Gary had a lot to do with that (not to mention the incredible Central Otago wines). We hope you come visit with us again! Warm regards, Lise
Written 10 June 2021
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Maria
1 contribution
Great way to spend a rainy day
May 2021 • Couples
What a great way to spend a cold rainy day! Martin is extremely knowledgeable about the area, wineries and wine. And the wineries we visited were super. Lunch was great too! I can highly recommend this tour. Thanks Martin.
Written 4 June 2021
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appellationvino
Wonderful to receive your comments which have also been passed on to Martin. Certainly tasting great wine, no matter the weather, is a fantastic thing to do. Thank you for taking the time to drop a line and we hope to see you again. Warm regards, Lise
Written 10 June 2021
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Judith
3 contributions
Awesome wine tour with Logan
May 2021
Great tour and great tour guide (Logan). We went to wineries I would not have considered visiting and they were all awesome. We had great receptions at each place. Domain Road was our favourite.
Written 17 May 2021
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Karmyn B
1 contribution
Amazing must-do Queenstown Wine Tour
Feb 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour which included a jetboat and then the winery tour with Martin. It was a great day and I would highly recommend it. The jet boat was so much fun. Then the winery tour was excellent. The tour guide was friendly and very informative. The vehicle was comfortable. The wineries were lovely and the selection of wines and local expertise was excellent too. We had a good group of us on the tour too.
Thank you once again for a lovely tour and all the best for what is hopefully a better year for your business than 2020 was.
Kind regards,
Karmyn Billing
Written 16 May 2021
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Terry Best
Invercargill, New Zealand2 contributions
Amazing experience
Apr 2021
Gary our driver was amazing, so much knowledge and selected some amazing vineyards to visit. The wine was world class truly wonderful. Would highly recommend.
Written 3 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Appellation Wine Tours
O6548XXdavidw
O6548XXdavidw
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Day in the vines
We had a great day. From the first greeting Gary was awesome he knows his way around wine and the wineries he was
Sydney_AustraliaDee
Sydney_AustraliaDee
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Look no further than Appellation.
After researching which wine tours were on offer when we found we we able to travel to NZ, we thought Appellation h
Juan M
Juan M
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From Gabi and Juan
Gary the best tour guide ever! So knowledgeable!! We learnt so much about wines . Absolutely amazing ! Highly recom
6lizzied
6lizzied
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Fantastic trip from Queenstown
Having lived and worked in Queenstown for the last few years I have been to a fair amount of wineries... This was a
Rndevin88
Rndevin88
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Great tour
Gary took us around and it was a great tour. Been to a few wine tours before and this was the best. Very informativ
TaupoSheryll
TaupoSheryll
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Just do it
Hadn't planned on doing another wine tour but we were recommended to do this one and was not disappointed. Gary our
staree2
staree2
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Fun day out
We had a great day visiting 4 wineries- Gibbiston, Carrick, Domain Road and Chard Farm. This also included a fantas
Mobile310317
Mobile310317
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Gourmet wine tour
We did this wine tour yesterday.. Gary our tour guide was brilliant. Funny, informative and made everyone feel welc
Denise A
Denise A
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Unforgettable day enjoying wineries and amazing food.
Fantastic day with the knowledgeable and friendly Tour Guide, the wineries we visited were fantastic. The lunch at
M3805HXkatiew
M3805HXkatiew
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Great day
Great way to see Queenstown , good bunch of people , great driver Logan taking us around and very interactive. Grea
dan_fell_nz
dan_fell_nz
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Must do wine tour in Queenstown !
Our tour guide, Gary, was so knowledgeable and friendly! Would recommend to anyone visiting Queenstown!
Alexander Y
Alexander Y
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Fun and informative afternoon with Gary
Didn't come to this with any expectations as we are not very much into wine but this was a fun and informative afte
ChrisandSueNZ
ChrisandSueNZ
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An experience of wine and food
Excellent tour with knowledgeable host Gary. Nice wines and a yummy lunch. Very friendly atmosphere.
cathrynm146
cathrynm146
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Amazing
Paul our driver was very informative and a great tour guide. We went to Kinross, Gibston Valley & Brenann. Had a gr
JoannaJ7
JoannaJ7
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Fantastic day out, amazing wineries in a most picturesque setting, A must do!
The day was amazing. Paul was a fantastic driver and extremely knowledgeable on the vineyards and the surrounding a
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