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Gourmet Food and Wine Tour From Queenstown with Lunch Included provided by Appellation Wine Tours

Gourmet Food and Wine Tour From Queenstown with Lunch Included

Gourmet Food and Wine Tour From Queenstown with Lunch Included
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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
Explore the Central Otago wine region on this small-group wine tour from Queenstown. Sample delicious New Zealand wines at several wineries, and snack on cheeses and a gourmet lunch—all accompanied by a guide who makes it easy to find the best wineries in this renowned region. Also stop at the country’s largest wine cave, and hear about the Otago Gold Rush at the Cromwell Heritage Precinct.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 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, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Taste top wines and enjoy a gourmet lunch in renowned Central Otago
Discover great wines on a tour suitable for both novices and enthusiasts
Travel with 12 people maximum for a personalized small-group wine tour
Hassle-free tour with convenient pickup and drop-off at Queenstown hotels
What to expect
Kick off your tour with morning pickup from your Queenstown hotel and a scenic drive into New Zealand’s Central Otago, one of the world's premier cool-climate wine regions. Stop at Gibbston Valley Winery for a tasting inside its spacious wine cave—the largest in the country—then continue to two more wineries for tastings and a gourmet lunch paired with fine wine. After your meal, head to Old Cromwell, the site of New Zealand's largest gold rush, which occurred in Central Otago during the 1860s. The final tasting takes place at a winery in the Cromwell or Bannockburn wine region, and comes with locally crafted cheeses. Your full-day wine tour ends with return to your Queenstown hotel in the late afternoon.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3663P4
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
An exquisite lunch consisting of 5 dishes cooked in retired oak barrels and matched with wines. • Wine tastings at 4 vineyards over 2 contrasting wine sub-regions • Knowledgeable Wine Guide with fascinating commentary • Transport by luxury vehicle • Courtesy hotel pickup and drop-off (write to us if yours is not listed). • Enjoy a lovely cheese platter at one of the vineyards, and take home artisan chocolates. • Entry/Admission - Gibbston Valley Winery • Entry/Admission - Cromwell
Exclusions
Gratuities • Alcoholic drinks or wine purchases (available to purchase)
Duration
6h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If your hotel is not on the drop-down menu, simply mention this in the notes and we will get back to you with the 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
An exquisite lunch consisting of 5 dishes cooked in retired oak barrels and matched with wines. • Wine tastings at 4 vineyards over 2 contrasting wine sub-regions • Knowledgeable Wine Guide with fascinating commentary • Transport by luxury vehicle • Courtesy hotel pickup and drop-off (write to us if yours is not listed). • Enjoy a lovely cheese platter at one of the vineyards, and take home artisan chocolates. • Entry/Admission - Gibbston Valley Winery • Entry/Admission - Cromwell
Exclusions
Gratuities • Alcoholic drinks or wine purchases (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If your hotel is not on the drop-down menu, simply mention this in the notes and we will get back to you with the 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
6h 30m
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Age: Minimum 6
Child seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Minimum age is 18 years
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
As of October 2019 this tour will be 6 hours (9:30-3:30pm) with all the same inclusions
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Lake Hayes
    Kawarau Suspension Bridge
    AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
  • 1
    Bannockburn
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Gibbston Valley Winery
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    The Stoaker Room
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Cromwell Heritage Precinct
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Gibbston
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Cromwell
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
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David W
3 contributions
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 a great nothing was an issue and he’d get us to the next venue on time and with commentary as we headed through the countryside. The venues we went to were good, their staff were knowledgeable and and friendly. Our lunch was five star quality the food matched with the wines and how it was cooked simply added to the experience, when we come back we’d do this trip again, it’s well worth it.
Written 6 June 2021
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Sydney_AustraliaDee
Sydney, Australia121 contributions
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 had the best to suit our requirements, and are so pleased we made that choice. Martin was friendly and knowledgeable, and we got so much out of the day from him imparting both his local and wine knowledge. It felt like a semi private tour as there was only one other couple with us. The lunch with paired wines at The Stoaker Room was incredibly delicious (FYI... don’t plan for a big meal out for dinner if you do the Gourmet Food and Wine tour!)
It was a lovely introduction to our first day of our first visit to Queenstown.
Friendly and prompt communication with the office with some questions I had.
Written 3 June 2021
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appellationvino
Hi there, a big thank you for choosing us and for taking the time to post a review after - it's wonderful to have the opportunity to welcome some of our Aussie friends out into our spectacular wine country again and we're delighted you enjoyed the Gourmet with Martin. Cheers Lise.
Written 10 June 2021
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TaupoSheryll
Taupo410 contributions
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 driver was very good. Professional, entertaining and knowledgeable. Kinross was a highlight for us as was Stoker's.
Written 30 May 2021
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Mobile310317
Bowral, Australia10 contributions
Gourmet wine tour
We did this wine tour yesterday.. Gary our tour guide was brilliant. Funny, informative and made everyone feel welcome and comfortable. A very enjoyable day.
Written 28 May 2021
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Denise A
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Unforgettable day enjoying wineries and amazing food.
May 2021
Fantastic day with the knowledgeable and friendly Tour Guide, the wineries we visited were fantastic. The lunch at The Stoaker room was amazing. For someone who never drank Red's I have now found a taste for them. Great experience for the wine connoisseur or for the inexperienced drinker. The day was not rushed it was a great pace to sit back, relax and enjoy the experience. Would recommend this tour....I most probably will do it again.
Written 26 May 2021
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Dan
1 contribution
Must do wine tour in Queenstown !
Apr 2021
Our tour guide, Gary, was so knowledgeable and friendly! Would recommend to anyone visiting Queenstown!
Written 11 May 2021
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Chris and Sue
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
An experience of wine and food
May 2021 • Couples
Excellent tour with knowledgeable host Gary. Nice wines and a yummy lunch. Very friendly atmosphere.
Written 8 May 2021
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Lucy
Wellington, New Zealand2 contributions
Ask for Gary!
Apr 2021 • Family
Gary was A+++ (if you can get yourself on a tour with this guide then do!). At every cellar door we arrived at we received the best ever treatment because everyone loves Gary. The tour itself was fantastic. You visit the best vineyards in the region and the wines, food and scenic drives were gorgeous. We went end of April and the autumnal scenery was stunning. This is not just for tourists: We’re from Wellington and it was a gorgeous way to celebrate a special birthday!
Written 29 April 2021
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J Kane
1 contribution
Amazing Day Out
Apr 2021
My husband and I had the most amazing day. All the vineyards we visited were excellent. Gary was a fantastic host/guide, very knowledgeable and went to great lengths to ensure we had the best day. Lunch at The Stoaker Room was another highlight, all the smoked meats and accompaniments were delicious! We would 100% recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience the best this region has to offer! J&J Kane
Written 27 April 2021
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Chopchop21
Sydney, Australia98 contributions
Informative and enjoyable central Otago wine tour
Apr 2021 • Couples
My wife and I booked through a recommendation from our hotel (Rees). Great wine tour made much more enjoyable because of our tour guide Gary. Learnt a lot about the history of wine in central Otago and the wineries we went to all produced great wines. No hassle or hard sell and lunch at the Stoker room was an amazing experience. Would highly recommend booking this tour if you want to taste great wines, learn about central Otago wine region and have some fun.
Written 26 April 2021
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Wanderer763372
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Amazing experience
There are wine tours and there are wine tours. This tour, guided by Gary was the most informative we have ever been
Barb D
Barb D
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Wine tour Queenstown
The professionalism of Appellation Wine Tour, Queenstown was excellent. Gary, our host was knowledgeable , personab
BobD2373
BobD2373
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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 excel
OldDeuteronomy2014
OldDeuteronomy2014
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Great Experience!
We loved this tour hosted by our very capable and knowledgeable Martin. Hey it's weighted towards what the vineyard
CarolineU129
CarolineU129
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Incredible Wine Tour with Gary
Absolutely best tour. Best day. Love our Tour Guide Gary. Funniest, knowledgeable guy who is incredible. He totally
Guide48065392745
Guide48065392745
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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 abo
1ma2
1ma2
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Great way to spend a rainy day
What a great way to spend a cold rainy day! Martin is extremely knowledgeable about the area, wineries and wine. An
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
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
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
JudeCatherwood
JudeCatherwood
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Awesome wine tour with Logan
Great tour and great tour guide (Logan). We went to wineries I would not have considered visiting and they were al
karmynb2021
karmynb2021
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Amazing must-do Queenstown Wine Tour
I thoroughly enjoyed the tour which included a jetboat and then the winery tour with Martin. It was a great day an
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
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