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Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour
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Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour

By Altitude Wine Tours
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Travel through beautiful scenery while enjoying some of New Zealand's finest wines on this easy day tour through the Gibbston Valley. Sample a variety of wines at multiple cellar doors without worrying about driving yourself. With round-trip transfers from Queenstown, every member of your group can indulge. Learn all about winemaking in the area while enjoying views of Lake Wakatipu, the Shotover River, and other Central Otago highlights.
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Ages 18-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 6h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Add on a lunch at a premier cellar door restaurant
  • Enjoy samples at local wineries, plus a souvenir wine glass
  • Transfers from Queenstown are included, so you can relax and enjoy the day
  • Take a guided tour of the country's largest underground wine cave

  • 4 x Fantastic tasting experiences at different cellar doors around Gibbston
  • Guided tour of New Zealand's largest underground wine cave
  • Guiding and commentary from a friendly wine certified guide
  • Convenient pick ups around Queenstown accommodations and bus stops
  • Transport in a premium Mercedes vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Gibbston Valley Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Gibbston
  • Entry/Admission - Mt Rosa Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Gibbston
What's not included
  • Lunch at a premier cellar door is at your expense


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • The central Queenstown pickup location is the Marmolada Cafe on Camp Street. We pick up from a range of different accommodations and bus stops. If we do not pick up directly at your hotel, we will advise the closest pick-up location. After you book you will receive a message from our team to reconfirm your pick-up location and time. Please be at your pick-up location 10 minutes prior to the departure time provided. Your guides will wait up to 5 minutes after the time, and those that are late and miss their departure will not be entitled to a refund.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Marmolada Cafe, 43 Camp Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • 54 Robins Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • 88 Frankton Road, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • Upper Stanley St, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • Lordens Place, Fernhill, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • Pounamu, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • Frankton Terminus, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • Sherwood Manor and Gold Ridge Hotels, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • 46 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • Marina Heights, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • Hensman Road / Oaks Shores, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • Perkins Road, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      • Stalker Road, Lower Shotover, Queenstown 9304, New Zealand
      • 88-90 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 58045P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Minimum drinking age is 18 years. We recommend that you bring your passport or NZ drivers license with you.
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour?
        Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour price starts from $225.86. Discover and book Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour on Tripadvisor
        What is the Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour cancellation policy?
        Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour?
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        • Altitude Wine Tours
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          Queenstown, New Zealand
          Joined in August 2017
        • lsM8029VF
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Tour of wine and beer
          Excellent choice. Just note that the twilight tour stops at vineyards and breweries. Dan was fabulous. Kudos to Liam at Kinross who was the host with the most.
          Written 2 March 2024
        • B5767CSchristinel
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Get your Wine on with Jono
          Our tour guide, Jono, was fun, informative and kind. I was a little apprehensive at first as we are a couple in our late 50's with a van full of 20 somethings. But the wine bridged the age gap and we ended up having a great time. The 3 stops were awesome, and we were well taken care of at each. You could just tell this company has a great reputation by their reception at each winery/brewery. By the end we were all singing in the van and even went to the 20 something's after party at their hostel. Don't miss this fun tour and ask for Jono!
          Written 1 March 2024
        • P3626ULdavidc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous Afternoon
          Had a fabulous afternoon with Dan exploring the local wineries. He was extremely knowledgeable and made everyone on the tour feel very welcome. We got to sample some lovely local wines and enjoyed hearing about the history of winemaking in the area. Would definitely highly recommend. Thanks Dave & Jackie
          Written 26 February 2024
        • Leah H
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best wine tasting tour in Queenstown!
          Myself and my family had a wonderful day out. Emma who hosted the tour was so welcoming and friendly along with all the staff at each wine tasting. Emma made everyone feel comfortable with one another and really brought the group together which made for a great day out. Ruby (Emma’s dog) was a wgeest addition to the tour :) Emma had an abundance of information about the wine tour and Queenstown itself, with many great tips for other adventures throughout my stay. I will be recommending this tour to any of my friends or family who travel to Queenstown. Definitely a highlight of my trip to New Zealand!
          Written 22 February 2024
        • cateu2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Delicious and a Great time!
          The tour was amazing and so much fun! Jono was wonderful and the wine was delicious. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a great afternoon.
          Written 18 February 2024
        • Passport04649109688
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Hosts Ana and Dan. Delicious wines and beers
          Ana and Dan were superb hosts on this delicious and informative Wine and beer tasting. Each location has a great choice and the added food a lovely bonus Thanks to them both
          Written 9 February 2024
        • Bellamy2912
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Altitude reaches great heights in their tours!
          Really enjoyable tour - knowledgeable & fun. Special shout out to our driver & guide Alana (pronounced Aleena - that’s American English for you 😜). She managed to get everyone on the trip joining in - all ages & nationalities! Highly recommended
          Written 6 February 2024
        • David M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          5 star Wine and Beer tasting
          A wonderful experience. Our tour guide Do was friendly and engaging and made us feel like long lost friends within minutes. The stops we made for tastings featured local, award winning wines, and we had plenty of time to enjoy each tasting without ever feeling rushed. We have done wine tours all over the world, and this was one of the best!
          Written 30 January 2024
        • Deestyle17
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour, perfect for a rainy day!
          We had a really fun, brilliant day with Ana yesterday sampling the best wines of these regions. Ana was very knowledgeable about the area and got us everywhere safely. Thank you for making the day seamless Ana! Thanks, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
          Written 28 January 2024
        • H8466QDkevi
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Full recommendation!
          Alia was a great host. All locations had a great setup and a wide selection of wines. Had an excellent time.
          Written 21 January 2024
        • Pioneer33240436101
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wine/Beer tour
          If you like wine and beer tours this is must do. The tour was 3 wineries with choice of beer or wine tastings. Our guide Shanay was wonderful very knowledgeable and made our trip and day great.
          Written 21 January 2024
        • S1078YSkevinc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day with fine NZ Otago wine
          We went with our grown up boy to 4 interesting vineyards with contrasting successful stories to tell. All tastings went well and we enjoyed the company of the group. Fine lunch too. Driver hosted us well with good information.
          Written 20 January 2024
        • livial702
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Such an amazing experience!
          Alana was a phenomenal tour driver and guide. All three locations for the wineries and breweries were fantastic. Each gave you history on each wine and its region, along with how many awards they've won. I highly recommend this tour if you're a fan of wine and beer.
          Written 17 January 2024
        • amlash
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day with Shaun
          We enjoyed wine tastings at four Otago vineyards with our guide Shaun. It was fun to sample outstanding wines and learn about the history of this beautiful region. Shaun was very engaging and took good care of our group.
          Written 14 January 2024
        • 370vaughanc
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          100% recommend. Ana was excellent as a host.
          Very professional, very friendly. Great value for money. Ana was excellent as our guide. Knowledgable, helpful and warm.
          Written 13 January 2024
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        Liana Y
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Apr 2021
        I contacted Altitude Wine Tours as I had an idea about wanting to organise a Hen's evening at a Queenstown winery. Heidi took my vague idea and turned it into a perfectly thought out evening, including taking care of all the transport logistics and arranging a beautiful private space for our celebrations. Heidi was a friendly, knowledgeable and lively host - the group had a fabulous time with great food and wine. Would 100% recommend Altitude Wine Tours to anyone spending time in the area!
        Written 3 May 2021
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        Thank you for sharing your feedback, and we are so happy you all had such a wonderful day our celebrating. We truly love what we do!
        Written 8 May 2021
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        980reecek
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2021 • Couples
        What an awesome day!

        Part of a small group, our guide Tania was exactly the fun and knowledgeable host we had hoped for. We visited 4 awesome wineries and enjoyed all of the offerings. Lunch was great and more than enough to keep us going. Bottle prices on site were very reasonable and samples were plentiful.

        Thanks Tania and Altitude tours for an awesome experience, would recommend to anyone.
        Written 15 February 2021
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        We're delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time on our tour and that Tania made sure to provide a great experience. Thank you so much for leaving a review - we look forward to hosting you next time!
        Written 20 February 2021
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        Ellen S
        5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023
        We loved this trip to visit Central Otago wineries. Our tour guide, Holly, was outstanding. She made everyone feel comfortable and regaled us with tales of the region on the scenic trip out and back. The hosts at the different vineyards were also very informative and each gave us a genius exposure to their special wines. A really fun day!
        Written 13 January 2023
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        Thank you so much for sharing this review. It sounds like you had a lovely day out with Holly in Central Otago!
        Written 16 January 2023
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        TherealAskapa
        Hastings, New Zealand1,050 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2022
        Fantastic tour that give you a basic idea about what the Gibbston Valley area has to offer for a wine enthusiast.
        My experience was a visit to Gibbston Valley winery (mainstream ), Kinross ( boutique), Mt Rosa ( casual) and Brennan ( kiwi- relaxed style ). All quite different in their approach to host guests.
        Tania the tour guide was outstanding as a host , giving a complete information about the destination , stopping times , places to have lunch , recommendations about wines , etc. All in a good and relaxed manner.
        I think is perfect for a person that want to have a first impression about Central Otago wines.
        Written 1 March 2022
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        Thank you for choosing Altitude Tours for your wine tour to the Gibbston Valley! So pleased to hear you enjoyed the range of cellar door experiences on offer. That's wonderful that Tania was a great guide for you :)
        Written 6 March 2022
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        Stacey
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2020
        This was my first wine tour! I learnt so much about how wines are made and had the best time doing so. The guides are incredible and the vineyards we visited were super welcoming (even had a couple of vineyard dogs!). Would highly recommend anyone who is going to Queenstown to do this wine tour, you will not be disappointed!!!
        Written 20 August 2020
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        We're delighted you had such a great time on your first wine tour! Thank you so much for recommending us and for taking time to leave a lovely review.
        Written 29 August 2020
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        Paul D
        Auckland Central, New Zealand11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2021
        This was outstanding in every respect. We were lucky with just the two of us and our guide, Beau, who was born and bred locally and knew all the nuances of local history, geography and wine.
        We visited Gibbston Valley, Mount Rosa, Kinross for lunch and Chard Farm on the way back. Brilliant wine tastings including a wide range and not just Pinot Noir, informative guides at each winery - and no pressure to buy - though we did!
        Very comfortable transport, and everything ran perfectly.
        Written 15 November 2021
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        Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, we're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your wine tour with Beau - he is as local as they come! Great that you loved all the wineries and delicious Pinots!
        Written 15 November 2021
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        Susan Z
        Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We did the ‘Wine Sampler Tour’ and had Alia as the tour guide. Alia was so lovely and friendly and an excellent guide who was informative.
        We started the tour with stopping in Arrowtown at a cheesery then went onto 4 different wineries including Gibbston Valley and the cave!
        Had lunch (at additional cost) at Kinross which was absolutely delicious.
        We all received a wine glass as a gift, which was a nice touch.

        I would definitely recommend Altitude for any tours (we also did a Milford Sound tour with Altitude which was just as great!)
        Written 27 October 2020
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        Thank you for leaving a great review. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed both your tours with us and that Alia made sure you had a fantastic experience on our wine tour!
        Written 7 November 2020
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        Teagan R
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Solo
        Shanay our tour guide was great! She created a great atmosphere and provided so much information on the wineries during the drive. Would 100% recommend this tour and have already sent this tour to a friend coming to Queenstown next month.
        Written 26 October 2023
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        Thank you for such a kind review. :) We are so glad that you had a great time on our tour with Shanay! We would love to host you again.
        Written 19 November 2023
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        Tamie
        Queenstown, New Zealand6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2021
        We travelled on a rainy day and it was a superb activity for wet weather. All the wineries had cosy spaces for us to sit and sample. They were all very different with really unique stories. We didn't feel rushed or crowded on our tour. The amount of wineries we visited was just perfect as any more would have been too many in the amount of time we had. Our guide Arlia was super knowledgable and fun. She was an excellent host and even provided umbrellas and water bottles. Lauren was helpful too - especially if you don't know how to sample wine and what to look for. The gift at the end was a nice touch to remember your day. As expected the properties and the scenery were absulutely beautiful!
        Written 3 October 2021
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        Thank you so much for choosing Altitude Tours for your wine tour! Great to hear that you enjoyed your trip with Alia and learned lots at all the wineries :)
        Written 5 October 2021
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        Jessica Denne
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2020 • Friends
        This is a fantastic wine tour, our group of 5 loved every minute of it.
        Great wine, beautiful vineyards and our tour guide Tanya was excellent, she made us feel very welcome, she had a good knowledge of the area and also had a great sense of humour.
        The lunch we had was absolutely delicious.
        The van was very clean and comfortable, with complimentary water.
        I cant recommend this wine tour enough, if you were deciding between this company and another I would definitely choose this one, you won’t be disappointed. We will definitely be doing this tour again next time we are fortunate enough to be back in beautiful Queenstown!
        Written 1 October 2020
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        We're so glad you enjoyed the tour with Tania and she made sure you had a great experience! Thank you for taking time to leave a review.
        Written 6 October 2020
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