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Appellation Central Wine Tours

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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Join this award winning New Zealand Wine Tour Company and discover the...

Join this award winning New Zealand Wine Tour Company and discover the wines, history and sights of Central Otago, New Zealand's premier cool climate wine region. Appellation Central's small group wine tours depart daily from Queenstown. An absolute maximum of 12 adults per tour and experienced guides ensure a fun day out in wine country. You will learn about wine appreciation, taste some of the region's great wines, enjoy a delightful gourmet platter lunch and visit the historic town of Old Cromwell. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Appellation Central Wine Tours have won the Great Wine Capitals national award for Wine Tourism Services and in 2012 won the International Best of Wine Tourism award for Wine Tourism Services.

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Central Otago Wine Tours from Queenstown
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What a great way to spend an afternoon in New Zealand

I signed up for this wine tour as part of another tour package. It was 4 wineries, plus lunch. Simon, our tour guide, was personable and fun. The wines we tried were from boutique... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I signed up for this wine tour as part of another tour package. It was 4 wineries, plus lunch. Simon, our tour guide, was personable and fun. The wines we tried were from boutique wineries and were all special. Lunch was fabulous and we stopped for ice cream. The afternoon couldn't have been any better.

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AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it's great to hear you had such a great time out with Simon. We hope to have you back again someday :) Kind regards, Sarah More 

Auckland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thanks Dave, for sharing your day with us, we booked this tour on the recommendations of reviews from Trip advisor. As who would know one wine tour from another. We were not disappointed . Dave called us half an hour before pick up to make sure we were up and ready for the day. We booked the gourmet wine tour... More 

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AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for such an extensive review. I will certainly pass on this feedback to all people involved and glad we could look after our kiwi folk! Hope to see you back someday. Kind regards, Sarah More 

Kaikoura
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited five wineries in Gibbston and Bennockburn, from the large cave tour to small family owned vineyard. All of them are great and we got to test the wine from different region. It lucky to see the beautiful autumn color. Thanks our guide Martin!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

Completed the tour wine superb, food excellent, views outstanding andweather fabulous. Simon the guide was helpful,informative and fun even with quite a varied bunch. However after the tour the exceptional customer service really kicked in. I discovered that I had lost my sunglasses somewhere enroute. Simon said he would search them out. As an englishwoman I was sceptical. However not... More 

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AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jo, thank you for your review and we were just happy to get those glass back to their rightful owner! All the best and come back soon! :) Kind regards, Sarah More 

Papamoa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

simon was our tour guide/driver/orator. his sense of humour made our tour group of 8 relaxed & was thorough with his info of the regions we drove through. we toured domain road, kinross, carrick, gibbston & waitiri wineries in 6.5 hours. we detoured to cromwell midway for coffee to maintain our mojo. all staff at wineries were pleasant & shared... More 

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AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience of the day out, I'm glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you back! Cheers More 

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This tour was amazing and Martin was the perfect balance of knowledge and personality! The lunch stop was delicious, almost as good as the wines😉

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AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time with Martin. We hope to see you back in the future! :) More 

Bowral, Australia
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We were picked up promptly from our hotel at 11:00am. We were greeted by Phillipe who was very friendly & knowledgeable. We visited 4 wineries in the day. At each winery we tried around 4-6 wines. Phillipe even stepped in and did the tasting at the 3rd winery as the host was busy attending the telephone. All commentary from Phillipe... More 

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AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Its always great to receive such positive feedback and I'm sure Philippe will be thrilled that you enjoyed your time. All the best :) More 

Cary, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Great wine tour with lunch. Great lunch with seafood, cheese, dips and bread. 4 wineries-- wonderful pino Gris and Pinot noirs. We bought 2 bottles at different wineries. Phillip was very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable . The only winery that we did not like the wine was a small, new boutique winery. The others were very nice.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Had a great experience with Philllipe during our half day vineyard tour. The vineyards were fantastic and we were lucky enough to have perfect weather. The trip was well planned, and our guide was very knowledgeable, personable and had a great sense of humour! We enjoyed a delicious lunch at wooington vineyard which had great service. Would recommend this tour... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

My wife did another wine tour in Sydney prior to coming to Queenstown and NZ wines are amazing! We went to a couple of great vineyards, Akarua Pinot 2015 was superb, and our guide Simon is the type where you wish he was drinking with you! Simon was very knowledgable on the area, the history of wine in Otago, and... More 

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