New Zealand Wine Tours
New Zealand Wine Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings Day Trips
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
New Zealand Wine Tours Queenstown is a specialist wine tour operator providing personalised sightseeing and winery tours around Central Otago. We limit tours to a maximum of seven people so we can customise each tour to suit the tastes of our passengers. We adapt the tour daily, choosing from the widest range of wineries, scenic lookouts and historical hot-spots to best suit what you want to see and do during your Central Otago wine tour. Small groups allow us to visit both large and small boutique cellar doors in Central Otago, from Lake Hayes, to Gibbston and Bannockburn. Every tour comes with lunch, on-board snacks, free wi-fi and free wine tastings.
Queenstown, New Zealand

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gabigreg
26 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples

Well we paid $378 a couple for an afternnon wine tour with Appelation Wine tours in Queenstown NZ. The guide, driver Gary was very friendly and helpful. However the cost for what we tasted was outrageous. There must be some skill in pouring such small amounts consistently. Bought nothing as hardly tasted any wine all afternoon. Very disappointing and by far the worst of many we've done in other places. Steer clear, sorry.
Written 30 November 2022
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This is a review for the wrong company. Appellation are a different wine tour. NZ Wine Tours is no longer operating.
Written 8 April 2023
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Allie
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Really great tour, fabulous to see some of the smaller vineyards that we may otherwise not have visited. Our tour guide and driver Paul was a lovely guy, knowledgeable and excellent company. Cheese platter and glass of wine at Kinross was delicious.
Written 20 September 2020
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Kristina N
18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
We did a private full-day wine tour with Liz and it was absolutely amazing. The tour was tailored specifically to our tastes (in wine and food), and we were so lucky to meet so many winemakers of awesome, small, boutique wineries that we had not tried before. We decided to concentrate on the Cromwell, Bannockburn and Bendigo areas, as we know Queenstown/Gibbston Valley quite well. Liz has a huge amount of knowledge of the area and the wines, and we learned so much. We visited two wineries (Aurum and Misha's) and then had a stunning lunch at the Stoaker Room. After lunch we went to Carrick, the only larger winery in the bunch and then ended the day with Domain Road. We really enjoyed the the intimate atmosphere, personal touches of the smaller cellar doors and meeting the wine makers made it just so special. We would definitely do this again and can highly recommend Liz and Jake. Thank you very much!
Written 26 July 2020
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Susan S
Queenstown, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Jake Tipler knows virtually everything there is to know about wines. Our Degustation Tour was tailored to our tastes and interests. Food and wine matching at Brennan Wines was interestingly informative and delicious. Our food and wine pairing lunch at the Bannockburn Hotel was excellent and such a beautiful setting. The 2 further tastings presented different wines and outlets with knowledgeable, friendly staff.
Jake provided us with plenty of water and advice on how to mitigate potential hangover and his hygiene was faultless. The wines we tasted were too good quality to produce hangovers.
Next time we are back in Queenstown, we will take Jake's tour again - so good.
Written 19 March 2020
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Megan K
Sunshine Coast, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
We went to 4 vineyards and had lunch on Jake's degustation tour, lots of fun and some beautiful wines, especially Chard Farm and Brennans, would definitely go again
Written 14 March 2020
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Andrew B
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Jake was tremendous tour guide during the Pinot Tour. Went above and beyond to make it a great time!
Written 10 March 2020
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Robin P
Edinburgh, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Just completed a tour organized by my company of the New Zealand wine country and we used this tour company. The guide was outstanding and had an in depth knowledge of the wine culture in New Zealand and he went out of his way to make the tour engaging and energetic. Thank you for a great experience!
Written 5 March 2020
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Paramita D
Singapore, Singapore18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Jake was an amazing guide - very experienced and super informative. We did this half day degustation tour with him including our 15 year old teenager and it has been extremely memorable. We visited 4 vineyards each with their own distinct story and charm and also types of wine. The pairing of the foods and cheese to go with the wine was a first for us and I learned a great deal. Jake is remarkably knowledgeable and his first hand experience of making wine himself and the passion he has for wines comes through during the highly interactive tour. The lunch was amazing and we were touched with the special arrangement he made for my son and we all loved the Kiwi quiz and well as local stories and anecdotes Jake shared. Highly recommended tour!
Written 3 March 2020
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790robynd
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
My husband and I did a private Reserve Winemakers tour with Jake and had a brilliant day! We visited some beautiful little vineyards that we never would have found on our own and lunch at Mt Difficulty was delicious. Jake was a great host, very friendly, professional and incredibly knowledgeable. He tailored the tour to suit our preferences, and helped to arrange shipping for the wines we brought along the way. We thoroughly enjoyed the day from start to finish and would happily recommend this company (and will book with them again on our next visit to New Zealand)!
Written 1 February 2020
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Bobbig1
new york29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We spent a wonderful day with Jake today touring several Central Otago vineyards. Jake is extremely knowledgeable about wine and the local area. He is a great conversationalist and answered and discussed every detail of the wine process with my husband, who is a fellow wine geek. He secured us tastings with people we would not have had entry to. We give Jake a 💯🍷!
Written 25 January 2020
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