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Queenstown Wine Trail

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Address: 160 Gorge Road | Cenral Otago, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-441 3990
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Making wine personal.... Join Queenstown's original wine tour. Enjoy...

Making wine personal.... Join Queenstown's original wine tour. Enjoy spectacular scenery, fascinating local history and more importantly taste some great wines,in particular our Pinot Noir.

Tours depart daily from Queenstown all year round. Our guides have local knowledge and a great relationship with vineyard personal.Our tours are relaxed, personalised and visit a selection of boutique wineries. We keep our tours small and travelling time to a minimum, so there is plenty of time for you to sample fine wine, food and local cheeses whilst interacting with winery personnel.

For those who prefer the exclusivity of a private guide and vehicle, we offer full and half day tours exploring the wine areas of Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn. Our Wine Tours can be combined with a Jet Boat ride, Helicopter flight or the ultimate relaxation package, try our spa and wine experience.

We offer complimentary pick up and drop off from accommodation or central Queenstown

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US$115.33*
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Original Wine Tour
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US$131.18*
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Wine and Food Sampler Tour from Queenstown

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Lance, our guide, was great. Very knowledgeable and funny. The 4 wineries visited were great. Learned a lot about NZ wines and the issues they face. We did make purchases from... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Prescott, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Some good aspects of this tour were the good foods and 2 interesting wineries we visited. However, the tour guide didn't seem that interested in us, but more in his own meal and tasting. This tour could be improved. 4 hours was not enough for what was included and it felt rushed. Not worth the cost in my opinion.

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qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed the wineries visited and food. We are however sorry you felt rushed on this particular day as this is the last thing we want you to feel on our wine tours. We normally allow up to 4 and half hours for this tour for that very reason. I will... More 

Prescott, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lance, our guide, was great. Very knowledgeable and funny. The 4 wineries visited were great. Learned a lot about NZ wines and the issues they face. We did make purchases from the wineries. Mini-Van karaoke was the best. Heather worked her magic behind the scenes. Must do!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did the 4 hour traditional wine tour and had a blast. My girlfriend and I had a very pleasant trip through the 4 wineries we visited, each with a bit of a different vibe. Each place we stopped was gracious enough to spend a bit of time telling us about their winery. Rex was a great guide and definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

We did the Original Wine Trail and visited 4 wineries during the afternoon. At each we were hosted my a knowledgeable member of staff who presented a variety of wines in a relaxed and enjoyable manner. We took in lunch at the first estate which was not part of the tour but was most enjoyable and probably a good idea... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Spent a great afternoon doing the 'original' wine trail. Visited 4 wineries which were all lovely - We had a nice small group of only 5 people Our guide Lewis was very knowledgable and didn't rush us at all considering we were A little behind schedule after a nice relaxing time at Mt Rosa, sampling tonnes of wine and even... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Had a really enjoyable day with our guide Gavin. The wineries we visited were gorgeous, it was well timed and we tasted some gorgeous wines. The company then went out of their way to deliver my coat to my hotel the next day after I left it on the bus. Service above and beyond - thank you!!!

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qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this review

You're welcome. We're glad you enjoyed the tour and of course the wine! :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We took a trip to 4 wineries around Queenstown area, our driver Gavin was a great guy. It was raining the whole day so this was just perfect for a day like that. We tasted around 20 different local wines at 4 different locations and each of them was something special. I can absolutely recommend this tour to every visitor... More 

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qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this review

Thanks to you and the other reviewers for your comments we always appreciate great feedback. We're pleased that you enjoyed your afternoon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I was lucky that there were only three people on the tour. Nice local wineries and vineyards. Great view on the valley. Lots of good wines to taste. Awesome!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We had a great afternoon of wine tasting on the queenstown wine tour. Grant did a great job of adjusting the schedule based on the groups input and he kept us on schedule.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Our group of six took the Wine and Food Sampler Tour. It turned out to be a good choice for the afternoon. We had an excellent lunch at the Wild Earth Winery, and later had a wine and cheese tasting at the Gibbston Valley Winery. We enjoyed both places, as well as the drive through the beautiful countryside.

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qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we're happy you enjoyed the afternoon with us. We are very proud to be working with such great wineries and able to share their food and wine with visitors to the region. More 

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