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Queenstown Wine Trail

160 Gorge Road | Cenral Otago, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 3990
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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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160 Gorge Road | Cenral Otago, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 3990
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Reviewed yesterday

Me and my mom went on this tour and had the best day! Our guide was so friendly and knowledgable and just an overall great guy to chat with. We went to four wineries with the option to buy lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery and...More

Thank bexpsnz7
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were collected from our hotel by Lance in a lovely car. He took us to five different wineries. We sampled wines from all of them and couldn't fault any of them! We stopped for lunch at Mt Difficulty winery and had a delicious meal...More

Thank Rachelpayet
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently went on the Queenstown Wine Trail Original Tour. It was great. We were taken to 4 wineries within a short drive of Queenstown. That meant more time in the wineries and less time on the road. Our guide was fantastic, a credit to...More

Thank Wesley_10
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your great review. We pride ourselves on recruiting the best guides for the job and are pleased you had such a good experience. One of our tag lines is "less drive time and more wine time" as we feel it's important to make...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Four brits adding the tour onto the recent Lions series, the tour host was excellent, the organisation very professional but "chilled" which really added to the fun, great and very different vineyards visited with excellent wines , all in all a great day made by...More

Thank cjbux2n
Reviewed 9 August 2017

My 4 friends and I had a fabulous afternoon visiting 4 wineries - Gibbston Valley, Peregrine, Mt Rosa and Amisfield. At Gibbston Valley Vineyard we had the option of purchasing our lunch which we did and enjoyed thoroughly. Visited their Wine cave also which was...More

Thank SNB20142014
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

What a great afternoon! We did the Original Wine Tour with stops at four wineries: Gibbston Valley, Peregrine, Mt Rosa and Amisfield. Our tour guide (Amanda, I'm almost certain! We did the tour on 26 July) was super lovely and had loads of fun facts!...More

Thank Lauren C
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Very last minute decision to join the tour, well worth it. Our guide was knowledgeable and able to answer any questions thrown his way. Loved the boutique wineries over the bigger well know winery we visited. Came away with some wonderful Pinot Noirs which Central...More

Thank Carolyn22665
qwinetrail, General Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thanks for the great review - we love the Pinot Noir here too!

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Having visited Barossa Valley and Marlborough for 4 days of wine tours in the previous week, we were looking forward to seeing what Central Otago had to offer and booked a private 2 day tour with Queenstown Wine Trail. We were hosted by Lance who...More

Thank Marc F
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2017

Hi Marc, Thanks for the glowing review, I'll make sure Lance see's it! We're glad you were able to enjoy the wineries on our private tour and explore the Central Otago region. You were very lucky to get amazing weather too!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

If you're traveling with friends or by yourself this is a great day out. The local guide was a wonderful host and very knowledgeable on both the wines and the Central Otago Region including the history. We experienced beautiful wines and gained an understanding of...More

Thank amhailes
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thanks for your wonderful review - We're very pleased that you enjoyed our Wine & Food Tour. It's a great activity to do when the climate gets a little cooler!

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Unfortunately, not good value. Unexpectedly poor. Visited two wineries (one which was really a beautiful wedding reception venue - Stoneridge Estate and Gibbston Valley winery) Wine tasting was offered at each winery, cheese tasting at one venue and a "gourmet lunch" was on offer -...More

Thank FranGol
qwinetrail, Owner at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Reading your description you must have been on a Summer Sampler Tour which runs on requested days over summer to accommodate people coming to Queenstown via a tour company. We are asked to create a tour getting back to town early, but sadly you felt...More

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Hi Everyone, I'm visiting Queenstown in mid-August with my boyfriend and we're excited to visit the Queenstown Wine Trail for the first time. We've hired bikes from Arrowtown, and have decided that doing a day self-guided is better for us rather than adhering to a tour. We are taking the bus in from Queenstown and then hiring the bikes from 11am - 3pm. Could anyone help me with my questions: 1. How far do you think we could go on the trail before we'd need to turn back? 2. Is it possible in that time to loop back around via Lake Hayes, or would we not have enough time? 3. How many wineries / what wineries would you suggest that we visit in the time that we have? 4. Has anyone done the trail during that time of year (Winter)? And should we prepare for it / wear quite warm clothes etc? Thanks so much!!
4 July 2017|
Response from qwinetrail | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your enquiry. We are a wine tour operator that takes people around Gibbston Valley in our van and don't have much to do with cycling hire/tours. However from experience I would say that you would need to allow... More
23 August 2016|
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Response from howard_dorothy | Reviewed this property |
Many are small vineyard independent owners. Websites should answer your questions