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Wanaka Wine Tours

Wanaka, New Zealand
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About Wanaka Wine Tours
Wanaka Wine Tours has been in operation since 2001. It is the original wine touring company in and around Wanaka. We take you to the best places to sample award winning wines and to hear the local stories. As we travel our friendly and knowledgeable guides will tell you tales and stories of the people and land as you enjoy the stunning scenery. Lake Wanaka is the worlds first protected lifestyle reserve. It is a very special place and we look forward to sharing it with you.
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Classic Wanaka Wine Tour

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6 hours 30 minutes
from US$172.46
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Tom Collier & Jill Burns wrote a review Apr 2022
Waikanae, New Zealand7 contributions
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On Saturday 2nd of April we did a tour with Wanaka Wine Tours and our Host for the day was John Brake. John was an outstanding host, very humorous and highly knowledgeable about the wider Wanaka area and wineries. Our day involved visiting 2 wineries in Wanaka - Fiona at Aitkens Folly and Letetia at Rippon (fabulous views at Rippon!) then we headed to Cromwell. A beautiful platter lunch was taken at Wooing Tree where Melissa took us through a selection of their wines. Next up was a visit to the famous Felton Road area in Bannockburn. We went to Te Kano which has a fantastic view over the Kawarau River and the Bannockburn area. Colly looked after us at Te Kano followed by tastings with Jenny at Domain Road . Our last winery of the day was Nanny Goat which was a superb winery and got our vote for the favourite winery of the day. Paddy at Nanny Goat didn't need to twist our arms too much to join their wine club! Our favourite wines of the day where the 2014 Pinot Noir from Aitkens Folly, the Blondie 2021 from Wooing Tree and the Cross Breed 2019 (Gewurtztraminer/Pinot Gris/Chardonnay) from Nanny Goat. Thanks John, Megan and Scott for a + 5 star tour. Absolutely superb day out with Wanaka Wine Tours. Cheers Tom & Jill and Brent & Sally.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours
Responded 6 Apr 2022
Hi Tom, Jill, Brent and Sally. We're really pleased you loved the tour. We are very happy to have guides of John's caliber, and obviously we're blessed to have such great wine and scenery to go with it. Enjoy your wines, when they arrive, and look forward to coming out with you guys around the Wairarapa at some point. Cheers!
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Cassie Rogers wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland, New Zealand10 contributions
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We booked a boutique wine tour with Wanaka Wine Tours and were so blown away by the experience. We were hosted by the owner of the business, Scott - a super fun guy who was extremely knowledgable about wines and the overall terrain. He picked us up from our accomodation, and we were pleasantly surprised to see we were the only ones on the tour! My partner and I were visiting Wanaka for a couple of days before heading off to Queenstown, and this was honestly the highlight of our trip. Not only did we get to taste some delicious wines, learn a thing or two, (lots) but also got to get out a bit further from Wanaka central and take in more scenery! Something we would not have done otherwise! We went into the tour being avid Pinot Noir drinkers and to be honest, quite turned off to any white wine, however Scott said at the start of the trip to try and have an open mind as we were about to taste some super yum Rieslings. I was a bit reluctant, but myself and my partner walked away reborn as Riesling lovers. I even found myself ordering a Riesling with dinner the following night! Very bizarre for this gal, folks! Not only did we get amazing hospo from Scott for the duration of four hours, but he even offered to quickly run us off at our camp to drop off our haul of wines, and then drop us back in town to our dinner spot. What a guy! Scott, we owe you a big bottle of Ries and cant thank you enough for your generous hospitality and for giving us such an amazing day. I hope we see you again soon! - Alex and Cassie
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Gabby wrote a review Jul 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
We had such a wonderful day with our lovely tour guide Heidi. The wines were amazing and Heidi was very informative about the area and the wineries. Would 100% do again!
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Response from wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours
Responded 6 Jul 2021
Hi Travele, Thanks so much for reviewing us. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the tour and that Heidi was very informative. Can't wait to have you back again some time. All the best!
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PebbleNZ wrote a review May 2021
Wellington, New Zealand106 contributions48 helpful votes
This was our second trip with Wanaka Wine Tours & John was our guide both times. The vineyards we visited (6 on a full day’s tour) were different & each has a unique vibe. John was very knowledgeable & easy company which made the day good fun. A lunch platter was included in the price. Central Otago is absolutely stunning & this is a wonderful way to spend a day. Being picked up, chauffeured to fabulous vineyards & tasting such glorious wine - what more can you want! Would highly recommend.
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Response from wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours
Responded 19 May 2021
Hi Sarah5, Thanks so much for reviewing us. We're really pleased that you loved the tour. We are indeed, very fortunate to have such great vineyards, wine, scenery and guides. Wishing you all the best and look forward to seeing you again at some point. Cheers!
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Renee L wrote a review Feb 2021
Wellington, New Zealand13 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a fantastic half day wine tour with our guide Toni she picked us up from our accommodation at was informative not just on the wine regions but history of the central Otago region. We visited four wineries, Aitkins Folly, Scott Base, Domain Road and Aurum. Scott Base was a real highlight we had a beautiful lunch and the staff were so fun and friendly. Will definitely be recommending to my friends back home. A half day well spent it was so much fun.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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