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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown

  • Central Otago wine-tasting tour includes four vineyards
  • Learn the history and terroir of Central Otago wines
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch served at a scenic vineyard
Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown
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Boutique Wine TourMost Popular
5 and a half hour small group winery tour. Includes wine tastings; gourmet platter style vineyard lunch. Departs at 11am. Hotel pickup and drop-off at central Queenstown hotels
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Taste Central Otago wine and cuisine on a small-group tour of the region’s boutique vineyards. Group size is limited to 12 wine lovers to ensure personal service as you sip your way through four Central Otago wineries, pausing for a gourmet lunch in a vineyard. Visiting smaller vintners helps you get a feel for what makes Central Otago wines distinctive, from chardonnay to pinot gris and Riesling.
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Queenstown, then travel into the rolling hills and valleys of Central Otago in a climate-controlled vehicle. As you make your way to the first vineyard, learn how Central Otago has become a premier cool-climate wine region, with high-quality pinot noir, Riesling, pinot gris, chardonnay, and more.

The tour itinerary varies to keep up with Central Otago’s freshest wines, but generally includes two vineyards in Gibbston and two others in either the historic gold mining town of Bannockburn or in the Cromwell area.

At each destination, sample locally produced wines, then pause for a gourmet lunch platter served at a vineyard. Following your four vineyard visits, this tour concludes with return transfer to Queenstown and drop-off at the original departure point.
Reviews (98)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Highly Reccomended for Wine Drinkers

The Wine Tour was very enjoyable. Our tour guide, Roberta, was very friendly and gave us History on things like how wine is grown in New Zealand (considering the weather and temperature), where it is grown in the world etc. We stopped off at different...More

Thank freddiemgreen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to sample some of the region's best wines - and take in the scenery!

Our driver, Simon, was very welcoming, and shared a lot of local knowledge (history, geography, culture) as well as his appreciation for wine.

Thank Wharf N
Reviewed 6 September 2018
A great afternoon!

Did this as add on conference activity. Easy to see why it is highly rated. The guide, Martin was really knowledgeable, the wineries chosen had great range of different wines to learn from and the lunch platter was delicious. Goes without saying, being around Queenston,...More

Thank Tania W
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Tania, thank you so much for your feedback and glad you enjoyed the tour so much! Be sure to let us know that you are a repeat customer if you come back and tour with us again! Until then, all the best :-) Kind...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018
Great experience, highly recommended!

My wife and I enjoyed this wine tour greatly. The minibus was very comfortable and our driver - Gavin is fun and very knowledgeable about wine. He is passionate about his job. He answers all questions we asked - some may be naive. We learned...More

1  Thank MingP64
Reviewed 19 August 2018
Excellent tour, would recommend to anyone!

We had such a great day on the Boutique wine tour! We visited 4 different and well chosen wineries. Lunch was great & there was something for everyone in the group. Simon was a friendly, knowledgeable driver/host & we even stopped off for an ice...More

1  Thank stephbottin
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Hi Steph, sounds like an amazing time you on tour with Simon, and with a great group of people! Really appreciate the review and hope we see you back some day :-) Kind regards, Sarah

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10 April 2018|
Response from AppellationWineTours | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do and you will be able to select this pick-up location from the drop-down menu on our booking form. We look forward to taking you on tour.