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Gourmet Wine Tour from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Taste top wines and enjoy a gourmet lunch in renowned Central Otago
  • Discover great wines on a tour suitable for both novices and enthusiasts
  • Travel with 12 people maximum for a personalized small-group wine tour
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Gourmet Wine Tour from Queenstown
From US$185.94
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Gourmet Wine Tour from Queenstown
From US$185.94
Overview
Explore the Central Otago wine region on this small-group wine tour from Queenstown. Sample delicious New Zealand's wines at several wineries, and snack on cheeses and a gourmet lunch—all accompanied by a guide who makes it easy to find the best wineries in this renowned region. Also stop at the country’s largest wine cave, and hear about the Otago Gold Rush at the Cromwell Heritage Precinct.
What to Expect

Kick off your tour with morning pickup from your Queenstown hotel and a scenic drive into New Zealand’s Central Otago, one of the world's premier cool-climate wine regions.

Stop at Gibbston Valley Winery for a tasting inside its spacious wine cave—the largest in the country—then continue to two more wineries for tastings and a gourmet lunch paired with fine wine.

After your meal, head to Old Cromwell, the site of New Zealand's largest gold rush, which occurred in Central Otago during the 1860s. The final tasting takes place at a winery in the Cromwell or Bannockburn wine region, and comes with locally crafted cheeses.

Your full-day wine tour ends with return to your Queenstown hotel in the late afternoon.

Reviews (15)
1 - 5 of 16 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Although in busy period Paul still managed to take us to secluded but top quality vinyards

Booked this as a birthday treat for my wife on December 29th. The places we went to were terrific, only one was reasonably busy, a popular spot with locals, so it must have been good. The others were a mixture of mainstream and quality smaller...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank journian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nothing short of an amazing day

What an amazing day travelling around the Central Otago wine region and sampling some great wine, eating some great food, tasthing some great cheese and enjoying the great scenery with great company. This tour really had it all, Vicki was an amazing guide, bright, bubbly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ossie_1979
Reviewed November 10, 2018
Best wine tour I’ve ever done.

Just got back from our tour today what an amazing day and experience we had! Our tour guide Martin was just fabulous from the minute he picked us up he was so friendly informative and very knowledgeable all day We enjoyed the wines , and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Sam L
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2018

Hi Sam, wow thank you for such a glowing review! Martin also came back raving about what a great time he had with your group, so smiles all round! :-) We are so glad that we got to take you out and and show you...More

Reviewed September 4, 2018
This tour isn't cheap, but the food and wines are superb

This is a relaxed and upmarket small group tour. Our tour guide was lovely and a good, safe driver. (some of the roads are crazy). I felt very safe. He was not a native New Zealander but knew a great deal about the region and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AmberK
Reviewed August 5, 2018
Good wines, Great time!

We went on a tour with Gavin as our tour guide and had the best time! The wine was great at each and every wineyard we stopped at and Gavin was amazing at being both funny and knowledgable on the area! The lunch we had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Melissa L
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback and glad you enjoy every aspect of our tour. We hope to have you back one day ( & definitely let us know that you are a repeat customer). Until then all the best. Kind regards, Sarah

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