The Winery - Queenstown
The Winery - Queenstown
4.5
Wineries & VineyardsWine Tours & Tastings Wine Bars
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
The Winery is the largest tasting of New Zealand's best wines in the world . . . . taste over 80 wines in one place. There's no need for hours of travel to visit a few local wineries. The Winery is located right in the centre of Queenstown and is the only place where you can taste award winning, single vineyard and reserve wines sourced from boutique wineries across New Zealand. Choose the wines you taste; with the simple push of a button you can serve yourself either a taste, half or full glass. Over 700 wines are stocked so you can buy your favourite wines and ship them to over 30 countries with our door-to-door delivery service. Relax and unwind in the comfort of the leather lounge chairs as you enjoy award-winning local cheeses with delicious platters of salami's, breads and olive oils. 8 New Zealand, Scottish and Irish single malt Whisky's can also be tasted and the "Honey Hive" is a specialist Manuka honey store, all within The Winery.
Queenstown, New Zealand

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Kayjayell
Wicklow, Ireland397 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is a concept I’ve never seen before where all of the wines are available to dispense through the use of a wine card bought in the shop. You insert your card, select the bottle on display and the amount you want in the glass and pay for that amount. There are three amounts available.

When you have your wine you can sit outside or on the seats inside and drink it with a selection of cheeses or other snacks. This is amazing but could turn you into a complete wino which in NZ is probably not a bad thing!!

Written January 30, 2020
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val m
United States216 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The wine offerings are numerous and the walls lined with bottles usually connected to a spout which you can dispense one of 3 amounts into your glass using a card placed into a slot on the machine. Each bottles has "tasting notes" to help you choose which you want to taste. The costs depend on the price of the bottle so there is a range basically $30-100NZ/bottle so a small taste starts at $3.10. There are wines from all over the world and many NZ so for me I could taste NZ without buying a bottle. The venue is fun besides with a fireplace and TV for a sports match. I had the bread and dip tapas which was delightful with the "dukkah"! At the end you retrieve your drivers license by paying what has been indicated on your wine card. Cheers!
Written March 19, 2020
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Toni H
San Jose, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
The Winery is a perfect place to visit for happy hour! Its two locations (Queenstown and Arrowtown) offer a fun and easy way to taste a wide variety of local and international wines all under one roof. Our sommelier, Cyril, was a delight; very knowledgeable about the wines and one of the reasons we were repeat visitors during our time in the area. He spoke French and English fluently and helped us make some excellent tasting choices! The atmosphere at both locations is elegant yet cozy. You'll get a total winery experience without having to visit the cellar door.
Written February 20, 2024
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TravelingBuffs
Chicago59 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I visited in January, purchased $1,335 of wine for them to ship back to the U.S. They shipped during the coldest month of the year in Chicago (which no wine retailer or winery does) and the wines were ruined. I tried contacting them to resolve but haven’t heard from them in 8 weeks. I paid full insurance on the shipment and haven’t received dollar one!
Written May 18, 2020
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MattM
Stoneyford, UK89 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Couples
First time visiting the store in Arrowtown. The store is beautiful, extremely well finished with a great atmosphere.

The staff however, not so great. The American gentleman with the grey hair, simply could not have shown any less of an interest if had of tried. His service was poor, came across smug and extremely condescending. At one point he cleaned a table next to use, then dragged the chair across the floor and returning it to where we were sitting. Actually damaging the floor in the process. When paying the bill, he didn’t ask if we enjoyed it, say please for our payment etc. Very very poor. The Asian lady who delivered our cheese board, didn’t explain the cheeses etc, also poor.

As locals, we were hoping for so much more as we love visiting Arrowtown, however, we won’t be returning to the winery.

Happy to discuss this in more detail.
Written July 8, 2020
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MonB643
Auckland, New Zealand56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
What a great idea. This shop has a huuuuge selection of wines alongside a smaller offering of whiskey and other spirits. They have a small selection of wines of different varieties that are available to try in a vending machine style. You choose the size you want (taste, half, full glass) - the machine shows the different prices for each wine and you purchase it using a chip card. It's a fantastic opportunity to sample a very expensive wine that you might not otherwise get to try. They also have some whiskey's available to sample this way. Unfortunately I didn't have time to come back the next day but I saw they also offered gin flight tastings too.
Written September 30, 2022
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Sheelah R
Auckland Central, New Zealand4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
What a unique and innovative idea. Wines you can try at a tiny tiny price. Great selection of gins also - including some locals. We sat outside as it was a lovely afternoon but there were plenty of people spread out inside too. Options for food too
Written February 20, 2023
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TJouer
Bellbrook, OH2,326 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were recently in Queenstown for a holiday. One evening as we strolled bac to our hotel we found The Winery in the mall area. The indoor and outdoor atmosphere was inviting, and the servers and staff were very friendly. They explained how this novel service with the wine taps worked, and we each purchased a tasting. This is a great cafe for enjoying a single glass after dinner or making a full tasting event with a group of friends. It doesn't matter if you are a wine novice or an experienced wine enthusiast. We loved the variety of reds available (Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah, etc.) as well as the different price points that are clearly marked. There are a few outdoor tables with table service, and water carafes are provided. I would make this a regular stop for happy hour.
Written January 29, 2024
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GeraldLeon24
Queenstown, New Zealand216 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
The place has an excellent wine/spirits selection that includes still, sparkling and fortified wines. The tasting format is very straightforward and allows to try different options at the same time. There are also old vintages available to try. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Totally recommended.
Written December 7, 2020
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shebot13
Colorado Springs, CO18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
My husband and I visited The Winery on our last evening in Queenstown. We’d heard about it from our tour director and wanted to experience it. We had hoped to go with the other 2 couples in our group, but it didn’t work out. We were immediately greeted and when we asked how it worked, the employee (I can’t remember her name) walked us through the process and got us all set up. It was so much fun to check out all the different kinds of New Zealand wine at our leisure. We ordered a small charcuterie board and enjoyed that with our wine tasting. It was just perfect as we saved room for dessert at the Patagonia Ice Creamery and Chocolaterie down the street!
Written April 26, 2024
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