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Queenstown Wine Trail

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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...more
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160 Gorge Road | Central Otago, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 3990
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 7, 2011

This was a great tour to get to know the Gibbston Valley wine region. We toured four wineries - Gibbston Valley Winery, Peregrine Wines, Chard Winery and Amisfield Cellars. At Gibbston Valley Winery we received a brief explanation on the history and techniques used in...More

3  Thank sushgrl
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed January 26, 2016

During booking the trip, at a cost of $176 per person, we were asked to rendezvous at the Station Building in Queenstown "because of the heavy traffic on the road to Novotel" We agreed to do so and arrived at the pickup point, as stated...More

3  Thank Noperian
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We combined this with a helicopter tour that landed at Kinross vineyard. Rex met us and escorted us to the tasting room. The sommelier was from Argentina but was easy to understand. About 7 wines were sampled. The explanation of the wines in the area...More

Thank PeteV206
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three vineyards Kinross, The Rosa and Gibbston Valley Winery. Ed at Kinross is a great host who introduces wine from 5 wineries, then off to a lunch wine paring at Gibbston with a wine tasting in the cave with Duncan and finally Trish at The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wine tasting and lunch at wild earth - delicious!!! Then a tasting at a boutique winery - Mt Rosa. Then finally a cellar tour and wine tasting at Gibbston Valley with a visit to the Cheesery

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were able to squeeze this afternoon tour and am I ever glad we did! We had a fabulous tour, 12 of us with Grant as our guide. Weather was fabulous, wines were great, and the food that was served at Gibbston Valley winery was...More

Thank Lise B
Reviewed October 5, 2018

I was originally to do the "hop on, hop off" tour, but I was the only one slated for today, so they offered to let me join the more structured tour. I'm glad that I did. Lance was an exceptionally knowledgeable and professional guide. He...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We had a wonderful afternoon with Lance and Emma at 3 different vineyards. The food and wine was amazing and Lances knowledge of the area and all things wine was truely outstanding. We were picked up in a luxury van right from our hotel and...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2018

Our lovely guide Rex was absolutely amazing in taking us around the 3 awesome wineries. His commentary on Queenstown history, and Queenstown wine history was very informative and engaging. The tour was made all the more pleasant with the winery hosts, who gave us detail...More

Thank Jay G
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2018

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm glad you enjoyed the history and the hosts at the wineries. We try to give you an array of wineries to show the diversity we have in a small region.

Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome day out learning all about New Zealand wine. I can’t speak highly enough of our extremely informative and humorous guide, Lewis. He definitely made our day by being so patient and friendly with the whole group. Thanks Lewis, we’ll be back...More

Thank anjepark
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thanks for the review - We think Lewis is great too! :-) We'd be more than happy to have you join a tour with us the next time you visit Queenstown. Maybe you can try one of our other options like the Wine & Food...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018

My friend and I took this tour as part of their spa package between Queenstown Wine Trail and The Body Sanctum (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED). We could not have been happier with the day, we were picked up following our wonderful pamper and driven out to the...More

Thank hannnxo
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2018

Thanks for the amazing review and we're glad your expectations were exceeded. The team at Body Sanctum do a great job and we feel very privileged to be able to partner with them for this ultimate relaxation combo!

Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour of the vineyards a lot however was disappointed with the guide who was very good on the history part and talking while driving but wasn’t good talking to people. He pulled us out of winery’s that we wanted to buy from and...More

Thank Joshtherock
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thanks for your review and while we're pleased that you enjoyed the tour overall we're obviously disappointed that our guide didn't meet yours (or our) expectations. We pride ourselves on providing a service with friendly guides that host you well throughout the tour and it...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!!
July 4, 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
August 23, 2016|
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Response from howard_dorothy | Reviewed this property |
Many are small vineyard independent owners. Websites should answer your questions