5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

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  • Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration:  5 or 7 hrs
Experience the beauty of Central Otago, its fine wines, rich gold history and welcoming people. This Central Otago wine tour from Queenstown will take you into the heart of region, through the picturesque valleys and rolling vine-clad foothills to taste some of New Zealand's finest wines.

Highlights

  • Central Otago wine tour from Queenstown
  • Journey into the heart of Central Otago, a region famous for its cool-climate wines, spectacular scenery and pioneering history
  • Choose the gourmet tour that includes cheese tasting or the boutique tour to visits some of the smaller wineries of Central Otago
  • Small-group tour limited to 11 people provides an intimate experience and ensures personal attention from your guide

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What You Can Expect

Central Otago Wine Tours from Queenstown

Central Otago Wine Tours from Queenstown

Central Otago has become one of the world's premier cool climate wine regions. Wines of consistently high quality are produced in the region with Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay amongst some of the world's best.

Visit four or five of Central Otago's premier vineyards on a sociable small group tour. On the Gourmet Tour, try a local cheese tasting and take a tour of New Zealand's largest underground wine cave, followed by lunch at Northburn, a high country sheep station and vineyard. The Boutique Tour will take you to smaller vineyards that are considered the gems of Central Otago. Enjoy a delightful gourmet platter lunch on both tours, and when time permits, visit Old Cromwell Town.

Gourmet Sample Itinerary (7 hours):
  • Gibbston Valley - Visit New Zealand's largest underground wine cave and wine tasting
  • Kawarau Gorge - scenic drive
  • Olssen's of Bannockburn - wine and local cheese tasting in a garden setting
  • Walk around the historic precinct of Old Cromwell
  • Lunch at Northburn, a high country sheep station and vineyard
  • Visit the iconic family run Aurum vineyard
  • Chard Farm - wine tasting
  • Optional seasonal visit to a local orchard market
Boutique Sample Itinerary (5 hours):
  • Peregrine Vineyard - wine tasting and spectacular architecture
  • Carrick Winery - lunch and wine tasting
  • Felton Road or Mt Difficulty Vineyard - wine tasting
  • Van Asch Winery for great wines with a difference
  • Visit to the historic precinct of Old Cromwell Town

Please note: From December 24, 2014 to January 11,2015 Inclusive, the boutique tour will depart at approximately 11am.

Customer Reviews

JENNIFER K
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is a wonderful wine tour through the most beautiful countryside. Very generous with wine tastings. All four wineries were first class but all differed from each other. Lunch was basically a large tasting plate between three to four people. Definitely a must.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Nice sized tour group lead by a very knowledgeable and personable guide, David. Great wines representing boutique and larger vineyards. The lunch at Carrick was delicious and the view and grounds lovely!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Love it. Great guide and great experience. Can't recommend it enough

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

We had a simply fantastic experience on this tour! Our guide was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and the wineries we traveled to served some excellent wines. I highly recommend doing this tour when you're in Queenstown!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Fantastic tour. Highly recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

A great way to sample this region's wines. We visited four wineries and tasted a variety of their wines, mostly Pinot Noir but also some white wines. In one of the wineries we had a nice lunch featuring local produce. The guide was knowledgeable and quite friendly. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Excellent day. Penny was superb.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

IT WAS GREAT!!!
Penny our driver pick some of the best vineyards for us to visit. All of the wines were of New Zealands best!
The last vineyard our tour was the BEST. Our host and his wines were great and he was a very good spokesperson. I never had a Sov Blanc before. Very interesting wine it was.
Thanks
Steve Coy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Wonderful. Wines were excellent, tour guide was just great, lots of info regarding where we were, where we were going to.

Karen Y
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2012

Excellent afternoon visiting 4 wineries - scenery of the way was beautiful too. All wineries were quite different known for their reislings and pinot noirs. Excellent Value

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