Tour code: 3663GWT
Pair the fine wines of Central Otago with a gourmet lunch platter on this small-group wine-tasting tour from Queenstown. Visit at least four boutique wineries during a 5-hour tour, or upgrade to a 7-hour itinerary that includes cheese tasting and a visit to New Zealand's largest underground wine cave. You’ll drive through verdant valleys and vine-clad foothills rich in gold mining history. Numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure an intimate experience with other wine lovers.

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

This Central Otago small-group wine tour takes you from your Queenstown hotel into the heart of the South Island wine region to taste some of New Zealand's finest wines. Considered one of the world's premier cool-climate wine regions, Central Otago boasts high-quality varietals including chardonnay, pinot gris, pinot noir and riesling.

A knowledgeable guide escorts you by comfortable coach to four or five boutique wineries for tastings and a gourmet platter lunch, before hotel drop-off in Queenstown. Upgrade to include a local cheese tasting and take a tour of New Zealand's largest underground wine cave. See below for sample itineraries.

Boutique Wine Tour (5 Hours): Enjoy a spectacular afternoon enjoying boutique vineyards as you take in the breath-taking scenery of the Central Otago Wine region. Visit 2 different vineyards in the region, typically in Gibbston and Bannockburn/Cromwell. Be spoiled with a gourmet platter lunch and learn about the history of the stunning and diverse region. Lunch and tastings included in the price.

Gourmet Wine Tour (7 Hours): Visit 5 vineyards in Gibbston and Bannockburn/Cromwell and enjoy a fascinating tour through New Zealand’s wine cave. Snack on a mid-morning cheese tasting in the vineyard garden, before feasting on a gourmet platter lunch at a stunning location in the Bannockburn/Cromwell region. Lunch and all tastings are included in the tour price.

Customer Reviews

robdoy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

An excellent tour with a very knowledgeable guide. Each winery provided us with samples of a variety of their beautiful wines along with information regarding the growing of these wines and about the winery itself. Lunch was absolutely beautiful as was the scenery throughout the entire day. Being part of a small group was also great and allowed you a more intimate experience.

strugatch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent guide, wonderful selection of wineries, fantastic plate lunch with amazing views. Highly recommend this tour!

Denise L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Great tour, great guide, great wines.

Steven H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Incredibly accommodating and very informative. We fell in love with Central Otaga wine country!

vivienne960

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Excellent. Simon was a great, informative guide it was good to visit smaller wineries.

Bianca L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Throughly enjoyed this tour. It was a small group and we visited some excellent wineries. Martin our tour guide was very friendly, helpful and provided lots of interesting information.

Louis M USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide Martin was excellent. His commentary on the history and culture of the area as well as the flora and fauna added to our appreciation of the vineyards and the wines we tasted. Great tour!

Sylvia Ivy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

David was the perfect host, very knowledgeable and would have no hesitation in recommending the tour to others. Question: was anyone unwell after the trip?

Jessica K T N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The tour was interesting and informative. An eye opener and good trip to learn our NZ wines. We like the Amisfield vineyard and winery the best but all of them were unique in their own way. We would also like to recommend that if you go on this tour to request to pick Paul as your tour guide he's cool

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.

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