Discover some of New Zealand's finest wines on a full-day tour of the Central Otago wine region from Queenstown. Visit five wineries, sip wine in Australasia's largest wine cave, enjoy a gourmet lunch, and sample locally made cheeses. You’ll also visit the Cromwell Heritage Precinct and learn about the Otago Gold Rush. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group wine tour that includes wine tastings, lunch, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Central Otago wine region tour from Queenstown
Sample delicious New Zealand wines at several wineries
Start your tour with morning pickup at your hotel in Queenstown and transport by air-conditioned minivan to the Central Otago wine region.
Travel through the South Island wine region, one of the world's premier cool-climate wine regions. High-quality varietals thrive here, including pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris, and riesling.
Enjoy your first tasting inside the wine cave at Gibbston Valley Winery. From there, stop at another Gibbston winery for tastings, then go to a third vineyard for a gourmet lunch paired with wine.
In the afternoon, see heritage buildings in Old Cromwell and hear more about New Zealand's largest gold rush, which took place during the 1860s in Central Otago. Then head to a winery in the Cromwell or Bannockburn wine region for your last wine tasting of the day where the wine is paired with locally made cheeses.
Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Queenstown.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Great day, awesome experience!
, May 2019
Our tour guide Debbie was awesome! Very knowledgeable abut the area not just the wines and even went off the beaten track to show us some beautiful views of the stunning region. The tour took us to 3 Vineyards none of us had been to and the Gibbston Valley cave was magical as was the Domain Road vineyard and Stonyridge estate was stunning! The lunch at Stokers in Cromwell was delicious and each course had a wine paired with it, would highly recommend this tour!