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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

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  • 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Pair the fine wines of Central Otago with a gourmet lunch platter on this small-group wine-tasting tour from Queenstown. Visit at boutique wineries during your tour and drive through verdant valleys and vine-clad foothills rich in gold mining history. Numbers are limited to 12 people to ensure an intimate experience with other wine lovers.
  • Central Otago wine tour from Queenstown, with tastings and lunch
  • Journey into the heart of Central Otago, a region famous for its cool-climate wines, spectacular scenery, and pioneering history
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people provides an intimate experience and ensures personal attention from your guide
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off included

What's Included

  • All wine tastings
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

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Please Note

Please advise us of your accommodation details and we will respond with an exact pick-up time. Please be ready and waiting in reception or outside 5 minutes prior to your pick-up time.

What To Expect

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 boutique wineries for tastings and a gourmet platter lunch, before hotel drop-off in Queenstown.

Boutique Wine Tour: Enjoy a spectacular afternoon enjoying boutique vineyards as you take in the breath-taking scenery of the Central Otago Wine region. Visit 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.

Lake Wakatipu (Pass By)

Enjoy the views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkable mountain range on your way out of town.

Lake Hayes (Pass By)

Lake Hayes can look spectacular on a calm day.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people are required for this tour to run.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Each vineyard has a different feel so it is really a personal preference on what one likes.
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Fantastic day out with fantastic wines and food
Judith_M, Aug 2022
I had an excellent time on the wine tour. Martin was an excellent guide who was extremely knowledgeable of the wines, area and history of Otago.
A great wine and foodie tour!
Stephen_P, Jul 2022
Enjoyed each of the wineries we visited on our tour but lunch was exceptional with a great ploughman’s platter!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Driver, Paul is very...
Ian_T, Jul 2022
Driver, Paul is very knowledgeable and provided great commentary. Totally enjoyed the tour. Lunch and wines were excellent.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Wine tasting tour - highly recommend!!
Louisa_P, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Martin was amazing. During the travel between wineries we were treated to a wealth of knowledge about the area, culture and history. The whole experience was one of our highlights on our trip to Queenstown.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great time and good company!
Sarah_J, Jun 2022
Really lovely wineries, beautiful views and Paul the driver was great! I would recommend anyone for this tour!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Winery tour in June 2022
Teressa_A, Jun 2022
Had a great time on the winery tour. Great banter with our driver Gazza and the rest of the crew on the tour. Loved the wineries and learnt a bit about wine making. Highly recommend!
Good times fantastic memories
Leanne_R, Jun 2022
Love Kinross ❤️ wines champagne . All excellent. Easy delivery back to Aus. Gaz was a great tour guide good fun and wealth of knowledge
Private boutique wine tour
Claudia_M, May 2022
We were lucky enough to be the only couple on this tour with Gary. Gary was very friendly, incredibly knowledgeable and informative and attentive to our requests. The wineries we visited were lovely boutique wineries all of which we had never heard of before. It was a lovely day and we would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
An amazing experience,...
Jan_P, Apr 2022
An amazing experience, highly recommend that you go on this wine tour if you're queenstown. Our tour guide Gazza was a legend and the wine was delicious! 10/10
Sunshine & Good Times
PHILIP_P, Apr 2022
Great day out,loads of fun & laughter with good commentary from host. Little disappointed with last venue(Kinross) as winery host had poor english and was rushed.Would definitely recommend as great way to see the region.
A personalised tour - highly recommended
David_H, Mar 2022
Gary, our guide and driver, was great. His local knowledge of Otago and of its wines was excellent. We visited 4 wineries with a large range of tastings (24 in total - I think). Lunch was at Carrick and was a welcome platter - see photos. Time not rushed so we could enjoy the day and the other participants- overall, a great day out.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Hi David, Thanks for your review! It's easy to lose track of those tastings right! I'm glad you had such a great time, make sure you come and see us next time you're in Queenstown. Thanks, Gary
Great day out!
Gemma_L, Feb 2022
Such an awesome experience. Great service from our guide Paul, he is so knowledgeable about the wines and the area. Great wineries, wine and food. Definitely reccommend. Worth every cent.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Hi Gemma. Thanks for choosing an Appellation Wine Tour and delighted you enjoyed your day out with Paul. Your kind comments have been passed to him ... thanks also for taking the time to review and recommend us. Cheers Lise
Memorable, tasti and classy
sofi89, Jan 2022
Our wine tour experience was amazing we almost missed our bus which was our fault but the operator was responsive fast and guided us to save our trip which means excellent communication. As for the trip itself it was amazing, the wines were of premium taste and our tour guide Gary was very likeable, resourceful, and knowable, would choose him any time. The food we ate was also very tasty and matched our wine tasting. All in all it was a memorable experience we also purchased some wines to share with our friends, and it worth every cent.
The tour guide Gray is a...
CheongYu_C, Jan 2022
The tour guide Gray is a good man, willing to help and well knowledge of winery. We went to 4 vineyards and have a chance to taste at least 4 different wines, that is, we have totally taste 16 different wines. The lunch with wines is also very nice. The tour lasts for about five and a half hours is just great for a leasure day trip.
10000/10
Frances_T, Jan 2022
The Wine Tour was amazing. Gary was our guide and his personality was awesome, so kind, bubbly and overall welcoming. We don’t know much about wine, but left feeling like experts about it. Our group was so much fun and we learned a lot about each other while sipping wine and being on holiday in the sun. So much fun and will be coming back again!
Fantastic day trip.
Hajnalka_M, Dec 2021
A fantastic tour. The landscape is amasing, the wine is delicious, but Gary - our guide - made it even more entertaining and educational , I learned new things, I tried out new tastes and had a lot of fun.
Great group great day...
Kelvin_M, Nov 2021
Great group great day fantastic fun the bigger the group the more fun. Lots of laughs that went on into the evening
Beautiful wine, fantastic tour!
Amelia_L, Nov 2021
Martin is a fantastic tour guide! We got to see four beautiful vineyards - with each host being very charismatic and accommodating, as well as knowledgeable. The wine was exceptional and the the scenery to die for. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Nov 2021
Hi Amelia, Thanks for leaving us a review. Martin is definitely a great guide and we're pleased you had such a wonderful day. We hope to see you again next time you're in Queenstown. Thanks, Gary
The most Amazing Wine Tour ever!
Amanda_J, Aug 2021
This trip was honestly amazing! I definitely don't regret booking this tour for our first day in Queenstown! The tour group was small, so this just meant it was more personalized, everyone on the tour instantly felt more comfortable talking about themselves and becoming friends with each other. Our tour guide, Gary was absolutely lovely! He made sure we were all safe, well taken care of and that we all got to know each other and become friends! I learnt that on this tour no question was a silly question, Gary even Googled what a Loquat was for me because I had no idea what this fruit in this particular wine was on our first stop for the tour! The place we stopped at for lunch also had the most delicious food to pair with our wine! We did this trip to Queenstown as my mother will be celebrating her 50th birthday this Wednesday, she throughly enjoyed this trip! So thank you so much to Gary and the friends that we made on this unforgettable experience! ❤
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent
Clarence_B, Jul 2021
Tour guide- Martin was great. His knowledge was amazing. He made a day exceptional. Tour: the selection of winery and food was excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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