• Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 141.50 View price calendar

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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 5.5-hour tour. You’ll 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
  • 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

What You Can Expect

Central Otago Wine Tour 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.

Boutique Wine Tour (5.5 Hours): Enjoy a spectacular afternoon enjoying boutique vineyards as you take in the breath-taking scenery of the Central Otago Wine region. Visit 4 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.

Customer Reviews

Kimberly C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a great day!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent tour guide! Wonderful way to spend an afternoon tasting local wines and meeting new people.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

This was a great tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the wineries we visited were excellent. The pace of the tour was perfect and the gourmet lunch was absolutely scrumptious.

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was lovely - the vineyards we visited were gorgeous - the scenery absolutely beautiful and the wines, all unique to the area were excellent. Well worth doing.

Ayane N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

I really enjoyed this wine tour. Our tour guide Tony was extremely knowledgable about wines and he was also one of the reasons why I found this tour so fun and enjoyable. I strongly recommend all the wine lovers to join this trip. You will have an amazing time!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Fabulous trip -a small amount of people which is great for this type of experience. Richard our driver/guide was full of information about the area. All of the vineyards were interesting and welcoming. The platter lunch was very good and full of differing tastes. I liked many of the wines I tasted and I bought two bottles during the day - to take back to Christchurch to drink with the friend I was visiting. I would suggest this trip to anyone who is in the Queenstown area, it was a great day out.

Hylton T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great relaxing experience. Our guide Tony was very attentive and went the extra mile!

Jan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

An excellent tour that encompassed 4 vineyards and a cheese factory and included a lovely degustation lunch with matching wines to the food dishes. We felt that the tour excelled mainly due to the knowledgeable and affable driver/tour host.

Teresa E P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Easily the best day of my trip to New Zealand. Wonderful wine and tasty foods. Beautiful part of the world.

Amanda P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Had a wonderful tour with Paul and was practically private as there was only 4 of us. Paul shared wonderful insight about the Central Otago wine area and some of the townships within. We tasted wonderful wines at Gibson Valley, Mount Rosa,Wild Earth with an amazing lunch, and Misha's vineyard. We ended our tour with a short look at Arrowtown. Fantastic day and tour.

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