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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine provided by Appellation Wine Tours

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 17/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Taste Central Otago wine and cuisine on a small-group tour of the region’s boutique vineyards. Group size is limited to 12 wine lovers to ensure personal service as you sip your way through four Central Otago wineries, pausing for a gourmet lunch in a vineyard. Visiting smaller vintners helps you get a feel for what makes Central Otago wines distinctive, from chardonnay to pinot gris and Riesling.
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Lake Wakatipu
    Lake Hayes
    Kawarau Suspension Bridge
  • 1
    Gibbston
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Bannockburn
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    Cromwell Heritage Precinct
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Cromwell
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 5
    Gibbston
    Stop: 30 minutes
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Highlights
  • Central Otago wine-tasting tour includes visits to local vineyards
  • Learn the history and terroir of Central Otago wines
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch served at a scenic vineyard
  • Convenient hotel transfers—let someone else drive so you can taste wine
What to Expect
Meet a driver at your hotel in Queenstown, then travel into the rolling hills and valleys of Central Otago in a climate-controlled vehicle. As you make your way to the first vineyard, learn how Central Otago has become a premier cool-climate wine region, with high-quality pinot noir, Riesling, pinot gris, chardonnay, and more. The tour itinerary varies to keep up with Central Otago’s freshest wines, but generally includes vineyards in Gibbston and others in either the historic gold mining town of Bannockburn or in the Cromwell area. At each destination, sample locally produced wines, then pause for a gourmet lunch platter served at a vineyard. Following your vineyard visits, this tour concludes with return transfer to Queenstown and drop-off at the original departure point.
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Important Information
Duration
5h 30m
Inclusions
  • All wine tastings
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Light platter lunch & glass of premium wine
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Minimum age is 18 years to consume alcohol
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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nz_sea_shell wrote a review 18 Jan.
Hastings, New Zealand48 contributions9 helpful votes
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This is an amazing tour, we visited 4 wineries and didn't have to worry about a single thing, except to decide which delicious wines to buy. What really made the tour was our driver and guide, Paul. He was knowledgeable without being pretentious and friendly without being
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J P G wrote a review 5 Jan.
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Fantastic experience! Our guide Gary was very entertaining and knowledgeable about both the history of the area and the wines we were tasting. We thouroughly enjoyed it and highly recommend this tour.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Ruth J wrote a review 1 Jan.
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A perfect way to spend a rainy day in Queenstown. Well organised tour, comfortable minibus. Gary, our guide , was fun and informative. His quizzes more difficult to answer as the number of wines tasted increased! All wine guides enthusiastic and lots of info on tasting notes.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Jamie Priemus wrote a review Dec. 2020
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Great value. Gary was a fantastic guide. Highly recommend for kiwis and internationals alike! Good range of wines and great lunch spread.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Neda D wrote a review Dec. 2020
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Greg was an amazing and informative guide who took excellent care of us :) we learnt a lot about wine and the region. Would highly recommend this tour and service!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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By: Appellation Wine Tours
Talia2Grace
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Wonderful wine tour
Fantastic day trip with a very knowledgeable guide (Paul). Unfortunately, we had very bad weather but it didn't sto
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katylilytrew
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Wonderful day out
Taken on tour by Gary and Nico, was a wonderful experience and would highly recommend to all. the wineries we visit
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DevikaG49
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Amazing Experience love it.....
We had the Best Wine tour experience. This was the first time we did wine tour and it was outstanding. The Kinross
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Appellation 1/2 day tour from Wanaka.
This was a fantastic tour company. The second time I have done a wine tour with this company. The first was a full
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T_A_DiasByrne
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Wine Tour Queenstown
Great way to spend a Rainey day in Queenstown! Gary our tour guide was fantastic!! Brought the whole experience to
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chris_hughes_nz
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Fantastic day!
We had preconceived ideas as to what wineries we would be going to but ended up at none of them and to be honest gl
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Cjdannen
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Exceptional
The trip was exceptional and Gary was so knowledgeable about wine, the process of making wines, and he was filled w
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nicksy1
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Central Otago vineyards
Informative guide/ driver, excellent mini bus and the right length on a hot day. Welcomed at all 3 vineyards and no
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Onshore100
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Appelation wine tour.
A fantastic afternoon out with Paul the guide who really looked after us. We visited 3 wineries in the Gibbston reg
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alistairp2015
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A Great Day Wining!
Went on a tour of four wineries around the region with Gary from Apellation Wine Tours. I felt sorry for the compan
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Danih3307
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Fabulous day out!
Our gourmet tour with Gary was fantastic! He was so knowledgeable and we learnt so much about the history of Otago
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PeterC7387
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Awesome experience! Wine & Food 😋
Had a great day on our wine tour. Definitely recommend the wine and gourmet lunch tour. Our tour guide Gary was awe
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Gail E
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Fun, Food and Wine
Gary made this tour fun, not just with his knowledge but also wit and humour. Would definitely do another tour with
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H577EWsteveb
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Great wine tour
We had a fantastic time with Logan travelling between the winery as well as at the winery. Great wines, and friendl
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JeremyC3106
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Great gourmet food and wine tour
An amazing day out! Great wine and tastings run by knowledgeable people. Delicious food and Gary our guide was a pe
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English
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