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Gibbston Valley Wines

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Address: 1820 Gibbston Highway, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 6910
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Located just 25 minutes from Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand,...

Located just 25 minutes from Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand, Gibbston Valley Winery offers a premium Central Otago wine and food experience. The winery is centered in one of the world's most-celebrated Pinot Noir producing regions, and famously creates world-champion wine.

Gibbston Valley is home to New Zealand's largest wine cave and offers a range of different group and private winery and cave tours, making it a popular attraction for visitors from around the world.

Return transportation from Queenstown to the winery is available daily on the Gibbston Valley shuttle.

Winner of the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award, the winery also features an award-winning winery restaurant open daily for lunch, a cellar door where you can try Gibbston Valley's full range of wines, on-site cheesery and bike centre offering bike hire and direct access to some of the top trails in Queenstown.

A visit to the winery is also a chance to see their talented winemaking team in action. All of their wine is handpicked and handcrafted using traditional winemaking methods including producing organic wine, certified organic by BioGrow New Zealand.

If you're heading to Queenstown, don't miss the chance to try, taste and savour the range of wine, food and biking experiences offered at Gibbston Valley Winery.

Please contact us for booking details.

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Full-Day Central Otago Wine Experience from Queenstown
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Relaxed vibe and good wine

We stopped by for a tasting and Paddy did a great job to help us understand the winery's offerings. Surroundings are relaxed with bar top, high top tables or sofas to allow for... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by for a tasting and Paddy did a great job to help us understand the winery's offerings. Surroundings are relaxed with bar top, high top tables or sofas to allow for conversation and enjoying wine tasting flights.

Thank mudrunner2016
Umina Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting, clearly an established winery that produces magnificent wines. Regrettably the customer service in the tasting room was average with a bare minimum of communication. It's a shame as it has put us off going back there. Went down the road to Chard Farm and had a much better experience

Thank ninaian
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cheesery was really cool and they had some great cheeses to sample. We got a cheese board and it was a great value - lots of food for the price. The wine was the opposite. It was good, but nothing stood out. Didn't get much wine either for the price. Really makes you appreciate the places that give out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a beautiful tour of this winery and thought that it was really wonderful. We tasted three different wines at the end and had a chance to eat some local foods in the cafe/store at the end.

Thank Deb B
Windsor and Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A short distance from Queenstown....any journey in the area is going to be a beautiful trip...and you arrive at Gibbston. Lunch was served in the delightful courtyard by charming staff. A warm spring day certainly helped. We had the sharing platter. Absolutely delicious. Queenstown eating is generally overpriced but not here. Excellent value.

Thank Rick W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a tasting of 4 different wines to start. Pinot gris, reisling, pinot noir and a rose. All lovely. Lunch was provided with a small glass of wine. You can buy a 4 comparison tasty for 20 $. It was good value. The tour around the caves was good which finished with another 4 glass taster. Having been on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely lunch, a great bike ride to get there from Arrowtown and then a bus ride back to our accommodation - fantastic

Thank Janis W
Holywell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A tour of the vineyard is a must during your time in the Queenstown area. The wine cave is enormous and the vine fields seem endless. We had a good time tasting the different grapes and settled for a couple of bottles of School House Pinot Noir. The history of the winery is informative and the staff are both knowledgeable... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with great expectation of the winery tour hoping to see how wine is made. We were shown grape trees which are used to make various types of wine. Followed by we went into a cave where barrels of wines were stored for years. Followed by wine testing of few different wines with cheese.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took Canadian friends to have lunch at Gibbston Valley restaurant. The staff were very pleasant and the food was tasty but to be charged $8 for an extra 4 thin slices of ciabatta bread when they offered it to us but did not mention the cost, was a total rip-off. Our Canadian friends were appalled! Another case of NZ... More 

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GibbstonValleyNZ, Manager at Gibbston Valley Wines, responded to this review

Hi Parau, Thank you for your feedback, we're sorry you did not have a positive experience. We pride ourselves on delivering the best experience to everyone who visit's us and are always disappointed when we do not deliver. I will pass on your comments to the restaurant team. All the best GVW Team More 

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