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Queenstown Wine Trail

160 Gorge Road | Cenral Otago, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 3990
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USD 138.63*
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Making wine personal.... Join Queenstown's original wine tour. Enjoy spectacular scenery, fascinating local history and more importantly taste some great wines,in particular our Pinot Noir. Tours depart daily from Queenstown all year round. Our guides have local knowledge and a great relationship with vineyard personal.Our tours are relaxed, personalised and visit a selection of boutique wineries. We keep our tours small and travelling time to a minimum, so there is plenty of time for you to sample fine wine, food and local cheeses whilst interacting with winery personnel. For those who prefer the exclusivity of a private guide and vehicle, we offer full and half day tours exploring the wine areas of Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn. Our Wine Tours can be combined with a Jet Boat ride, Helicopter flight or the ultimate relaxation package, try our spa and wine experience. We offer complimentary pick up and drop off from accommodation or central Queenstown
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160 Gorge Road | Cenral Otago, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 3990
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very last minute decision to join the tour, well worth it. Our guide was knowledgeable and able to answer any questions thrown his way. Loved the boutique wineries over the bigger well know winery we visited. Came away with some wonderful Pinot Noirs which Central...More

Thank Carolyn22665
qwinetrail, General Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the great review - we love the Pinot Noir here too!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited Barossa Valley and Marlborough for 4 days of wine tours in the previous week, we were looking forward to seeing what Central Otago had to offer and booked a private 2 day tour with Queenstown Wine Trail. We were hosted by Lance who...More

Thank Marc F
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Marc, Thanks for the glowing review, I'll make sure Lance see's it! We're glad you were able to enjoy the wineries on our private tour and explore the Central Otago region. You were very lucky to get amazing weather too!

Reviewed 3 May 2017

If you're traveling with friends or by yourself this is a great day out. The local guide was a wonderful host and very knowledgeable on both the wines and the Central Otago Region including the history. We experienced beautiful wines and gained an understanding of...More

Thank amhailes
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thanks for your wonderful review - We're very pleased that you enjoyed our Wine & Food Tour. It's a great activity to do when the climate gets a little cooler!

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Unfortunately, not good value. Unexpectedly poor. Visited two wineries (one which was really a beautiful wedding reception venue - Stoneridge Estate and Gibbston Valley winery) Wine tasting was offered at each winery, cheese tasting at one venue and a "gourmet lunch" was on offer -...More

Thank FranGol
qwinetrail, Owner at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2017

Reading your description you must have been on a Summer Sampler Tour which runs on requested days over summer to accommodate people coming to Queenstown via a tour company. We are asked to create a tour getting back to town early, but sadly you felt...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon. We learn a little about the different types of grapes and wine and tasted lots as we visited 4 different wineries. Lunch was great at the restaurant at Gibson Valley Winery too. Grant our tour guide was fabulous. Would recommend.

Thank jenwegen
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Excellent wine tour through breathtaking scenery. Wild Earth winery lunch and matched wines were fab. Try the 2014 award-winning Pinot Noir. Gibbston Valley wine tour very informative. Entertaining tour guide Peter made the drive very enjoyable and he kindly dropped us back at our hotel....More

Thank swissmrs2016
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This tour was amazing! Our expectations were high but our guide Pete took it to the next level of excellence. Thank you for an unforgettable experience.

Thank Hannah P
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Myself and a friend went on this tour on Saturday and had a wonderful time. Our tour guide Phil was very knowledgeable and took us to a range of wineries from boutique to the slightly larger ones. The lunch at the Gibbston Valley winery was...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Some good aspects of this tour were the good foods and 2 interesting wineries we visited. However, the tour guide didn't seem that interested in us, but more in his own meal and tasting. This tour could be improved. 4 hours was not enough for...More

Thank solotraveler94
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed the wineries visited and food. We are however sorry you felt rushed on this particular day as this is the last thing we want you to feel on our wine tours. We normally allow...More

Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Lance, our guide, was great. Very knowledgeable and funny. The 4 wineries visited were great. Learned a lot about NZ wines and the issues they face. We did make purchases from the wineries. Mini-Van karaoke was the best. Heather worked her magic behind the scenes....More

Thank GoesBoom
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Hi Everyone, I'm visiting Queenstown in mid-August with my boyfriend and we're excited to visit the Queenstown Wine Trail for the first time. We've hired bikes from Arrowtown, and have decided that doing a day self-guided is better for us rather than adhering to a tour. We are taking the bus in from Queenstown and then hiring the bikes from 11am - 3pm. Could anyone help me with my questions: 1. How far do you think we could go on the trail before we'd need to turn back? 2. Is it possible in that time to loop back around via Lake Hayes, or would we not have enough time? 3. How many wineries / what wineries would you suggest that we visit in the time that we have? 4. Has anyone done the trail during that time of year (Winter)? And should we prepare for it / wear quite warm clothes etc? Thanks so much!!
4 July 2017|
Response from qwinetrail | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your enquiry. We are a wine tour operator that takes people around Gibbston Valley in our van and don't have much to do with cycling hire/tours. However from experience I would say that you would need to allow... More
23 August 2016|
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Response from howard_dorothy | Reviewed this property |
Many are small vineyard independent owners. Websites should answer your questions