Wanaka Wine Tours
Wanaka Wine Tours
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Wanaka Wine Tours has been in operation since 2001. It is the original wine touring company in and around Wanaka. We take you to the best places to sample award winning wines and to hear the local stories. As we travel our friendly and knowledgeable guides will tell you tales and stories of the people and land as you enjoy the stunning scenery. Lake Wanaka is the worlds first protected lifestyle reserve. It is a very special place and we look forward to sharing it with you.
Wanaka, New Zealand

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evets1232016
Sydney, Australia437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We were picked up by our guide Emily in Wanaka, and along with 2 other lovely couples we spent the next 5 hours visiting 4 vineyards-one at Wanaka and the others at nearby Cromwell. There was a very nice platter of cheese, dips, cured meats and so on, supplied at the second vineyard. You do find the wine styles on offer are pretty similar at each vineyard-pinot noir is the only red in the region, although there is more variety with the whites, and each winery has it's own take on the different grape varieties. It was a fun and very enjoyable afternoon-thanks to our guide and driver Emily for looking after us.
Written 19 February 2024
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Hi evets123, Thanks so much for reviewing us. I'm really glad you enjoyed the tour and Emily's guiding. We're very lucky to have such great guides and amazing vineyards around the region. All the best for your future travels. Cheers!!
Written 21 February 2024
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sianl_88
Chesterfield, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had such a brilliant day. Our guide was called Heidi and she was amazing. Had a lovely lunch and tasted a lot of beautiful wines.
Written 10 February 2024
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Hi Steve and Lorna, Thanks for coming on our wine tour and taking the time to review us. We're so happy you loved the tour and had a great time with Heidi. Hope to see you again sometime. Cheers!
Written 14 February 2024
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TexasHomey
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We did a private tour with Robert. He is from the US but has lived in Wanaka for 25+ years. He knows the area and has a great love of Wanaka. He is also an artist and had an artist's eye for the places we visited. The wine was exceptional, but the wineries were also beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and we were sad when it was over. Great trip.
Written 5 February 2024
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Hi TexasHo, Thanks for your review. We really appreciate it. I'll pass on this to Robin (your guide). All the best for the rest of your travels
Written 14 February 2024
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Ronan M
Papua New Guinea45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024
As a couple travelling around we were looking forward to having someone else drive... Emily, our driver, was great. Picked us up from our accommodation and took us to three lovely vineyards around Wanaka. Highlight was Aitken's Folly, a newish vineyard where the owner was happy to spend ages talking to us. Highly recommended trip!
Written 15 January 2024
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Hi Ronan M, Thanks for coming on tour with us and reviewing the experience. Really happy you enjoyed the tour and Emily's guiding. All the best for the rest of your holiday.
Written 14 February 2024
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Alistair M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This was well worth it. Our guide Wayne Rathbone, was knowledgeable and kind, the lunch was outstanding. Also the wine tastings were paced well, with some really nice tastings.
Written 2 November 2023
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Hi N3462U, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're super happy your enjoyed the tour and Wayne's guiding. We'd have to agree that lunch is outstanding! All the best for your travels. Cheers!
Written 5 November 2023
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Kate A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Such a wonderful tour around the area. We weren’t sure what to expect but were pleasantly surprised with the tour around the area and surrounding towns.

The wines and cellar door staff were so friendly and knowledgeable with many tasty wines on offer.

The meal and matching wines at The Stoaker Room was next level!! Definitely recommend.

We also had the added bonus at the end of the trip of the fresh fruit icecream from Jackson Orchard.

Heidi, our guide was so friendly, full of wonderful knowledge of the region and great stories of her life in the area.

Such a wonderful day. Can’t recommend this tour enough.

Thank you!!!
Kate & James
Written 11 October 2023
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Hi Kate, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're really stoked you enjoyed the tour so much. Heidi said she loved showing you around. All the best and hope to see you again at some point. Cheers!!
Written 23 October 2023
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kebmoose
Sydney, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Loved our tour with Wānaka wines. The locations and wine were terrific however, the stand out was out tour guide John!! Amazing knowledge, stories and atmosphere he created. Plus a 11/10 photographer, ask him about his panoramas :).
He went above and beyond, dropping us into town via our accommodation to drop off our purchases. Hope he is pleased to know we stayed in touch with our tour friends.
Written 20 August 2023
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Hi kebmoo, Thanks for your review. Really stoked you enjoyed the tour and John's guiding. We're really fortunate to have him. I'll pass on your message to him. All the best for your future wine adventures. Cheers!
Written 21 August 2023
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Wendy D
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The tour was a wonderful experience. We really enjoyed all the wineries and the food was so much more than we expected, we really enjoyed the wines matched to the food. John made our day with his knowledge of the area and slipping in some scenic visits. It was so much more than a wine tour. We loved it! Thank you to everyone but especially John.
Written 5 August 2023
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Hi Wendy D, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour and John's guiding. Please tell your friends and we hope to see you again sometime. Cheers!!
Written 6 August 2023
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Monica M
Sola Municipality, Norway67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023 • Family
John was an amazing guide through 4 wineries. Scott took care of all our diverse food restrictions from a vegetarian to a non-fish eater and nothing was a problem. They pick you up at your hotel and choose 4 different types of wineries to visit. The lunch in the middle of the trip was delicious in Cromwell and it was a great little group of people on our tour. Perfect length of time and no pressure to buy at any of the wineries.
Written 15 July 2023
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Hi W3670B, Thanks for your review. We're really happy you enjoyed the food, wine and John's guiding. We're very lucky to have such great vineyards and guides to give our guests a great time. Hope to see you again sometime. Cheers!
Written 16 July 2023
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Tomasz L
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2023
it was relly best wine tour. The Rippon vineyard is exelant. Our guiade was perfect. But we saw 4 vineyards, and all of of them was nice. Wine we testing - specialy Pionot Noir everyone has to try..
Written 2 July 2023
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Hi Tomasz, Thanks for your review. Really happy that you loved the vineyards, the guide, and the wine. We look forward to hosting you again at some point.
Written 3 July 2023
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