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Gourmet Wine Tour from Queenstown

Highlights
  • Taste top wines and enjoy a gourmet lunch in renowned Central Otago
  • Discover great wines on a tour suitable for both novices and enthusiasts
  • Travel with 12 people maximum for a personalized small-group wine tour
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Gourmet Wine Tour from Queenstown
From US$188.40
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Gourmet Wine Tour from Queenstown
From US$188.40
Overview
Explore the Central Otago wine region on this small-group wine tour from Queenstown. Sample delicious New Zealand's wines at several wineries, and snack on cheeses and a gourmet lunch—all accompanied by a guide who makes it easy to find the best wineries in this renowned region. Also stop at the country’s largest wine cave, and hear about the Otago Gold Rush at the Cromwell Heritage Precinct.
What to Expect

Kick off your tour with morning pickup from your Queenstown hotel and a scenic drive into New Zealand’s Central Otago, one of the world's premier cool-climate wine regions.

Stop at Gibbston Valley Winery for a tasting inside its spacious wine cave—the largest in the country—then continue to two more wineries for tastings and a gourmet lunch paired with fine wine.

After your meal, head to Old Cromwell, the site of New Zealand's largest gold rush, which occurred in Central Otago during the 1860s. The final tasting takes place at a winery in the Cromwell or Bannockburn wine region, and comes with locally crafted cheeses.

Your full-day wine tour ends with return to your Queenstown hotel in the late afternoon.

Reviews (19)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A wonderful day!

We had a small group of 9 people, and went to four wineries. We had a very nice lunch at one winery, and a marvelous charcuterie board at the last winery. Our guide, Vicky, was very knowledgeable about the area, and had a great sense...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank NanaGx5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Absolutely fabulous day out

Cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Great wines, great food and a fabulously fun guide who made it a wonderful friendly and entertaining day. By the end we all felt like family........not due to the amount of wine consumed! Thank you Vicki , world's most...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank CaroLynSoltau
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great Wines AWFUL tour guide

This review is considers both the tour and the guide Wineries were fantastic 5-stars: beautiful scenery, great tasting wines, food was tasty (recommend the lamb) and winery staff was very knowledgeable. HOWEVER, if I could give our guide 0 stars I would! Started off ok...More

1  Thank chrisgtravel1
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, your feedback is appreciated. Glad to hear you enjoyed our beautiful Central Otago wine region. Your comments in respect of the driver guide are a concern and as a consequence we have fully investigated and taken appropriate action. I would welcome the opportunity...More

Reviewed 19 January 2019
Although in busy period Paul still managed to take us to secluded but top quality vinyards

Booked this as a birthday treat for my wife on December 29th. The places we went to were terrific, only one was reasonably busy, a popular spot with locals, so it must have been good. The others were a mixture of mainstream and quality smaller...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank journian
Reviewed 22 December 2018
Nothing short of an amazing day

What an amazing day travelling around the Central Otago wine region and sampling some great wine, eating some great food, tasthing some great cheese and enjoying the great scenery with great company. This tour really had it all, Vicki was an amazing guide, bright, bubbly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank ossie_1979
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