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Appellation Central Wine Tours

Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6920
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Join this award winning New Zealand Wine Tour Company and discover the wines, history and sights of Central Otago, New Zealand's premier cool climate wine region. Appellation Central's small group wine tours depart daily from Queenstown. An absolute maximum of 12 adults per tour and experienced guides ensure a fun day out in wine country. You will learn about wine appreciation, taste some of the region's great wines, enjoy a delightful gourmet platter lunch and visit the historic town of Old Cromwell. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Appellation Central Wine Tours have won the Great Wine Capitals national award for Wine Tourism Services and in 2012 won the International Best of Wine Tourism award for Wine Tourism Services.
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Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6920
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Reviewed 10 March 2015

My wife and I chose to greatly expand our budget and book a private tour with App Central. We were quite fortunate to have Phil the owner as our guide and companion all day. We are Pinot lovers an d asked to visit certain specific...More

1  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Paul our driver was very knowledgable, wineries chosen excellent, lunch a fabulous local fair, but we spent more time driving to the wineries than tasting wine. This is also the most expensive tour I have done in all of New Zealand. Nice small group, but...More

1  Thank NZonaBike
Reviewed 16 February 2015

This tour service provides excellent guides to take you around the Central Otago wineries in what is one of the newer vineyard areas in New Zealand. Some extreme weather changes in the area produce very good years and some not so good years. Our guide...More

1  Thank cosmo144
Reviewed 10 February 2015 via mobile

We were collected from our hotel by minibus at midday, Phil our tour guide and driver introduced himself and then introduced us each on the bus. We were the last of eleven passengers so we headed to the first of four vineyards we would visit.🍸Phil...More

1  Thank Denis B
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We had a wonderful afternoon with our driver and guide, Marvin. The weather was beautiful. We visited four wineries and enjoyed lunch at Carrick Winery. Two other couples also from the United States were with us. Marvin answered all our questions and was such a...More

Thank Wimbledon47
Reviewed 3 February 2015

From the moment Paul picked us up at the Matakauri Lodge for our private full day wine tour, we knew we were in for a real treat. Not only was he knowledgable about the four vineyards in the Central Otago area that we visited, but...More

1  Thank sharon f
Reviewed 29 January 2015

Beautiful day, good wines, good company...who could ask for anything else? Richard, our guide/driver was knowledgeable and a very good host. Gibbston Valley and Waitiri Creek were our favorite wineries (pairing cheeses with wines was a wonderful way to taste. Again, thank you ACWT and...More

1  Thank Gerry T
Reviewed 13 January 2015

We visited four wineries in the half day tour and it was fantastic. Paul was wonderful and knew everything there was to know about wine, the surrounding areas and generally a very easy-going fun guide! Our lunch at Carrick was great with a great view!...More

1  Thank AnnaliesePedavoli
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Upfront, I am a bit of a plane and helicopter nerd. I love things that fly. I also love wine (a lot!). So, the thought of combining a helicopter ride with a wine tour was irresistible to me. My partner and I booked on the...More

4  Thank KierenX
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

A great tour with a great selection of vineyards. Paul the guide did a great job. Lunch was great also with fresh local produce.

1  Thank Jace1979
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What's it like to do this tour in July? Cold? Rainy? Bare vines?
26 April 2015|
Response from ArtisanalWines | Property representative |
The scenery is still breathtaking, the wines are still delicious and the stories of the wine and local history is still captivating! We hope to take you out on tour some time in the future. Cheers.