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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.

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Best sweet wine

Yes, the staff could be more friendly. And yes, the tasting should be made free. Despite all the tourists taking the cave tour and the shortcomings of the winery they still make... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes, the staff could be more friendly. And yes, the tasting should be made free. Despite all the tourists taking the cave tour and the shortcomings of the winery they still make the best sweet wine in the country. I fell in love with the Gibbston Valley Noble when I first tasted it last year during a trip with my... More 

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

Hi R3416PVjackc Thank you so much for your feedback. We strive to deliver a first class customer experience and we’re disappointed we have let you down. One thing we can fix for you before your next visit is, a way of getting our wine to you a little cheaper than our current $10 shipping fee. Please email us so we... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch was lovely and well presented. The wine tasting, however, left a lot to be desired. Having recently done a number of tastings in Hawkes Bay and Otago over the previous week it was disappointing to find a winery that couldn't be bothered to go through their wines with you but instead just gave a tasting sheet and you had... More 

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

Hi Kiwilad74, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. We strive to provide an exceptional experience to all our guests and we’re obviously very disappointed you did not fully enjoy your time with us. Our wine tasting options attempt to cater for all types of guest. During your visit the Cellar Door staff would usually... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired bikes to ride around the Gibbston Valley area, which was very scenic. This winery has more on offer than the average, with their wine cave tour and a variety of platters (some with matching wines) and wine flight options.

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My Fiancé stopped off at the Gibbston Valley Winery for a short break to a long drive. I had been advised this Winery had recently won a prestigious Wine Award. I can see why. From the moment we walked in the front door the Kiwi hospitality was to the fore. As we were not on an organised "tour", initially we... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visited several of the wineries located along SH6 outside Queenstown and by far our favorite stop was here. We skipped the cave tour which seemed incredibly crowded and stuck to the tasting room, which was fairly empty. The staff was very friendly and provided us with a few extra varieties to sample beyond the listed tasting options. Ended up... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on the way to Queenstown driving from Cromwell. We hadn't booked but were able to join the Wine Cave tour that runs on the hour. There were only two others although the guide was expecting a bus of wine tour people to arrive. They missed this tour. It costs $15 and I thought it was worth it... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A lovely place to stop at. We had a platter which was lovely plenty for two people. The wine was nice as well. Staff very helpful with wine choice and very friendly. Would return and recommend.

Thank Lynne A
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went to this place on our trip to queens town.There is nothing different from other winery we have seen.You may get some wine for tasting and if you like you buy few bottles.Overall disappointing visit from tourist point of view

Thank chandra shekar s
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Unfortunately customer service was quite poor from our experience during busy times. $10 to taste 3 wines quite steep and felt the whole operation was very commercialized with wine tours stopping one after another. Would recommend other options with arguably superior wine options such as Mt. Difficulty, Wooing Tree, Akarua, Arum wines to name a few in nearby Cromwell. They... More 

Thank Henry W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Perfect location. lovely staff. Affordable. Great wine and food. Try the cave tour. I would recommend having lunch and take some time to wine and cheese tasting!

Thank jadeschokman

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