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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...more
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103 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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All reviewswild earthpinot noircentral otago winesspend an afternoonfull day wine tourexcellent tourvisited wineriesboutique tourwine tastingdomain roadlovely boutiqueguide driverplatter lunchgreat wineriessuperb winenew zealandhighly recommend this tour
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to book on a quiet day so we had a private tour with our guide Richard. What a guy! He not only told us all about the wine in the area but also had amazing history about the...More

Thank Samantha R
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi Samantha R, Thanks for your review. I'm really pleased you loved the tour and Richard's guiding style. We're really fortunate to have guides of his caliber working with us. Hopefully you enjoyed the wine as well!! Cheers,

Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Our lovely tour guide Abby picked us up at our accommodation right on time. What a lovely friendly person. We visited four wineries and tasted quite a few different wines. One winery did food and complementary wines, not a meal really just a snack. Very...More

Thank Glenys K
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Hi Glenys K, Thanks so much for your review. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour, and Abby's guiding style. We are very fortunate to have her as part of our team. We hope you went away with some newly found knowledge of Central Otago...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide, Abby, collected us right on time and took us on a fantastic 3-4 hour tour of 4 Central Otago vineyard. We had the chance to see 4 vineyards that we otherwise wouldn't have known about. And two days later we went back...More

Thank MegBedfordMA
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Hi MegBedfordMA, Thanks so much for doing a review for us. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour and Abby's guiding style. We're really lucky to have such great guides working with us. Hope you have gone away with a new found appreciation of Central...More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

We have been on Wine tours in Australia, US and Canada. We looked forward to understanding what was unique about the wines of New Zealand, and, in particular, this region. While not expecting a published expert, disappointed about how unaware our guide/driver was, the choices...More

Thank MikelSky
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Hi MikelSky, Thanks for reviewing us. I'm really sorry that you felt that things weren't up to scratch. I am surprised that your guide didn't give you information about the wines, as all our guides are well trained and have a great knowledge of the...More

Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This was an excellent tour lasting 4hrs therefore giving an opportunity to view the country side John our guide we felt went over and above what he needed to do.He gave a commentary on the surrounding country history. As for the wineries they were brilliant...More

Thank Maggie G
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Hi Maggie G, Thanks for your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour, John's guiding and the wine. We're pretty lucky to have lots of great vineyards to choose from. We also love the food at Wild Earth, as it's very unique. I hope...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

My partner and I did the classical wine trail tour late Feb and had an absolute blast. John picked us up from our hotel accommodation- right on time and explained how the day will go. It was just the two of us which was even...More

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Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Hi Aussie_Ally_S, Thanks for your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour, the wine and food, and John's guiding. We're very lucky to have guides of his caliber working with us. I'm also pleased that he found the thing in the van and got...More

Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

Our group of ten friends - 4 English, 2 Aussies & 4 Kiwis - had a fantastic day out with John, our driver & guide. From the time he picked us up at our house until when he dropped us back off again John kept...More

Thank SheryllJW
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hi SheryllJW, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour, and John's entertainment! We are very fortunate to have guides of his quality. I hope your friends from overseas were impressed with our amazing country. All the best...More

Reviewed 12 February 2018

My husband & I had the best day on the Wanaka Wine Tour. The wineries that we visited were excellent & Scott our driver/guide was extremely knowledgeable. The only downfall that has nothing to do with the tour was the weather as it rained the...More

Thank Heather H
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hi Heather H, Thanks for reviewing us. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour. We're so lucky to have such great wine and scenery here. Pity the weather didn't play ball that day, but as l;east drinking wine isn't weather dependent! All the best for...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

A group of eight of us (all family) took part on the Boutique Tour (1pm to 5pm) on 12th Jan, as advertised on the website. Richard was our guide/host for the afternoon and in short he provided a brilliant day for us. Picking us up...More

Thank Jamesie25
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hi Jamesie25, Thanks so much for your great review. We are indeed lucky to have Richard as part of our team. I'm really pleased you enjoyed his humour!! Hopefully you have come away with a new found love of Central Otago wine. Thanks again, and...More

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We visited 6 wineries during the classic tour including stopping for a platter lunch at one of the wineries. Our guide was knowledgable and very friendly. The wineries were all in beautiful settings, the variety of wines on offer for the tastings were very good,...More

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Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi Italian_kilt, Thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour and the wine. Its great to hear that it arrived home safely. Hopefully you have a new appreciation for Central Otago wine. Thanks again.

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Gary_Travelling
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Response from wanakawinetours | Property representative |
Hi Gary, Thanks for your question. We believe we provide good value on our tours. As mentioned above by one of our past guests, we only do small groups, so you get a really personal touch. We also tend to go to the smaller... More
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