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Address: Cromwell 9310, New Zealand (Formerly Pinot Thyme Wine Tours)
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+64 210 561 057
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Intimate, small group tours to boutique wineries in the Central Otago wine...

Intimate, small group tours to boutique wineries in the Central Otago wine region.

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Fantastic wine tour - don't miss it.

Natalie seriously knows her stuff! Not only did she take us to 6 wineries we would never have found on our own, she was able to give us history and insights into the wine, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Tara W
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Brisbane, Australia
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chelmsford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Picked up at Cadrona where we were staying and taken on a tour of small independent vineyards. Superb wines at all stops. Lunch included at the Wooing Tree winery at Cromwell was really tasty. My favourite was Villa Como at Alexandra where the owner John is passionate about his wine and his historic section. An absolute must see if you... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Natalie seriously knows her stuff! Not only did she take us to 6 wineries we would never have found on our own, she was able to give us history and insights into the wine, the owners ans the region. We were quite spoilt and had Natalie all to ourselves which meant we had time and the luxury to talk to... More 

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Northallerton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic wine tour today with Natalie and Cole. Visited 5 smaller wineries with great selections of wines (Central Otago doesn't just do Pinot Noir). Very well organized, and our hosts were very knowledgeable. We were well looked after in each of the cellar door tastings. Comfy vehicle (even for me with a muscle disease) and a great platter lunch. Would... More 

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Thank SteveByrne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Natalie was a fantastic tour guide- taking us to 6 wineries across different parts of the region (Alex, Gibbston, Bannockburn, Cromwell...). We loved the small group setting and the small wineries where we could actually talk to the owners & learn about their process. We stopped for lunch at another winery, and really feel like we got a great sampling... More 

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Thank Megan S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We had so much fun on this wine tour with "Roaring Wine"!! We went to 6 different wineries- and loved them all!!!! Would recommend using this company to anyone wanting a fun day of tasting delicious wines! The new owners Nat & Col have done a great job taking over the tour company! Comfortable van, didn't feel rushed, and they... More 

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Thank brooke r
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful day out with Jim and one other couple on this tour. He took us to the lesser known vineyards in the local area, which was great. His depth of knowledge, love of wine and his connection with the people who make the wine was impressive. A wonderful way to spend a day exploring the very best... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stopped at five wineries (although it was promised six), and they seemed to be a good array of wineries, big and small. Wine was excellent -- some great pinot noirs in the Central Otago region! Not all of the staff at the wineries were very pleasant, though, and I couldn't tell if that was perhaps because there was some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The new owners that have taken over are delightful and know their wine and the unique wineries visited were superb their going to get better and better and really provide a friendly, insightful experience would recommend for anyone that loves wine.

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Thank Alex v
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Natalie was an amazing host, she has just taken over from Jim and has taken the wine tour to a new level. Natalie was a wine food matcher for some of New Zealand's best wineries/restaurant's and knowledge of wine is second to none! She is welcoming and warm host! The thank you for a great day!

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Thank Sarah H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We visited six boutique cellar doors with plenty of tastings at each. Had a great cafe lunch in between wine. Jim is a true local with excellent knowledge of the area. We highly recommend Pinot Thyme tours for your Central Otago wine experience.

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