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Wine tasting in South Island

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Wine tasting in South Island

What are the best areas for wine tasting besides Marlborough/Blenheim? I'm thinking of focusing my trip solely on the Southern/Western part of the island, but would like to have some time for wine tasting. Is there anywhere near Glenorchy/Wanaka to do this? Looking for somewhere beautiful and relaxing. Thanks!

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1. Re: Wine tasting in South Island

Lots of excellent wineries around Cromwell (Bannockburn), Queenstown (Gibbston Valley), and there is Rippon in Wanaka. Lots of options other than Marlborough. Wanaka is both beautiful and relaxing. Crowell (where there are a number of wineries) is an easy 40 min drive, so good for a day trip. There are many wine tours based in the area (from either Wanaka or QT), so you can avoid driving and enjoy the tasting.

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2. Re: Wine tasting in South Island

Gibbston Valley:

www.cowa.org.nz/downloads/maps/Gibbston.pdf

Bannockburn (just south of Cromwell):

cowa.org.nz/downloads/maps/bannockburn.pdf

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3. Re: Wine tasting in South Island

Thanks! I will check these out.

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