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Gourmet Wine Tour from Queenstown

  • Taste top wines and enjoy a gourmet lunch in renowned Central Otago
  • Discover great wines on a tour suitable for both novices and enthusiasts
  • Travel with 12 people maximum for a personalized small-group wine tour
Gourmet Wine Tour from Queenstown
From US$189.31
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Gourmet Wine Tour from Queenstown
From US$189.31
Explore the Central Otago wine region on this small-group wine tour from Queenstown. Sample delicious New Zealand's wines at several wineries, and snack on cheeses and a gourmet lunch—all accompanied by a guide who makes it easy to find the best wineries in this renowned region. Also stop at the country’s largest wine cave, and hear about the Otago Gold Rush at the Cromwell Heritage Precinct.
What to Expect

Kick off your tour with morning pickup from your Queenstown hotel and a scenic drive into New Zealand’s Central Otago, one of the world's premier cool-climate wine regions.

Stop at Gibbston Valley Winery for a tasting inside its spacious wine cave—the largest in the country—then continue to two more wineries for tastings and a gourmet lunch paired with fine wine.

After your meal, head to Old Cromwell, the site of New Zealand's largest gold rush, which occurred in Central Otago during the 1860s. The final tasting takes place at a winery in the Cromwell or Bannockburn wine region, and comes with locally crafted cheeses.

Your full-day wine tour ends with return to your Queenstown hotel in the late afternoon.

Reviews (14)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Best wine tour I’ve ever done.

Just got back from our tour today what an amazing day and experience we had! Our tour guide Martin was just fabulous from the minute he picked us up he was so friendly informative and very knowledgeable all day We enjoyed the wines , and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Sam L
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sam, wow thank you for such a glowing review! Martin also came back raving about what a great time he had with your group, so smiles all round! :-) We are so glad that we got to take you out and and show you...More

Reviewed 5 September 2018
This tour isn't cheap, but the food and wines are superb

This is a relaxed and upmarket small group tour. Our tour guide was lovely and a good, safe driver. (some of the roads are crazy). I felt very safe. He was not a native New Zealander but knew a great deal about the region and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank AmberK
Reviewed 5 August 2018
Good wines, Great time!

We went on a tour with Gavin as our tour guide and had the best time! The wine was great at each and every wineyard we stopped at and Gavin was amazing at being both funny and knowledgable on the area! The lunch we had...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Melissa L
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2018

Thank you so much for your feedback and glad you enjoy every aspect of our tour. We hope to have you back one day ( & definitely let us know that you are a repeat customer). Until then all the best. Kind regards, Sarah

Reviewed 6 July 2018
Great Day Out

This tour was a great way to spend a day around the Queenstown area. Our guide, Gavin was extremely knowledgeable about wine and the area. We were lucky to have the tour for just the two of us which probably meant a more relaxed pace...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jan D
AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Hi Jan and thank you for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed the day! We hope to see you back soon. Kind regards, Sarah

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile
Worth the extra $$$

Going on the gourmet tour is definitely a remarkable way to experience the Central Otago wine region. I wish I could live at the Wild Earth restuarant the aromas are mouth watering and the food lives up. Great knowledge of the area by our tour...More

Thank Renee H
AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Hi Renee, yes we absolutely LOVE the Wild Earth experience and glad we got to share it with you.Thank you so much for such a rave review, we feel lucky that we got to show you around our beautiful region. Thanks and all the best,...More

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