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Appellation Wine Tours Queenstown

Discover Central Otago’s fine wines with Appellation Wine Tours.

Central Otago wine country spreads from the outskirts of Queenstown’s picturesque valleys and gorges to the vine-clad foothills of Bannockburn and beyond. Central Otago is becoming renown for the world-class quality of it’s Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.

Departing from Queenstown our daily wine tours are designed to offer a balanced mix of wine tasting, fine food, sightseeing and culture.

Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 11 adults to ensure you get the most out of your day with time to relax and enjoy the tranquility of the world’s southern-most wine region.

Appellation Wine Tours – Group Tours

Boutique Wine Tour

  • Departing at 11 am, the Boutique Wine Tour ventures through the rugged Kawarau Gorge to visit four of the regions finest boutique vineyards located in the Bannockburn and Gibbston Valley areas.
  • Lunch is provided in a peaceful setting, at Carrick Winery overlooking the Bannockburn Inlet of Lake Dunstan.
  • Visit historic Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting) plus enjoy the stunning drive through the Kawarau Gorge whilst learning about the early pioneering history.
  • This tour is a great introduction to the region’s wine, history, culture and fine cuisine and makes a great afternoon out from Queenstown.

*Duration 5.5 hours

Gourmet Wine Tour

  • Venturing into the heart of Central Otago this full day Gourmet Wine Tour offers a true wine and food experience.
  • Highlights include tasting wines at five of the regions premium vineyards, a guided tour of New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave, tasting of local cheeses at one of the vineyards, delightful platter style lunch and a visit to historic Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting).
  • Enjoy the stunning drive through the Kawarau Gorge whilst learning about the early pioneering history and view the historic Kawarau Bridge and original AJ Hackett Bungy.

* Duration 6 hours

Appellation Wine Tours – Private Wine Tours

Private Boutique Wine Tour

  • An afternoon among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago. A combination of wine tastings and sightseeing
  • Highlights include tastings at four vineyards, typically 2 in Gibbston Valley/Queenstown region and 2 in Bannockburn/Cromwell region.
  • A delightful platter lunch at Carrick Winery with a glass of premium wine
  • Stroll through Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
  • Enjoy the stunning drive through the Kawarau Gorge learning about the gold history of the region
  • View the historic Kawarau Bridge and the original AJ Hackett Bungy
  • Guided by a Senior Appellation Central wine guide

* Duration 5.5 hours

Private Gourmet Wine Tour

  • A tailor made, full-day wine tour of Central Otago vineyards for individuals, couples or small groups. Combining wine tasting with sightseeing, this tour is perfect for wine and food lovers.
  • Enjoy tastings at five vineyards, typically 2 in the Gibbston Valley/Queenstown region and 3 in the Bannockburn/Cromwell region
  • Take a tour in New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave
  • A local cheese tasting at one of the vineyards visited
  • A delightful platter lunch at Carrick Winery with a glass of premium wine
  • Stroll through Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
  • Enjoy the stunning drive through Kawarau Gorge learning about the gold history of the region
  • Viewing the historic Kawarau Bridge and the original AJ Hackett Bungy
  • Guided by a Senior Appellation Central wine guide

*Duration 6 hours

Private Helicopter Wine Tour

Enjoy being chauffeured in a luxury vehicle by an expert wine guide around the heart of the Central Otago wine region. After your first tasting experience, you will be met by your helicopter for a spectacular scenic flight over the wine country in an Airbus H120 helicopter. Enjoy the personalised inflight commentary to learn more about how the extreme climate and gold mining past influence the award-winning wines that are produced. An alpine landing at Slapjacks Point offers great views of the Southern Alps and the Cromwell Basin. Enjoy an a la carte lunch showcasing regional cuisine and three tastings at premium vineyards.

Other information on Appellation Wine Tours

  • Inclusions: Hotel pickup, vineyard platter style lunch, all wine tastings, mineral water
  • New Zealand winner of the Great Wine Capitals 2011 Best of Wine Tourism Services

Facilities

  • Luxury 10 and 12 seater minibuses

Departures & Duration

  • Boutique Wine Tour – 11 am to 4.30 pm
  • Gourmet Wine Tour – 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
  • Private Helicopter Wine Tour – 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

Location

Queenstown, New Zealand.

Book Appellation Wine Tours

You can book Central Otago wine tours separately or as part of one of our New Zealand holiday packages. We bundle activitiesaccommodation, and transportation together for convenient, affordable New Zealand holidays.

These popular holiday packages include a tour with Appellation Wine Tours:

Contact New Zealand Travel Organiser today to plan your Queenstown activities.

Tour Prices

* All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars

* Select item(s) above and submit with your other New Zealand accommodation, activity and transport needs. A travel consultant will contact you in less than 12 hours with availability and best available price. Upon your approval and payment you will then receive confirmation.

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