Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown - Includes 4 Vineyards, Lunch & Wine

Highlights

  • Learn the history and terroir of Central Otago wines

  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch served at a scenic vineyard

  • Convenient hotel transfers—let someone else drive so you can taste wine

Summary

Meet a driver at your hotel in Queenstown, then travel into the rolling hills and valleys of Central Otago in a climate-controlled vehicle. As you make your way to the first vineyard, learn how Central Otago has become a premier cool-climate wine region, with high-quality pinot noir, Riesling, pinot gris, chardonnay, and more. The tour itinerary varies to keep up with Central Otago’s freshest wines, but generally includes vineyards in Gibbston and others in either the historic gold mining town of Bannockburn or in the Cromwell area. At each destination, sample locally produced wines, then pause for a gourmet lunch platter served at a vineyard. Following your vineyard visits, this tour concludes with return transfer to Queenstown and drop-off at the original departure point.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours 30 minutes
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

Taste Central Otago wine and cuisine on a small-group tour of the region’s boutique vineyards. Group size is limited to 12 wine lovers to ensure personal service as you sip your way through four Central Otago wineries, pausing for a gourmet lunch in a vineyard. Visiting smaller vintners helps you get a feel for what makes Central Otago wines distinctive, from chardonnay to pinot gris and Riesling.

What’s included?

  • All wine tastings

  • Local guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

  • Light platter lunch & glass of premium wine

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

With over 20 years of experience, join New Zealand's award-winning wine tour company and discover the wines, history and sights of New Zealand's premier cool climate wine region, Central Otago. Head into the heart of the Central Otago wine region, and enjoy tastings from three contrasting wine sub-regions; the Gibbston Valley and the lesser known Bannockburn and Cromwell basin. Sit back and relax in our luxury minivans, and take in the sights with our wine guide providing a full commentary on the area. Daily group and private tours available, with vineyard visits changing every day. We have relationships with every vineyard and requests can be considered upon booking.

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