Exclusive Central Otago Wine Tour - Departs Queenstown

Tour info

5 hours 30 minutes - 7 hours
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Why take this tour?

For the more discerning wine lover, or simply for those who prefer the flexibility of an Exclusive Wine Tour.  Join one of our Specialist Wine Guides on a wine tasting journey to some of New Zealand's most memorable vineyards, at your own pace. Our local knowledge and familiarity with the vineyards of Central Otago is at your disposal for an intimate half or full day's wine experience in a thriving wine region.  Packages are tailor made for you, and we encourage you to advise us of any varietal or vineyard preferences when booking. Choose from the following: - Private Heli & Wine Tour (5 hours). 45 min Heli-flight, Visit 3 premium vineyards, enjoy lunch and glass of wine at Mt Difficulty Winery. - Private Boutique Wine Tour (5.5 hours). Visit 4 premium vineyards and lovely platter lunch at Carrick Winery. - Private Classic Wine Tour (4 hours). Visit 4 premium vineyards and lovely platter lunch at Kinross. All tours are completely customizable and start times are flexible.

What’s included?

  • Match a glass of wine with your lunch

  • Wine tastings at a selected number of vineyards stated on each tour type

  • Bottled water

  • Knowledgeable Driver Guide with fascinating commentary

  • Courtesy hotel/port pick-up & drop-off (please contact us if yours is not listed).

  • Entry/Admission - Appellation Wine Tours

  • Entry/Admission - Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door

  • Extra alcoholic drinks or wine purchases (available to purchase)

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 330-420 minutes

  • 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.

Operated by:

Appellation Wine Tours

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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