Gourmet Food and Wine Tour - Cave Tour, Cheese, Lunch, Chocolate and more!

Highlights

  • Discover great wines on a tour suitable for both novices and enthusiasts

  • Travel with 12 people maximum for a personalized small-group wine tour

  • Hassle-free tour with convenient pickup and drop-off at Queenstown hotels

Summary

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.

Tour info

Duration
6 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Explore the Central Otago wine region on this small-group wine tour from Queenstown. Sample delicious New Zealand 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’s included?

  • An exquisite lunch consisting of 5 dishes cooked in retired oak barrels and matched with wines.

  • Wine tastings at 4 vineyards over 3 contrasting wine sub-regions

  • Knowledgeable Wine Guide with fascinating commentary

  • Transport by luxury vehicle

  • Courtesy hotel pickup and drop-off (write to us if yours is not listed).

  • Enjoy a lovely cheese platter at one of the vineyards, and take home artisan chocolates.

  • Entry/Admission - Gibbston Valley Winery

  • Entry/Admission - Cromwell

  • Gratuities

  • Alcoholic drinks or wine purchases (available to purchase)

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 6h 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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