Small Group Wine Tours
These tours are limited to just 7 people per tour so we can customise the wineries we visit. This means every tour is adapted to meet the needs of the people on board and we don’t visit the same wineries every day! Central Otago is a stunning mountain landscape with many exceptional vistas – we make stops at many of the regions best scenic look-outs and historical hot-spots, including the Crown Range Lookout, the Cromwell Old Town, the Kawarau Bungy Bridge, and Arrowtown’s Historic Town Center – A camera and comfortable shoes are highly recommended!
Pinot Country Tour
PRICE: $235 per person
TIME: Pickup from 9:45am – Drop-off after 5pm
DETAILS: Visits 4 wineries matched to your tastes, includes many scenic stops, a vineyard talk, a seasonal tasting platter lunch and commentary on the scenery, wines and history of the region.
This relaxing wine tour introduces you to the beautiful Central Otago region and the outstanding wines it has to offer. Take in the history of the region as we tour through the stunning mountain landscape of Gibbston Valley and Kawarau Gorge. Enjoy a vineyard talk and learn what it takes to make wine in the world's southernmost wine-growing region. We visit 4 wineries and an Aroma Room on this tour and stop frequently to take in the beautiful mountain vistas at some of the regions finest scenic lookouts. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to take in the epic mountain landscape and experience why Central Otago is world famous for Pinot Noir.
The Degustation Tour
PRICE: $285 per person
TIME: Pickup from 11:45am – Drop-off after 5pm
DETAILS: Visits 4 wineries, includes a degustation lunch and a bespoke food and wine pairing
The Degustation Tour is a food and wine matching experience not to be missed. The tour starts with a bite sized food and wine pairing, exclusive to NZ Wine Tours and designed by the acclaimed Chef Brendan. Then we will have a lovely scenic drive through the Kawarau Gorge to Wild Earth’s
Restaurant located at the historic Kawarau Goldfields. There you will enjoy a tasting array of five dishes that have been cooked in a wine barrel BBQ, matched to five wines. After lunch the tour continues through to the Cromwell Basin and Bannockburn where we visit 2 more wineries, chosen on the day to suit your tastes.
Multi-sensory Wine Tasting Experience
Sensory Immersion Tour
PRICE: $525 per person
TIME: Pickup 9am – Drop-off 4:30pm
DETAILS: The world’s premier multi-sensory wine pairing experience (involving all 5 senses & 12+ pairings) in The Aroma Room, with an a-la-carte winery lunch with a glass of wine, & visits to 2 more wineries.
The Sensory Immersion Tour is the world’s first multi-sensory wine pairing experience – this one-of-a-kind-tour reimagines the well-known food and wine pairing with music, sounds, color, texture, scent and more. Based on the latest cutting-edge research in food science and sensory experience, this exclusive NZ Wine Tours-designed immersive tasting engages all 5 senses (aided by 12+ pairings w/ Central Otago’s finest wines ) to explore how each sense affects the way we perceive wine and flavours – all in the privacy of The Aroma Room. This bespoke session will be followed by an a-la-carte lunch with wine at Mt Difficulty winery restaurant , where you will dine amongst the rugged beauty of Bannockburn’s mountainous vistas. Your day will conclude with visits to two more wineries, chosen on the day to suit your tastes, and a lovely scenic drive through the Kawarau Gorge back to Queenstown.
Private Wine Tours
Winemakers Reserve Tour
TIME: Pickup from 9:45am – Drop-off 5pm
DETAILS: Visits 3-4 wineries, Private Tour, Fully Customisable
Only the best wine tours deserve the Reserve label and this private tour has it all. Private tastings at some of the finest wineries in the region plus an a-la-carte lunch with wine. You can meet winemakers and sample the region's best wines. Optional stops include an art gallery, scenic lookouts, and the historic Old Town in Cromwell. This tour can be fully customised to suit your preferences, and bookings in advance are essential.
Take a Heli ride over the vines
With thanks to our partners at HeliView Cromwell we can add a 45 min Cromwell Basin flight over the vines with an Alpine Landing and wine tasting for $299pp, or a 20 min Cromwell Basin flight (without alpine landing) for just $199pp. Available on any Private or Custom tour – advance bookings necessary. Contact Us now to reserve your flight.
Fancy an exclusive tasting on a mountain top and a scenic helicopter flight over the vines? Or a more relaxing afternoon of wine tastings, art galleries, scenic and historical hot spots, the Kawarau bungy bridge or the Highlands Motorsport Park Museum? Would you like to meet a winemaker? or take a walk among the vines? We can help you customise your tour for your perfect day out. Contact us to start planning your tour.