Plan Your Day – Your Way
Elevate your private custom Queenstown wine tour to an one-of-a-kind experience with New Zealand Wine Tours. Choose from our menu of upgrades and extras to design your perfect day out. Advanced bookings are essential so Contact Us today to design your bespoke tour itinerary.
All Custom Tours Include:
2-5 Wine Tastings
Chosen to suit your tastes
Custom Start/Finish Times
Half-day, full-day, late start – you choose.
WSET Level 3 or higher Qualification
Free WiFi Onboard
*While in range
Fruit, Chocolate and Bottled Water
Choose Your Upgrade:
Food & Wine Pairing in a Barrel Hall
Multi-Sensory Tasting Experience
Grape to Glass Vineyard/Winery Tour
Our Bespoke Food and Wine Pairing is presented in the barrel hall at Chard Farm Winery. Experience and learn how to create gastronomic symphonies with a bite-sized food and wine pairing designed in conjunction with the acclaimed Chef Brendan exclusively for New Zealand Wine Tours.
This one-of-a-kind tasting 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.
Learn about growing grapes and making wine in the world’s Southern-most wine growing region. We walk among the vines and view a winery operation while we discuss the challenges of making the world’s best Pinot Noir. This takes around 15-20 minutes, suitable walking shoes are recommended.
Try Queenstown’s best Craft Beers at Altitude Brewery
Meet the Winemaker or Viticulturist
NZ Wine Tours Exclusive Aroma Room Experience
Enjoy a good Craft Beer? We have exclusive access to the award-winning Altitude Brewing Studio. Meet the Brewer and try his IPA, Larger, Pale Ale, Wheat Beer, Stout and/or the latest Expedition Series limited release beer Eliott Menzies crafts in his custom brewery.
Meet the people who live and breathe for the wines of Central Otago with this exclusive experience. We will introduce you to one of the region’s best winemakers who can answer all your winemaking questions and share their love of wine with you. Naturally Winemaker availability is limited and cannot be guaranteed, especially during vintage.
Learn about the Aromas of wine in this interactive Aroma-Room experience. We talk about how to find, identify and describe the aromas in your wine and test your skills with two tastings of Central Otago wines.
Heli ride over the Vines or Taste Wine on a Mountain
Add in some extra scenic, historic or tourism hot spots
Drive over the Crown Range to Rippon Wines in Wanaka
Make your wine tour unforgettable with a flight over the vines or a tasting on a mountain top. We have partnered with Heliview Cromwell to elevate your wine tastings to the next level. Take a 20 minute flight over the vineyards for just $249pp or have an exclusive tasting on the mountain top for $999 (up to 4 ppl).
Couple wine tasting with arts & culture with additional stops to an art gallery, scenic lookouts, and/or historic sights around Central Otago. Options include; Crown Range Lookout, Kawarau Bungy Bridge, Roaring Meg Lookout, Cromwell Historic Village, Buzz Stop Apiary, Fruit Stalls and More…
Rippon Vineyard is one of the Oldest and best known wineries in Central Otago – and since it is 1.5 hours drive from Queenstown we only include it by request. The views at Rippon are spectacular, and the wine is outstanding. The drive to Wanaka takes us over the Crown Range Pass and down the Cardrona Valley (where we stop at NZs oldest Hotel and pass The Bra Fence. We return through the Cromwell Basin, Kawarau Gorge and Gibbston Valley of Vines, making your tour into a loop.