These intimate group tours are limited to just 7 or less people per tour so we can customise the wineries we visit. Every tour is adapted to suit the tastes of the people on board and we don’t visit the same wineries every day!
Our tours have a relaxed pace, with plenty of time to enjoy each wine. We also allow time to enjoy the stunning mountain landscape and many exceptional vistas around Central Otago. Whenever time allows, 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!
Intimate Group Sizes
Limited to 7 or less
WSET Level 3 or higher Qualification
No Hidden Costs
Lunch Included on all tours
Free WiFi Onboard
*While in range
Fruit, Chocolate and Bottled Water
Pinot Country Tour
PRICE: $235 per person
TIMING: Pick-ups begin 9:45am – Drop-off after 5:30pm
~ Tastings at 4 premium and exclusive wineries and breweries,
~ Our bespoke Grape to Glass vineyard/winery tour,
~ Exclusive Aroma Room Experience, with wine.
~ Gourmet tasting platter Lunch and all Tastings.
~ Bottled Water, Chocolate, Fruit and Wifi are available on board.
~ Expert 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
TIMING: Pick-ups begin 11:45am – Drop-off after 5:30pm
~ Tastings at 4 premium and exclusive wineries or breweries,
~ NZ Wine Tours exclusive food and wine pairing experience,
~ A tapas style wine and food pairing lunch, with 5 food and wine pairings,
~ Bottled Water, Chocolate, Fruit and Wifi are available on board,
~ Expert commentary on the wines, scenery and history of the region.
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 experience, exclusive to NZ Wine Tours and designed by the acclaimed Chef Brendan. This is followed by a lovely scenic drive through the Kawarau Gorge to the Bannockburn Hotel Wine-country Restaurant.
There you will enjoy five tapas style dishes, matched to five award-winning local 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.