A Taste of Central (Full-Day $219pp / Half-Day $189pp)
With this half-day (or full-day) wine tour in the vines of Central Otago’s Gibbston Valley you can’t go wrong! It’s an opportunity to spend some quality time with your nearest and dearest and let us do all the admin and driving for you. Travelling only as far as Gibbston, time in the van is limited giving us more time to relax and enjoy each stop.
We’ve been able to split this tour into a half-day wine tour and a full-day wine tour. Allowing those who would like to have lunch a winery the chance to do so.
The Full-Day tour ($219 per person)
This tour will begin with pick-up around 11:00am and to head to Kinross Estate for a tasting of 6 wines and lunch. We let you buy your own lunch allowing you to select from Kinross’ excellent a-la-carte lunch menu. They have a full bistro as well as a delicious range of sourdough pizzas and shared tasting platters of local delights. This location is a beautiful vinyeard, where you can walk around the vines, explore their wine shop and/or enjoy a hot coffee in the cafe. You will have a full hour (after your tasting) to enjoy at your leisure and we will collect you from Kinross at 1:00pm to continue with the tour.
The Half-Day tour ($189 per person)
This option begins at around 12:30pm with pick-up from your accommodation in Queenstown. We first head to collect the full-day folks and then to visit two premium wineries in the world-famous Gibbston sub-region. We work with the widest range of wineries in the region and adjust where we go based on the tastes of those on the tour. So if you have any requests then please let us know at the time of booking and we’ll do our best to include them.
From here we take a trip into the historic village of Arrowtown. Here we visit Gibbston Valley Cheesery for a cheese tasting in their brand-new tasting room! These local cheeses are multi-award winning and a must-try in the region!
From here you may choose visiting Altitude Brewery or Buzzstop Honey Center which houses Mt Michael Wines’s tasting room. At either location you will have another tasting of local award winning wines or craft beers (included). This is the only choice you will need to make and you can let us know on the day.
For more details to help you choose please see the Tour Plan section in the tab above.
After this final tasting we will head back into Queenstown to have everyone home in time for dinner – usually between 5:00pm – 5:30pm.
This is a small group tour with a maximum of 8 people per day. As such, we need a minimum of 3 people (can be from different bookings) to run this tour. If you would like a private tour or guide solely for your group, please check out our Private/Custom tours. We will get in contact to discuss options should we not reach minimum capacity. In this case a full refund will be offered to anyone who would not like to switch to an alternative tour.
Departure Time11:30am (full-day) or 1:00pm (half-day)
Return Time5:00pm (approx)
Dress CodeTidy Casual, Comfortable shoes recommended. Out of consideration to other guests, please refrain from wearing strong cologne/perfume.
IncludedBottled WaterExpert GuideFree Wifi on boardSnacks on board