Central Otago Wine Tours Queenstown

Small Group Wine, Food and Beer 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!

 

Premier and Boutique Wineries

 

We visit the widest range of wineries in the region so you don’t have to visit the same 4 places as everyone else.

Expert Guides

 

Queenstown Locals, Jake, Mathew and Liz are all qualified experts in wine, each with more than a decade of experience in the local industry.

All Inclusive Prices

 

Our prices include tasting fees and a Gourmet Lunch on all our tours, valued from $30 – $55 (Varies by tour). No hidden costs.

Exclusive Access

 

We have exclusive access to some of the region’s best wine and beer producers including the Award Winning Altitude Brewings new Craft Brewery.

 

 

Pinot Country Tour

Pinot Country Tour

PRICE: $235 per person

TIME: Pickup from 9:45am – Drop-off after 5pm

INCLUDES: 
~ 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 are included.
~ 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.

 

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Highlight of our Stay

The Degustation Tour

The Degustation Tour

PRICE: $285 per person

TIME: Pickup from 11:45am – Drop-off after 5pm

INCLUDES: 
~ Tastings at 4 premium and exclusive wineries or breweries,
~ A NZ Wine Tours exclusive food and wine pairing experience
~ Wild Earth’s famous Wine-Barrel-BBQ tasting lunch, with 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 Wild Earth’s Restaurant at the historic Kawarau Goldfields.

The Degustation Tour

There you will enjoy a tasting array of five dishes that have been cooked in Wild Earth’s bespoke wine barrel BBQ, matched to five of their award winning 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.
 

 

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Best Day Ever

 

 

Sensory Immersion Tour

Pinot Country Tour

PRICE: $525 per person

TIME: Pickup 9am – Drop-off 4:30pm

INCLUDES: 
~ The world’s premier multi-sensory wine pairing experience (involving all 5 senses & 12+ pairings) in The Aroma Room,
~ An a-la-carte winery lunch with a glass of wine,
~ Tastings at 2 more wineries.
~ Bottled Water, Chocolate, Fruit and Wifi are available on board.
~ Expert commentary on the wines, scenery and history of the region.

 

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.

 

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Queenstown’s highest ranked Wine Tour on Trip Advisor 2014-2018

Queenstown's highest ranked Wine Tour on Trip Advisor 2014-2018