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Exclusive Central Otago Wine Tour - Departs Queenstown provided by Appellation Wine Tours

Exclusive Central Otago Wine Tour - Departs Queenstown

Exclusive Central Otago Wine Tour - Departs Queenstown
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For the more discerning wine lover, or simply for those who prefer the flexibility of an Exclusive Wine Tour.  Join one of our Specialist Wine Guides on a wine tasting journey to some of New Zealand's most memorable vineyards, at your own pace. Our local knowledge and familiarity with the vineyards of Central Otago is at your disposal for an intimate half or full day's wine experience in a thriving wine region.  Packages are tailor made for you, and we encourage you to advise us of any varietal or vineyard preferences when booking. Choose from the following: - Private Heli & Wine Tour (5 hours). 45 min Heli-flight, Visit 3 premium vineyards, enjoy lunch and glass of wine at Mt Difficulty Winery. - Private Boutique Wine Tour (5.5 hours). Visit 4 premium vineyards and lovely platter lunch at Carrick Winery. - Private Classic Wine Tour (4 hours). Visit 4 premium vineyards and lovely platter lunch at Kinross. All tours are completely customizable and start times are flexible.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 330-420 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 330-420 minutes
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3663P3
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Match a glass of wine with your lunch
  • Wine tastings at a selected number of vineyards stated on each tour type
  • Bottled water
  • Knowledgeable Driver Guide with fascinating commentary
  • Courtesy hotel/port pick-up & drop-off (please contact us if yours is not listed).
  • Entry/Admission - Appellation Wine Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door
Exclusions
  • Extra alcoholic drinks or wine purchases (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Duration
330–420 minutes
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please note we will email you with an exact pickup time when you have chosen your hotel. If your hotel is not listed, please message us and we can let you know a pickup time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Match a glass of wine with your lunch
  • Wine tastings at a selected number of vineyards stated on each tour type
  • Bottled water
  • Knowledgeable Driver Guide with fascinating commentary
  • Courtesy hotel/port pick-up & drop-off (please contact us if yours is not listed).
  • Entry/Admission - Appellation Wine Tours
  • Entry/Admission - Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door
Exclusions
  • Extra alcoholic drinks or wine purchases (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Please note we will email you with an exact pickup time when you have chosen your hotel. If your hotel is not listed, please message us and we can let you know a pickup time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
330–420 minutes
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Appellation Wine Tours
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
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    Pass by
    Kawarau Suspension Bridge
  • 2
    Gibbston
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door
    Stop: 75 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Cromwell
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Gibbston
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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@ Observer4242
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions
An admirable Appellation adventure
Nov 2021 • Friends
Such luxury to be collected from our hotel by Gary in a comfortable modern vehicle to be driven from vineyard to vineyard through the magnificent countryside of Central Otago - and Gary knew the history of wine growing in this area, and the details of each vineyard and its wines, our perfect host, companion and guide for the day.
Gary’s personable style, with friendly introductions to each cellar door manager and brilliant driving, helped make our day perfect.
Written November 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
appellationvino
Hi there, we're delighted to learn that you had a perfect day out in Central Otago with gorgeous Gary as your guide. We strive to ensure each component of our tours is as top notch as they can be but in the end it is down to our amazing guides to provide the utmost in hosting and service. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we hope to welcome you out again in the future. Warm regards, Lise
Written November 22, 2021
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GrifterGG
Melbourne, Australia10 contributions
Absolute Highlight
We wanted to be looked after, learn about the region and travel in comfort/no fuss and they (Gary) delivered in spades. We would recommend them (and Gary in particular) to anyone who’d like to experience a slice of this part of NZ in an authentic and comfortable way.
Written July 8, 2021
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Juan M
3 contributions
From Gabi and Juan
Jun 2021 • Couples
Gary the best tour guide ever! So knowledgeable!! We learnt so much about wines . Absolutely amazing ! Highly recommended! Thank you Gary !
Written June 3, 2021
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WellyNoodle
3 contributions
Gary is the man
Apr 2021 • Friends
Such a great tour! Gary knows everything there is to know about wine and we had a blast. We had three coeliacs and they were very accommodating- lunch was divine!
Written April 22, 2021
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Bryan
Auckland, New Zealand11 contributions
Highly Recommend Garry!
Mar 2021
What a treat to spend my 40th birthday sipping some of the most amazing wines in Central Otago. We asked to be taken to wineries that had 'different' wines and we were not disappointed. We can't thank Garry enough for arranging our bespoke winery selection and accommodating our pre-booked lunch reservation. What a lovely human, knowledgeable and passionate about wine but also generous with this time. An all round fabulous day - thank you Garry and thank you Appellation Wine Tours.
Written March 14, 2021
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appellationvino
Wow - thank you so much for recommending Appellation Wine Tours. Gary thoroughly enjoyed showing you around our wonderful wine region. He certainly is very passionate and enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge. Thanks again, and be sure to come visit us again soon! Kind regards, Sarah
Written March 15, 2021
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Sue
1 contribution
Brilliant central otago wine tour
Gary drove us to 3 beautiful wineries. First we arrived at bold hills. The next one was Gibbston and the last one was kinross which had my favorite wines. Really enjoyed Gary’s knowledge and hospitality. He made sure we had a great afternoon!!!
Written March 3, 2021
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Tom&Alina
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions
Wine Tour Queenstown
Great way to spend a Rainey day in Queenstown! Gary our tour guide was fantastic!! Brought the whole experience to life with his knowledge and passion for wine in the region. Would highly recommend this tour, but ask for Gary to be your guide !!
Written January 4, 2021
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Wine is great rain or shine! Thanks very much for the review, I had a great time taking you on tour and I hope to see you again soon. Thanks, Gary
Written February 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kirill M
1 contribution
Excellent tour and guide
Oct 2020 • Couples
Great tour. Garry the driver was very accommodating and the tour was a great laugh. Good wineries visited.
Written October 2, 2020
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Ella M
2 contributions
Guide Gazza
Jun 2020 • Family
We had an amazing time on our tour today, Gary was so accommodating and was an excellent photographer along the way, the vineyards selected for us were amazing we couldn't of picked better ourselves for the large group - make sure you ask for Gary as your guide when you book with appellation! Great value for your money!
Written June 18, 2020
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Bob H
Mississauga, Canada17,315 contributions
Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour
Mar 2020
My wife and I went on this tour and had a fabulous time visiting and eating at numerous wineries, including Gibbston Valley and its underground cave, lunch at Stoaker Room / Wild Earth Winery, Kinross winery as well as visiting Old Cromwell town and the gold mining settlement Arrowtown. Well worth going on.
Written May 5, 2020
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appellationvino
Hi Bob, a big thank you for taking the time to review Appellation Wine Tours. So great to hear that you enjoyed your day out on your Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour and and I hope that you will have an opportunity to visit our beautiful Central Otago Wine Region again in the future. Thank you again, in these unnerving times especially, your feedback is most appreciated! Stay safe. Regards, Lise
Written May 7, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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jaymeep2016
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Would do it again!!
We had an absolute blast of a day! Not only was the wine great, Paul the tour guide was lovely and knowledge and th
demac07
demac07
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Must do Wine tour
Absolutely brilliant tour, Gary our guide and host was great, kept us on time and well informed. The vineyards were
Wanderer21751789315
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Thanks Gary
Looking for something special to do in Queenstown and this tour was suggested by Chloe at Happy tours in Queenstown
696James
696James
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Amazing Experience
Our Appellation Wine Tour was superb; from the knowledgeable Tour Guide to the four vineyards we visited - and the
Rob B
Rob B
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Fantastic tour
A fantastic wine tour lead by Gary through Gibson Valley, Domain Road, The Stoker Room and Mt Rosa. Gary's wine kno
richf10975
richf10975
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Wonderful and relaxing day out.
Third time around for us on this wine tour,once again did not fail to disappoint.Excellent tour great wine and food
810dylann
810dylann
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Amazing tour
Gary was a very good host very knowledgeable and alot of fun, would highly recommend Gary as a host and tour guide
Catforey
Catforey
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Gary rocks!
Gary was the most amazing tour guide!! Such a great time and so lucky with the weather we had today!
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A fabulous day out!
Outstanding! Our day started with a picturesque kjet ride around Queenstown. Gary our Appellation tour guide was ve
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Superb tour
A lovely day with Gary. Very informative and unbiased tour. Lots of fun details about the wines and local region. :
607karlt
607karlt
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G-Otago on this tour
Great tour, very enjoyable. Amazing food at Stoaker Room and great service from Gary. We enjoyed the drive as much
Heidi S
Heidi S
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Gary was brilliant!!
Had the best time with Gary as our guide! He was super knowledgeable and made us feel comfortable even though we kn
Andybezza
Andybezza
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Best wine tour
Fantastic last minute trip. Gary was great, so funny, knowledgeable and an all round GC. Would highly recommend
louisej777
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Fantastic!
Great tour, our guide Gary was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Loved trying wines we wouldn't normally drink a
Alipa50
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Recommended day out
We recommend tour guide Gary, he was friendly, knowledgeable and interesting. We visited four lovely yet distinctly
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