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Gourmet Wine & Food Tour - From Queenstown Including Lunch, Cheese & Chocolate

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An indulgent and varied full-day tour seeing local sights, enjoying fresh cuisine and tasting a selection of fine wines, cheeses and handcrafted chocolates. Taste wines at 4 premium vineyards over 2 Central Otago wine regions. Included is the Gibbston Valley Wine Cave Tour, a splendid cheese and wine presentation and a divine local cuisine lunch. Visit the historic precinct of Old Cromwell and return to Queenstown via the must-see Arrowtown with time to take a stroll and sample locally made chocolates at one's leisure.... and step back in time to the gold rush, exploring heritage buildings!  To ensure an intimate experience with other wine lovers, numbers are limited to 12 people on the tour.
  • Taste top wines and enjoy a gourmet lunch in renowned Central Otago
  • Discover great wines on a tour suitable for both novices and enthusiasts
  • Travel with 12 people maximum for a personalized small-group wine tour
  • Hassle-free tour with convenient pickup and drop-off at Queenstown hotels
What to Expect
Kick off your tour with morning pickup from your Queenstown hotel and a scenic drive into New Zealand’s Central Otago, one of the world's premier cool-climate wine regions.
Stop at Gibbston Valley Winery for a tasting inside its spacious wine cave—the largest in the country—then continue to two more wineries for tastings and a gourmet lunch paired with fine wine.
After your meal, head to Old Cromwell, the site of New Zealand's largest gold rush, which occurred in Central Otago during the 1860s. The final tasting takes place at a winery in the Cromwell or Bannockburn wine region, and comes with locally crafted cheeses.
Your full-day wine tour ends with return to your Queenstown hotel in the late afternoon.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing day!!! Vicki was a joy and will be a forever friend. The wine and food were delicious and the views spectacular! Will definitely book the next time we are in town!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The fact that New Zealand's pioneer vintner in the Otago area was an Irishman who didn't have extensive knowledge of grapes, who eventually became the Pinot Noir award winner 4 consecutive years is a miracle in itself. The tour route took us from Gibbston Valley...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ItsMeNaea
Reviewed July 7, 2019

Vicki, a very talkative and friendly guide:), she is very knowledgeable of the area and wine region. They operate in small group so she can look after all of us, and share her experiences and life here. I tried more than 30 wines from 4...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kemushimao
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your rave review! We are so happy you enjoyed your time on tour with us and we hope to see back again in the future. Kind regards, Sarah - Appellation Wine Tours

Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I had the most fabulous day with our tour guide Vicky. She took us to the some terrific vineyards where we enjoyed great wine and delicious food. She made the day so special for us and would recommend the tour to our...More

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Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

The gourmet lunch cooked in wine barrels and matched with Wild Earth wines was the main reason why we chose this tour, and we were not disappointed! The incredibly generous and tasty lunch at the Stoaker Room came with fantastic wine matches and great atmosphere....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank EnzedSam
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 26, 2019

Thank you so much for your in-depth account of your time on tour with us! We are so glad you enjoyed the lunch, and although not all wines were to your taste, we hope you discovered some new and exciting ones to tell your friends...More

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