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Appellation Wine Tours

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Join New Zealands award winning wine tour company and discover the wines, history and sights of New Zealand's premier cool climate wine region, Central Otago. Appellation's small group wine tours depart daily from Queenstown. With our expert guides...more
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3 Brookes Road | Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6920
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Reviewed yesterday

Interesting six hour scenic tour-cum-winetasting. Lovely views on the way to visit three wineries with different styles, plus a substantial platter lunch and a glass of your choice at another. Just six participants in a minibus, hosted by the enthusiastic Vicki.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ssxguy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were taken to 3 wineries for tastings - each provided good wines,very knowledgeable hosts and were entertaining. After the last, we were given a wonderful cheese and fruit platter and ordered a glass of wine of our choice - a great way to finish...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank michael n
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The personalized wine tour featuring some of the best wines in the world, the beautiful NZ countryside, fun shopping, with unique surprises from our guide Gavin - all combined to make this my “Groundhog Day”! Would love to keep repeating it! Highly recommend!!!

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Date of experience: November 2018
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Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

LOVED reading this, thanks so much for sharing your day with us and other travellers. We hope you do repeat it and come back again some day! Until then, take care and safe travels. Kind regards, Sarah

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were spending great time. We have seen a lot of “wow” places and tasted very delicious vines. Also it was great opportunity to meet very interesting people. I highly recommend this wine tour :) P.S Gavin thank you so much for help with find...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Martin for a great afternoon tasting some fantastic wines. The wine cave was very special and the Roa was the best

2  Thank 106andrewc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day with wine tasting at 3 very nice wineries and an excellent platter lunch at a fourth. Our guide, Martin, was very knowledgeable, not only about wine but also about the history of NZ and its flora and fauna. The small...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Vivian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional wine tour Probably one of the best tours we have taken Gavin our guide imparted great knowledge about the region, it’s wines and wine making Without being over whelming Visited 4 wineries Nicely paced Never felt rushed Included lunch and a stop at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank GClife
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, thanks so much for such a rave review! It was a pleasure taking you out on tour and showing you around, we hope we can do it again someday! All the best, Sarah

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful private tour with Martin Kohn, who is extremely knowledgeable about wines, the Otago and Queenstown regions, and New Zealand history. We visited Peregrine, Gibbston Valley Winery and Misha, where we had tastings and/or tours. We had a delicious lunch with wines...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Just got back from our tour today what an amazing day and experience we had! Our tour guide Martin was just fabulous from the minute he picked us up he was so friendly informative and very knowledgeable all day We enjoyed the wines , and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Sam L
Sarah G, General Manager at Appellation Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sam, wow thank you for such a glowing review! Martin also came back raving about what a great time he had with your group, so smiles all round! :-) We are so glad that we got to take you out and and show you...More

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Despite terrible weather and being picked up 40 minutes late I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide Martin Cherfete was very apologetic about the delay which was due to circumstances out with his control. He went out of his way to make up time without...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Anne M
April 26, 2015|
Response from ArtisanalWines | Property representative |
The scenery is still breathtaking, the wines are still delicious and the stories of the wine and local history is still captivating! We hope to take you out on tour some time in the future. Cheers.