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Appellation Central Wine Tours

Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6920
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Join this award winning New Zealand Wine Tour Company and discover the wines, history and sights of Central Otago, New Zealand's premier cool climate wine region. Appellation Central's small group wine tours depart daily from Queenstown. An absolute maximum of 12 adults per tour and experienced guides ensure a fun day out in wine country. You will learn about wine appreciation, taste some of the region's great wines, enjoy a delightful gourmet platter lunch and visit the historic town of Old Cromwell. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Appellation Central Wine Tours have won the Great Wine Capitals national award for Wine Tourism Services and in 2012 won the International Best of Wine Tourism award for Wine Tourism Services.
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Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6920
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Reviewed February 24, 2017

The best trip I have done in Queenstown! Our Guide Simon drove us around and he was just fantastic. The wineries we visited were all in beautiful locations and the local Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir wines were delicious! I would definitely do this trip...More

Thank lauraadc0ck
Reviewed February 22, 2017

We booked the day-long gourmet wine tour for the day after our arrival in beautiful Queenstown. It was superb for several reasons: First off, it was a small group of 6 in a nice van. Second, our tour guide Dave was charming and extremely knowledgeable...More

Thank Marla_KC
Reviewed February 18, 2017

Took this tour after walking Milford/Routeburn trails. Had a great time visiting four wineries. Amisfield was the first and had an interesting education on the wines of Central Otago and tasting of the different Pinot varieties; great location. Next we visited the Wooing Tree winery...More

Thank John S
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Very easy going and personable guides, very prompt at pick up and gave us an exceptional tour, not just in wine but history of the region which was really insightful had an awesome time and would recommend to anyone travelling to jump on and do...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed February 11, 2017

Thank you Simon Hodge, our guide, for an excellent half day. It was an exceptional experience. Picked up from 'The Station' tour hub in central Qtown, the 25min drive to our first tasting stop at Gibbstown allowed us to see the scenery unfold and for...More

Thank Keith C
ArtisanalWines, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 13, 2017

Thank you very much for your feedback Keith, always lovely to hear how the experience went. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and we hope to see you back! Cheers :)

Reviewed February 11, 2017

Booked a wine tour with Appellation Central Wine Tours in January 2017. We visited four care of our wonderful guide Simon. There was also a delicious lunch. Simon was knowledgeable, pleasant and above all a very safe driver.

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Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Thanks so much to our friendly, professional and knowledgeable driver/guide/wine buff Simon & a great group of fellow travellers for a fantastic tour today. We stopped at 4 wineries starting with a tasting at Amisfield then Carrick for a wonderful lunch with a glass of...More

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Reviewed January 28, 2017

A delicious day out in Central Otago. I can only recommend this tour! Our guide, David, is a very nice guy who told us all there is to know about the region itself and of course he brought us to some (5!) lovely vineyards. At...More

Thank Lisa R
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

Martin did a nice job taking us to 4 vineyards. We were picked up at our hotel on time. Great historical overview. Drove out through very beautiful country. Visited one large and a small vineyards. Peregrine, the larger of the 4 was the best. The...More

Thank Peregrine426
Reviewed January 24, 2017

We were picked up at our hotel by our driver and guide Simon. The selection of wineries that we were taken to was awesome. All were very nice and the group lunch was very good too. Simon was an excellent guide and I highly recommend...More

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What's it like to do this tour in July? Cold? Rainy? Bare vines?
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.