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Queenstown Wine Trail

386 reviews
Queenstown, New Zealand
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About Queenstown Wine Trail
Making wine personal.... Join Queenstown's original wine tour. Enjoy spectacular scenery, fascinating local history and more importantly taste some great wines,in particular our Pinot Noir. Tours depart daily from Queenstown all year round. Our guides have local knowledge and a great relationship with vineyard personal.Our tours are relaxed, personalised and visit a selection of boutique wineries. We keep our tours small and travelling time to a minimum, so there is plenty of time for you to sample fine wine, food and local cheeses whilst interacting with winery personnel. For those who prefer the exclusivity of a private guide and vehicle, we offer full and half day tours exploring the wine areas of Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn. Our Wine Tours can be combined with a Jet Boat ride, Helicopter flight or the ultimate relaxation package, try our spa and wine experience. We offer complimentary pick up and drop off from accommodation or central Queenstown
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Sample the local produce for which New Zealand’s South Island is famous on this 4-hour wine and food tasting tour from Queenstown. Head into the rolling hills of Central Otago’s wine region with your guide. Enjoy a lunch of traditional New Zealand food and delicious wine in a local restaurant. Travel through the scenic Kawarau Gorge to Gibbston Valley Winery and explore the biggest underground wine cellars in New Zealand. Sample premium wines and cheeses, and gain insight into the different grape varietals which flourish in the region’s fertile soils.
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$123.86 per adult
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Discover some of the vineyards and wineries for which New Zealand’s fertile South Island is famous on this 4-hour wine tour from Queenstown. Travel from Queenstown into the South Island’s rolling hills with your guide. Visit a total of three wineries such as Gibbston Valley Winery, Mt Rosa, Waitiri Creek Winery or Chard Farm Winery. During your visits sample some of the delicious wines and cheese produced in the region, and gain insight into the delicate balances of scent and flavour at play in your glass.
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$97.32 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went on the afternoon tour with lunch included last week. Loved that it was only a short 30 mins drive to reach the wine region - very different to other wine growing areas. The area is famous for its Pinot Noir. I do not...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Sansom1978
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a really great day on this wine tour, good amount of tastings and nice wineries visited. Angus was a knowledgeable guide and very friendly and outgoing. Would recommend this tour!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lozzystat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide Angus was so lovely and bubbly he made the tour a real delight, even singing happy birthday and offering to drop people off at their accommodation. Tour was well run, wines were delicious, would recommend.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We headed out on a cold but still day with our guide Angus around the Gibbston wine region. We were taken to Kinross wines, Gibbston Valley Winery then last of all Mt Rosa wines. We had an amazing day out and with Angus as the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Preben K
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review of our wine tour when you were in Queenstown and for your recommendation. I'll make sure Angus says this review and your kind words.

Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I truly enjoyed our time with Lance during our trip to Queenstown. He was very knowledgeable and curated the experience to be special for us. We were able to make our way to 5 wineries and a few were couple with a...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Stacyt57
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. We're glad you enjoyed our full day wine tour with Lance visiting Gibbston and Bannockburn wineries. I will pass on your kind words to Lance! Thanks for choosing us.

Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Excellent afternoon driver was very knowledgeable and friendly visited 3 different wineries thoroughly recommend this company

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank karenbull28
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for reviewing our wine tour and we're glad you enjoyed the afternoon.

Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

Excellent tour to find out more about local small wineries and to see suburbs. Surprisingly high quality of small size (5-7 people) producers. Nice guide with good sense of humor. Worth have some extra stops to take fotos.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank IgorL427
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thanks for your review and we're glad you enjoyed our wine tour and got to experience some of our boutique wineries.

Reviewed June 10, 2019

Angus was awesome on our tour the other day, we thoroughly enjoyed his knowledge of the region and wine in general. His friendliness and his cheerful attitude added to a great afternoon. Mt Rosa was definitely our favourite of the day because it held a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review our wine tour and I'll make sure Angus sees your comments.

Reviewed May 29, 2019

Had such a nice afternoon out on The Original Wine Tour, was nice to start the day at 1pm as sometimes i'm not that keen on drinking wine before hand. Had more than 15 tastings at 3 different wineries and each wine was delicious! We...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thanks for the amazing review, we agree it's the perfect rainy day activity (or Snowy!). See you next time. Cheers

Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

Had a good time with our driver mark! Loved each vineyard and glad we got the food. I learned so much about wine and every one we met was so friendly and taught us a lot.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Kristina F
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2019

Thanks for reviewing us and letting us know how much you enjoyed the afternoon.

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Furnman61
July 19, 2019|
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Response from WineHopperBus | Property representative |
Hi, we can visit Chard Farm on any of our Private tour options or if our we only have a small number of people on our daily tour we can visit but it's not guaranteed as it's dependant on booking numbers.
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MChrisp
Hi Everyone, I'm visiting Queenstown in mid-August with my boyfriend and we're excited to visit the Queenstown Wine Trail for the first time. We've hired bikes from Arrowtown, and have decided that doing a day self-guided is better for us rather than adhering to a tour. We are taking the bus in from Queenstown and then hiring the bikes from 11am - 3pm. Could anyone help me with my questions: 1. How far do you think we could go on the trail before we'd need to turn back? 2. Is it possible in that time to loop back around via Lake Hayes, or would we not have enough time? 3. How many wineries / what wineries would you suggest that we visit in the time that we have? 4. Has anyone done the trail during that time of year (Winter)? And should we prepare for it / wear quite warm clothes etc? Thanks so much!!
July 4, 2017|
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Response from qwinetrail | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your enquiry. We are a wine tour operator that takes people around Gibbston Valley in our van and don't have much to do with cycling hire/tours. However from experience I would say that you would need to allow... More
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mcmillanlois
August 23, 2016|
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Response from howard_dorothy | Reviewed this property |
Many are small vineyard independent owners. Websites should answer your questions
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