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“Boutique Wine Tour - Half day”

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Central Otago Wine Tour from Queenstown
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Exclusive Central Otago Wine Tour - departs Queenstown
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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, you will learn about wine appreciation, taste some of the region's best wines over 2 different wine sub regions. Enjoy an included delicious platter lunch with a glass of wine, and visit the historic town of Old Cromwell. In 2017 Appellation Wine Tours was awarded Gold status under the Sustainable Tourism Business criteria with Qualmark. Appellation also won the 2017 Luxury Travel Guide award and received a 2017 Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor.
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“Boutique Wine Tour - Half day”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

We did the half day boutique wine tour. This included a tour of four Central Otago wineries as well as a delicious platter for lunch. Our guide, Phillip, was knowledgable of the area and the wines. The winery staff were all friendly and helpful.
This was a lovely day and a great way to try some of the amazing Central Otago Pinots and Rieslings. .

Thank SarahEndo
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“Excellent Central Otago Wine Tour”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

We had an excellent all-day wine tour with Penny of Appellation Central Wine Tours during our stay in Queenstown. The tour took us to the prime pinot noir region of Central Otago. Penny provided a good commentary about the history of the region as well as information about the wines. Because our visit was on New Year’s Eve, the wineries were packed and Penny was trusted enough by some of the wineries to be allowed to pour our wines and to describe them to us. We had a wonderful lunch at the Northburn Station Winery and prior to that a cheese plate at Carrick Winery. We had nine people on our tour and this proved a manageable and compatible size.

Visited December 2012
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“Steph you were the best!!!!!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

A great wine tour with excellent Pinot. Coming from California I had reservations. They were soon dismissed. I will never look at a screw cap the same way.

Stephen was an excellent source of regional information.

Our stops were all great. Each one having its own charm. Especially the guy in the shorts and mud boots. What an original.

Visited December 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Our guide was the key differentiator!!”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

My sisters planned a tour for my hens and we were lucky to have an amazing guide for the day. Knowledgable, friendly, accommodating and just darn right all round lovely guy. We had such a great day!!! We attended 3 venues and enjoyed a fantastic lunch, our guide made the difference giving us some stunning opportunities for photos and providing us with a vast knowledge and history of the region. We all agreed he made the difference on our tour!!! You won't regret booking with appellation tours!! By far the best day or our stay in queenstown!! Thank you!!

Thank Lili S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“A great day in wine country.”
Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

Our 5 hour tour consisted of 4 boutique wine makers and a terrific lunch. Kerrin, our guide was relaxed and fun The vineyard owners were warn and welcoming. The day was all about tasting and chatting about the wine makers craft--no pressure to purchase but affordable if one chose to.

Thank Lynne S
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