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“Good wine and tour guide!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Appellation Central Wine Tours

Appellation Central Wine Tours
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$142.81*
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Central Otago Wine Tours from Queenstown
Ranked #2 of 24 Food & Drink in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
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“Good wine and tour guide!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

My partner and myself went on one of Appellation's basic day wine tours, overall I would say it was an enjoyable experience.

The wine was good, and lunch (accommodating in terms of dietary requirements).

Also, Richard our wine tour guide was very knowledgeable and good humored!

Definitely would recommend.

Visited February 2014
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“Good Way to Sample”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Steph operated a door-to-door service for five couples, including ourselves. She was a great guide and took us to four wineries (it was the half-daytour) which included lunch. Our group got to chatting and we all joked and sampled through the very pleasant tour.

Steph was knowledgable not only about the wineries but also Queenstown and its environs in general. The wineries were excellent and their tastings and products worth the tour.

Visited February 2014
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New York City, New York
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“Excellent NZ Wine Tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had an absolutely fantastic experience on our Appellation Central Wine Tour! Even prior to the tour the staff was helpful. We had to make a very last minute change to our tour date and they were extremely accommodating. Our tour guide was knowledgable, super nice, and helpful beyond the tour (he made some great recs for places to go in Queenstown). The wines were fantastic and we had a good variety. Lunch was also delicious and they were very accommodating for dietary restrictions. Overall, great experience and worth the money!

Visited January 2014
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Columbus, Ohio
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“Queenstown NZ Wine Tour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014 via mobile

Our Guide Keren McSkimming picked us up as scheduled and we joined 4 couples in a day of tasting. We visited 5 wineries each distinct and different reflecting the area. From a cave tour to enjoying a meal paired with a wine we had just tasted made for a very enjoyable day. Karen did a marvelous job of pacing the tastings so we could enjoy each winery to it's fullest and not be over served.

Joe and Linda Sherman

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Tyler, Texas
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“Excellent Wine Tour with Ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

A five hour tour with a lovely outdoor lunch. There were 4 couples in one van which allowed us to get to know one another over our 4 winery visits through some beautiful country. The wines were consistently excellent. The trip was worth every penny and then some. All of this made possible by our tour guide Jenny who was unusually well informed and just a great guide. Would do it again it a heartbeat.

Visited January 2014
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