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“Excellent day out”

Appellation Central Wine Tours
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Central Otago Wine Tours from Queenstown
Ranked #2 of 24 Food & Drink in Queenstown
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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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newcastle on tyne UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Excellent day out”
Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a great day out on this small wine tour. The vineyards were all excellent and we were given lots of information. The lunch was very enjoyable and in spectacular scenery. We thought that this tour was good value for money and would recommend it if you like wine

Visited February 2014
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“A wonderful way to sample wines in central Otago”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

We booked this tour on Viato ahead of our visit to Queenstown. The tour is operated by this company. They picked us up at the hotel in a minivan that holds 11 passengers (this is the maximum people on this tour) and off we went to explore local wines. We visited 4 wineries in two different areas of this region. In each of the wineris we sampled a number of their wines (both white and red). In one of the places we also had lunch which included a variety of locally produced items. The tour was very well organized and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. A great experience for wine lovers.

Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good wine and tour guide!”
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
Thank jack c
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
“Good Way to Sample”
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!”
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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