Queenstown and Central Otago Exclusive Wine Tour
Join us on the Queenstown & Central Otago Wine Tour which is an outstanding way to experience the stunning wines of both the Bannockburn and the Gibbston wine regions in Central Otago which are famed for it’s Pinot Noir.
We will drive you through Central Otago to Bannockburn where we will go to the cellar door at Mt Difficulty, located on famed Felton Road before visiting the top wineries and cellar doors in the Gibbston Valley wine region.
Create an unforgettable wine experience with your very own private local guide in the comfort of our luxury European vehicles.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Local taxes
- Bottled water
- Wine tasting fees
- Professional Driver/guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private tour
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Lunch (highly recommend booking in advance your preferred winery restaurant)
- Coffee/tea (available to purchase)
- This morning I will pick you up at your accommodation for the Queenstown & Central Otago Wine Tour and take a scenic drive through the Kawarau gorge with stunning alpine scenery before arriving in the rugged landscape of Bannockburn in Central Otago.
We begin our wine tasting at the Cellar Door at Mt Difficulty, located on famed Felton Road. We have the option to have lunch at Mt Difficulty Winery Restaurant or carry on through to Gibbston for a late lunch.
Lunch Recommendations (at own expense)
Mt Difficulty Winery Restaurant – offers the ultimate winery lunch with amazing views and the menu showcases the freshest of produce, with a choice of substantial fare or platters to share.
Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant – offers a seasonal menu featuring carefully selected ingredients that reflect local flavours with both an à la carte menu and 2 course wine matched options.
Amisfield Bistro – multi-award winning restaurant offers a 3 course ‘Trust the Chef’ lunch with optional wine matching.
Gibbston wine region
After lunch, we’ll drive through the Gibbston wine region and visit some of the top wineries to sample more stunning wines and we’ll also stop in at a new boutique tasting room. Wet Jacket Cellar Door is located in a beautifully converted 150-year-old former wool shed. Part of the working wool shed has been kept intact so you can see how the wool once came off the sheep and was pressed into bales for market and touch the fleeces. Enjoy the full range of Wet Jacket wines which are only available here and in a few of the top restaurants in the country.
We will then drive through Arrowtown, a beautiful historic gold miners town that’s well worth a wander down the main street and a stroll through the Chinese Settlement from the 19th century gold mining era before returning to your hotel in Queenstown.
Departure Point :Your Queenstown Hotel or Lodge
Departure Time :10:00 AM
Return Detail :Your Hotel or Lodge
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Minimum age is 18 years (New Zealand drinking minimum age)
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.