Experience the beauty of Central Otago, its fine wines, rich gold history and welcoming people. This Central Otago wine tour from Queenstown will take you into the heart of region, through the picturesque valleys and rolling vine-clad foothills to taste some of New Zealand's finest wines.
Central Otago has become one of the world's premier cool climate wine regions. Wines of consistently high quality are produced in the region with Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay amongst some of the world's best.
Visit four or five of Central Otago's premier vineyards on a sociable small group tour. On the Gourmet Tour, try a local cheese tasting and take a tour of New Zealand's largest underground wine cave, followed by lunch at Northburn, a high country sheep station and vineyard. The Boutique Tour will take you to smaller vineyards that are considered the gems of Central Otago. Enjoy a delightful gourmet platter lunch on both tours, and when time permits, visit Old Cromwell Town.
Gourmet Sample Itinerary (7 hours):
Gibbston Valley - Visit New Zealand's largest underground wine cave and wine tasting
Kawarau Gorge - scenic drive
Olssen's of Bannockburn - wine and local cheese tasting in a garden setting
Walk around the historic precinct of Old Cromwell
Lunch at Northburn, a high country sheep station and vineyard
Visit the iconic family run Aurum vineyard
Chard Farm - wine tasting
Optional seasonal visit to a local orchard market
Boutique Sample Itinerary (5 hours):
Peregrine Vineyard - wine tasting and spectacular architecture
Carrick Winery - lunch and wine tasting
Felton Road or Mt Difficulty Vineyard - wine tasting
Van Asch Winery for great wines with a difference
Visit to the historic precinct of Old Cromwell Town
Departure Dates: Daily Commences: Queenstown, New Zealand Departure Point: Departs from centrally located Queenstown hotels. Please note: Pick up is not available from the Hilton Queenstown or Kawarau Hotels in Kawarau Village. If you are staying at these hotels, you will need to make your own way to the The Station Building in Central Queenstown, on the corner of Shotover and Camp Streets. Please be waiting at the Bus Stop on the Camp Street side of The Station Building at least 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Departure Time:
9:30am - Gourmet tour
12:00pm - Boutique tour**
** Please note: 17th December 2013 - 11th January 2014 the Boutique tour will operate at 11am **
Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
Return Details: Returns to original departure point
Hotel pickup and drop off
All wine tastings, lunch, cave tour, cheese tastings (Gourmet option)
GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for infants aged 5 years and under
Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
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Note: Flights are NOT included and unless otherwise stated above transfers and car hire are also NOT included.