Gibbston – Cromwell - Bannockburn
Tour prices: $190 per person
Minimum of 3 persons required for tour to run
Private Charter, book complete Mini Coach, max 6 persons $900.00
Central Otago is a special place with its unique mix of soils, sun, and Terroir, to use a French term.
All of this contributes to an ideal location to grow premium grapes. The star attraction is the Pinot Noir variety used to create Burgundy style red wines. We will take you right into the heart of the Pinot Noir vineyards and show you the vines, grapes, and the wine making processes.
Your tour includes tasting at a great selection of the best vineyards available. Most establishments will be able to offer:
Reds: Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot, and special blends
Whites: Chardonay, Reisling, Gerwurtztraminer, Sauvignon’s and more
Sparkling: Super examples from Pinot and other varieties
Desert Wines: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and more
The tour will start at your Queenstown hotel and travel out through the Wakatipu valley passing Lake Hayes and then the Kawarau River Gorge.
The vineyards are collected in two main areas:
Gibbston - within the rock sided valley created by the Kawarau river, and
Bannockburn - on the relatively easy country where the river valley opens out near Cromwell. We can visit both areas with a selection of vineyards in each area. Discuss with our driver/guide if you have a particular preference.
The number of vineyards visited depends on how long you linger with your tasting, but we typically visit five plus establishments on our way round.
It is not all about drinking wines. Included in your tour package is a complimentary platter served at one our specially selected vineyards with a mix of quality NZ cheeses and tasty additions to please all tastes. Great wines with super cheeses, you can’t beat it.
Many of the wineries visited operate Cellar Door shopping opportunities for you to stock up on your favourites at direct to the consumer prices. If you can’t carry these with you the Vineyard will usually arrange courier services. These purchases are at your own expense. Most vineyard Cellar Doors take major credit cards.
Our wine tours include tasting at two wineries. Meals and wine purchases are at your own cost.
Prices quoted are NZ$ including Goods and Services tax.
Go to our TOURS site for more information and our automated booking calendar.