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Gourmet Food and Wine Tour From Queenstown with Lunch Included

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icon6 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Discover some of New Zealand's finest wines on a full-day tour of the Central Otago wine region from Queenstown. Visit multiple wineries, sip wine in Australasia's largest wine cave, enjoy a gourmet lunch, and sample locally made cheeses. You also visit the Cromwell Heritage Precinct and learn about the Otago Gold Rush. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group wine tour that includes wine tastings, lunch, transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Central Otago wine region tour from Queenstown
  • Sample delicious New Zealand wines at several wineries
  • Small group ensures a personalized experience
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Lunch
Wine tastings at 4 vineyards over 3 contrasting wine sub-regions
Knowledgeable Wine Guide with fascinating commentary
Transport by luxury vehicle
Courtesy hotel pickup and drop-off (write to us if yours is not listed).
Snacks
Gratuities
Alcoholic drinks or wine purchases (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is not on the drop-down menu, simply mention this in the notes and we will get back to you with the exact pick-up time. Please be ready and waiting in reception or outside 5 minutes prior to your pick-up time.

Departure Time

9:30 AM
Start your tour with morning pickup at your hotel in Queenstown and transport by air-conditioned minivan to the Central Otago wine region.

Travel through the South Island wine region, one of the world's premier cool-climate wine regions. High-quality varietals thrive here, including pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris, and riesling.  

Enjoy your first tasting inside the wine cave at Gibbston Valley Winery. From there, stop at another Gibbston winery for tastings, then go to a third vineyard for a gourmet lunch paired with wine.

In the afternoon, see heritage buildings in Old Cromwell and hear more about New Zealand's largest gold rush, which took place during the 1860s in Central Otago. Then head to a winery in the Cromwell or Bannockburn wine region for your last wine tasting of the day where the wine is paired with locally made cheeses.

Your tour ends with hotel drop-off in Queenstown.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Lake Hayes
Take in the incredible views of Lake Hayes on a good day.
Pass By:  
Kawarau Suspension Bridge
View the historic Kawarau Suspension Bridge and home of the AJ Hackett Bungy
Pass By:  
AJ Hackett Kawarau Bungy Centre
You might get to see people throwing themselves off the bridge on the way past!
Stop At:  
Bannockburn
Bannockburn is the second wine sub-region we visit and we will stop into one of the many vineyards here for a tasting.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gibbston Valley Winery
Take a guided tour through New Zealand's largest wine cave.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Stoaker Room
Enjoy an unforgettable wine and food matching experience. Utilising retired French Oak Pinot Noir wine barrels, Wild Earth steams, bakes, grills and smokes their delicious array of regional food, which is then matched with Wild Earth wines.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cromwell Heritage Precinct
Optional visit to historic Cromwell town (time & weather permitting)
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Gibbston
We head back into the Gibbston region for a tasting and cheese pairing.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cromwell
Cromwell is the third wine sub-region we visit on this tour. We will stop into one of the many vineyards here for a tasting.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Arrowtown Chinese Settlement
Our final stop for the day is in historic Arrowtown. Check out the Chinese Settlement or take a wander down the main street.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Age: Minimum 6
  • Child seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people is required for the tour to run
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • As of October 2019 this tour will be 6 hours (9:30-3:30pm) with all the same inclusions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Appellation Wine Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Gourmet Food and Wine Tour From Queenstown with Lunch Included?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Gourmet Food and Wine Tour From Queenstown with Lunch Included?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Spoilt!!
Stacey_L
, Jul 2021
Would highly recommend. Our driver Gary super fun and extremely knowledgeable. The setting, tastings and the food extremely hard to beat will do again!!
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Fantastic
Catherine
, Feb 2020
We had Gary as our tour guide and he was fantastic! I would highly recommend this wine tour - the entire experience was great and Gary was very knowledgeable. We did several wine tours around New Zealand and this was both mine and my partners favourite.
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Great day, awesome experience!
cmccrae_33
, May 2019
Our tour guide Debbie was awesome! Very knowledgeable abut the area not just the wines and even went off the beaten track to show us some beautiful views of the stunning region. The tour took us to 3 Vineyards none of us had been to and the Gibbston Valley cave was magical as was the Domain Road vineyard and Stonyridge estate was stunning! The lunch at Stokers in Cromwell was delicious and each course had a wine paired with it, would highly recommend this tour!

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