Appellation Wine Tours ensure you get a premium wine touring experience, the very best of what Central Otago has to offer led by expert Wine Guides.
The Central Otago wine region spreads from the outskirts of Queenstown's Wakatipu Basin through picturesque valleys and dramatic gorges to the rolling vine-clad foothills of Bannockburn and beyond. The region itself is made up of six wine sub-regions each with their own climate soil and soil variations which producing both aromatic and burgundy varieties.
Departing daily from Queenstown, our premium wine tours take you off the beaten track into the heart of Central Otago, a wine region famous for its outstanding cool-climate wines, boutique vineyards, dramatic scenery and a fascinating pioneering history the perfect South Island and New Zealand wine tour destination.
Join us for our 5.5 hour Boutique Wine Tour. Immerse yourself among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago. Sample premium wines from two different wine sub-regions with a light platter lunch and glass of premium wine included.
Visit 4 premium vineyards over 2 contrasting wine sub-regions (Gibbston and Cromwell/Bannockburn basin) Relax amongst good company with a delicious light platter lunch. Match a glass of premium wine with your lunch. Visit Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting) Stunning drive through the Kawarau Gorge whilst learning about the early pioneering history of this rugged region View the historic Kawarau Bridge and the original AJ Hackett Bungy Maximum of 12 guests per tour creating enough atmosphere to be sociable but small enough to be interactive Note: Some wineries are producing amazing craft beers as well! If there is someone coming along who would prefer beer, please let us know and we can try to accommodate.
Join us for our Full Day (7 hours) Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour. A relaxed and varied full day of fine cuisine and good company. Experience an exquisite wild food & wine food pairing experience, sampling local cheeses, chocolates and tasting premium cool-climate wines in one of the world's great Pinot Noir wine regions.
Visit 4 premium vineyards over 2 contrasting wine sub-regions (Gibbston and Cromwell/Bannockburn basin) Tour through New Zealand's largest wine cave, enjoy a cheese and wine presentation, a stunning drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge, Gibbston and Bannockburn' View the original AJ Hackett bungy bridge, take a stroll through the historic precinct of OId Cromwell and the must-see goldmining settlement of Arrowtown. Exquisite lunch matched with wines, Sample locally made hand-crafted chocolates. Maximum of 12 guests per tour creating enough atmosphere to be sociable but small enough to be interactive.