High Country Heli Wine Tasting Experience (exclusive access)


2 hours


On request


Accommodation transfers, private helicopter, wine tastings, cheese board and private wine guide


Year round (weather dependent)

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Savour Central Otago wines deep in the Gibbston Valley

Alpine Luxury Tours has partnered exclusively with Mt Rosa Wines to offer you the opportunity to sample some of Central Otago's finest wines; perched atop an outstanding high country station in one of the most remote and scenic winemaking regions on earth.

Starting with a short transfer to your privately chartered helicopter, your day really begins as you ascend over the stunning Gibbston valley to Mt Rosa wines. Upon touching down, you will be met by owner Guy Boanas. He will be your personal guide throughout the wine tasting. Returning to the skies, you will soar above the rugged Kawarau Gorge and experience panoramic views that extend from Aoraki Mount Cook to the Nevis Mountain Range as you make your way towards Lowburn Station.

Located on the breathtaking Pisa Range, the station is a picturesque 5,000ha family-run farm with sheep, cattle and alpacas. Boasting sweeping views across Lake Dunstan, Cromwell and Bannockburn wine regions, you will land atop the station where Guy will take you on a wine tasting journey that includes five Mt Rosa Wines. Be sure to savour Central Otago’s distinctive Pinot Noir as you indulge in local cheeses hand-selected to complement each wine, while taking in the spectacular view across alpine meadows and rugged snow-capped peaks.

During the tasting, you will discover how this challenging high-altitude environment has led to consistently superb wines, worldwide recognition and multiple international awards. At the conclusion of the tour, you will board your private helicopter once more and enjoy a scenic descent towards Queenstown.

By no means is this itinerary set in stone from the moment you book. Our local guides love personally tailoring our tours to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Contact us to customise this special day and ensure your Queenstown adventure is truly remarkable.

Mt Rosa
Mt Rosa
Heli wine tasting
Heli wine tasting

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Our Dream Wedding

From very first contact with Lee, I knew I had FINALLY found what I was looking for. Planning an overseas wedding proved difficult with all correspondence via email. I was about to give up! Then I was recommended Alpine Luxury Tours! We chose to have a 5 hr private tour as apart of our wedding day. Our tour was well thought out, the experience made our wedding extra special and definitely memorable. All our guest had an incredible day. No matter what your occasion, Alpine Luxury Tours will make your trip extra special. We cannot wait to go back!!

Great coordination, highly flexible, travel in comfort

We actually had multiple days with Alpine Luxury Tours. Jamie was our driver/host on all 3 days. We were a small group so it was very easy to discuss our destinations. We did the wine tour (slight changes due to the weather), Tasman glacier hike/helo ride, and Dart river jetboat ride/Arrowtown tour. Separate reviews were done for those specific events. Alpine Luxury Tours provided us with lunch for certain events, transport to/ from activities and narration along our routes. Many thanks to Jamie who made our vacation a truly memorable visit.

Simply Spectacular

Such stunning scenery at Middle Earth!!! What a spectacular place to visit, the Middle Earth waterfalls is one of New Zealand's best things to do! The glacier, waterfalls, alpine flowers/moss all add up to make this not only a unique experience, but was quite awe inspiring too. Lee was amazing to deal with, going out of his way to ensure that we could go on this helicopter flight..... firstly cancelled due to Covid in March 2020, and then due to weather. An amazing experience shared with family. Would absolutely recommend this fantastic opportunity to you all.

A magic 48hrs

Fantastic! Lee is an absolute pro, every detail is taken care of and you are guaranteed a super comfortable, enjoyable experience. You can tell he's a local and really loves the area, his insider knowledge adds value to the trip and helped ensure we made the most of every moment. And to top it off he's a bloody good bloke! I'll be on the phone to book him in again if I'm lucky enough to spend more time in Central Otago.

Stuart M