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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A fantastic 2 day guided hike cycle and wine tasting

2 of us have had a great couple of days being guided from Queenstown by Jamie . Day 1 we had a hike and great picnic lunch and then cycle . Very professional and well organised . Day 2 had 5 wineries to visit . Jamie was incredibly knowledgable and had arranged super , small boutique wineries for us to visit . So organised and we were made to few very welcome at all the cellar doors we visited Overall - highly recommend this Co - a superb addition to our stay in Queenstown

LucyM296 Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Great Day (Queenstown Wine and Cardrona Distillery Tour)

Our family of four booked a wine tour with Lee in late December 2019. Lee was extremely flexible and responsive to our group - his kind and friendly demeanor made the tour seem more like a day out with a friend rather than a tour. The tour (ie Lee) was full of interesting information, laughs and friendly exchange coupled with excellent locations to visit - the day was excellent from start to finish. Thank you, Lee!!1

AlasitsAlice New York, New York, United States
Tour of a Lifetime! (Untouched back country heli tour

My husband and I did the "Untouched Heli and Hike Tour" and it was absolutely the highlight of our entire trip. The crew was is top notch, which made the experience even better. Highly recommend any tour which will take your to the Middle Earth Waterfalls, this by far was the most amazing place / landscape i have ever seen. You got chills walking through this area! It was out of this world! Thanks again Lee for the amazing tour! If we are ever in Queenstown again, I know we'll be in touch!

Amazing trip to Milford Sound

Steve was a fantastic host and driver. Every part of the trip to Milford ran to time. Steves timing was impeccable resulting in crowd free stops at spectacular stops along the way. The drive included very informative commentary about features along the way as well as interesting history and modern interruptions related to NZ. The lunch provided was delicious. I would recommend alpine luxury tours to anyone wanting the personal touch to a tour whilst being kept informed along the way and have a bit of a laugh.