Queenstown & Central Otago Wine Tour

Duration:

Half or full day

Time:

10am to 4:30pm or 1pm to 5:30pm (can be on request)

Includes:

Accommodation transfers, private guide and wine tastings

Additional:

Lunch (various options based on your preference)

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Experience the best of Central Otago wine, a region world-renowned for its Pinot Noir.

Your personal guide will transport you through picturesque Kawarau Gorge in the comfort of our Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van to Bannockburn, the heart of the Central Otago wine region.

Immerse your senses in a wine tasting at one of Bannockburn’s top wineries, Mt Difficulty, perched high on the famed Felton Road. Choosing to indulge at their Winery Restaurant for lunch will let you savour their locally-sourced menu while enjoying dramatic views overlooking Lake Dunstan and the Cromwell basin.

You will then venture into the Gibbston Valley wine region; known as the ‘Valley of the Vines’, nestled between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge. Here we delight in more world-class Pinot Noir at some of the best wineries and cellar doors in the region.

Following the conclusion of your final tasting, you will be transported back to your accomodation.

Lunch Recommendations

We’re lucky to have some of the best gourmet dining, award-winning vineyards and charming local cafés in New Zealand. We can tailor lunch options to suit every taste.

Mt Difficulty Winery Restaurant
The ultimate winery lunch. Mt Difficulty are renowned for their dramatic views and stylish food showcasing fresh produce and local cuisine.

Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan
An honest, comforting and social winery lunch experience with individual and shared plate options, Akarua is the perfect choice for those looking for hand-crafted cuisine that’s made from scratch with a focus on quality, taste and seasonality (bookings recommended). Learn more

Amisfield Bistro
If you’d prefer a sophisticated lunch experience with the ‘wow’ factor, look no further than the multi-award-winning Amisfield Bistro. With a focus on seasonal paddock-to-table cuisine, the three-course ‘Trust the Chef’ lunch with optional wine matchings that promise to leave your taste buds singing (bookings recommended).

Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant
Combining a stunning setting with an elegant seasonal menu, Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant features carefully selected ingredients that reflect local flavours with an à la carte menu and two course, wine-matched options.

Our local guides love to being able to personally tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Contact us to customise your special day and ensure your Queenstown adventure is truly unforgettable.

Cloudy Bay
Cloudy Bay
Mt Rosa
Mt Rosa
Cloudy Bay Shed Lunch Platter
Cloudy Bay Shed Lunch Platter
Cheese board Mt Rosa
Cheese board Mt Rosa
Mt Rosa
Mt Rosa
Peregrine wines
Peregrine wines

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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

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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!

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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.

elise1521
Wow!!! What an outstanding day

We have fallen in love with Queenstown after this tour. Lee is so knowledgeable and passionate about the area and adding his passion for gold mining and vast historical knowledge of the area we had an unbelievable personal Queenstown experience. We drove down into Skippers canyon and were surprised with a delicious morning tea at the school house. This was followed by panning for gold at deep creek and a stone skimming competition. Both Lee and Paul were so amazing with our young children (both pre school) that this was their highlight (as well as ours) of the trip. Highly recommend Alpine Luxury Tours to anyone. AMAZING........

Mike