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.

Cloudy Bay Shed Lunch 3 courses lunch
12 oysters, fresh or tempura or 1 cheese platter for 2
1 course to choose among the 4 mains of the menu
(excl sharing platter)
1 dessert
1 glass of wine of guest choice

Cloudy Bay Shed Lunch Sharing platter
5 items of the current Jack’s Raw Bar Menu ie: oysters, mini bao
buns, salmon poke, roast beetroot salad, arancinis. Items may be
subject to change.
1 glass of wine of guest choice

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).

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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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!!

NandTKnight
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.

zavalaphilam
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.

525paulinet
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