Half or full day
10am to 4:30pm or 1pm to 5:30pm (can be on request)
Accommodation transfers, private guide and wine tastings
Lunch (various options based on your preference)Enquire Now
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.
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
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.