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Appellation Wine Tours is Queenstown’s leading premium wine tasting tour company with over 21 years of experience showcasing the finest wine, scenery and history throughout Central Otago.
Appellation Wine Tours is a locally owned and operated business. We appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you on tour!
Our award-winning all-inclusive wine tasting tours have been designed to educate, enlighten and indulge you with the very best of what Central Otago has to offer. We hope to leave you with a lasting impression of a perfect and memorable day out.
Our Specialist Wine Guides have a true passion for Central Otago and they are eager to share their knowledge of local sights and history and of course everything wine!
Our Daily Wine Tasting Tours are designed for individuals, couples or groups to enjoy a spectacular day out in Central Otago wine country together. Departing from Queenstown, visit up to three wine sub-regions including Gibbston, Cromwell and Bannockburn. See, taste and learn the unique differences of each region.
Whether you choose a small-group tour or a Private Wine Tasting Tour, you will experience regions famous for their outstanding cool-climate wines, boutique vineyards, dramatic scenery and fascinating pioneering history.
We change our tour itineraries every day and vineyard requests can be included when notified in advance. Some vineyards also offer craft beer tastings and we can endeavour to include these venues if they are of interest.
So start planning your Central Otago wine tasting touring experience today! We can’t wait to have you along.
Join one of our daily small-group tours and experience the best of the region
Experience an indulgent and diverse full-day wine tasting touring adventure showcasing the very best sights and tastes from the Central Otago region.
Enjoy a guided tour through New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave at Gibbston Valley Winery, and savour a unique 5-dish gourmet lunch cooked in retired oak barrels and perfectly matched with 5 wines at The Stoaker Room restaurant.
Enjoy wine tastings from four premium vineyards over three contrasting wine sub-regions; Gibbston and the lesser-known Cromwell and Bannockburn basin.
Stop in for lunch at a vineyard restaurant and savour a delightful platter-style lunch made with locally sourced produce and accompanied by a flight of wines.
While away the afternoon in the "Valley of the Vines".
Get a real taste for Central Otago wines on this fun and interactive afternoon tour. Let one of our experienced Wine Guides whisk you away to Queenstown’s neighbouring wine region, Gibbston, aptly known as the “Valley of the Vines”.
Sit back, relax and soak up the sights and attractions on a morning of guided sightseeing.
The Queenstown Highlights Tour visits Arrowtown, Gibbston, AJ Hackett Bungy, Gibbston Valley Winery and makes sure you leave no highlights unseen!
Our local knowledge and strong relationships with the vineyards of Central Otago will ensure you a highly personalised wine experience
Join an expert wine guide on a wine tasting journey to some of New Zealand’s most renowned vineyards. Choose one of our set itineraries or let us create a custom wine tasting tour for you with full flexibility.
Enjoy a private, chauffeured wine tasting tour around three wine sub-regions with a spectacular heli-flight over scenic wine country. This is a truly memorable and unique wine touring experience.
Combine our iconic wine tours with an outstanding range of Queenstown experiences and let us save you time and money
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