Much more than a taste experience!

Welcome to Appellation Wine Tours


Appellation Wine Tours are Queenstown’s premium wine touring specialist. After 19 years of experience, our tours ensure you get to experience the very best of what Central Otago has to offer led by expert Wine Guides

Departing daily from Queenstown, our premium wine tours take you off the beaten track into the heart of Central Otago, a wine region famous for its outstanding cool-climate wines, boutique vineyards, dramatic scenery and a fascinating pioneering history – the perfect South Island and New Zealand wine tour destination.

Tours are led by expert Wine Guides with a wealth of knowledge of local sights, history and wine. Daily tour itineraries change every day with vineyard requests available upon booking. Some vineyards have craft beer tastings available too – just mention this in your booking comments and we will endeavour to book these wineries for your requested tour.

Group tours can also be arranged from Wanaka and Cromwell. Enquire now and start planning your ultimate Central Otago wine touring experience.

Daily Tours...

Join one of our daily group wine tours and explore Central Otago wine country, or our sightseeing tour filled with Queenstown and Arrowtown highlights


Daily Wine Tours

Immerse yourself among the boutique vineyards and spectacular alpine scenery of Central Otago. Taste premium, cool-climate wines from Gibbston, Cromwell, Bannockburn or Wanaka, with some craft beer tastings available on request! Half day and full day options available.

From $165 per adult


Daily Sightseeing Tours

Be wowed on this guided morning sightseeing tour with panoramic views from Queenstown to Skippers Canyon through to Arrowtown. This morning tours combines with the Classic Wine Tour for a full day of extraordinary sights & exquisite wines!

From $115 per adult

Daily Tours...

Join one of our small group wine tours or a sightseeing tour for a great insight into the local sights and Central Otago wine region

Daily Tours

Join a daily group tour and discover the best wine and food the region has to offer. Half day and full day tours available.

Private Wine Tours

The ultimate Central Otago Experience. Travel in style with our luxury vehicles and enjoy an exlcusive wine tour tailored to suit your interests.

Combo Wine Tours

Save time and money by booking on of our combination packages where we book and you save!

Customised Wine Tours

Specialising in customised tours for any group event or memorable occasion. Arrangements can be made for any group size, age range and level of wine interest.

Private wine tours...

Our local knowledge and familiarity with the vineyards of Central Otago is at your disposal for an intimate half or full day wine experience in a thriving wine region 

Private Wine Tours

Choose on of our set itineraries or create a custom wine tour

Join an expert wine guide on a tasting journey to some of New Zealand’s most renowned vineyards. Flexible with times and can include activities and sightseeing.

Heli & Wine Tours

Half Day & Full Day tours available

Start with a spectacular scenic flight with an alpine landing, and then enjoy a private, chauffeured wine tour around one of our wondering wine sub-regions.

Golf & Wine Tours

Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown

Enjoy a morning golfing at your leisure, and spend your afternoon discovering some of Appellation’s favourite boutique vineyards.

Combo wine tours

Squeeze as much action into your Queenstown visit as possible!

Save time, money and hassle, with fun and interesting days… and at special discounted rates – not to be missed!

Thunder & Wine Tour

10am, 11am or 12.00pm Thunderjet, 1pm Classic
10am Thunderjet, 11am Boutique

Enjoy an adrenaline-filled hour of jet boating followed by a relaxing afternoon among the boutique vineyards of Central Otago.

From $265 /adult
From $159 /child

Zip & Sip Wine Tour

Start time varys. Finish 5pm

Spend a morning among the trees followed by a afternoon among the vines! Two tour options available and can be completed over one day.

Moa / Classic $299
Kea / Classic $349
More Combo Wine Tours...

Golf & Wine

8:15am to 4:30pm

Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown – Golf and Wine.

$390 pp Arrowtown$490 pp Millbrook

Wine & Rail Trail

9:30am to 2:30pm

A day among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago, a perfect introduction to the Central Otago wine region and great addition to your Otago Central Rail Trail experience.


Customer Reviews

Our customers love our local knowledge and familiarity with the vineyards of Central Otago.  Here’s a small sample of the rave reviews we get on Trip Advisor…

“I was expecting expert wine advice and good commentary. I wasn’t expecting so much else for free. Like our guide knowing everybody we met, or the stunning old Cromwell Town, or the breathtaking scenery. This is exactly how wine tours should be, relaxed, varied, informative and unforgettable.” – Chris, NZ

“Did a full day tour with a small group of lovely people. Would totally recommend this tour. What an awesome way to see some fabulous countryside, (views to die for) experience some delicious boutique wines and meet some fantastic people along the way. Not to mention our tour guide, who really made the day, so friendly and extremely knowledgeable” – Suzanne

“This tour was amazing and Martin was the perfect balance of knowledge and personality! The lunch stop was delicious, almost as good as the wines.”

“Just wanted to say thank you again for the wonderful wine tour. I raved about your company to the staff at Rydges and have recommended your tour to my friends in Melbourne. As soon as I get back to the States I’ll start the promotion there! I learned a tremendous amount, had a great time and received great value for money – all measures of a successful day for me! Your tour is well planned, professional and a major benefit to the Central Otago region.” – Laura, USA

“Just a quick note to let you know what a fantastic time we had on your Gourmet Wine Tour. It was truly the highlight of our trip. Even the weather was perfect!” – Linda, Australia

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