Much more than a taste experience!

Welcome to Appellation Wine Tours


Appellation Wine Tours
 is Queenstown’s leading premium wine tour operator with 20 years of experience. Our award-winning wine tours are led by expert Wine Guides that ensure you get to experience the very best of what Central Otago has to offer.

Departing daily from Queenstown, our daily wine tours take you off the beaten track into the heart of Central Otago. Visit two contrasting wine-sub regions (Gibbston and Bannockburn /Cromwell) where you will get to taste the differences and appreciate both.

The 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 everything 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 departing Queenstown 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 $169 per adult

Daily Sightseeing Tours

Be wowed on this guided morning sightseeing tour with not-to-be-missed scenic sights and attractions! Visit viewpoints, Arrowtown, AJ Hacket bungy and a vineyard estate to finish! Combine with the Classic Wine Tour for a full day of extraordinary sights & exquisite wines!

From $119 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 history of Central Otago

Small-Group Tours

Join a daily group wine or sightseeing tour and discover the best ights, 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 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 Tour

An experience not to be missed!

See spectacular scenery by both road and air with a wine tour like no other! Enjoy a private, chauffeured wine tour around two wine sub-regions with a helicopter flight over the vines and an altitude landing with photograph opportunities.

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!

Jetboat & Wine Tour

10am, 11am or 12pm  Jetbat ride, 1pm Classic
10am Jetboat ride, 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.

$POA

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…

“There are a lot of wine tours available out of Queenstown to choose from and I’m glad we choice this one. Vickie was our guide for the day and not only was she knowledgeable about the area, she is also very friendly with winery owners and staff which made our tastings so much better. But best of all, Vickie’ s sense of humor, we spent the entire day laughing and feeling like we’d known each other for years. Thanks for a great day!” – Michelle, 16/05/2019 Trip Advisor

“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.”

“We couldn’t rate this wine tour more highly! What a wonderful day out, such an informative and all round lovely guide. The selected vineyards to visit were wonderful with such lovely and knowledgeable tasting hosts and the most delicious spread for lunch. The scenery in between vineyards was breathtaking and the bus we have had was extremely comfortable. A must for all wine lovers!!” – Mel&Steve 13/05/2019 Trip Advisor

“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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