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’s wine experience in a thriving wine region. 

Private Queenstown Wine Tours

For the more discerning wine lover, or simply people who prefer the flexibility of a private tour.  Join one of our senior wine guides on a wine tasting journey to some of New Zealand’s most memorable vineyards, at your own pace. Our local knowledge and familiarity with the vineyards of Central Otago is at your disposal for an intimate half or full day’s wine experience in a thriving wine region.

Packages are tailor made for you, and we encourage you to advise us of any varietal or vineyard preferences when booking.

Private Boutique Wine Tour

5 1/2 hours – $POA

An afternoon among the boutique vineyards and spectacular scenery of Central Otago. We can combine this with sightseeing – including the AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge and Arrowtown where time and desire permit.

  • Courtesy pick up and drop off in luxury vehicle
  • Tastings at 4 vineyards in the Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn/Cromwell regions
  • A delightful vineyard gourmet platter lunch with a glass of premium wine
  • Stroll through Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
  • An array of sightseeing and photograph opportunities catering to your interests
  • Specialist wine guide

Private Gourmet Scenic Wine Tour

7 hours – $POA

A tailor made, full-day wine tour of Central Otago vineyards for individuals, couples or small groups. We can combine this with sightseeing – including the AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge and Arrowtown where time and desire permit. This tour is perfect for wine and food lovers.

  • Courtesy pick up and drop off in a luxury vehicle
  • Tastings at 4 vineyards in the Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn/Cromwell regions
  • 5 gourmet dishes cooked in wine barrels and paired with matching wines
  • Take a tour in New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave
  • A cheese and wine presentation at one of the vineyards
  • Stroll through Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
  • Abundant sightseeing opportunities catered to your interests
  • Specialist wine guide

    Premium Half Day Heli & Wine Tour

    5 hours - $999 per person

    This tour starts with a spectacular one-way, scenic flight in a luxury, 5-seater Hughes MD500 Helicopter. This stunning flight takes you high into the Remarkables Mountains for an alpine landing, time for photos then continuing on to land at a vineyard in Gibbston.

    • An Appellation guide greets you at the vineyard and begins your private chauffeured journey by road. This tour also includes:
    • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off in own luxury vehicle
    • Tastings at 3 premium vineyards
    • A gourmet platter lunch and glass of premium wine
    • An exclusive wine tasting with a local winemaker or vineyard owner
    • An optional visit to historic Arrowtown
    • Specialist wine guide

    Exclusive Full Day Heli & Wine Tour

    7 hours - $1499 per person

    Departing Queenstown mid-morning with a scenic heli-flight into the Remarkables.

    From there the heli-flight takes an extended flight through the Remarkables and cruising at altitude reveals the gorges and valleys between Queenstown and Bannockburn to arrive in the heart of the wine region. 

    An Appellation guide meets you at the Bannockburn vineyard and begins your private, chauffeured journey throughout Cromwell, Bannockburn and the Gibbston wine regions. The tour also includes:

    • Complimentary pick-up and drop-off in own luxury vehicle
    • An exclusive wine tasting with a local winemaker or vineyard owner
    • Tastings at 4 premium vineyards
    • Cheese and wine pairing at local vineyard
    • A la carte main course lunch at Mt Difficulty, together with a glass of premium wine
    • An optional visit to either Old Cromwell Town or Arrowtown
    • Specialist wine guide

    Private Golf & Wine Tour

    7 hours - $POA per person

    Experience the sights, smells and tastes of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and Central Otago. Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown – Golf and Wine. 

    Morning Golf

    Departing Queenstown accommodation, you will be taken to one of Queenstown’s stunning golf courses – Arrowtown Golf Club or Millbrook Resort. You will be set up with premium quality TaylorMade golf clubs, golf cart, balls and green fees for 9 holes of golf. You will then be left to enjoy  golfing at your leisure. Time allowed – 2.5 hrs. Note: for Millbrook Golf, a spa treatment can be substituted for golf.  

    Afternoon Wine Tour

    You will be met by your Appellation guide at the golf club.  Your afternoon is spent discovering some of Appellation’s favourite boutique vineyards, tasting some of the region's fine wines and enjoying a gourmet platter style lunch in a vineyard.

    Please note:  A minimum of 2 adults applies to all of our private tours.