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Custom and Bespoke Wine Tours

Create your own dream tour!  From adventure to luxury and everything in between.

Custom and Bespoke Wine Tours

We love to create customised and bespoke wine tours that ensure groups get the most out of their visit to Queenstown. Custom Wine Tours might include an occasion such as a birthday,a family reunion, a hen’s party or post-wedding celebration.

You might have a few ideas of things you would like to incorporate, or alternatively, if you are looking for something unique and extraordinary, we have a selection of ideas we can suggest so you find what you are looking for! Be sure to check out our set itineraries on our Private Wine Tours page as well.

Custom Wine Tours can be created for any group size (2 – 60+) and for any length of time. If you are just looking for return transfers to a particular vineyard, or you are looking for a full day out with a variety of both vineyard stops, scenic stops or even incorporating other activities, let us design your perfect itinerary to suit your time and budget requirements.

We have access to many special rates from other local operators that we can incorporate into the tour and guarantee you will be getting the best possible deal.

We offer a comprehensive selection of packages to cater for a wide range of requirements.  They vary considerably from a short tour out to the local vineyards near to Queenstown, to quite extensive and varied day out incorporating activities from jet boating, gold panning to scenic helicopter flights.

We also have a wide variety of vehicles from luxury sedans through to large buses should you have a large group to cater for. Depending on the group size, we may be able to arrange an itinerary where you can visit all of the vineyards together, or split the groups to visit different vineyards and meet together for lunch, and then swap over. Whatever you decide, we will create an itinerary that will be sure to impress.

Sample Custom Wine Tours

We can customise a tour to suit your needs, time available, and budget. Here are a few examples of what we can put together for you:

  • Afternoon Outing – Visiting a local vineyard for a wine tasting and a local brewery for a craft beer and wood-fired pizzas, then finish with a visit to historic Arrowtown.
  • Adventure and Wine – An adventurous bungy jump or jet boat ride down the Kawarau river followed by 2 -3 vineyards for wine tasting and lunch.
  • Total Luxury – Consider a spectacular helicopter flight through the Remarkable Mountains with an alpine landing, then visit our selection of vineyards with an a la carte lunch at Mt Difficulty (or similar).
  • Hens party / Bachelorette party – A wine tasting trail with the bride-to-be in mind. Enjoy a variety of tastings together including a tour through Gibbston Valley wine cave, and antipasto platters with sparkling wine to celebrate.

Multi Award Winning Wine Tours

Don't just take our word for it! Our reviews speak for themselves...
  • “Such a brilliant day out. Perfect for couples or groups of friends. We were 7 girls and completely looked after by our guide. 

    All wineries are beautiful and all different. There is so much information about the surrounding areas, how each property started an abundance of knowledge on wine. Highly recommend.

     Pick-ups from Queenstown hotels and back. We felt very lucky to be able to experience such a wonderful tour with an excellent tour company!” 

    sunnytimes0, Sept 2021 (Trip Advisor).
  • “After tossing up whether to do the hop on hop off bus I am so pleased we chose Appellation Tours instead. Door to door service and Gary our guide was knowledgeable, fun and professional. 

    We were guaranteed seating at all wineries and there was no queuing or waiting around for tastings and cellar tours. Something you need to think about when it’s cold outside! Just so seamless and easy. 

    Beautiful wines and a great afternoon with lots of information and laughs.”  

    Quest64601253864, Aug, 2021 (Trip Advisor).
  • “Such luxury to be collected from our hotel by Gary in a comfortable modern vehicle to be driven from vineyard to vineyard through the magnificent countryside of Central Otago – and Gary knew the history of wine growing in this area, and the details of each vineyard and its wines, our perfect host, companion and guide for the day. 

    Gary’s personable style, with friendly introductions to each cellar door manager and brilliant driving, helped make our day perfect”. 

    Observer4242, Nov 2021 (Trip Advisor).
  • “Third time around for us on this wine tour, once again did not disappoint. Excellent tour great wine and food very informative and funny tour guide was great.”

     richf10975, Nov 2021 (Trip Advisor).
  • “Paul was incredibly knowledgeable and easy to talk to with all sorts of great information about wine making, the vineyards and about the history of Queenstown itself. 

    We’re glad that we chose to do the tour as you can leave the decision making to the experts! 

    We got to visit 4 fantastic vineyards and had a great lunch, it was incredibly good value. Next time we come to Queenstown we plan to do a private tour. 

    Thank you so much Paul!!! 10 stars!” 

    teresas376, Oct 2021 (Trip Advisor).
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