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Private Boutique Wine Tour

An unforgettable half day exploration of Central Otago’s boutique vineyards with lunch included.

Private Boutique Wine Tour

$465 pp

Per Person

5.5 hours

11.00am – 4.30pm


Premium Locations

Four premium vineyards over three contrasting wine sub-regions.

Taste award-winning wines at four of the region’s premium boutique vineyards. This exclusive tour ventures through three contrasting wine sub-regions; Gibbston, Cromwell and the Bannockburn basin.

Sit back and relax in the comfort of a luxury touring vehicle whilst your specialist Wine Guide takes you off the beaten track to explore the dramatic scenery and pioneering history.

Indulge at renowned Carrick vineyard & restaurant for lunch, savouring a delicious antipasti platter with the finest and freshest produce and choose an accompanying glass of premium wine.

You will also have an opportunity to retrace history by wandering around the charming historical precinct of Old Cromwell.

We can include other sightseeing such as AJ Hackett Bungy or Arrowtown where time permits.



  • Return hotel transfers in a luxury vehicle
  • Visit 4 premium vineyards in the Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell wine sub-regions
  • Sumptuous gourmet platter style lunch
  • Glass of premium wine with lunch
  • Visit Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
  • Full running commentary of the regions history
  • View the historic Kawarau Bridge and AJ Hackett Bungy
  • An array of sightseeing and photographic opportunities catering to your interests

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).

More about our Private Wine Tours...

If you are the more discerning wine lover, or would simply prefer the flexibility of a private tour, then together we can customise your Central Otago wine experience. 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. Let us custom design your wine touring experience, or alternatively, let us know where you would like to visit and we will arrange this all for you.

Our private wine tours below are designed for 2-9 guests. If your group is more than this, you might like to check out our Custom Wine & Bespoke Tours for custom tours or, otherwise all of our Daily Wine Tours can be run privately for groups.

Lastly, we know our region well, and include visits to any sub-region. Wanaka is a popular destination to visit and we can easily combine activities, lunch and vineyard visits on private tours. Please make an enquiry with your dream tour and let us do the rest!

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