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When there are whisky and spirits to be discovered, why stop at wine! Learn the secrets behind the distilling process of artisanal spirits.
Take in the rugged landscape of the Wakatipu Basin whilst enjoying a scenic drive over the rugged alpine Crown Range (New Zealand’s highest main road) to Cardrona.
Learn the spirit-making process, from grain to glass, with a tour of the world’s southernmost whisky-making facility; the family-owned Cardrona Distillery. Understand how to distinguish the subtle layers, colours and textures of a prised whisky and sample their award-winning gin and vodka.
Enjoy multiple panoramic photo opportunities, including the iconic Cardrona Hotel and Crowne Range, before descending into the world class Pinot Noir wine region of Gibbston for a gorgeous platter lunch.
Your passionate Appellation guide will impart all there is to know about the local region and its history.
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!