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Boutique Wine Tour

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

Boutique Wine Tour

$
$239 pp

5.5 hours

11am – 4.30pm

4

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Four premium vineyards over three contrasting wine sub-regions

Discover world-class wines on this fun and interactive small-group wine tour offering a great taste of Central Otago’s wine, history, sights and cuisine.

Enjoy wine tastings from four premium vineyards over three contrasting wine sub-regions; Gibbston and the lesser-known Cromwell and Bannockburn basin.

Stop in for a lunch at Carrick Winery and Restaurant (or a similar lunch venue if not available). Sit down and savour a delightful platter-style lunch made with locally sourced produce. This will be accompanied by a flight of delectable estate wines.

NOTE: From 5th - 21st June there will be a change of lunch menu which will consist of wood-fired pizzas, garlic bread and fries. Gluten and vegetarian options available on request. Please make a note of this when booking.

There will be time to stroll around the vineyard, take some stunning photos of the Bannockburn Inlet and Lake Dunstan or sneak a glance at the barrel hall and wine-making facilities if this is of interest.

Sit back and relax in our luxury Mercedes-Benz minivans and take in the sights while our specialist Wine Guide provides a full commentary on the wine, sights and early history, ensuring an entertaining drive with plenty of photo opportunities along the way.

If there is a particular vineyard on this tour are you excited about visiting, or you wish to request a particular vineyard, be sure to mention this in the notes section upon booking.

Please note children aged 6 – 17 years are welcome on our daily Boutique Wine Tour. Unfortunately children under 17 years are not allowed inside the Gibbston Valley wine cave. This means that they can only join our Gourmet Food and Wine Tour or Classic Wine Tour if they are able to sit with the guide in the Gibbston Valley Winery cellar door unaccompanied by their parents/caregivers while they take part in the cave tour (approximately 30-45 minutes).

Children of all ages are welcome on our private tours but the same rules apply if parents/caregivers wish to experience the cave tour at Gibbston Valley Winery. Alternatively, we can arrange a tasting in the cellar door, or swap the Gibbston Valley Winery altogether for a different vineyard on request.

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Inclusions

  • Complimentary hotel pick-ups from selected central hotels
  • Tastings at 4 boutique vineyards
  • Visit Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell
  • Shared gourmet platter style lunch at Carrick Winery and Restaurant (or similar)
  • NOTE: From 5th - 21st June there will be a change of lunch menu which will consist of wood-fired pizzas, garlic bread and fries.
  • Stroll around vines and take in the breathtaking views of the Bannockburn Inlet and Lake Dunstan
  • Visit Old Cromwell Town
  • Full commentary on the sights, wine and early history of the region

Multi Award Winning Wine Tours

Don't just take our word for it! Our reviews speak for themselves...
Elyse T
Elyse T
14 April 2024
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Wine and Smoked Fare This was one of the most interesting of the several wine tours we took in New Zealand. The wine was excellent and the vintners interesting, but the star of the tour was lunch at the Stoakery Restaurant: meats and vegetables cooked in repurposed wine barrels served with a selection of Wild Earth wines. A unique and very tasty experience.
Patti J
Patti J
8 April 2024
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Helpful guide and good variation in wineries Our guide, Al, was very knowledgeable of the area and gave us wonderful insight about the vineyards we were visiting. Each of the wineries treated us with their best pours and helpful tasting notes. Lunch was a real treat, we asked for the vegetarian option and it was one for the best plates we had in NZ. Al also made sure everything operated well, even helping out at the meal and cheese tasting. I highly recommend this company for a tour.
Warwick M
Warwick M
4 April 2024
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Great experience. This trip was a great experience. We had Paul as our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable, welcoming and ensured we had a great time. The wineries were lovely and the food was great. Would highly recommend.
Todd F
Todd F
4 April 2024
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Amazing Whiskey and Wine tasting luxury tour - one not to miss My wife bought for me a Whiskey and Wine Tasting luxury tour. We were picked up from our hotel by John, who was wonderfully engaging and knowledgeable about the area we were travelling through. We went to the Cardrona Distillery for a personal tour of the distillation process and tasting afterwards, which was wonderfully delivered by the team at Cardrona. We then went to Kinross Vineyard's Celler Door which was representing 5 different vineyards followed by a food platter - all was amazing and well delivered by the local teams. Would highly recommend this tour.
Cindy C
Cindy C
30 March 2024
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One of the best wine tours I've been on around the world Outstanding food and wine tour with an amazingly interesting group of people and a extremely knowledgeable guide. The sommelier were fantastic too. This region is known to produce some of the best Pinot Noir in the world. I learned sooooo much ... and tasted MANY wines...in fact it was one of the most generous wine tours in terms of how many wines we tasted. We visited Gibbston Valley Winery, Akarua winery, Misha's Vineyard (this where we had the main food tasting which was seriously spectacular... my favorite food thus far on our trip), and Mt. Rosa Wines. A couple of my favorites from rhe day were the 2023 Pinot Rouge by Akarua, 2022 China Terrace by Gibbston.
Alice K
Alice K
21 March 2024
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Tasteful and fun day Tasteful and fun day visiting 4 smaller wineries, including having a very tasteful lunch at one of them. Traveling together with a small group of 10 people from several different countries was great.
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OnAir46783555542
18 March 2024
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You Must Do a this It was an awesome trip - so well worth the money - excellent knowledgeable driver and very warm welcomes from the vineyards - the food was outstanding
Catherine S
Catherine S
17 March 2024
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Great day out! A really great day out with a lovely, friendly and knowledgeable guide. Although we visited several wineries, the day never felt rushed. Lunch at The Stoaker was delicious. Being in a small group of around 10-12 was great as everyone got to know each other a little. Highly recommended.
Martina T
Martina T
12 March 2024
Verified
Great value, unique and special wines Great selection of wines. The last winery (Brennan) had some really unique and special wines and the best vibes. Bonus was the friendly winery dogs on site to welcome us. Our driver Al was friendly and knowledgeable about the wines. Lunch at Carrick winery was delicious, filling and good quality. Round trip transportation was included in the cost in addition to a tasting at each of the 4 wineries so great value for the price

More about our Daily Wine Tours...

The Central Otago wine region spreads from the outskirts of Queenstown’s Wakatipu Basin through picturesque valleys and dramatic gorges to the rolling vine-clad foothills of Bannockburn and beyond.

The region itself is broken into six wine sub-regions. Two of our Daily Wine Tours visit three contrasting wine sub-regions, each with their own distinctive soils, elevations and characteristics; all producing excellent aromatic and burgundy wine types.

Our carefully crafted Daily Wine Tours ensure you experience the best of the southernmost wine producing region in the world.

Tours run every day with a minimum of 2 and maximum of 12 adults ensuring a personalised yet social day out.

The vineyards we visit on all of our tours change daily and vineyards can be requested. Tours may include Mt Difficulty, Chard Farm, Amisfield and Gibbston Valley Winery.

Whether you would prefer to be immersed in Central Otago’s wine culture for a full day, half day, or savour the taste for an afternoon, you have the opportunity to gain a wealth of knowledge from our passionate Wine Guides – local knowledge, history and everything wine!

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