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 Wine Tours – departing Queenstown

Private Wine Tours from Wanaka and Cromwell possible on request. Please contact us for a custom quote.

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.

We also have Spanish and Italian- speaking guides available for Private Group Wine tours (minimum of 2 people).

All of our pricing listed is in NZD dollars and include GST.

Exclusive Sights & Wine Tour

Full-Day packed with stunning scenery, history & premier wine tastings…

8 hours – NZD $595 per adult, $189 per child

An exclusive full-day immersion into the local sights, wine and cuisine of the region. Combine a morning of sightseeing on our “Scenic Sights of Queenstown Tour” with a gastronomic “Trust the Chef” lunch experience with matching wines at the acclaimed Amisfield winery. In the afternoon, explore the Gibbston region with tastings at 3 vineyards including New Zealand’s largest wine cave, and time to relax with a cheese platter and glass of premium wine.

  • Return hotel transfers in a luxury vehicle
  • Panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables
  • Explore Arrowtown’s historic Chinese settlement and picturesque main street
  • A visit to the stunning Stoneridge Estate for a tea or coffee and estate wine tasting
  • Gastronomic 3-course “Trust the Chef” lunch at the renowned Amisfield Winery
  • Visits to 3 premium vineyards in the Gibbston region
  • Take a tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave
  • Stunning drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge viewing AJ Hackett bungy bridge
  • Expert Wine Guide with fascinating commentary on wine, local sights & early history of Central Otago
  • In the afternoon, take time to relax with a glass of premium wine and a cheese platter

Private Boutique Wine Tour

5 1/2 hours – NZD $435 per adult, $139 per child

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. Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour.

  • Courtesy pick up and drop off in luxury vehicle
  • Tastings at 4 vineyards in the Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn/Cromwell wine sub-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 with full running commentary on sights and wine

Private Gourmet Food & Wine Tour

6.5 hours – NZD $525 per adult, $179 per child

A tailor made, full-day wine tour of Central Otago vineyards for individuals, couples or small groups interested in an indulgent day enjoying Central Otago’s finest food and wine. Taste wines at 4 premium vineyards over 2 contrasting Central Otago wine regions. Explore New Zealand’s largest wine cave, indulge with a gourmet 5 dish food and wine match cooked in retired French Oak wine barrels and savour a splendid cheese and wine presentation. We can combine this with sightseeing – including Old Cromwell Town and Arrowtown where time and desire permit. Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour.

 

  • 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
  • Enjoy a cheese and wine presentation at a vineyard
  • Stroll through Old Cromwell Town or the must-see Arrowtown
  • Abundant sightseeing opportunities catered to your interests
  • Specialist wine guide

Private Classic Wine Tour

4 hours – NZD $365 per adult, $109 per child

Take an exclusive afternoon tour and cruise around the Gibbston wine region in one of our luxurious vehicles with your very own wine guide. Flexible start and finish times, vineyard requests can be considered and time for lunch can be added at an additional charge. Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour.

  • Courtesy pick up and drop off in a luxury vehicle
  • Tastings at 3 vineyards in the Gibbston wine region
  • Take a tour in New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave
  • A cheese and wine presentation at one of the vineyards
  • A glass of premium wine of your choice at one of the vineyards
  • Abundant sightseeing opportunities catered to your interests
  • Specialist wine guide

Private Brewmasters Craft Beer Tour

3.5 hours – NZD $385 per adult, $119 per child

Take an exclusive afternoon tour around the Wakatipu Basin exploring Queenstown’s emerging Craft Beer scene with your very own craft beer guide. Experience the workings of a local brewery first hand with a full brewery tour given to you by a knowledgeable Brewmaster. Then be introduced to historic Arrowtown for a tasting at a local gastro pub or brewery. Finish with a tasting and an early evening a la carte dinner at a working micro-brewery overlooking the picturesque Shotover River.

Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour.

  • Courtesy pick up and drop off in a luxury vehicle
  • Tastings at 3 craft beer venues
  • Take a full tour of a local brewery with a Brewmaster
  • Enjoy an a la carte dinner at a micro-brewery
  • Visit historic Arrowtown
  • Craft beer guide
  • Option to accommodate a wine tasting for those more wine-inclined

Private Heli & Wine Tour Experience

5 hours - NZD $950 per adult, $139 per child

Be greeted at your accommodation by your specialist wine guide in a luxury vehicle. Sit back and take in scenic drive out to the Gibbston wine region. After your first tasting experience, you will by meet by your exclusive helicopter for an spectacular one-way, scenic flight over wine country in an Airbus H120 helicopter.

This stunning flight takes you to the back of the Remarkables mountain range with a landing on Slapjacks point. Take time for photos before continuing by to land to enjoy an a la carte lunch with wine and further tastings.

Tour runs from 10:30am - 3:30pm. Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour.

  • Courtesy pick-up and drop-off in a luxury vehicle
  • Begin your private chauffeured journey to your first vineyard by road and enjoy an introduction to the wine region
  • Spectacular scenic flight with alpine landing (Slapjacks Point, Remarkables mountain range)
  • Take part in tastings at 3 premium vineyards from Gibbston and Bannockburn/Cromwell wine sub-regions
  • Enjoy an a la carte lunch at a vineyard restaurant with an accompanying glass of premium wine (typically Mt Difficulty)
  • Return home via historic Arrowtown
  • Full commentary led by an expert wine guide

Private Golf & Wine Tour

7 hours – Flexible start times

$749 pp Millbrook

$649 pp Arrowtown

Experience some of the best golf courses in the world on your visit to Queenstown and Central Otago. Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown – Golf and Wine. Packages are created to include a choice of either Arrowtown Golf Club or Millbrook Golf Resort. Other golf courses can be arranged on request.  See exclusive tour options below for the ultimate day out. Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour.

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 Private 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.

Private Customised Wine Tour

Fleixble start and finish time – $POA

Let us design an exclusive wine tour that will incorporate visits to your favourite vineyards, or include another activity and suit the length of time that you have available.

  • Courtesy pick up and drop off in a luxury vehicle
  • Tastings included at your favourite vineyards of choices in the Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn/Cromwell regions
  • A vineyard lunch with a glass of premium wine can be added depending on the length of time of the tour
  • An array of sightseeing and photograph opportunities catering to your interests
  • Specialist wine guide ready for all of your questions on wine and the region