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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

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Private Wine Tours throughout Central Otago

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 2-5 guests. If you have a group, please see our Private Group Wine tours page for custom tours or, otherwise 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!


All tours include:

  • Admission and wine tasting fees
  • Expert wine guide with fascinating commentary on wine, local sights and early history of the region
  • Luxury vehicle
  • Transfers to and from your hotel/accommodation or activity
  • Take-home specialised maps of the wine region
  • Bottled mineral water

Private Gourmet Wine Tour

9.30am – 4.00pm (6.5 hours)
$525 pp $420 pp

xperience an indulgent and diverse full-day exclusive tour showcasing the very best of the local sights, enjoying fresh and unique cuisine and tasting a selection of fine wines, cheeses and handcrafted chocolates.

Be greeted by your specialist Wine Guide and venture into the heart of Central Otago to taste fine wines at three premium vineyards over three contrasting wine sub-regions; Gibbston, Cromwell and the Bannockburn basin.

Take a guided tour through New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave. Stop at a unique lunch venue, experiencing a gourmet lunch consisting of five dishes cooked in retired oak barrels and matching with wines – just divine!

Inclusions 
  • Return hotel transfers in a luxury vehicle
  • Enjoy tastings at three premium vineyards & The Stoaker Room
  • Visit Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell
  • Guided tour through Gibbston Valley wine cave
  • Wine barrel-cooked lunch with matching wines
  • Historic Arrowtown visit
  • Stroll through Old Cromwell Town (weather permitting)
  • Cheese that accompanies a wine tasting
  • Artisan chocolate gift box
  • Full commentary on the sights, wine and history of the region

Private Boutique Wine Tour

11.00am – 4.30pm (5.5 hours)

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 a renowned 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.

Inclusions 
  • Enjoy 18-20 wine tastings
  • Visit 4 premium vineyards in the Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell wine sub-regions
  • Sumptuous platter lunch at a renowned vineyard restaurant
  • 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

Private Classic Wine Tour

1:00pm – 5:00pm (4 hours)
$395 per adult (min. 2)

Take an exclusive afternoon tour and cruise around the Gibbston wine region in a luxurious vehicle and with a specialist wine guide.

Visit 3 premium vineyards including a guided tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave and time to relax with over an antipasto platter lunch and glass of premium wine of your choice.

Recommended tour times would be 1pm – 5pm but a later start can be arranged on the hour i.e. 2pm – 6pm.

Inclusions
  • Enjoy 16-18 tastings
  • Tastings at premium 3 vineyards in the Gibbston wine region
  • Take a tour through the wine cave at Gibbston Valley Winery
  • Antipasto platter lunch
  • A glass of premium wine with lunch
  • Abundant sightseeing opportunities catered to your interests
  • Specialist wine guide

Private Brewmasters Tour

4.00pm – 7.00pm (3.5 hours)
2 – 5 Adults: $385 per adult
6 – 11 Adults: $280 per adult

Take an exclusive afternoon tour around the Wakatipu Basin exploring Queenstown’s emerging Craft Beer scene with a friendly local guide.

Experience the workings of a local brewery first hand with an in-depth brewery tour given to you by a knowledgeable Brewmaster. 

Cruise through historic Arrowtown and onto Gibbston to discover another local favourite. Finish the evening with a final paddle of craft beer tastings and a la carte dinner at a working micro-brewery overlooking the picturesque Shotover River. Wine tastings can be pre-arranged for those more wine-inclined.

Inclusions
  • 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
  • Friendly, hospitable guide
  • Option to accommodate a wine tasting for those more wine-inclined

Private Golf and Wine Tour

8:30am – 4:30pm recommended (8 hours)
$749 pp Millbrook
$649 pp Arrowtown

Combine two spectacular activities for a great day out in Queenstown – Golf and Wine.

Queenstown has become a New Zealand mecca for golf with a number of premium golf courses, from the picturesque Arrowtown Golf Club, the stylish Millbrook Golf Resort, to the spectacular settings of Kelvin Heights and Jacks Point golf clubs and the exclusive The Hills.

Choose to play at either Arrowtown Golf Club or Millbrook Golf Resort. Other golf courses can be arranged on request. Note for the Millbrook golf, a spa treatment can be substituted in lieu of golf. A minimum of 2 people are required to book this tour.

We will collect you from your accommodation in a luxury vehicle and transfer you to your chosen golf course for 9 holes of golf.

Your premium quality golf clubs, ball and cart will be ready and waiting for you and we will then leave you enjoy golfing at your leisure.

After 2.5 hours, your wine guide will collect you to begin your Private Boutique Wine Tour.  Spend the afternoon discovering boutique vineyards, tasting some of the region’s fine wines and enjoying a gourmet platter style lunch at a vineyard restaurant. Tour finishes at 4:30pm.

Please stipulate club requirement in our comments box when making your golf and wine tour booking – left or right hand and male or female.

Inclusions
  • Golf course admission fees, green fees, golf clubs and golf cart hire
  • Enjoy 14-18 wine tastings at 3 premium vineyards
  • Visit Gibbston, Bannockburn & Cromwell wine sub-regions
  • Sumptuous platter lunch at a renowned vineyard restaurant
  • Glass of premium wine with lunch
  • Visit Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting)
  • Full running commentary on history of the region
  • View the historic Kawarau Bridge and AJ Hackett Bungy

Private Custom Wine Tour

Flexible start and finish times
Price On Request

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

  • Courtesy pick up and drop off in a luxury vehicle
  • Wine tastings at our favourite vineyards anywhere in the Central Otago wine region
  • A vineyard lunch at a renowned restaurant, or a food and wine pairing experience
  • An array of sightseeing and photograph opportunities catering to your interests
  • An added activity such as a bungy jump, ziplining, paragliding, jetboating or cycling
  • Specialist wine guide ready for all of your questions on wine and the region