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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

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 touring experiences are created with your interests at the forefront. Generally our guides are english speaking, but we also have Spanish and Italian-speaking guides available for your own private tour (needing a minimum of 2 people). If you have a group, please see our Private Group Wine tours page for tour options and ideas.

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 – 4pm (6.5 hours)
$525 per adult (min. 2)

A tailor made, full-day wine tour of Central Otago vineyards in an indulgent day enjoying Central Otago’s finest food and wine.

Taste wines at 4 premium vineyards/venues over 3 contrasting Central Otago wine sub-regions; Gibbston, Cromwell and the Bannockburn basin.

Take a guided tour through New Zealand’s largest underground wine cave. Stop into the Stoaker Room and  indulge in a gourmet lunch consisting of 5 dishes cooked in retired French Oak Pinot Noir wine barrels and matched with wines. Also somewhere along the way, a cheeseboard will accompany one of your wine tastings.

We can combine this with sightseeing including Old Cromwell Town or Arrowtown where time and desire permit. Minimum of 2 adults needed to book this tour.

Inclusions 
  • Enjoy 18-20 tastings
  • Visit 3 premium vineyards and 1 lunch venue in the Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell sub-regions
  • Gourmet lunch consisting of 5 dishes cooked in wine barrels and paired with matching wines
  • A tour through New Zealand’s largest 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 Boutique Wine Tour

11am – 4:30pm (5.5 hours)
$435 per adult (min. 2)

Be greeted by your own personal guide for an exclusive half day wine tour of the Central Otago wine region. This tour ventures through three varying wine sub-regions to visit four of the area’s finest vineyards in the Gibbston, Cromwell and the Bannockburn basin.

Drive through the rugged Kawarau Gorge and take in some of the stunning scenery such as the Otago Goldfields, historic Old Cromwell and Lake Dunstan.

Enjoy a sumptuous platter lunch and a glass of premium wine of your choosing at the renowned Mt Difficulty restaurant (or similar).

We can combine this with sightseeing – including the AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge and Old Cromwell town where time and desire permit.

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