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 Food and Wine Tour

9:30am – 4pm (6.5 hours)
Price on Request

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 over 2 contrasting Central Otago wine regions. Explore New Zealand’s largest wine cave, indulge in 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.

Inclusions 
  • Tastings at 4 vineyards in the Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell sub-regions
  • Lunch consisting of 5 gourmet 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)
Price on Request

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, Bannockburn and Cromwell 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 Arrowtown where time and desire permit.

 

Inclusions 
  • Enjoy 12-15 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 on history of the region
  • View the historic Kawarau Bridge and AJ Hackett Bungy
  • An array of sightseeing and photographic opportunities catering to your interests

Private Classic Wine Tour

1pm – 5pm (4 hours)
Price on Request

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 for tastings including a guided tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave and time to relax with a cheese platter and glass of premium wine of your choice.

Tour start times are flexible, specific vineyards can be arranged when requested in advance, and lunch can also be added on request.

Inclusions
  • 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 Tour

4pm – 7:30pm (3.5 hours)
Price on Request

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 wood-fired pizzas 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 Sights and Wine Tour

9am – 5pm (8 hours)
Price on Request

A full-day immersion into the local sights, wine and cuisine of the region. Begin with a morning of exclusive sightseeing of Queenstown and Arrowtown and catered to your interests.

Enjoy a gastronomic two-course lunch experience at the acclaimed Amisfield winery. Note that lunch at Amisfield is subject to availability, and excellent alternative restaurants are available.

After lunch, your wine guide will whisk you away to Queenstown’s neighbouring wine region, Gibbston, where you will spend the afternoon leisurely exploring 3 varying cellar doors, including New Zealand’s largest wine cave.

You will sample wines from multiple wine regions and relax with a sumptuous cheese platter and accompanying glass of wine.

Enjoy a full running commentary from your guide and be sure to ask questions, they revel in sharing their knowledge.

Inclusions
  • Incredible panoramic photo opportunities of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables
  • Visit Arrowtown’s historic Chinese settlement and picturesque main street
  • View the historic Kawarau bridge and famous AJ Hackett bungy
  • Tea, coffee or wine tasting
  • Gastronomic two course lunch
  • Enjoy 12-15 wine tastings
  • Visit 3 cellar doors in the Gibbston region
  • Shared cheese platter and choose a glass of wine
  • Tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave
  • Full running commentary on sights, wine and early history of the region

Private Golf and Wine Tour

8:30am – 4:30pm recommended (8.5 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 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 restaraunt. 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 12-15 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 Customised 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