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Reviews of Appellation Wine Tours

Fantastic Boutique Wineries and Experience

Amazing day out in Central Otago, visiting places we’d never heard of but thoroughly enjoyed. Our driver Paul was very knowledgeable and gave us a great introduction to the area. Fantastic lunch and will definitely be back to travel again.


918shelleb, 13 June 2021

Boutique wine touring at it’s best.

We spent a great day visiting the region and extended our knowledge base on wines, history and geography thanks to our tour Guide Gary. Luckily for us he was kicked out of London and decided to settle in this magnificent part of the world. It is more than a tour, bit of an excursion really. Highly recommended for an entertaining day out.


HettyC09, 13 June 2021

Great Experience!

We loved this tour hosted by our very capable and knowledgeable Martin. Hey it’s weighted towards what the vineyards do best- pinot noir but it was an opportunity to stay true to your preferences in wine type or experiment with different options. Either way it was fun and interesting taking in the sights and local history. We had lunch in Cromwell at the Stoker room where the lunch had been cooked for us inside a wine barrel- smokingly delicious venison, pork belly, salmon and rabbit accompanied by selected wines. Terrific 6.5 hours- thank you!


OldDeuteronomy2014, 5 June 2021

A wine tour like no other

Gary was knowledgeable, friendly and well organised. A great time was had by all. The tips he provided were excellent and we would throughly recommend this tour.


BobD2373, 7 June 2021

Look no further than Appellation.

After researching which wine tours were on offer when we found we we able to travel to NZ, we thought Appellation had the best to suit our requirements, and are so pleased we made that choice. Martin was friendly and knowledgeable, and we got so much out of the day from him imparting both his local and wine knowledge. It felt like a semi private tour as there was only one other couple with us. The lunch with paired wines at The Stoaker Room was incredibly delicious (FYI… don’t plan for a big meal out for dinner if you do the Gourmet Food and Wine tour!) It was a lovely introduction to our first day of our first visit to Queenstown. Friendly and prompt communication with the office with some questions I had.


Sydney_AustraliaDee, 3 June 2021

Unforgettable day enjoying wineries and amazing food.

We had a marvelous time on this trip. Our day was expertly managed by a knowledgable and charming driver (Gary) who drove us through stunning scenery to 4 vineyards which served excellent wine. Each stop offered 4-5 wines to sample which showcased the wide variety of high quality wine made here. One stop included a 5 dish lunch with wine pairings. The food was gourmet and uniquely prepared using retired wine casks as grills and served on barrel staves. Simply an outstanding day!!


Denise A, 26 May 2021

Must do wine tour in Queenstown !

Our tour guide, Gary, was so knowledgeable and friendly! Would recommend to anyone visiting Queenstown!


dan_fell_nz, 11 May 2021