Customer Reviews

Our customers love our local knowledge and familiarity with the vineyards of Central Otago.  Here’s a small sample of the rave reviews we get on Trip Advisor…

Reviews of Appellation Wine Tours

We took the boutique tour today with Gavin. It was a perfect day! He is very knowledgeable about the region, the wines produced here and in the rest of NZ, and about wine in general. He also has great relationships with the folks at the wineries which made for a more personable experience 🙂 I highly suggest you take one of Appellation’s tours!

Danielle, 29 May 2018

Can highly recommend this 5-1/2hr wine tour, beautiful lunch great scenery and excellent wine tasting. Our tour guide, Simon, gave us a wonderful trip, excellent driver and lovely personality a must do in Queenstown.

Sandra, 8 May 2018

Thank you for a wonderful wine tour today. We really enjoyed the selected wineries and the wines they had to offer for tasting. It was a pleasure to learn more of your wine growing area, not only from the wine servers, but most importantly from our tour guide, Paul. He really made the tour worthwhile. His knowledge of the area history and variety of grapes supplemented and enhanced the tour. He made it interactive and satisfying. We are bit more educated, and definitely more appreciative of the excellent wines of the south island.

Gerard Notario/Robert Asher, January 2018

I was expecting expert wine advice and good commentary. I wasn’t expecting so much else for free. Like our guide knowing everybody we met, or the stunning old Cromwell Town, or the breathtaking scenery. This is exactly how wine tours should be, relaxed, varied, informative and unforgettable.

Chris, NZ

Best Day of New Zealand Visit

We loved our 5 1/2 hour wine tasting tour in Central Otago. Our guide/driver was knowledgeable and personable, the wineries selected to visit were very good, the wine was great, and lunch was fantastic. The scenery was wonderful. We’d do it again!

DHook, 6 May 2018

Just a quick note to let you know what a fantastic time we had on your Gourmet Wine Tour. It was truly the highlight of our trip. Even the weather was perfect!”

Linda, Australia

The best trip I have done in Queenstown! Our Guide Simon drove us around and he was just fantastic. The wineries we visited were all in beautiful locations and the local Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir wines were delicious! I would definitely do this trip again!”

Laura, New Zealand