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With over 23 years of experience showcasing the magnificent world-class Central Otago wine regions, Appellation Wine Tours have built up an excellent reputation for their dedication to their guests and strong relationships with the cellar doors and small businesses that they support.

Specialising in both daily and private wine tours, guests are taken off the beaten track and into the heart of Central Otago wine country where they're introduced to a variety of boutique vineyards, passionate wine people and the finest of Central Otago's varietals. A memorable and educational full, half, or quarter day is available, offering the opportunity to soak up the fabulous scenery and fascinating pioneering history on offer.

All tours include complimentary hotel pick-up and drop-off, and as vineyards can change daily, special vineyard requests are welcomed. 

Types of tours available:

- Daily small group wine and sightseeing tours - tasting fine wines and great local cuisine with local history, sights and wine education. Tours generally run with a maximum of 12 guests ensuring a personalised and interactive experience.  

- Private, customised wine and/or sightseeing tours - Exclusive tours providing flexibility with private guide and luxury vehicle.

- Combination tours – Combine group or private wine tours with other local activities and SAVE time AND money!


Classic Wine Tour (3.5 hours) 1:30pm - 5:00pm

  • Enjoy 15 to 18 tastings at 3 wineries within the Gibbston wine region.
  • Take a guided tour through New Zealand's largest wine cave.
  • Savour a delicious cheeseboard at either the first or last vineyard of the tour.
  • Pick up either from The Station Building Bus Stop (corner Camp Street and Shotover Streets) or from your hotel/accommodation.  
  • Complimentary bottled water available.

Boutique Wine Tour (5.5 hours) 11am-4:30pm

  • Visit 4 vineyards in the Gibbston and  Cromwell/Bannockburn wine regions. (Approximately 20 wine tastings).
  • A delightful vineyard platter lunch at a vineyard restaurant in Bannockburn or Cromwell.  
  • Visit Old Cromwell Town (time and weather permitting).
  • An education on the relevant early pioneering history while meandering through the mighty Kawarau Gorge.
  • View the historic Kawarau Bridge and the original AJ Hackett Bungy
  • Pick up from The Station Building Bus Stop (corner Camp Street and Shotover Streets) or from your hotel/accommodation.
  • Complimentary bottled mineral water available.

Gourmet Food and Wine Tour (6.5 hours) 9:30am-4:00pm

  • Visit 4 vineyards in Gibbston, Cromwell and Bannockburn. (Approximately 20 tastings)
  • A magnificent wine-barrel cooked lunch matched with Wild Earth wines at The Stoaker Room.
  • A tour through New Zealand's largest underground wine cave.
  • A sumptuous cheeseboard to accompany the last wine tasting of the day.   
  • Visit Old Cromwell Town or the must-see Arrowtown.
  • Enjoy locally handcrafted chocolates at your own leisure.
  • A stunning drive through the mighty Kawarau Gorge while soaking up early pioneering history of the rugged region.
  • View the historic Kawarau Bridge and original AJ Hackett Bungy.
  • Complimentary bottled water available.
Contact Us
Company: Appellation Wine Tours
Tel: +64 3 442 6920
Email: bookings@appellationwinetours.nz
Web: Visit Website

  • Physical Address

    3 Brookes Road


    Queenstown, 9300


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    • Air Conditioning
    • Airport Transfers
    • Town Transfers
    • 5.50

    • MinPrice: $129
    • MaxPrice: $990
    • Price ranges from a half day small group tour to a full day private tour.

    • Pick up from the bus stop outside Marmolada Cafe, 43 Camp Street, Queenstown or Frankton Bus Shelter or Arrowtown accommodation.

    • Monday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Saturday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    • Sunday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

    • Months of Operation: Jan - Dec

    • Group Info: We can custom quote for different group sizes. Please enquire for a quote.

    • Group Reservation Email: bookings@appellationwinetours.nz

    • Group Capacity: 100