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Taste Central Otago’s finest vintages or enjoy a Queenstown winery lunch.

The best wineries near Queenstown offer wine tasting, delicious dining, and the chance to meet the winemaker with winery tours and events. 

With 75 wineries only a 20-minute drive of Queenstown, and over a hundred more within 40 minutes, you’re in the heart of the world’s southernmost wine region.

Taste some of the world’s finest Pinot Noir, before enjoying a winery lunch created by our talented local chefs. Whether your style is fine dining in award-winning winery restaurants, woodfired pizza, or a picnic of local cheese and wine amidst the vines, Queenstown vineyards are a food and wine lover’s delight. 

Head to Gibbston, the 'Valley of Vines', to explore Central Otago wine cellars, architecturally designed wineries, historic pubs, craft breweries, and the home of bungy on the way.

With many beautiful wineries and cellar doors nearby, you’re never more than a few minutes away from a taste of the local terroir and a plate of sensational food.