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Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka

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  • Ask your guide all your questions about the region and its wines
  • Take these visits at your own pace on this small-group tour
  • No pick-up points to find: hassle-free hotel transfers are provided
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Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka
From US$ 142.55
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Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka
From US$ 142.55
Overview
Central Otago is one of New Zealand’s most popular wine regions, producing well-respected reds and whites in alpine vineyards. On this afternoon tour, visit four of boutique wineries in the region and taste some of their award-winning offerings. Learn the secrets behind these wines from the winemakers themselves, and stop at one winery for a gourmet food and wine matching – tasting dishes of local produce matched with wines from the vineyard.
What to Expect
You will be picked up from your Wanaka accommodation in a comfortable, modern air conditioned van.
Your friendly, knowledgeable guide will take to you to four of the best vineyards around the Wanaka and the Central Otago region. Here you will get to sample numerous award winning wines and meet some of the industry's real characters. As you will be going to the smaller boutique vineyards, there is plenty of time to talk to the vineyard owners, and wine makers, and learn about how they produce such gorgeous wines.
The varieties you'll taste include: Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Rose, with a few extra surprises as well.
At one of the vineyards, you'll sit down to a gourmet food and wine match. This includes 3 tasting dishes matched with 3 award winning local wines. All of the food is locally sourced and is cooked in used Pinot Noir barrels which makes this a unique experience.
You will spend around 45 minutes at each vineyard. There is also ample time to stop for photos of the very picturesque Central Otago scenery.
At the end of the tour you will be dropped back at your Wanaka accommodation.
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Reviews (16)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Personal touch

Perfect way to celebrate a birthday and an anniversary in one day. Scott the owner made the tour. Very personal and knowledgeable. Loved the small group size of only 6 people. Toured four wineries. Had one of the best healthiest lunches at Wild fire winery....More

Thank 743kathyb
wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 743kathyb, Thanks for taking the time to review us. It was a pleasure showing you around some of our beautiful vineyards. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the food as well. All the best for your future endevours. Many thanks,

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile
Excellent Boutique Wine Tour

We had an awesome day being driven around by Scott, who had great knowledge of the Central Otago wine region and the varieties grown there. He gave us a thorough introduction and was able to handle all the questions we threw at him. The wineries...More

Thank Matt C
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Hi Matt C, Thanks for taking the time to review us. I really enjoyed showing you guys around, and meeting you all. So pleased that you enjoyed the tour. Look forward to the next time. Enjoy your Riesling! Cheers,

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile
Great wine tour

We had an excellent day out with Wanaka Wine tour. The pick up (and drop back) at the accommodation is fantastic (and essential as you are tasting quite a bit of wine). We really enjoyed discovering central Otago wineries. Our 2 favorites were Domaine road...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mathieu D
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi Mathieu D, Thanks for your great review. Its great that you enjoyed the tour. Yes most of our guests appreciate the pickup and drop off service. All the best, and we hope to see you again some time. Cheers!

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile
Underwhelming

It’s great that the service includes pick up from your accommodations but none of the wineries visited are in Wanaka. They were all 45 minutes away in the central Otago region. Our driver was very friendly but not very knowledgeable about the wineries and the...More

Thank rkola12
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Hi Ryan K, Thank you for reviewing us. I'm very sorry you were underwhelmed by your tour. We don't always go to vineyards in Wanaka, as they are often very busy at this time of the year, and also most people do enjoy seeing more...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile
Boutique Wine Tour

Scott was a great tour guide who picked out four amazing vineyards for us (we asked to focus our tour on biodynamic or organic vineyards primarily) and he offered just the right amount of stories and context! And like other reviewers here have noted: be...More

Thank Roving171262
Scott W, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2017

Hi, Thanks for reviewing us. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour. As you mentioned, shipping is a great alternative to lugging your wine around. I hope you enjoy them when they arrive. Many thanks and all the best.

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