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Appellation Central Wine Tours

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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 6920
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 20:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Join this award winning New Zealand Wine Tour Company and discover the...

Join this award winning New Zealand Wine Tour Company and discover the wines, history and sights of Central Otago, New Zealand's premier cool climate wine region. Appellation Central's small group wine tours depart daily from Queenstown. An absolute maximum of 12 adults per tour and experienced guides ensure a fun day out in wine country. You will learn about wine appreciation, taste some of the region's great wines, enjoy a delightful gourmet platter lunch and visit the historic town of Old Cromwell. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Appellation Central Wine Tours have won the Great Wine Capitals national award for Wine Tourism Services and in 2012 won the International Best of Wine Tourism award for Wine Tourism Services.

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Central Otago Wine Tours from Queenstown
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Completed the tour wine superb, food excellent, views outstanding andweather fabulous. Simon the guide was helpful,informative and fun even with quite a varied bunch. However... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Leicester, United Kingdom

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Completed the tour wine superb, food excellent, views outstanding andweather fabulous. Simon the guide was helpful,informative and fun even with quite a varied bunch. However after the tour the exceptional customer service really kicked in. I discovered that I had lost my sunglasses somewhere enroute. Simon said he would search them out. As an englishwoman I was sceptical. However not... More 

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

simon was our tour guide/driver/orator. his sense of humour made our tour group of 8 relaxed & was thorough with his info of the regions we drove through. we toured domain road, kinross, carrick, gibbston & waitiri wineries in 6.5 hours. we detoured to cromwell midway for coffee to maintain our mojo. all staff at wineries were pleasant & shared... More 

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AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience of the day out, I'm glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you back! Cheers More 

Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was amazing and Martin was the perfect balance of knowledge and personality! The lunch stop was delicious, almost as good as the wines😉

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AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this review

So pleased to hear you had such a wonderful time with Martin. We hope to see you back in the future! :) More 

Bowral, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked up promptly from our hotel at 11:00am. We were greeted by Phillipe who was very friendly & knowledgeable. We visited 4 wineries in the day. At each winery we tried around 4-6 wines. Phillipe even stepped in and did the tasting at the 3rd winery as the host was busy attending the telephone. All commentary from Phillipe... More 

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AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Its always great to receive such positive feedback and I'm sure Philippe will be thrilled that you enjoyed your time. All the best :) More 

Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great wine tour with lunch. Great lunch with seafood, cheese, dips and bread. 4 wineries-- wonderful pino Gris and Pinot noirs. We bought 2 bottles at different wineries. Phillip was very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable . The only winery that we did not like the wine was a small, new boutique winery. The others were very nice.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great experience with Philllipe during our half day vineyard tour. The vineyards were fantastic and we were lucky enough to have perfect weather. The trip was well planned, and our guide was very knowledgeable, personable and had a great sense of humour! We enjoyed a delicious lunch at wooington vineyard which had great service. Would recommend this tour... More 

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Reviewed 18 March 2017

My wife did another wine tour in Sydney prior to coming to Queenstown and NZ wines are amazing! We went to a couple of great vineyards, Akarua Pinot 2015 was superb, and our guide Simon is the type where you wish he was drinking with you! Simon was very knowledgable on the area, the history of wine in Otago, and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Did a half day tour with Paul. A very good to excellent tour with a superb lunch. Paul is quite knowledgeable about wine and is a good driver. Good winery selection. A good value.

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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Did a full day tour with a small group of lovely people. Would totally recommend this tour. What an awesome way to see some fabulous countryside, (views to die for) experience some delicious boutique wines and meet some fantastic people along the way. Not to mention our tour guide, who really made the day, so friendly and extremely knowledgeable"

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Today my wife and I did the full day gourmet wine tour. It was fabulous! The wines and food were outstanding. We went to 5 wineries. Each winery was unique and the variety of wines was great. These small batch wineries produce excellent wines. Not only were the wines and food great but our guide David was extremely knowledgeable and... More 

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