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Appellation Central Wine Tours

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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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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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Amazing afternoon in Queenstown

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time in three years I've been on this tour and it doesn't disappoint. Visited 4 completely different wineries with Philip our guide. These were Amisfield, Wild Earth where we had lunch with matching wines, Wooing Tree and Kinross. Philip's commentary was very informative and interesting and he not only told us a bit about the wines but also about... More 

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

Thank you very much for such a glowing review! It means a lot to be able to deliver expectations time and time again. If you come again, let us know you are a repeat customer and we will do something special :-) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 wineries, lunch and great guide. Fabulous. The wineries we visited were small, friendly knowledgeable AND the had very nice wines. Pinot Noir was the most often special wine but some of the Sav Blanc were also fun. Our guide Phillip was fun and French originally but kept us on time none the less.

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Thank you Linda! Great to hear you had such a fun day out and enjoyed a variety of wines that make the Central Otago region so special. All the best with the rest of your travels :) More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017

We booked the day-long gourmet wine tour for the day after our arrival in beautiful Queenstown. It was superb for several reasons: First off, it was a small group of 6 in a nice van. Second, our tour guide Dave was charming and extremely knowledgeable about both the Central Otago region and the vineyards we were visiting. We visited 2... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

Took this tour after walking Milford/Routeburn trails. Had a great time visiting four wineries. Amisfield was the first and had an interesting education on the wines of Central Otago and tasting of the different Pinot varieties; great location. Next we visited the Wooing Tree winery for lunch and local wines, then Domain Road Winery which had some exception Pinot varies.... More 

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