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Appellation Central Wine Tours

Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6920
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US$ 148.25*
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Central Otago Wine Tours from Queenstown
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US$ 316.60*
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Exclusive Central Otago Wine Tour - departs Queenstown
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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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Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the better wine tours we've done with Martin as our host who was very knowledgeable about many wineries and the history of wine and the gold rush in NZ. We visited some boutique wineries with some extremely tasty pinot noirs (NZ is famous...More

Thank Kozza44
AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Kozza for such a rave review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed the tour and our sensational guide Martin. We hope to have you back some day :) Kind regards, Sarah

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would highly recommend this tour! - friendly and informative tour guides - small group ensures a more personal feel - collection from your accommodation in a comfortable mini van, with facts about Queenstown and the Gibbston Valley along the drive - well planned, packed with...More

Thank brianna_hunt
AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Brianna, thank you very much for your review and such a great account of the day. Cheers, Sarah

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I had the best day on the Appellation Wine Tour with Dave as our knowledgeable, friendly and incredibly interesting guide. Dave was an exceptional guide - curious, engaged and full of fascinating information about the region, its history and its wines. Our...More

1  Thank Sophia G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Queenstown is a beatiful town, surrounded by beatiful locations all around. One of them is the Gibbston Valley, and it's not just a beautiful place, but also the home of great wine. Dave took me, my partner, and another couple out on an outstanding day....More

2  Thank Jared R
AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks a lot for your in-depth review of your day out. I'm glad it was so special and memorable. I'll also pass this feedback onto Dave and he will be thrilled! I hope you make it back again soon! Kind regards, Sarah

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great day touring four wineries with Gavin our guide. We also had a small group of four due to it being low season. Good selection of different winery styles from small boutique to large including my fav - Peregrine! Definitely recommend!

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AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review. Always good to hear that you have enjoyed the great variety of premium wines coming from Central Otago. Come back soon! :-)

Reviewed 18 May 2017

I signed up for this wine tour as part of another tour package. It was 4 wineries, plus lunch. Simon, our tour guide, was personable and fun. The wines we tried were from boutique wineries and were all special. Lunch was fabulous and we stopped...More

Thank E731CXsusanl
AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Thank you very much for your review, it's great to hear you had such a great time out with Simon. We hope to have you back again someday :) Kind regards, Sarah

Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Thanks Dave, for sharing your day with us, we booked this tour on the recommendations of reviews from Trip advisor. As who would know one wine tour from another. We were not disappointed . Dave called us half an hour before pick up to make...More

Thank Shorescouter
AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi, thank you so much for such an extensive review. I will certainly pass on this feedback to all people involved and glad we could look after our kiwi folk! Hope to see you back someday. Kind regards, Sarah

Reviewed 3 May 2017

We visited five wineries in Gibbston and Bennockburn, from the large cave tour to small family owned vineyard. All of them are great and we got to test the wine from different region. It lucky to see the beautiful autumn color. Thanks our guide Martin!

Thank Mei H
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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....More

Thank Jo H
AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2017

Hi Jo, thank you for your review and we were just happy to get those glass back to their rightful owner! All the best and come back soon! :) Kind regards, Sarah

Reviewed 16 April 2017 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...More

Thank sefjam
AppellationWineTours, General Manager at Appellation Central Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

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

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anne_mcgibbs
What's it like to do this tour in July? Cold? Rainy? Bare vines?
27 April 2015|
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Response from ArtisanalWines | Property representative |
The scenery is still breathtaking, the wines are still delicious and the stories of the wine and local history is still captivating! We hope to take you out on tour some time in the future. Cheers.
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