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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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Nice paced tour

We did this tour with a group of 10. The tour chooses different wineries depending on the day. We enjoyed all wineries that we visited. We went to 5 wineries and one orchard. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2017
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Fort Worth, Texas

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

We did this tour with a group of 10. The tour chooses different wineries depending on the day. We enjoyed all wineries that we visited. We went to 5 wineries and one orchard. The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. The cheese platter was terrific and the food prepared for lunch was also very good. They even offered a vegetarian... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

We did the full day gourmet wine tour and had a very relaxing and informative day. We had a small group of people which is perfect for these kind of tours. Our guide, David, did a wonderful job driving us around to the different wineries and providing us all the information we needed about the region and the wines. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We just spent a wonderful day with our tour guide Simon and seven other eager wine lovers. Yes, the weather was perfect and the wine delicious but Simon's wealth of knowledge and charm added something special to the day. I highly recommend Appellation Central Wine Tours.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I went with a small group of friends and we had a fantastic day touring around the region. The weather was amazing and the wineries provided a good back drop for photos. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave some great tips on what to expect of the wines at each place as well as local knowledge around Queenstown.... More 

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

Lovely to hear you enjoyed the tours. Thanks and look forward to seeing you again in the future! Cheers More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Had a great day visiting wineries, with wine tastings, gourmet lunch, transport and a bit of banter thrown in for good measure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

I have lived in Queenstown for nearly two years and never have I had an experience quite like this one. From booking with Lise to the tour itself with Dave, the whole experience was flawless. I went on the Gourmet Wine Tour which was a full day. Five wineries and a gorgeous lunch at Wild Earth. I couldn't recommend this... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This was a really great experience! We visited several different wineries, each offering a wealth of knowledge about their history and how the climates of the region have shaped the wine culture and resulted in some great wines. The lunch was delicious and the guide was really friendly, providing some great info on the area along the way. And of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Our small group went on a wine tour with Appellation Wine tours and it really was such a great experience. Our guide had lots of information and clicked with our group. The places we visited were top notch and lunch was delicious. This was a wonderful way to see more of the beautiful Queenstown scenery also. Would highly recommend to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

They picked up from hotels around 11am then we toured 4 wineries and had lunch at one of them. We visited a mix of larger and smaller operations including Amisfield, Domain Road and Waitiri Creek. The tour guide, Martin, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended if you enjoy Pinot Noir.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Appellation Central Wine Tours is great for anyone with an interest in wine! A huge thanks to our guide Simon who made the day more enjoyable. He was very informative about the history of the area and was able to share his knowledge of wines. We were able to visit 3 different vineyards and had a lovely lunch at Carrick.... More 

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