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Queenstown Wine Trail

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Address: 160 Gorge Road | Cenral Otago, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Making wine personal.... Join Queenstown's original wine tour. Enjoy...

Making wine personal.... Join Queenstown's original wine tour. Enjoy spectacular scenery, fascinating local history and more importantly taste some great wines,in particular our Pinot Noir.

Tours depart daily from Queenstown all year round. Our guides have local knowledge and a great relationship with vineyard personal.Our tours are relaxed, personalised and visit a selection of boutique wineries. We keep our tours small and travelling time to a minimum, so there is plenty of time for you to sample fine wine, food and local cheeses whilst interacting with winery personnel.

For those who prefer the exclusivity of a private guide and vehicle, we offer full and half day tours exploring the wine areas of Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn. Our Wine Tours can be combined with a Jet Boat ride, Helicopter flight or the ultimate relaxation package, try our spa and wine experience.

We offer complimentary pick up and drop off from accommodation or central Queenstown

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US$ 117.83*
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Original Wine Tour
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US$ 134.03*
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Wine and Food Sampler Tour from Queenstown

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Original Wine Trail

This was a great tour. Lance our driver and guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We visited Gibbston Valley, Peregrine, Chard Farm and Amisfield. Great time!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 February 2016
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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Being $20 more than the standard tour, I assumed (wrongly) that I'd be getting a better deal. For well over $100 USD, I'd personally expect more than what we got, especially when I see a big banner explaining that part of the tour is free for anyone. Could've just got a taxi.

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qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this review

We’re sorry to hear that you think our tour is overpriced. The main difference between our Wine & Food Tour and our less expensive Original tour is that lunch is included in the Wine & Food Tour. So $21 extra is covering the cost of lunch, which you have to pay separately when on the Original Tour. The sign with... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

This was a great tour. Lance our driver and guide was friendly and knowledgeable. We visited Gibbston Valley, Peregrine, Chard Farm and Amisfield. Great time!

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Very educational and entertaining at the same time. Took us half a day going through some 20 twenty different wines at 4 different wine yards in the beautiful valley. Had a real good time.

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Manchester
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

Really enjoyed the wine trail. Went to 4 wineries in a small group minibus and had lunch at Gibbston. Interesting and informative few hours with a wide range of wines. Our driver asked if anyone was interested in Lord of the Rings and when we said we were he pointed out a few locations with insider stories, an added bonus!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

We weren't sure what to expect but were so glad we decided to do this trip. Visited four vineyards and sampled a total of 21 wines, mainly sauvignon blanc, pinot gris, rosé, and pinot noir. Each wine was introduced and explained expertly. Lunch was available if required. A thoroughly enjoyable and value-for-money tour.

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qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed the tour and thought it was great value for money. More 

Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

During booking the trip, at a cost of $176 per person, we were asked to rendezvous at the Station Building in Queenstown "because of the heavy traffic on the road to Novotel" We agreed to do so and arrived at the pickup point, as stated on the booking receipt, at about 12.10pm. At 12:35pmm the hotel called me to ask... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

This was the second time I've done the Queenstown wine trail and it does not disappoint! Haidee was our driver and she was great! So friendly and knowledgable about the wines and general area. The coach is very comfortable and clean, a real treat to be driven around in! The tour takes roughly 5 is hours but the time just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

This is a must do trip in our view. The team were efficient and friendly. Ivan the guide was informative and friendly. We ate the most amazing lunch at Wild Earth at Cromwell. We then had an informative visit to the Gibbertson Winery and Cheesery. Well timed and just right.

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qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this review

Great to hear you enjoyed the Wine & Food Sampler Tour. We think the food at Wild Earth is amazing too. Quintin and the team do a great job out there. More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

A truly exceptional experience, the outdoor restaurant is a delightful setting and the food was stunning, matched nicely with some really top class wine. The tour also treated us to a wine cave tour which was something else and finished with a selection of cheese was just perfect. Thanks guys!

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qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this review

Our relatively new Wine & Food tour has been a great success with lots of positive feedback like yours. Thank you for the Trip Advisor review. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

A nice afternoon with good food and wine as others have mentioned however small portions/serves cheapened the whole experience. Our guide Haidee was full of great info and stories Our biggest issue was one of our party was gluten free (coeliacs disease) this was conveyed in our initial booking and then reconfirmed by a male on the phone when re... More 

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qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review of our Wine & Food Tour. I am sorry to hear that the member of your group who required gluten free food was not adequately looked after in this regard. We are very careful to ensure that our food option caters for all clients and any food restrictions or allergies. We ask all our... More 

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