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“Great personal way to visit local wineries”

Funny French Car Tours
Ranked #5 of 11 Food & Drink in Wanaka
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Owner description: Dare to be different! Expect the unexpected! come blast around some of Central Otagos most stunning scenery in a convertible classic Citroen 2CV, or luxurious DS. Join us for an exclusive private & fun tour, visiting boutique award winning wineries, meeting & chatting with the owners, winemakers, sampling grape varieties & vintages. Funny French cars was established in 2005. We choose to remain a small, family operated business. With only Deane & I driving, we love sharing our big backyard & local knowledge with you, and look forward to developing new friendships. Deanes family settled in Wanaka in 1850,s yet he is fluent in French, come find out how!. So if you looking for a bit of fun & up for a different tour with just you and your friend/s -you are adventurous enough to jump into a vintage car and blast around one of the worlds most stunning scenic regions sampling wines as we go, then give us a yell, no fancy booking systems with us, just good old fashioned hospitality.
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Julie has a great knowledge of the local region and winemaking in general. Her tour is punctuated with local history of the region. Coming from years of wine tasting in California, this is definitely a notch up! Such a fun way to experience the local region. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed 7 February 2017

Fantastic day out with Julie in her funny French car. We chose the cheese and wine tour, visiting three completely different wineries. Julie was knowledgable, very friendly and courteous.
I am very glad we chose this, more interesting tour than the boring bus guys.

Thank charnaud
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We spent a very happy afternoon with Julie on the Boutique wine and cheese platter tour. Julie met us at our accommodation and off we went in the big old Citroen DS. The 3 vineyards we visited were very different, but all had a full range of interesting wines to taste. Needless to say, purchases were made at each stop and loaded into the boot of the car. Stop 3 of 4 was the Bannockburn Hotel for more wine and a plate of local cheese which was particularly yummy. Thrown into the the mix was the interesting local history. Julie is an entertaining, enthusiastic and hugely informative host who made the trip feel tailor made for us. Highly recommend for a wine tasting experience with a fun and slightly alternative feel.

Thank SBux18
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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I did this tour, and it was awesome! We visited three wineries and they were so personal, inviting and friendly. Julie was an excellent guide - so friendly and talkative and the car was so cute! Would recommend this to anyone!

Thank Jamie W
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Reviewed 2 November 2016

Would definitely recommend. A fun day with lots of laughs and great food and wine. Julie is fabulous and her car is cute.

Thank Tablelander
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