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“Great afternoon tour!”

Funny French Car Tours
Ranked #5 of 10 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 18 July 2017 via mobile

Julie is a wonderful and informative guide. It was very enjoyable to tour around the countryside in her 2CV. We visited a lovely vineyard (learnt a lot and great to chat to one of the owners/wine maker). And I'm looking forward to the wine that will be waiting for me at home. Julie's tour is a great way to learn about Wanaka, the surrounding countryside and wine.

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Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend Julie and the funny french car if you're looking at a wine tour! We visited vineyards you just wouldn't get to at this time without Julie's local knowledge and contacts. Great to visit the smaller boutique wineries and we were privileged to get to more than 3 in half a day! Best wine tour I've done (and I have done a few;)

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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Lucky to spend the afternoon in the back seat of a citron, chauffeured
by Julie as we ventured to cellar doors in the region. Learnt heaps, sampled and enjoyed. Central reisling grew on me....and the tannacrief tawny port from Cromwell...well...watch that space. Super day out. Thankyou

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had a fun afternoon with Julie as she took us to a number of wineries around the Wanaka/Cromwell area. She picked us up from right where we were staying and straight away we were having fun. Julie kept us well entertained with knowledge, stories and information about the area. We visited 3 wineries, the second of which we had a lovely cheese platter to go with our wine tasting.
The wineries were more boutique type places, which gave us a chance to chat with the owners at each place (all of whom were lovely and cheerful people). This was really a great afternoon and I can happily recommend it to others.
Even as someone who is not a big wine drinker this was a lot of fun!

Thank TkStasiuk
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Had a blast riding with Julie in her Citroen as we explored area wineries. She took us on a half day trek to some of the areas more boutique operations. We had some very nice wines and great discussions with the owners - and, of course, picked up some bottles to bring with us as we traveled.

Thank Susan S
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