Day trip

Boutique Winery Half-Day Tour & Vineyard Platter-Style Lunch

4.5 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider:Appellation Wine Tours
Day trip

Boutique Winery Half-Day Tour & Vineyard Platter-Style Lunch

Activity provider:Appellation Wine Tours

From US$ 132.37 per person


Discover world-class wines on this fun and interactive small-group wine tour offering a great taste of Central Otago’s wine, history, sights and cuisine.

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Duration 5.5 - 6.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Taste premium Central Otago wines at 4 boutique vineyards
  • Enjoy a delightful vineyard platter-style lunch featuring local produce at Carrick Winery
  • Enjoy the informative regional commentary on the wines, local history, and sights
  • Have fun on a day in the wine country with a small group of other like-minded travelers
  • Upgrade to include a jet boat ride or 9 holes of golf
Full description
Discover Central Otago and some of its world-class wines on this small group tour. Accompanied by an experienced and knowledgeable wine guide, you will visit a selection of the region’s premium vineyards, taste a range of fine wines, and enjoy a gourmet platter-style lunch. A maximum group size of 12 adults ensures the pace of the tour is relaxed and informative with time to learn about the early history, master the art of wine appreciation, and visit the historic Old Cromwell Town. Central Otago is a remarkable region in New Zealand. It is steeped in early pioneering history, has rugged spectacular scenery, produces some of New Zealand’s tastiest stone fruits, and has now become renowned for its outstanding wines. Pinot Noir is the real star of the region but there are many outstanding examples of Pinot Gris, Riesling, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc. Departing at 11:00, you will venture through the rugged Kawarau Gorge to visit 4 of the region’s finest boutique vineyards in the Bannockburn and the Gibbston Valley sub regions. Lunch is provided in the peaceful setting of Carrick Winery, overlooking the Bannockburn Inlet of Lake Dunstan. This tour is a great introduction to the region’s wine, history, culture, and fine cuisine, and makes a great afternoon out from Queenstown. Upgrade your experience by adding a jet boat ride or 9 holes of golf.
  • 4 premium wine tastings
  • Vineyard platter-style lunch
  • CBD Hotel transfers
  • Included activity (Jet boat ride or 9 holes of golf (if option selected))

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4.5 /5

based on 18 reviews

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This was a lovely way to start off our time in NZ! Our guide was very insightful telling us great stories about NZ as we travelled between each vineyard and the wine tasting was awesome (tasted about 25 different wines!). Being part of a group was great fun and with all the transport included made it very relaxing. The lunch at Carrick was also lovely.

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