Exclusive Central Otago Wine Tour - Departs Queenstown

For the more discerning wine lover, or simply for those who prefer the flexibility of an Exclusive Wine Tour.  Join one of our Specialist Wine Guides on a wine tasting journey to some of New Zealand's most memorable vineyards, at your own pace.

Our local knowledge and familiarity with the vineyards of Central Otago is at your disposal for an intimate half or full day's wine experience in a thriving wine region. 

Packages are tailor made for you, and we encourage you to advise us of any varietal or vineyard preferences when booking.

Choose from the following:

- Private Heli & Wine Tour (5 hours). 45 min Heli-flight, Visit 3 premium vineyards, enjoy lunch and glass of wine at Mt Difficulty Winery.

- Private Boutique Wine Tour (5.5 hours). Visit 4 premium vineyards and lovely platter lunch at Carrick Winery.

- Private Classic Wine Tour (4 hours). Visit 4 premium vineyards and lovely platter lunch at Kinross.

All tours are completely customizable and start times are flexible.

per adult from


Duration 330 to 420 minutes
Pickup Hotel pickup available
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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Alcoholic Beverages - Match a glass of wine with your lunch
    • Wine tastings at a selected number of vineyards stated on each tour type
    • Bottled water
    • Knowledgeable Driver Guide with fascinating commentary
    • Courtesy hotel/port pick-up & drop-off (please contact us if yours is not listed).
    • Entry/Admission - Appellation Wine Tours
    • Entry/Admission - Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door
    What's excluded :
    • Extra alcoholic drinks or wine purchases (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Appellation Wine Tours, 3 Brookes Road All tours begin with complimentary hotel pick-up, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand

    Enjoy being chauffeured around premium vineyards in a luxury vehicle with an experienced wine guide

    Duration: 5 hours

    Pass By: Kawarau Suspension Bridge, Kawarau Bridge, Gibbston New Zealand

    View the AJ hackett bungy

    Stop At: Gibbston, Gibbston, Otago Region, South Island

    Enjoy your first tasting in the Gibbston sub-region

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door, 73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384 New Zealand

    Stop off for a tasting, sumptuous platter & glass of premium wine at the renowned Mt Difficulty.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: Cromwell, Cromwell, Central Otago, Otago Region, South Island

    Enjoy a third tasting in the Cromwell sub-region

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gibbston, Gibbston, Otago Region, South Island

    Break up the journey home with a fourth and final tasting at another stunning cellar door in the Gibbston region

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Please note we will email you with an exact pickup time when you have chosen your hotel. If your hotel is not listed, please message us and we can let you know a pickup time.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Infant seats available
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Appellation Wine Tours

Activity ID: V-3663P3

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