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Appellation Central Wine Tours

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Address: Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 6920
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Join this award winning New Zealand Wine Tour Company and discover the...

Join this award winning New Zealand Wine Tour Company and discover the wines, history and sights of Central Otago, New Zealand's premier cool climate wine region. Appellation Central's small group wine tours depart daily from Queenstown. An absolute maximum of 11 adults per tour and experienced guides ensure a fun day out in wine country. You will learn about wine appreciation, taste some of the region's great wines, enjoy a delightful gourmet platter lunch and visit the historic town of Old Cromwell. In 2011, 2012 and 2013 Appellation Central Wine Tours have won the Great Wine Capitals national award for Wine Tourism Services and in 2012 won the International Best of Wine Tourism award for Wine Tourism Services.

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Amazing Wine Tour!

Appellation Central Wine Tours is great for anyone with an interest in wine! A huge thanks to our guide Simon who made the day more enjoyable. He was very informative about the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Queenstown, New Zealand

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Appellation Central Wine Tours is great for anyone with an interest in wine! A huge thanks to our guide Simon who made the day more enjoyable. He was very informative about the history of the area and was able to share his knowledge of wines. We were able to visit 3 different vineyards and had a lovely lunch at Carrick.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I did the full day tour and had a great time. Perfect blend of scenery, information and wine in a small bus. Tour guide Dave was knowledgeable and friendly and warned us to interrupt if he used the words 'malolactic fermentation'. Five vineyards, forty-odd wines, beautiful scenery and nice people from around the world. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have even a passing interest in the wines of this region, then this is a tour for you! It takes 5.1/2 hours + and includes a good quality lunch at one of the venues (we were at Carrick). Our group of 7 people (plus Dave, our guide) made for a very engaging and good humoured day. Dave was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I booked a private gourmet wine tour with Appellation Central Wine Tours as part of our holiday to New Zealand and we can honestly say that this tour was one of the highlights of the trip. Our guide, David, picked us up from our accommodation in Queenstown and provided commentary about the area on the drive to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Martin picked our group of 3 up at 11 a.m., and we were joined by another group of 3 people. We visited 4 Central Otago wineries, each of them quite different. The second stop included lunch, which was incredibly tasty and uniquely paired with the wines. The tour was extraordinary; we all felt like Martin knew each winery, which allowed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We were picked up at the hotel at 11. There were 9 of us on the tour. David was our guide. He very knowledgeable about wine in general and enthusiastic about Otago wines in particular. It was a leisurely trip with tastings at Amisfield, Wooing Tree and Mt Rose and a nice lunch with a glass of wine at Carrick..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We booked through a company in the US and this was the local operation. We enjoyed every aspect of the tour. They picked a variety of wineries from larger operations to smaller, family run wineries. Our guide, Simon was very friendly and knowledageble. It was easy to see he was much more then a designated driver as he had extensive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were picked up from our hotel on time. We went to the central Otago Wine region and toured 4 wineries. This region is known for its Pinot Noir. We also tasted Riesling and Chardonnay. We had a delightful lunch at Carrick Winery. We tasted at Mt. Rose, Mt Difficulty, and Peregrine wineries. The staff at each winery was passionate... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My daughter & I were the only customers on this day tour. Simon was the perfect host as he was knowledgable on the wines, the wineries & the wine region generally. We enjoyed all the wineries we visited (Gibbston Valley, Mt Rosa, Wild Earth, Scott Base & Kinross) & loved the degustation lunch at Wild Earth. We particularly enjoyed Mt... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Picked up from our Accommodation we had a fantastic day out. Our guide for the day David was entertaining, informative and just a fun guy to be around with such a local wealth of knowledge. The Wineries were welcoming and hospitable folk passionate about their craft. Lunch at Wild Earth was really something to write home about. interesting and creative... More 

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