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Wanaka Wine Tours

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Address: 103 Ardmore St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Wanaka Wine Tours has been in operation since 2001. It is the original wine...

Wanaka Wine Tours has been in operation since 2001. It is the original wine touring company in and around Wanaka. We take you to the best places to sample award winning wines and to hear the local stories. As we travel our friendly and knowledgeable guides will tell you tales and stories of the people and land as you enjoy the stunning scenery.

Lake Wanaka is the worlds first protected lifestyle reserve. It is a very special place and we look forward to sharing it with you.

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US$140.15*
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Wine Tour with Wine Tasting from Wanaka
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US$176.09*
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The boutique wine tour was perfect

While visiting New Zealand with our 3 young daughters (8,6,3 years), my husband and I wanted to visit some wineries, but didn't want to leave our children anywhere with strangers... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting New Zealand with our 3 young daughters (8,6,3 years), my husband and I wanted to visit some wineries, but didn't want to leave our children anywhere with strangers. This was the PERFECT solution! Scott was so nice and knowledgeable! We loved every winery and our absolute favorite was the food and wine pairing! It was amazing!!!! The winery... More 

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your great review. It was a pleasure showing you our region and some of its wine. I can't believe how great your children were! All the best for your move back to the U.S. Safe travels. Cheers!! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanaka Wine Tours arrived on time to pick us up at our rental home. Scott was friendly, informative and very accommodating. His background commentary on the four wine estates we visited, the region and the wine varietals made our day in Otago one to remember. Highly recommended.

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi 200ernestb, Thanks for taking the time to review Wanaka Wine Tours. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour. We're so fortunate to have such great vineyards on our doorstep. All the best, and we hope to see you again sometime. More 

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I absolutely loved this tour. Scott was fantastic from the moment he picked us up and gave us so much information about the region, the wine, New Zealand and anything else we wanted to know. The lunch was absolutely amazing and paired with the beautiful wines, it could not have been a better afternoon. Highly recommend!

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi elizabethjacobso2017, Thanks for taking the time to review our tour. It was a pleasure showing you some of our amazing wine and scenery. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour. All the best for your future travels. Hope to see you again sometime. More 

Palma de Mallorca
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent tour. We did 5 wine tasting visits and all of them were of high quality. Scott was an excellent guide giving us all kind of information about the area and wineries. I highly recommend this tour. Fantástico tour. Visitamos 5 bodegas y todas fueron de calidad. Te dan a testar 6 vinos en cada bodega. Scott es un guía... More 

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hello Javier B, Thanks for coming on tour with us and reviewing the tour. It was lovely to meet you both. I really enjoyed learning more about your island, and the grapes grown there. Hopefully I will see you there in the future. Safe travels and all the best! More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Scott is a wonderful tour guide, the wine tour took us through 4 different boutique vineyards each so different and quaint. As a local, Scott was knowledgeable not only about the wine but also the region and South Island. A must do for wine-esseurs!

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Kathleen S, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour. We'd love to see you back again so we can show you some more of our amazing wine and scenery. All the best. More 

Milton Keynes
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Richard our guide was very knowledgeably about not just wine but the whole area, its geology and history. He took us to vineyards we would never have found on our own, tailoring the day ideally for us. Lunch was good, Richard was excellent company and we thoroughly enjoyed the day thank you.

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi MaryMiltonKeynes, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're really pleased you enjoyed your tour. We really are spoilt for choice of great wine, food and views around here. Hope the rest of your travels go well. Kind regards, More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on this tour yesterday, and Scott was very pleasant and the wineries were also, however only 2/6 charged for tasting, and lunch was very limited. We expected to have wine included with lunch- it wasn't. We expected to pick our lunch based on this price, but we got a cheese and meat platter to share. Overall, we did... More 

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hello Kathryn J, Thank you for your review. We're sorry you feel you didn't get value for money. I would like to point out a few things in our defense. 1. The price is not $250 per person, but $245 per person. 2. I'm sorry but you're not correct with the tastings. Being a commercial operator, we get charged for... More 

Reno, Nevada
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

My friend and I did a full day tour of Otago wineries with Richard of Wanaka Wine Tours today. We cannot say enough about the tour -- great boutique wineries, well paced, a delicious lunch with wine pairings and a fantastic guide in Richard. If you have a day in Wanaka and love wine, you should definitely go do this!!!

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hello Katie9360, Thanks for taking the time to review Wanaka Wine Tours. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour. Richard is indeed a mine of information, and we're very lucky to have him. Hopefully you drank some great wine, and learned a bit about Central Otago wine. Many thanks and we hope to see you back here some time. Regards, More 

UK
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102 reviews
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Richard was our wine guide for this tour who was very knowledgeable, knew the vineyards really well and this made the tour the perfect day. We were a small group of 6 which really worked well and made for a personal experience visiting some lovely boutique wineries, we even met Baxter who appears in the Wine Dogs of New Zealand.... More 

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hello samoruk65, Thanks for taking the time to review Wanaka Wine Tours. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour. We're very fortunate to have guides the caliber of Richard. He certainly knows his wine, (and geography!). Great that you got to meet Baxter. All the best and we hope to see you again some time. Cheers! More 

Meudon, France
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7 reviews
Reviewed 27 February 2017

During our stay to Wanaka, we've booked a Boutique Wine tour; what a great experience! Definitely the best way to discover Central Otago Wines and surrounding landscapes. We spent an excellent moment with our Guide, who gave us lot of good advices in a friendly afternoon.

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wanakawinetours, Owner at Wanaka Wine Tours, responded to this review

Hi Gautier_Lise, Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour, scenery, and of course, the wine. Hope to see you back here sometime. Safe travels More 

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