1. New Zealand
  2. Otago
  3. Queenstown
  4. Gibbston Valley

Otago Wine Trail Bespoke Small Group Tour & Wine Cave

Product ID: 166235
Embark on a small group half-day tour to the heart of the Central Otago wine region to sample incredible wines and visit the largest Underground Wine Cave in New Zealand. A range of tour options are available for a unique and personalised tour experience.
About this activity
Duration: 6 - 6.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Hotel pick-up and drop off is available from Queenstown and Arrowtown accommodation. Provide your accommodation details when booking and the local operator will confirm your pick-up details with confirmation.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a small group half-day Otago Wine Trail tour departing from Queenstown or Arrowtown
  • Discover the largest Wine Cave in New Zealand on a guided tour
  • Learn about the wine region and history with an experienced guide
  • Sightsee in the heart of the Central Otago wine region
  • Choose your own adventure with fun, flexible, and hassle-free options
Full description
Discover the Central Otago wine region on a small group half-day tour from Queenstown. Enjoy a personalized wine tasting itinerary based on your booking selections to suit your likings and budget. 

After a complimentary hotel pick-up, set off for the heart of Gibbston. Journey into the ‘valley of the vines’ to discover these vineyards nestled amongst the spectacular mountain ranges and dramatic river gorges. Sample Pinot Noirs, aromatics and everything in between. Your day includes visits to four of the best cellar doors and a tour of New Zealand's largest Underground Wine Cave. Sample three varietals in the cave and a visit to the Home Block Vineyard, originally planted by the founder and wine pioneer Alan Brady in 1983.

Benefit from an intimate small group experience that permits time to explore all that the Central Otago wine district has to offer. There is no set routine, so every day is an adventure. The choice of the wineries visited will vary each day based on your individual group's dynamics. The overall focus is on high-quality wines as well as friendly and informative staff.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Live, informative commentary
  • Visit to four cellar doors
  • Visit and tour of the Wine Cave with tasting of three varietals
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wine Tastings in 4 cellar doors of 20 wines
  • Gourmet Vineyard lunch (if option selected)
  • Vineyard platter or cheeseboard (if option selected)
  • Professional photos

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Meals are optional and you can select your preference from the available options when booking
• If meal option selected, please advise relevant dietary requirements - note that the menus vary depending on the winery
• The local partner will contact you after booking to confirm your pick-up time and location
• Please be aware that this tour has flexible departure times that might vary (usually between 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM). If you need to depart or be back at a specific time, please let the local supplier know with at least 36 hours in advance so that they can try to accommodate your requests.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Simply Awesome!!!

The tour started with brief detailing about the wine regions of New Zealand followed by the aroma kit to make us understand the different types of aromas found in wines. Next, we started visiting the four wineries one by one and tasted nearly thirty wines in a day. The highlight of the tour was the wine cave where wines are kept in oak barrels to mature and develop more aromas.

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January 15, 2019

Wonderful fun day and educational

Great wineries. Susana was very knowledgeable of the wineries and the region. She made it fun and taught us quite a bit about wine. Would do it again.

March 14, 2019

Simply Awesome!!!

The tour started with brief detailing about the wine regions of New Zealand followed by the aroma kit to make us understand the different types of aromas found in wines. Next, we started visiting the four wineries one by one and tasted nearly thirty wines in a day. The highlight of the tour was the wine cave where wines are kept in oak barrels to mature and develop more aromas.

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January 15, 2019

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Queenstown Winery Tours

Product ID: 166235