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Appellation Central Wine Tours

5 review(s) found
PO Box 130
Queenstown, Queenstown-Lakes 9300
New Zealand

Phone : (03) 442 0246
Fax : (03) 442 0143
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About Appellation Central Wine Tours
Slow down, relax and take in the atmosphere of the Central Otago wine region with the award winning Appellation Central Wine Tours.Winner of the Great Wine Capital's International Best of Wine Tourism award 2012.Appellation Central offers daily wine tours departing from Queenstown. Our tours visit a selection of the regions premium wineries and vineyards from Gibbston to Bannockburn and Cromwell areas as well as a short visit to the historic Old Cromwell.We keep our group size small ensuring a relaxed pace and time to savour the uniqueness of 'Central', its people, the scenery, our colourful history, fine cuisine and world-class vineyards.In a relatively short period of time Central Otago has built an enviable reputation for the quality and distinctive nature of it wines. We welcome you to join one of our tours to judge this growing reputation and potential for yourself.Wine Tour options:Boutique Wine TourAn afternoon among the boutique vineyards and wineries of Central Otago.- Departs 12noon, returns 5pmGourmet Wine Tour* A relaxed day of fine cuisine, good company tasting premium wines.- Departs 9.30am, returns 4.30pmWine and Rail Trail - Wine tour and transfer to connect with Central Otago Rail Trail (visit website for details)Wine and Nature Tour - Morning guided Nature Walk and afternoon Wine Tour (visit website for details)Tour Highlights:- Small groups tours, maximum of 11 adults- Enjoy a gourmet platter vineyard lunch- Tasting a selection of great local wines- Visit vineyards in Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell- Visit the historic Old Cromwell Town- Being part of a sociable tour with an experienced guide- Having a relaxed and fun day out- *The Big Picture wine adventure (Gourmet Wine Tour only)- Discovering Central Otago
reviewed by on 12/11/2013
*Wine Tour Perfection!* This was our first wine tour in New Zealand and it was perfection. Philip was a wonderful host, full of local knowledge about the area, the history and the wines. He took us to four different wineries, a cave tour, a walk through the vineyards and an amazing outdoor lunch. I HIGHLY recommend this tour. It's a "must do" for any visit to the south island.
reviewed by on 12/11/2013
We had the most perfect day on our wine tour with Phillip and Appellation Wine Tours! Good friends, great wine, and a wonderful host in Phillip. We took some friends from out of town and a few who live here in Queenstown and all thought it was a great tour and an awesome day. I have been on several wine tours and tastings in the past, but I learned a ton about the Queenstown area and finally understand why this is a great spot for winemaking. :-)
reviewed by on 12/11/2013
I live 30 mins from Napa Valley, CA, so I've been on my share of Wine Tours. Phillip's tour last week was one of the best I've ever been on. Phillip is knowledgeable, personable, and is relentless about making sure you have the absolute best experience - this tour was second to none!
reviewed by on 12/11/2013
What a great wine tour! I even live here in Queenstown and chose to take my friends on an amazing day of wine tasting, sightseeing, and an incredible lunch. I'd highly recommend this!
reviewed by on 14/11/2012
If you're looking to do a wine tour these guys are the best