When you visit Queenstown, you want to do it right. Make sure you drink in all the scenery (and all the wine) and experience all the magic this little slice of paradise has to offer. If you’re not into overcrowded, stuffy buses and throngs of people, and you are into bespoke itineraries and private guides, then you’ll want to connect with BLACK. They are the South Island’s premier luxury experience providers.

But enough talk about tours – we’re hungry! Let’s talk lunch. The longer the better. Shall we start with a glass of bubbles? Good, we’re glad you agree because that’s exactly how lunch starts when you dine with BLACK.

Picture this: It’s midmorning and you’re not long out of bed (sounds perfect already). You’ve dressed in your finest linen and cashmere (or jeans and a t-shirt, no judgement here). There is a knock at the door – your local guide slash chauffeur has arrived. You step into the airconditioned comfort of your private, luxury Mercedes vehicle. Maybe a little music, maybe a chinwag with your guide. You drive past acres of vineyards and picture perfect countryside, stopping in the dramatic, stony region of Bannockburn. Pop! Bubbles are served, and lunch is not far behind.

Take your time breathing in the thyme-laden air and admiring the blue hues of the surrounding mountains. But not too much time – there’s food to eat! At a table reserved especially for you, you settle down to enjoy local offerings and flavours of the season expertly prepared by the chef. Your luxurious long lunch is washed down with some more of that famous Bannockburn wine and when you are ready, your guide will escort you to the next location.

Winding back through the dramatic Kawarau gorge, your driver takes you to a second cellar door nestled in the world renowned Gibbston Valley. There you will be privy to your own personal wine tasting, led by an expert (sommelier/vintner), sampling all the reasons this valley has such an outstanding reputation.

By now you’re snoozy, or tipsy, or full as a bull (or all of the above) and are ready for a late afternoon siesta. Reading your mind, your guide will accompany you back to the Mercedes and drop you off at your accommodation.

How does that sound? Sounds pretty good to us, maybe that’s how we’ll spend our afternoon…

Key Points

  • Private couples or groups
  • Travel in luxury BLACK Mercedes or Range Rover vehicles
  • Qualified wine guide/driver
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation
  • 6 hour return trip
  • Exclusive to BLACK

You can get in touch with the team at BLACK to book your unique and unforgettable long lunch, or talk to us and we can put you in touch.