Wine Tours

Central Otago Food & Wine Tour

From NZD $329
8 hours

Enhance your Central Otago wine experience with our full day Wine and Food tour, visit top class wineries across four different wine regions throughout Central Otago. Enjoy a delicious lunch and platters at locally renowned locations.

Operating Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays
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  • Views over Lake Dunstan
  • Vineyards and Lakes
  • Tasting Central Otago wines
  • Mishas Pinot Noir
  • Knowledgeable cellar door hosts
  • Wine tasting with a view
  • Kinross Cellar Door
  • Lovers of good food & wine.

    Join us for a food and wine tour, where you can explore, taste and savour wines around Central Otago, with a delicious lunch and platters enjoyed at locally renowned locations.

    Throughout the day you will enjoy four separate wine-tasting experiences at both smaller boutique cellar doors as well as more established locations, including a barrel room tour, where you will enjoy learning information, stories, and facts about the region and wine from your charismatic guide and cellar staff.

    Your Food & Wine Tasting Journey:

    You will start your day being met by your wine-certified guide at or near your Queenstown accommodation. From here we will travel from Queenstown to Central Otago and its sub-wine regions, well known for top-class wineries and award-winning wines, including world-famous Pinot Noirs.


    The first stop of the tour is in Bannockburn, an hour’s drive from Queenstown following the Kawarau River. In this beautiful setting you will experience an educational tour of the vines, barrel hall and of course, finish with a beautiful tasting of the wines they produce. 

    Te Kano

    Located on the famous Felton Road, Te Kano is a sophisticated tasting room located in a beautiful setting with an Architecturally awarded cellar door. Taste 5 of their clean, crisp, and delicate wines from Blanc de Noir, Rosé, and Pinot Noirs.

    Bannockburn Hotel

    Now it’s time for lunch, we then head to the Bannockburn Hotel, a local favourite location not only for the menu but also its extensive wine list with over 200 wines available by the glass. Here you will enjoy a trust-the-chef lunch all included in the tour. 


    Travelling to Cromwell, we visit Misha’s tasting room. This exceptional tasting experience gives you the opportunity to select 5 wines from their extensive list. They offer white wines, rosé and multiple Pinot Noirs. Their gewürztraminer is a local favourite wine and is uniquely different with its strong Turkish Delight and Ginger flavours. 


    We start the return to Queenstown, however, the day isn’t over yet! Our last stop is halfway home in the sub-region of Gibbston at Kinross. As well as producing their own wines, they also represent smaller products and will create a fantastic wine flight board, that you will enjoy with a shared cheese platter. A perfect, and relaxed way to end your day.

    Note, that locations are subject to change.

    Altitude Tours is an award-winning wine tour operator. If you are looking for a shorter experience, we also run a Wine Sampler Tour and Twilight Wine & Craft Beer Tour daily.

    Tour Overview.

    Central Otago Food & Wine Tour

    From NZD $329

    Enhance your Central Otago wine experience with our full day Wine and Food tour, visit top class wineries across four different wine regions throughout Central Otago. Enjoy a delicious lunch and platters at locally renowned locations.

    Operating Wednesday, Thursdays and Sundays
    Small Group Wine Tour (max 12 people)
    Try 18+ wines across 4 x hosted tastings
    Trust-the-chef lunch & shared platters included
    Visit Central Otago's famous wine regions
    Departs 9:30am, return 5:30pm
    Onboard Wi-Fi

    Multi-award winning tour operator.

    Most 5 star reviews for Queenstown Wine Tours, Trip Advisor 2017 – 2021.


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    Wine Tour FAQ's

    We visit both the Gibbston region and the Bannockburn/Cromwell region, typically visiting 4 locations plus a lunch stop.

    Our regular tasting locations are Misha’s Vineyard, Carrick, Te Kano, and Kinross.

    Lunch is at the Bannockburn Hotel.

    Shared platters are enjoyed at Kinross at the end of your tour.

    We enjoy a trust-the-chef experience at the Bannockburn Hotel throughout the day. This is a locally renowned location serving delicious local produce.

    We finish the tour at Kinross in the Gibbston region, where you will enjoy a shared cheese board with your tasting to finish your day.

    Absolutely! Just let us know in advance any dietary requirements and we will let the food locations know.

    No, but we can certainly point a few sheep out along the way, possibly a goat and even a horse!

    The legal drinking age in New Zealand is 18 years. This tour is designed to best entertain those who are legally able to drink and we don’t recommend children join.

    You can wear whatever makes you feel comfortable! Make sure to bring sun protection for those sunny days where you might want to enjoy outdoor tastings. For ideas on what NOT to wear check out our blog: What not to wear on a wine tour

    Yes all of our wine guides are put through an intensive wine and beer accreditation specifically built for Altitude Tours. This includes theory on the history of wine, wine in the world, wine in NZ and wine in Central Otago. They also know when to stop delivering wine information and let you sit back, enjoy the sights and day out!

    We pick up from select Queenstown hotels and the main bus stop routes in Queenstown town centre and along Frankton Road. When booking, type in your accommodation and it will suggest the closest bus stop. If it doesn’t come up just check in with us and we’ll let you know where is closest for you!

    All levels of wine knowledge are welcome! From the beginner wine tasting to the expert wine connoisseur wanting to chat wine all day, our guides and tours will suit all.

    Central Otago is famous for it’s Pinot Noir, so there will certainly be plenty of that to taste! Other varieties you’ll taste are Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Riesling.

    The minimum number for this tour is 4 adults, and the maximum is 12 adults so you’ll get a great small-group experience!

    Yes! All wine purchased is placed in the boot of the vehicle and passed over to you on completion of the tour so you can enjoy it after or later on your holiday.

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