Did someone say Queenstown wine tour? It’s time to pinot! Travel in premium Mercedes vehicles visiting four of Central Otago’s finest and off the beaten track cellar doors, including a visit to New Zealand’s famous Gibbston Valley underground wine cave. Look, smell and taste over 18 spectacular cool-climate wines and enjoy an optional scrumptious lunch (additional cost ordered on the day) whilst your charismatic wine guide and knowledgeable cellar staff educate and amuse you with local winemaking facts and stories.
Learning how to taste wine through on-board videos and make use of our complimentary WiFi and Spotify playlists.
We are all about pairing good people with good wine so whether you are an adventure junkie recharging your batteries after endless days of play, an avid sightseer hunting more jaw-dropping views, or a wine enthusiast eager to taste some world class New Zealand wines, we will bring you a wine tour experience you’ll forget to pull your phone out for.
The 5.5 hour Wine Sampler tour departs Queenstown daily at 10 am and returns around 3:30 pm.
This tour was judged the worlds best wine tour 2020-2021 by Trip Advisor, Best of the Best awards and the 4th best activity and tour in all of New Zealand – Read more here.
Enjoy a sleep in? We also offer a late-afternoon Twilight Wine and Craft Beer Tour, or if you would prefer a custom made private tour, we can create an epic experience tailored just for you. Yeah, you.
*Please note minimum passenger numbers are required for this tour to operate.
We start with a cave tour at Gibbston Valley, followed by a tasting at the wonderful Kinross where we then stop for lunch. After lunch you’ll visit Mt Rosa and the fourth stop of the trip is the guide’s choice!
Our lunch stop is at Kinross who offer main meals as well as sharing style platters and bites. You’ll pay Kinross directly for these meals on the day.
Yes, however we know good counselors!
Absolutely! Your guide will provide a menu and pre-order your meal at the beginning of the tour, just let them know of any dietary requirements and this can be catered for.
We have no age restrictions to join the tours however of course you must be 18 years of age to drink alcohol.
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!
No, but you can buy any wine along the way from the cellar door we visit. 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.
We pick up from 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.
Minimum numbers for this tour is 3pax, and maximum is 14pax, 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.
You are not wrong! Altitude Tours was awarded the Worlds’ Best Wine Tour by Trip Advisors Best of the Best Awards 2021 – we are super proud!
We do not have any facilities to lift you into our vans, please get in touch to discuss your requirements, we will do our best to accommodate you.
Most 5 star reviews for Queenstown Wine Tours, Trip Advisor 2017 – 2020.
Altitude Tours has been named the Top Wine Tasting Experiences in the world.