Wine Tours

Twilight Wine & Craft Beer Tour

From NZD $209
4 hours

Departing 3pm daily is our lively afternoon beer and wine tour.  Choose between craft beer or wine tastings at each location and be back in time for tour dinner reservation.

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  • There’s more to life than wine. There’s also beer.

    It’s always 5 o’clock at Altitude Tours. Join our Twilight Wine & Craft Beer experience for a fun and entertaining late afternoon tastebud tingling adventure!

    It’s your choice between wine or beer at each unique location on this fun tour! Better yet, this tour departs at 3:00pm, allowing you to have an adventurous morning or fly in from out of town and be back in town before your evening plans. It’s just so perfectly timed – even if we say so ourselves!

    Your Altitude Tours guide meets you and your small group at our convenient central Queenstown pickup before journeying into the great Gibbston wine region.

    GT Tasting

    Our first stop on the tour is the GT Tasting Room, situated at the historic Gibbston Tavern. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in wine or local craft beers. The wine is locally grown and produced, and the beer hails from a just 1 km down the road. Experience unique charm of the Gibbston region at the historic tavern.

    Next, to Kinross Cellar Door. By now the fun has kicked in (or the tastings). Here, you’ll experience a hosted wine tasting with Kinross and the five boutique wine partners they represent. Sample a selection from each producer, including some of the most awarded Pinot Noirs globally. If you’re a beer enthusiast, enjoy sampling four beers from the local small batch brewery.

    Canyon Brewing
    As we venture back towards Queenstown, our third stop is at Canyon Brewing in Arthurs Point, where they believe good beer is best served fresh and with friends. By now, your small group will feel like great buddies, and fresh beer will be flowing from their taps. This is the perfect time to sit down, relax, and socialise with your group. Enjoy tasting flights of either Canyon’s crafted brews or local wines. Indulge in a shared grazing platter to satisfy your palate before we return to Queenstown, just in time for your dinner reservation or other evening plans.

    We’re proud to be experts in providing exceptional tours – winning the title of New Zealand’s Best Visitor Experience in 2023. Back in 2021, we also won of the World’s Best Wine Tour.

    Have the whole day? consider upgrading to our Central Otago Food and Wine Tour for an all inclusive full day experience. Alternatively, pair your Twilight Tour with a morning Glenorchy tour, creating a full-day adventure of sightseeing and tasting.

    Tour Overview.

    Twilight Wine & Craft Beer Tour

    From NZD $209

    Departing 3pm daily is our lively afternoon beer and wine tour.  Choose between craft beer or wine tastings at each location and be back in time for tour dinner reservation.

    Tastings at 3 hand picked locations
    Tasty antipasto platters to share
    Approximately 4 hours from 3.00pm
    Central Queenstown pick up
    Complimentary WIFI

    Multi-award winning tour operator.

    World’s Best Wine Tour 2021.

    Most 5 star reviews for Queenstown Wine Tours 2020.

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    The people have spoken

    Dan is a legend! We had such a fun time on the wine tour! Absolutely stunning and breathtaking views everywhere you look. The wine guides were very knowledgeable and Dan is a darling! Happy birthday Dan! May you have so much fun and may your hangover be minor! The group in the bus were super lovely. Love the Browns.
    - Sarah_B
    A very fun tour. Small group of friendly people from all over the world. The driver/guide, Angelo was fun and very knowledgeable. We sang to music along the way. Interesting wineries for tastings.
    - Angela_S
    Wine for me & beer for him - perfect! I don’t normally write reviews but this tour was so much fun & perfect for our needs. We needed something that was a small group and just half a day (to fit in other touristy activities) & included beer for hubby and wine for me. This tour really delivered! Our guides Tommy & Jono were pretty cool guys, really funny but knowledgeable about the wine & beer and also the local area. We laughed heaps & the little gift bag at the end was a lovely surprise. I definitely recommend this tour!
    - Kathy_B

    Wine & Craft Beer Tour FAQ's

    We start with a visit to the GT Tasting Room for delicious beer or wine tastings, followed by the cellar door at Kinross Winery, before finishing off at Canyon Brewery for wine or beer tastings and platters.

    Highly possible. Well worth a try, we have had Southland sheep farmers who have never tried wine before fall in love with Rosé.

    Light platters are included at Canyon Brewery, to help soak up some of those tastings!

    Absolutely, just let us know in advance any dietary requirements.

    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

    Our pick up and drop off location is the Station Building in the centre of Queenstown.

    All levels of wine/beer knowledge are welcome! From the beginner to the expert connoisseur wanting to chat wine/beer 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. For the beer lovers, you’ll have an offering of craft beers including Pale Ales, Lagers, Pilsners and IPA’s.

    Minimum numbers for this tour is 3pax, and maximum is 14pax, so you’ll get a great small group experience!

    Yes! All wine/beer 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.

    No! This tour is totally unique to Altitude Tours and gives you the option to have an evening wine & beer tour so you can fit in all the other activities in Queenstown in during the day!

    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.


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