Altitude Tours offers small group daily wine tours from Queenstown to the Gibbston region, Central Otago’s premier wine growing area, in our fleet of 2017 Mercedes vans. Altitude has thoughtfully created two equally enjoyable yet vastly different wine (and craft beer) tasting experiences with more than a dozen of the best wineries and cellar doors to choose from less than an hour from Queenstown.
Wine Sampler Tour
The 5 hour Wine Sampler departs Queenstown at 10am and returns by 3pm. A classic and fun wine tour 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. Sample at least 18 spectacular cool climate wines, a selection of local cheeses and an optional scrumptious lunch, whilst your charismatic guide and knowledgeable cellar staff educate and amuse you with local wine making facts and stories. Travel in style with door to door transfers in a new Mercedes van, enjoy complimentary WIFI and bottled water onboard, and at the end of your Queenstown wine tour take home a branded wine glass; a gift from Altitude Tours for choosing the best wine tour in Queenstown.
Twilight Wine & Craft Beer Tour
The 3.5 hour Twilight Wine & Craft Beer Tour departs central Queenstown at 3.45pm and returns by 7.15pm. Less traditional wine tour, more fun and entertaining late afternoon taste bud adventure! Visit three unique locations including two cellar doors and a 3rd local spot in Gibbston. Enjoy a minimum 10 wine or beer tastings and a generous supply of light snacks, including an antipasto platter and wood fired pizzas to share. Now here’s the twist, if beer is more your thing then swap the wine tastings for local craft beers instead. We aim to please! The best part is, this awesome Queenstown wine and craft beer tour departs at 3.45pm, meaning you can still go skiing or bungy jumping in the morning or even fly in from out of town. Guaranteed to have fun, taste some amazing local wines or craft beer and make some cool new friends on the way!
With complimentary hotel transfers (Sampler tour only) and two daily departures operating 12 months of the year, there’s an Altitude wine tour to suit everyone’s travel itinerary. So whether you are an adventure junkie wanting to recharge 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, a Queenstown wine tour with Altitude is a must.