This is a tour for small groups of family/friends who want a private, luxury experience (also offered as a half day tour; see 'demi' listing'). You will discover an amazing range of wines at 5 vineyards across four distinct winemaking sub regions on this great value wine tasting day out. I will pick you up from your accommodation in the Wanaka area at 9.45 am (I also pick up/drop off in Cardrona/Arrowtown/Lake Hayes). We'll drive through the Cardrona Valley in a luxury SUV to the Gibbston region for our first tasting at one of the most awe inspiring vineyard locations in the world. We then follow the Kawarau river to the Cromwell basin. Our next wine tastings take place in the Bannockburn vineyards where a platter lunch can be booked in advance on your behalf with expenses payable by you directly to the cellar door. We can also stop for a BYO packed lunch at the riverside in Cromwell. We return to Wanaka via the shores of Lake Dunstan and taste distinctive wines in different terrain from where we started our day. Our final stop will be a tasting at a winery overlooking the stunning scenery at Lake Wanaka. I am also a photographer and will take pictures the tour free of charge. At the end of the day you will have discovered 5 boutique vineyards in the region, learned more about the diversity of wines and about your own palate. You will then be dropped off at your accomodation.
I lived in the UK and Australia and left the corporate world to live in one of the most beautiful places on the globe. I first came to this area over 20 years ago and have been visiting the wineries here for over 7 years. Now that I live in this region I have the opportunity to share with others my interests in wine, the outdoors and photography. I discovered the nuanced charm of Otago pinot noir 10 years ago and have met a number of amazing people who were drawn to practice winemaking in this magical place. This wine tour and tasting experience allows me to combine all three of my passions and create a unique and memorable day out for you. I am also a fully licensed and insured transport operator and passenger service driver.
Crackers for cleansing the palate between each tasting and snack bars to keep you going to your lunch.
Bottled still water to stay hydrated during the day. Over 24 different wines available at our tastings.
All tasting fees are in included.
You will be driven in a luxury, clean, air conditioned SUV with large sunroof, extra leg and head room, USB chargers for your…
I will take photographs of your experience free of charge and send you a download link after the tour.
We leave Wanaka and head up the Cardrona Valley. Descending from the Crown Range we navigate a narrow track to our first tasting. We journey through the Gibbston Valley and then travel down the Kawarau gorge towards the town of Cromwell. Our tastings then take us to two boutique locations the heart of the historic gold mining diggings in Bannockburn. We then take the quiet roads around Lake Dunstan finishing our day on the shores of Lake Wanaka.
18歳以上の方4名まで参加できます。 Bring an 'open' palate!
If not booking a platter lunch please bring a packed lunch (coolbox provided for storage)
If not booking a platter you should bring a packed lunch which can be purchased from several shops and cafes in Wanaka. Water is provided as is a coolbox for your lunch, chairs and umbrellas. The SUV has USB power and a wi-fi hotspot. I will have maps of the area for your information and reference
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