This is a fantastic tour for small groups of family & friends who want a private, luxury experience. You will discover an amazing range of wines across four distinct winemaking sub regions on this great value wine tasting day out. I will pick you up from the Frankton area in Queenstown at 9.40 am. We'll drive via the Cardrona Valley to a winery overlooking the stunning scenery around Lake Wanaka for our first tasting of the day. We then head to Bendigo following the Clutha River and taste distinctive wines at a vineyard in terrain that differs markedly from our first stop. We then follow the shores of Lake Dunstan to our next two wine tastings. These take place amongst the historic workings of the gold rush era in the Bannockburn region 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 the historic town of Cromwell. We then head up the Kawarau gorge towards the Gibbston and our next tasting where the vineyard is at one of the most awe inspiring settings in the world. At the end of the day you will have discovered 5 boutique vineyards, learned more about the diversity of wines and your own palate. We then return to Queenstown with optional photo stops at the scenic lookouts. I am also a photographer and will take pictures of your day free of charge.
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 Queenstown, heading to Wanaka via the Crown Range and to our first tasting on the lake shore. We then follow the Clutha river to Bendigo. We travel along the shores of Lake Dunstan to our next tastings at two boutique locations in the heart of the historic gold mining diggings in Bannockburn. Leaving the Cromwell area we follow the Kawarau gorge towards the Gibbston region. We then return to Queenstown passing Lake Hayes.
If not booking a platter lunch please bring a packed lunch (coolbox provided for storage)
If you are not booking a platter please bring a packed lunch. Water is provided as is a coolbox for your food. Chairs and umbrellas are provided. The SUV has USB power and a wi-fi hotspot. I will have maps of the wine region for your reference.
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