This is a must do for all wine and food lovers. This half day wine and food experience delivers an unforgettable taste of Central Otago’s wine region, showcasing its superb local produce. We will host you throughout the afternoon and entertain you with stories of the local wineries and their colourful pioneering wine makers. Having been wine guiding for the last 25 years we have been an integral part of this growing industry. Your winery lunch consists of several tasting dishes each perfectly matched by the Chief Winemaker and Head Chef, using estate wines and fresh local produce. This delicious food and wine paired lunch is an exclusive meal designed for our clients. Enjoy hosted wine tasting and presentations at 3 wineries, generally visiting one larger well-known winery and two boutique style wineries. An underground wine cave tour & tastings gives you inside information about our great wines and the Central Otago wine industry.
For 35 years, Lance has been immersed in the Queenstown tourism industry. His experience covers everything from mountain ski patrol, to white water rafting on the Shotover River, and for the last 25 years guiding clients around the many fine wineries Central Otago has to offer. He owns and operates Queenstown Wine Trail, the first wine tour company in Queenstown, established in 1992. Lance is of Ngāti Porou heritage and loves to share the odd Māori legend. If Lance is unavailable then we have an experienced team on call - Rex, Grant, Lewis or Angus would be happy to host you.
Food & Wine matched lunch Please advise if you have any dietary requirements in advance so we can inform the kitchen prior to…
15+ Wine tastings
Informative commentary We pick up from most central accommodation in our modern, well appointed vehicles.
We will pick you up from your Queenstown accommodation and whisk you away to the scenic Gibbston region. We arrange for you to visit boutique wineries and vineyards in the Queenstown and Gibbston region where our long established connections ensure you get the best possible service an experience. We have been guiding visitors around the area for over 25 years and can show you how much it has changed over the years.
Please advise if you have any special requests or mobility concerns.