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Experience the beauty of Central Otago, its fine wines, rich gold history and welcoming people. This Central Otago wine tour from Queenstown will take you into the heart of region, through the picturesque valleys and rolling vine-clad foothills to taste some of New Zealand's finest wines.

Central Otago has become one of the world's premier cool climate wine regions. Wines of consistently high quality are produced in the region with Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay amongst some of the world's best.Visit four or five of Central Otago's premier vineyards on a sociable small group tour. On the Gourmet Tour, try a local cheese tasting and take a tour of New Zealand's largest underground wine cave, followed by lunch at Northburn, a high country sheep station and vineyard. The Boutique Tour will take you to smaller vineyards that are considered the gems of Central Otago. Enjoy a delightful gourmet platter lunch on both tours, and when time permits, visit Old Cromwell Town. Gourmet Sample Itinerary (7 hours): A relaxed day of fine wine and excellent cuisine. Visit 5 vineyards in Gibbston and Bannockburn/Cromwell, including a tour through New Zealand’s largest wine cave, have a mid-morning cheese tasting in a vineyard garden and enjoy a delightful gourmet platter lunch at one of our stunning locations in the Bannockburn/Cromwell region. Admire the beautiful scenery including the Kawarau Gorge, Otago Goldfields, Historic Old Cromwell Town and Lake Dunstan.  Lunch and all tastings are included in the tour price.Boutique Wine Tour (5.5 hours): An afternoon among the boutique vineyards and superb scenery of the Central Otago Wine region. Visit 4 of the regions vineyards – typically 2 in Gibbston and 2 in Bannockburn/Cromwell, enjoy a gourmet platter lunch, bathe in the amazing scenery and learn about the gold history of this diverse region.  Lunch and all tastings are included in the tour price.