Joan Collins said - “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” The world’s southernmost wine-producing region has lots to surprise you ... More info ›
Joan Collins said - “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” The world’s southernmost wine-producing region has lots to surprise you. The terroir of Gibbston Valley, Bannockburn and Arrowtown produces the best Pinot Noir grapes. We have handpicked the finest wineries of this region offering award winning wines and local food to taste. We enjoy an excellent reputation, built-up over the years, and are confident that we will not only meet, but exceed your expectations.
The Crown Range
Crown Range Cellar was born on the back of a napkin over a glass or two at a local Queenstown restaurant overlooking the mountain ranges. The dream was to make small volumes of award winning wine, grown in a variety of famous wine regions throughout New
Zealand. Winner of the Best Pinot Noir in the world in 2015, it today making a limited run of Syrah as well. Enjoy some stunning views of Arrowtown, Lake Hayes, Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu as we make our way to the next winery. World-famous Cardrona Hotel Established in 1863, the Cardrona Hotel is one of New Zealand’s oldest hotels and is one ofonly two remaining buildings from the Cardrona Valley gold rush era. This is Central Otago's most photographed building and has featured in many wedding albums around the world. The famous Cardrona Ale is a must try.
The Cardrona Distillery
All Cardrona spirits are made from scratch on site, starting with just three ingredients: water, yeast and malted barley – at this one and only distillery in the region. Experience the art of making hand-distilled artisan spirits. We will will take you through the entire spirit making process, from milling, mashing, fermentation, distillation and maturation. Taste Cardrona artisan spirits before we move towards the rugged landscape of the Gibbston Valley.
Gibbston Valley Vineyards
Good Wine. Good Food. Good Living.
One of the region’s founding wineries, they are fully focused on handcrafting premium wines and honouring the traditions that have made them a world-renowned destination. Wines here are unrefined, unfiltered and sustainably produced. Pioneers not only in wines, but in exquisite dining as well. Explore unique and incredibly diverse surrounds. Truly inspired by the pursuit of good wine, good food and what we like to call good living. And before we call it a day…. Time to wash away your sins by paying your visit to an 1894 Presbyterian Church.
Waitiri Creek Vineyard & Cargo Brewery
Located at Waitiri Creek, Gibbston Valley - the tasting room was originally the Wangaloa Presbyterian Church. It was built in 1894 and relocated to Queenstown in 2000 where it became the cellar door for Waitiri Creek Vineyard. Serving locally produced wines and unique Cargo Craft Beer - finish your day by enjoying a unique beer and/or wine tasting experience – say Cheers! and pat each other’s shoulders for choosing us for this tour. Tour ends!
Notes: We can customise the Queenstown Private Luxury Wine Tour so that it is specifically designed for your tastes and needs – please feel free to contact us.