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Queenstown Wine Trail

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Making wine personal.... Join Queenstown's original wine tour. Enjoy spectacular scenery, fascinating local history and more importantly taste some great wines,in particular our Pinot Noir. Tours depart daily from Queenstown all year round. Our...more
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160 Gorge Road | Central Otago, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 3990
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful afternoon with Lance and Emma at 3 different vineyards. The food and wine was amazing and Lances knowledge of the area and all things wine was truely outstanding. We were picked up in a luxury van right from our hotel and...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

Our lovely guide Rex was absolutely amazing in taking us around the 3 awesome wineries. His commentary on Queenstown history, and Queenstown wine history was very informative and engaging. The tour was made all the more pleasant with the winery hosts, who gave us detail...More

Thank Jay G
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the amazing review! I'm glad you enjoyed the history and the hosts at the wineries. We try to give you an array of wineries to show the diversity we have in a small region.

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome day out learning all about New Zealand wine. I can’t speak highly enough of our extremely informative and humorous guide, Lewis. He definitely made our day by being so patient and friendly with the whole group. Thanks Lewis, we’ll be back...More

Thank anjepark
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thanks for the review - We think Lewis is great too! :-) We'd be more than happy to have you join a tour with us the next time you visit Queenstown. Maybe you can try one of our other options like the Wine & Food...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018

My friend and I took this tour as part of their spa package between Queenstown Wine Trail and The Body Sanctum (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED). We could not have been happier with the day, we were picked up following our wonderful pamper and driven out to the...More

Thank hannnxo
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thanks for the amazing review and we're glad your expectations were exceeded. The team at Body Sanctum do a great job and we feel very privileged to be able to partner with them for this ultimate relaxation combo!

Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the tour of the vineyards a lot however was disappointed with the guide who was very good on the history part and talking while driving but wasn’t good talking to people. He pulled us out of winery’s that we wanted to buy from and...More

Thank Joshtherock
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks for your review and while we're pleased that you enjoyed the tour overall we're obviously disappointed that our guide didn't meet yours (or our) expectations. We pride ourselves on providing a service with friendly guides that host you well throughout the tour and it...More

Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

We booked really spur of the moment for a half day 4.5 hour winery tour. This was no hassle and we joined 7 other people on the tour which was a great small group. Phil our guide was so informative providing information about Queenstown history...More

Thank kcutrupi
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Our tour leader Lewis was very informative and talked us through the area as we went from winery to winery. We learnt a heap about the local wines made and the lunch was delicious. We also had a great group! Thanks Lewis!

Thank Harriet M
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thanks for your glowing review. Sounds like you had a wonderful afternoon out around the Gibbston wineries.

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Incredible wine tour! Couldn’t have asked for a better tour guide (Lance). Great for all ages. Awesome for groups and meeting new people. Exceeded our expectations!

Thank RachelE2208
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thanks for the 10 out of 10, thats even better than a 5 Star!?!? Sounds like you had a great bunch of people on tour too.

Reviewed 17 July 2018

Lance took my boyfriend and I out on this lovely wine tour where we met a few other young travellers like ourselves and it was absolutely spectacular! Lance was a wonderful guide, incredibly knowledgeable and just an incredibly sweet and funny man! We had an...More

Thank Chloe H
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Our young coach driver was very knowledgeable about the history of the wine growing area and he kept us well informed, with a few jokes along the way. We didn't have to travel far between locations and the tour went along smoothly. Wines and food...More

Thank Wendy C
qwinetrail, Manager at Queenstown Wine Trail, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

We're pleased you enjoyed the afternoon, we try to make our wine tours informative and fun at the same time.

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Hi Everyone, I'm visiting Queenstown in mid-August with my boyfriend and we're excited to visit the Queenstown Wine Trail for the first time. We've hired bikes from Arrowtown, and have decided that doing a day self-guided is better for us rather than adhering to a tour. We are taking the bus in from Queenstown and then hiring the bikes from 11am - 3pm. Could anyone help me with my questions: 1. How far do you think we could go on the trail before we'd need to turn back? 2. Is it possible in that time to loop back around via Lake Hayes, or would we not have enough time? 3. How many wineries / what wineries would you suggest that we visit in the time that we have? 4. Has anyone done the trail during that time of year (Winter)? And should we prepare for it / wear quite warm clothes etc? Thanks so much!!
4 July 2017|
Response from qwinetrail | Property representative |
Hi, Thanks for your enquiry. We are a wine tour operator that takes people around Gibbston Valley in our van and don't have much to do with cycling hire/tours. However from experience I would say that you would need to allow... More
23 August 2016|
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Response from howard_dorothy | Reviewed this property |
Many are small vineyard independent owners. Websites should answer your questions