Central Otago is famous for the red pinot noir variety of wine although many of our wineries also excel at Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling. The wineries within the Queenstown and Otago district feature tasting rooms and many also offer restaurants.

A fabulous way to arrive at lunch is by helicopter, landing at the Mt Difficulty cellar door, or you can cycle to a winery in Gibbston and fly back to Queenstown by helicopter.

Queenstown Wine Tasting Tour

Catering for individuals, couples and groups, the team at Queenstown Transport will be pleased to provide a quote for escorted tours of the best venues in Queenstown and Central Otago to taste the region's famous pinot noir, riesling, sauvignon blanc and other popular wine styles.

Queenstown Transport's fleet includes:

  • 3 seater Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 AMG
  • 6 seater Mercedes-Benz Viano
  • 11 seater Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
  • 20 seater Coaster
  • 29 Seater Hino

Priced from $22.50 pp.

Tim Kershaw, +64 274 653 888


Golf-Wine combo


Remarkable Golf Tours offers a Golf/Wine combo package that includes 9 holes of golf in the morning followed by gourmet lunch platters and visits to premium local wineries.

The day starts with a 9.15am pickup and a morning spent playing at Arrowtown or Millbrook. The wine tour pick up is at midday and takes in a selection of Central Otago's finest wineries, returning to Queenstown around 5pm.

Non-wine fans may like to substitute the afternoon wine tour with a visit to a local day spa.

Priced from $325 pp.


Tim Kershaw
+64 274 653 888 | 0508 GOLF TOUR (0508 465 386)


The Ballarat Trading Company Wine Experience

wine tasting

Hosted by the popular Queenstown gastro-pub in the centre of town, this is a relaxed introduction to New Zealand wine.

Guests will learn the techniques to taste and appreciate five styles from award-winning wineries, accompanied by a selection of New Zealand cheeses.

Available at the time of your choosing between midday and 8pm. Allow one hour.

* Requires ten guests to confirm. Maximum 25.

Website: www.ballarat.co.nz

$55 pp

Tracy Pool, General Manager tracy@winnies.co.nz
T +64 3 409 0290 or
+64 227 229 0754