Guided tour

Otago Wine Trail Bespoke Small Group Tour & Wine Cave

Activity provider: Queenstown Winery Tours

Otago Wine Trail Bespoke Small Group Tour & Wine Cave

Activity provider: Queenstown Winery Tours

From US$ 139.52 per person

Embark on a small group half-day tour to the heart of the Central Otago wine region to sample incredible wines and visit the largest Underground Wine Cave in New Zealand. A range of tour options are available for a unique and personalised tour experience.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 5.5 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up and drop off is available from Queenstown and Arrowtown accommodation. Provide your accommodation details when booking and the local operator will confirm your pick-up details with confirmation.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy a small group half-day Otago Wine Trail tour departing from Queenstown or Arrowtown
  • Discover the largest Wine Cave in New Zealand on a guided tour
  • Learn about the wine region and history with an experienced guide
  • Sightsee in the heart of the Central Otago wine region
  • Choose your own adventure with fun, flexible, and hassle-free options
Full description
Discover the Central Otago wine region on a small group half-day tour from Queenstown. Enjoy a personalized wine tasting itinerary based on your booking selections to suit your likings and budget.  After a complimentary hotel pick-up, set off for the heart of Gibbston. Journey into the ‘valley of the vines’ to discover these vineyards nestled amongst the spectacular mountain ranges and dramatic river gorges. Sample Pinot Noirs, aromatics and everything in between. Your day includes visits to four of the best cellar doors and a tour of New Zealand's largest Underground Wine Cave. Sample three varietals in the cave and a visit to the Home Block Vineyard, originally planted by the founder and wine pioneer Alan Brady in 1983. Benefit from an intimate small group experience that permits time to explore all that the Central Otago wine district has to offer. There is no set routine, so every day is an adventure. The choice of the wineries visited will vary each day based on your individual group's dynamics. The overall focus is on high-quality wines as well as friendly and informative staff.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Transport
  • Experienced driver/guide
  • Live, informative commentary
  • Visit to four cellar doors
  • Visit and tour of the Wine Cave with tasting of three varietals
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Wine Tastings in 4 cellar doors of 20 wines
  • Gourmet Vineyard lunch (if option selected)
  • Vineyard platter or cheeseboard (if option selected)
  • Professional photos
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

    Select participants and date



    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • Meals are optional and you can select your preference from the available options when booking
    • If meal option selected, please advise relevant dietary requirements - note that the menus vary depending on the winery
    • The local partner will contact you after booking to confirm your pick-up time and location
    • Please be aware that this tour has flexible departure times that might vary (usually between 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM). If you need to depart or be back at a specific time, please let the local supplier know with at least 36 hours in advance so that they can try to accommodate your requests.
    • The tour will not run if we have less than 4 people booked.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 6 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
    • Safety
    • Service
    • Organization

    Sort by:

    Traveler type:

    Star rating:

    Simply Awesome!!!

    The tour started with brief detailing about the wine regions of New Zealand followed by the aroma kit to make us understand the different types of aromas found in wines. Next, we started visiting the four wineries one by one and tasted nearly thirty wines in a day. The highlight of the tour was the wine cave where wines are kept in oak barrels to mature and develop more aromas.

    Read more

    January 15, 2019

    Great tour!

    July 31, 2022

    Very knowledgeable guide, small group, interesting and fun day.

    Suzi was fantastic, and made the day both educational and great fun. Being in a small group is also good giving more opportunity to talk to the Winery Cellar Door staff. Great wineries and great wines so overall a great day.

    March 31, 2019

    Product ID: 166235