The Best Wine Tasting & Tours In Central Otago

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Wine Tasting & Tours in Central Otago2021-03-31T16:55:30+00:00

Wine Tastings and Tours in Central Otago

Central Otago with an ever-changing landscape has become a center of attraction for tourists and fans of extreme sports, as well as wine lovers. Everything in this remote region is saturated: its beautiful jagged peaks, bare rocks, crystal clear sky, and turquoise-colored glacial lakes. In accordance, here is a surprising amount to see and do during your wine tastings and tours in Central Otago.

At WineTourism.com, we provide a wide selection of wine tastings and tours in Central Otago together with our local partner wineries. Below you will find a list of wine tastings and tours in Central Otago with a direct booking option and a map of the region with the exact location of each winery. Choose your favorite wine tasting in Central Otago or the Winery tour, let us know and we will guaranty your memorable experience.

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Private tour of their organic estate and Wine Tasting & Tour with food platters at Aurum Wines

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140 Luggate Cromwell Road, Cromwell, Otago, 9384, New Zealand

Come to visit an amazing Cellar Door and taste wines of two great wine regions at Domaine Thomson

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Domaine Thomson Wines, 46 Clarks Road, Lowburn, 9342, Central Otago, New Zealand

Taste the best wines of six great producers and visit their cellar door at Kinross Wine Tasting & Tour

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2300 Gibbston Hwy, Queenstown, Otago, 9371, New Zealand

Visit their tasting room to taste the best Maude wines with delicious food at Maude Wines Wine Tasting & Tour

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9 Connell Terrace, Wanaka, Central Otago, 9305, New Zealand

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How to Get to Central Otago

Tips on how to reach wine tastings and tours in Central Otago by different means of transportation

Queenstown is a good starting point for your visit to wine tastings and tours in Central Otago. There are several flights in a day between Wellington and Queenstown. Flights are the simplest and easiest way to get there as it is perfect choice for travelers with limited time. The duration of the flight is 1 hour 30 minutes.

It is easily accessible to get to wine tastings and tours in Central Otago by car from Queenstown, which is a 1-hour road.
However, if your travel starts from Wellington there is a possibility too. It might take a couple of days to get from capital city, as Wellington is separated from the South Island by the Cook Strait. To drive to Queenstown you’ll first need to take the ferry to Picton, at the top of the South Island. Drive from Picton down the east coast, past Kaikoura and Christchurch, and then inland, past Twizel and Tekapo in the Mount Cook district, finally to Queenstown.

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Everything you need to know before you experience wine tastings and tours in Central Otago

Wineries are carefully organized for the visit of guests, focusing on comfort and aesthetics. During your wine tastings and tours in Central Otago well-designed tasting rooms with the view of mountains and lakes will leave you impressed. Under the guidance of a tour, you will be able to get to know about local winemaking history and practices. After the tour, the well-selected wines are combined with seasonal local dishes and snacks.

Here are some wine suggestions you should definitely try during wine tastings in Central Otago:

Pinot Noir – a standout variety with an increasing reputation as the region and its vines evolve. Fruits that are fragrant and lush, with a strong frame, silky feel, and true strength. The sub-regional types vary significantly.
Chardonnay – citrus and mineral characters, tightly structured, delicate and refined; can be constrained when young but reveals great sophistication and beauty as it matures.
Sauvignon Blanc – mineral and gunflint of herbaceousness, with pineapple and passionfruit on top. Crispy structure, soothing acidity, and stony finishes are defining characteristics.

Every season here brings with it a new series of changes: vibrant blossom-filled spring, glorious summer, golden glowed autumn and icy winter. However, summer and autumn are the seasons for full-on outdoor living and fun. It’s the ideal time to try anything from the vast valley floors to the rock tor skyline, and of course to have a wine tastings and tours in Central Otago.

There is much more to do once you fully enjoy wine tastings and tours in Central Otago. You can experience the life of New Zealand’s Early Gold Miners, get charmed by Ophir town of Central Otago, and make sure to visit the City of Alexandra, where the wine and nature meet.

– Cycling on a trail through incredibly beautiful landscapes of Lake Dunstan.
– Get your adrenaline levels up in Highlands Motorsport Park Cromwell.
– Enjoy to the fullest with the home of the Lord of the Rings.

English is the predominant language spoken in New Zealand. However, the Māori language of Indigenous  Māori people is also an official language of the country.

We put together some of  Māori words you might find useful while experiencing wine tastings and tours in Central Otago:

“Wāina” – Wine

“Winiiti” – Winery

“Māra wāina” – Vineyard

“Harikoa!” – Cheers!