Queenstown and the Central Otago wine have recently harvested their Pinot noir grape variety. The ideal climate and well suited soils produce more award winning wines than any other New Zealand region.
The warm dry summer has been perfect for grape quality, producing smaller berries with more intense flavours. Wine tours are the best way to experience some of the region’s finest and most well-known brands.
HERE IS A LIST OF THE MOST EXCITING WAYS TO EXPERIENCE WINERIES IN THE QUEENSTOWN REGION
Exclusive Heli Wine Flight – Heli Tours Ltd
Adding a helicopter to any day out makes it incredible. Enjoy a scenic flight over the Gibbston Valley and bird’s eye views of many of the region’s wineries. The breathtaking journey concludes with lunch and wine tasting at Mt. Difficulty.
KJet Wine Sampler
Possibly the most exhilarating way to experience Lake Wakitipu, Kawarau River, and the Shotover River is with a jet boat ride! The hour long adventure closes with an informative tour of the Gibbston Valley Wine Caves and a comprehensive wine tasting. Enjoy some of the regions finest Pinot noirs after your adrenaline pumping escapade.
Off Road 4X4 Queenstown: Wakatipu Wine Adventure
Wine tours don’t need to be slow paced and conservative. Stunning scenery and off road fun in a 4×4 is one of the best and most adventurous ways to explore the region. The personalised wine tour also includes multimedia presentations and several river crossings.
The great advantage of many of Central Otago’s wineries is being able to perfectly match your wine with exceptional food browse around these guys. Many remarkable restaurants are in the region’s top estates and offer gourmet selections of local produce on their menu.
Make wine personal this April and leave Queenstown with a new appreciation of our region’s wines as well as some great memories.
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