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Classic Wanaka Wine Tour provided by Wanaka Wine Tours

Classic Wanaka Wine Tour
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Enjoy a full day small-group wine tour in and around Wanaka and Central Otago. You'll experience award winning wines, gourmet food and stunning scenery with your knowledgeable and friendly guide. This tour includes a gourmet platter-style lunch at one of the best vineyard restaurants in the region, plus tastings at up to 6 award winning boutique vineyards. Whether you are a complete wine novice, or a dedicated wine connoisseur, you will be ensured of an enjoyable time.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Discover some of Wanaka and Central Otago’s wonderful vineyards and scenery, while meeting some of the numerous characters that produce these gorgeous, award winning wines. You will be taken to the little gems that are quietly making a big name for themselves with their dedication to produce the best possible wine. Here you’ll get up close and personal with the vineyard owners and wine makers. You will be picked up from your Wanaka accommodation, and taken back there on completion of the tour. You will be guided in style around 6 of Wanaka and Central Otago's premium Boutique Vineyards. Your knowledgeable and friendly guide will enhance your experience by providing an insightful, entertaining commentary about the geography, the history, soils and the characters of this amazing region. You'll be tasting world class Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Rose and Sauvignon Blanc along the way. Find out why this little region is punching well above its weight when it comes to producing well balanced, delightful, premium wines. Halfway through your tour, you will stop at a popular local vineyard restaurant, where you'll enjoy a delicious gourmet platter, while overlooking the vineyard. There is plenty of time for photos and chatting with your new found friends. You'll come away from the tour with a new appreciation of Central Otago's wine, history, beauty and characters.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Discover some of Wanaka and Central Otago’s wonderful vineyards and scenery, while meeting some of the numerous characters that produce these gorgeous, award winning wines. You will be taken to the little gems that are quietly making a big name for themselves with their dedication to produce the best possible wine. Here you’ll get up close and personal with the vineyard owners and wine makers. You will be picked up from your Wanaka accommodation, and taken back there on completion of the tour. You will be guided in style around 6 of Wanaka and Central Otago's premium Boutique Vineyards. Your knowledgeable and friendly guide will enhance your experience by providing an insightful, entertaining commentary about the geography, the history, soils and the characters of this amazing region. You'll be tasting world class Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Rose and Sauvignon Blanc along the way. Find out why this little region is punching well above its weight when it comes to producing well balanced, delightful, premium wines. Halfway through your tour, you will stop at a popular local vineyard restaurant, where you'll enjoy a delicious gourmet platter, while overlooking the vineyard. There is plenty of time for photos and chatting with your new found friends. You'll come away from the tour with a new appreciation of Central Otago's wine, history, beauty and characters.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7916P2
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional/local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
6h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pickup our guests from their Wanaka accommodation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional/local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pickup our guests from their Wanaka accommodation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
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5.0
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Gabby
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
The best winery tour!
We had such a wonderful day with our lovely tour guide Heidi. The wines were amazing and Heidi was very informative about the area and the wineries. Would 100% do again!
Written 5 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
wanakawinetours
Hi Travele, Thanks so much for reviewing us. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the tour and that Heidi was very informative. Can't wait to have you back again some time. All the best!
Written 6 July 2021
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Lorraine V
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions
Amazing Wine Tour
Jun 2020
The whole tour was absolutely fabulous!
Great communication from the tour company re- change in pick up time.
Toni our driver was fantastic. Great driver chatty & knowledgeable about the area & all the wineries.
Lunch platter at Wooing Tree was amazing, excellent gluten free option for me too.
Overall this tour was great value for money. Highly recommended.
Thank you.
Written 9 June 2020
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wanakawinetours
Hi Lorraine, Thanks so much for reviewing us. Were really pleased that you loved the tour. I'll pass this on to Toni. All the best for your future wine experiences. Cheers!
Written 10 June 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

sheredfoxx6
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Good fun afternoon
Nov 2019
Had a great fun afternoon with John our tour host. He was great visited 4 wineries in the region. John was very informative.
Written 2 November 2019
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Winodavid
Epsom, UK18 contributions
Oh Wanaka we will be back
Nov 2019
WOW what an amazing day with Heidi, (even though she was feeling very under the weather) she gave us a real insight into the amazing wines, stories and history of Central Otago, every winery we visited produced stunning wines in equally stunning locations, we had a fantastic lunch platter at Carrick showcasing the lovely foods of the region, fabulous. If you come this way give Wanaka Wine tours a call, you will certainly be in for an amazing experience. Thank you Heidi for such a special day.
Written 2 November 2019
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wanakawinetours
Hi Winoda, Thank so much for reviewing us. I'm super pleased you had a great tour with Heidi. We are very fortunate to have her as part of our team. Yes the platter at Carrick is delicious. Thanks again for choosing us, and we hope to see you again sometime. Warm regards,
Written 2 November 2019
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Rachael B
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
Great day out!
We did a tour with Richard, and to our pleasant surprise it was a private tour!

Richard was very knowledgeable and accomodating of our needs. He had immense knowledge of not only the local Wanaka wine but also of the Central Otago district and history.

Lunch was lovely and we never felt obligated to by any wines, however many of the winemakers were so lovely and made beautiful wines, so we came back with a few bottles.

Great day out would definitely recommend booking with Wanaka Wine Tours.

Cheers
Written 14 September 2019
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wanakawinetours
Hi 39rach, Thanks for your review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the tour. We are very fortunate to have amazing wines, scenery and staff. Hope the rest of your holiday went well.. Warm regards,
Written 15 September 2019
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Elise
3 contributions
Amazing tour! would highly recommend
Aug 2019
Scott is a fantastic host, who did a wonderful job making me aware of the amazing wine that the region supplies. His vehicle was comfortable, well stocked and the trip was seamless. Nothing was too big an ask and everything was just right. Highly recommend to anyone coming to Wanaka. The money spent on Scott's tour is well worth it!
Written 12 August 2019
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wanakawinetours
Hi LeeseAnn, Thanks for your review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour and the wine. Hopefully the rest of your holiday went well. Thnaks again and all the best !!
Written 13 August 2019
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Kirsty Cooper
1 contribution
Excellent
Aug 2019 • Couples
My partner and I went on the half day tour in winter. We had slightly lowered expectations for a winter wine tour - purely due to the season - but this wasn’t the case at all. The wineries we visited and the scenery were absolutely perfect. Scott was laid back and friendly, but also very knowledgable and professional. We had a small group size, and the wines and food provided were delicious and generous. I would recommend to anyone!
Written 10 August 2019
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wanakawinetours
Hi Kirstycoope, Thanks for your great review. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour so much. Hopefully you can find some of the wines you tasted back home. Thanks again and all the best.
Written 13 August 2019
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Vicki O
Te Anau, New Zealand4 contributions
Fabulous Day
Jul 2019 • Friends
We had a wonderful day out with Abby last Saturday on the Classic Wine Tour.
We were 4 women on a "weekend away" and had a fabulous time drinking wine and eating food at the Stoaker Room (we will be going back there!) and had a few laughs.
I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. It was fun and informative and well worth the investment.
I personally have completed a lot of wine tours, and this one rates as the best ever!
Thanks Wanaka Wine Tours - and thanks Abby!
Written 30 July 2019
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wanakawinetours
Hi Vicki O, Thanks so much for reviewing us. We're trilled that you thought the tour and Abby were so good. We are super stoked to have her as part of our team. Hopefully you learnt a little (more) about Central Otago wines. All the best and we hope to see you again sometime. Cheers!
Written 31 July 2019
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Paul G
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
An amazing wine tour
We had the most amazing day with Abby on the weekend. Apart from being incredibly well versed in all things wine she was such a lovely person to spend the day with. By the end of the day it felt like we were travelling with a friend. The wineries we visited were incredible and we would highly recommend the classic tour. Visiting 6 wineries during the day was great and Abby certainly picked some incredible places - all offering something just that little bit different. Thank you again Abby, we had such a great time - we will certainly be thinking of you when we drink that lovely bottle of Rose 😁. We will be back next year to head off with you on a mountain bike tour as well.
Written 7 July 2019
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Hi paulgA9495HS, Thanks so much for reviewing Wanaka Wine Tours. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour and Abby's great guiding style. We are so lucky to have so many great vineyards to choose from in the Wanaka and Central Otago areas. We look forward to taking you on one of our guided bike tours next time you're here. All the best and enjoy your Rose. Cheers!
Written 10 July 2019
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Meldesigns21
10 contributions
Great day with great wine and amazing views!
Jun 2019 • Couples
We loved our wine tasting tour with Toni. She was full of great information that she shared along the way. We were able to fit in 6 different wineries, each with a totally different experience. The last stop even had beer tasting too which made me very happy! :-)
Written 10 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Meldesigns21, Thanks so much for doing a review of Wanaka Wine Tours. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour. We're super stoked to have Toni guiding with us. All the best for your future wine experiences! Cheers.
Written 10 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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hospobimbo
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Wanaka Must Do
We booked a boutique wine tour with Wanaka Wine Tours and were so blown away by the experience. We were hosted by t
Sarah5368
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Fabulous full day wine tour!
This was our second trip with Wanaka Wine Tours & John was our guide both times. The vineyards we visited (6 on a f
reneeanddonald
reneeanddonald
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Best half day wine tour
We had a fantastic half day wine tour with our guide Toni she picked us up from our accommodation at was informativ
mark4694
mark4694
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Good half day wine Tour with an entertaining guide
Great little wine tour - we were 2 of 6 and visited the following wineries - Aitkins Folly, Scott Base (our favouri
JGV_10
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If you want a wine tasting trip take this one.
A really enjoyable afternoon. We were picked up from our hotel on time by our guide Toni. There was only 1 other co
JamesE534
JamesE534
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Superb wine tasting tour with Greg
Superb wine tasting afternoon with Greg visiting four vineyards and an excellent lunch platter at Scott Base. Greg
phoebekate123
phoebekate123
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Awesome 4.5 Hr Tour
Myself and my partner went on the Boutiqe wine tour. We went to Four Wineries and had a great time! Heidi was a gre
LondonGoGo
LondonGoGo
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Brilliant tour in a beautiful landscape
The guide was brilliant - gentle, thoughtful and knowledgeable. The wineries were wonderful, with great hosts and l
16robyn
16robyn
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Great day with a great host/driver
Had a fantastic day with John from Wanaka Wine Tours (WWT).All six vineyards had wonderful aspects. Aurum vineyard
Camper274260
Camper274260
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October wine tour
We had a wonderful afternoon with John, our host and driver. He made personal introductions at each winery, gave u
Spinfamily
Spinfamily
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Boutique Wine tour was just right
My partner and I completed the Boutique wine tour with Abbey. It was amazing and would recommend! Abbey was extreme
Worldwide17
Worldwide17
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Wonderful Wines
We had an amazing day out with the owner of this company who was our guide for the day. He was incredibly knowledge
lizg007
lizg007
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Informative and fun!
We were picked up promptly from our accommodation by our guide Heidi and were surprised that we were the only 2 on
Sam E
Sam E
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Boutique Wine Tour - what a day!!
We had a fantastic afternoon touring four winerys with Greg, our very knowledgable host/driver. From the first vine
Polina P
Polina P
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Boutique wine tour
My husband and I had a really lovely wine tour with Scott in March of this year. We visited four local vineyards, s
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