What you'll do
After complimentary accommodation pick-up, we will set off for the heart of Gibbston on a small group half-day tour to visit four cellar doors and journey into the ‘valley of the vines’ to discover these vineyards nestled amongst the spectacular mountain ranges and dramatic river gorges. In one of the wineries, we will savour a vineyard platter or a cheeseboard to pair with the wines. We will visit boutique wineries that are off the beaten path. 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. As I am also passionate about photography, I will take photos of the whole experience and will send you all the photos by email after the tour, at no additional costs. I offer the tours in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
I'm a doctor, a psychiatrist, and on one of my trips to New Zealand a few years ago, I fell in love with Queenstown and the local wineries. Aiming for a career change and new challenges, I decided to make Queenstown my home, started a wine tour business and then I became the Wine Doctor. It's hard not to be inspired by this place. From the craftsmanship of winemakers to the dramatic landscape carved by ancient glaciers. So that's why I do it. Simple wine tours to inspiring places. I will share my passion, my local knowledge so that you can also find a bit of inspiration!
Cheeseboard or vineyard platter (let us know of any dietary restrictions when booking).
All tastings are included (up to 20 of the best of Central Otago wines). Complimentary bottled water.
Return transfers to and from your Queenstown and Arrowtown accommodation (please let us know of pick-up and drop-off address)
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Where you'll be
We will visit wineries in the Central Otago wine region, mostly in the subregions of Gibbston and Bannockburn. Queenstown’s wineries are located amongst some of the most stunning landscapes in the district. See how this unique topography influences the complexity of the wines it produces.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Dress is smart-casual.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
A minimum of 2 people is required to this activity to take place. If no others book for the day, we will get in touch with you and full refunds will be made or alternative dates offered.
Wine Tour with the Wine Doctor