The Queenstown Wine Trail offers a fun, personalised and friendly sightseeing wine tour of vineyards and wineries in New Zealand’s premier wine regions – Queenstown and Central Otago.
Whether your palate is well developed or simply enthusiastic, as long as you love wine , we have an experience to suit you, ranging from daily wine tours and wine combination tours to private wine tours where we can offer something perfectly tailored to you
Our extensive knowledge of the area, the vineyards and the people means we provide an experience no one else can.Our wine tours are small and personal and we keep travelling time to a minimum. This means you have time to taste a variety of wines, sample local cheeses, enjoy a winery lunch and experience spectacular scenery while relaxing at award winning wineries.
Queenstown Wine Trail is owned by Lance Benseman and Heather McDonald, long time locals, who are passionate about Queenstown's Original Wine Tour. Gibbston Valley Wines released the region's first commercial wine vintage in 1987 and Queenstown Wine Trail was founded just five years later, in 1992. We love sharing our passion for wine and showcasing our spectacular surroundings whilst visiting an array of award winning cellar doors in the Queenstown and Bannockburn wine regions. Frequently visited Central Otago vineyards which are just a short journey from Queenstown include Gibbston Valley Winery, Amisfield Cellars at Lake Hayes, Peregrine Winery, Waitiri Creek Wines, Chard Farm, Brennan Winery and Mt Rosa Winery, which have become world famous for their production of premium wines and in particular the New Zealand Pinot Noir.Other varieties include Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Savignon Blanc and Methode Traditional.