Queenstown Wine Tours
Central Otago is one of the world's best Pinot Noir regions, with a range of award-winning boutique wineries just a stone's throw from Queenstown - starting with the Cellar Door at Stoneridge.
The Queenstown Wine Trail offers a unique journey through the world’s southernmost wineries and vineyards - and as the first stop on the trail, the Cellar Door at Stoneridge is the place to begin your Central Otago wine experience, with beautifully-crafted wines from two boutique wineries. From here, while away an afternoon exploring the many other cellar doors in the ‘Valley of Wines’ and experience some of the world’s best Pinot Noir for yourself, or try some of the region's fantastic lesser-known white varietals and sparkling wines.
Celebrate the Taste of Central Otago
Central Otago is the world's southernmost wine-producing region, and has gained fame in recent years for its stunning New World wines. The temperate climate and long, cool dry autumns make it the perfect place for growing the Pinot Noir for which this little part of the world is renowned.
Stoneridge is a fantastic base from which to visit the local wineries and try the region's award-winning wines for yourself, with a number of Cellar Doors just a short drive from Stoneridge - including the famous Gibbston Valley, the region’s first ever winery and home to New Zealand’s largest wine cave. Head there yourselves, or join one of the fantastic guided group or private tours offered by a range of companies such as at Altitude Tours or Queenstown Wine Trail, with both half-day and full-day tours available. Self-guided bicycle tours and hop-on-hop-off bus tours are also available.
See a few of our favourite Cellar Doors below, or contact our reservations team for assistance with booking a wine tour.
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