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Queenstown has to be close to paradise - taken this morning after our first serious winter snow fall.  Time for a prime cut of New Zealand venison matched with a hearty glass of Central Otago #pinotnoir .

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Queenstown Wine Tours - getting the most out of your visit to Queenstown and #centralotago and discovering the fine #wines of the region. 

Last count there were over 120 vineyards producing their own wine in Central Otago, that's a lot considering Central Otago produces less than 5% of #newzealand wine, which produces less than 1/2 a percent of world wine.  Most of these producers are small boutique producers and over half are difficult to find, whether it is locating their cellar door or even their wine in the wine stores!  So a all bit of a challenge.

A good place to start for an overview is the official New Zealand wine website - nzwine.com.

A half day will give you an insight to the region but with 4 distinctly different sub-regions we recommend at least one full day, ideally a couple. With special interest groups and wine clubs we often put together 2 and 3 day programs where we can really showcase the best of the best and emphasis the differences between each region.

There is a great mix of small and medium size vineyards in the region with several having restaurants and a chance to indulge in some local cuisine and produce. So we recommend planning your tour to allow for at least one vineyard lunch.

Every season is special with high, snow-capped mountains around you in winter, stunning spring flowers, fruit ladened orchards nearby in summer and breathtaking autumn colours there is no bad time to come here. Check out +CurtisSimmons stunning picture in Bannockburn when visiting this autumn - https://plus.google.com/118191303233704861327/posts/5wo48MsvFdr.

For more information our our own small group or private group tours visit our website - http://appellationcentral.co.nz/.

Have a great time when you come from the team at Appellation Central Wine Tours - Queenstown.

#Queenstown #winetours #appellationcentral #wineclub #pinotnoir  
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It's all on in the final weeks of #harvest   in #Queenstown with #winery staff working overtime processing the last #PinotNoir grapes. Pics at #ValliWines and #GibbstonValley .
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Took a day off #AppellationCentral   #WineTours and shared the morning with the wine making team at #GibbstonValley winery in #CentralOtago as they tasted their way through the 2014 Pinot Noir tanks. There were plenty of smiles and laughter with the general consensus of some very fine wines on the way.
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The 2014 #CentralOtago wine vintage is looking good with most of the picking safely completd after some variable late season weather. Up in the high country around #Queenstown farmers  are also getting there feed ready for winter.

Anyone driving through the area will be mesmerised by the sight of these large, round hay bales the farmers use.  Amazing to see early morning or late afternoon with the long shadows they throw across the fields.
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More stunning autumn images from #Queenstown   and #Arrowtown , one of the prettiest villages in #NewZealand   - taken by #AppellationCentral  
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Autumn one minute, winter the next. Silently the snow fell through the night and left #Queenstown locals delighted with a 23cm blanket of snow this morning. Picture down near #chinese settlement in Arrowtown.

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It doesn't get much better than this - Autumn #winetasting in #centralotago and in the private garden at Domain Road #wines with #appellationcentral and owner Graeme Crosby.
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Domain Road Vineyard
46 Domain Rd, Bannockburn 9384
A delightful small vineyard set in the back roads of Central Otago. Domain Road have proved themselves as a producer of outstanding Pinot Noir as well as some very smart white varieties - Riesling, Pinot Gris and Rose. The setting is totally tranquil in their small garden and the hosts are friendly and knowledgeable.
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Just went out and shot a roll of film with a 35 year old camera, well it really felt like being in the 1950's with #Queenstown just starting to promote itself as an international tourist destination!!
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#CentralOtago vineyards & #wineries are working overtime getting their grapes processed, meanwhile the farmers are getting feed ready for winter. Hard to drive past the large, round bails of hay without being memerised by the shapes, textures and shadows they create this time of year!
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A nip in the tail of the #CentralOtago wine harvest, the last of the fruit currently being picked with freezing conditions in the vineyards in the #Gibbston sub-region.  #AppellationCentral out getting a few early morning shots at #Hawkshead   vineyard while pickers getting in some superb looking Pinot Gris fruit.
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Shotover St Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
Shotover StNZQueenstown9300
Tourist Attraction, WineryToday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmSaturday 8:00 am – 8:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Appellation Central Wine Tours having been operating Wine Tours in Queenstown since 1999 and have become an integral part of the wine community here, with extensive knowledge of the vineyards , the people and the wines.

We truly specialise in small group tour experiences, with a maximum of 11 adults per tour. Our choice of vineyards typically include a mix of some of the better known established producers and smaller boutique producers.

All our Wine Tours included lunch in a vineyard, we see that as an integral part of a social and informative day wine tasting, as well as further experiencing local produce.

Our amazing team of wine guides all undertake professional wine training, are highly personable, well travelled, well educated and all in all great ambassadors for the Queenstown, Central Otago and the wines.

Finally, it is only fair to mention we were the first New Zealand wine tour operator to receive the Great Wine Capitals Best of Wine Tourism trophy for Wine Tourism Services. We have now won this prestigious award in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
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Curtis Simmons
reviewed 8 months ago
*Wine Tour Perfection!* This was our first wine tour in New Zealand and it was perfection. Philip was a wonderful host, full of local knowledge about the area, the history and the wines. He took us to four different wineries, a cave tour, a walk through the vineyards and an amazing outdoor lunch. I HIGHLY recommend this tour. It's a "must do" for any visit to the south island.
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Karyn Pete Hitchman
reviewed a year ago
If you're looking to do a wine tour these guys are the best
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Peter Giordano
reviewed 8 months ago
I live 30 mins from Napa Valley, CA, so I've been on my share of Wine Tours. Phillip's tour last week was one of the best I've ever been on. Phillip is knowledgeable, personable, and is relentless about making sure you have the absolute best experience - this tour was second to none!
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Will Kelly
reviewed 8 months ago
A delightful small vineyard set in the back roads of Central Otago. Domain Road have proved themselves as a producer of outstanding Pinot Noir as well as some very smart white varieties - Riesling, Pinot Gris and Rose. The setting is totally tranquil in their small garden and the hosts are friendly and knowledgeable.
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