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