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Mt Difficulty, Cloudy Bay Shed & Gibbston Full Day Wine Tour

Duration: Full day
Time: 10:30am to 5pm (can be on request)
Inclusions: Hotel transfers, private guide, lunch at Mt Difficulty, wine tastings at Cloudy Bay plus a wine tasting in Gibbston.
Additional: Exclusive Cloudy Bay Shed Back Vintage Tasting and Cloudy Bay Shed Vineyard Tour (for up-to 4 people)
Available: All year round

Mt Difficulty, Cloudy Bay Shed & Gibbston Wine Tour

Join us as we transport wine lovers to some of Central Otago’s most exclusive wine tasting experiences on this all-inclusive full-day wine and dine escape.

Sit back and enjoy one of the world’s most scenic vineyard journeys as your personal guide transports you through picturesque Kawarau Gorge in the comfort of our Land Rover Discovery or Mercedes van to Bannockburn, the heart of the Central Otago wine region.

Visit the charming town of Bannockburn before indulging in a wine tasting at one of the region’s top wineries, Mt Difficulty, perched high on the famed Felton Road. We enjoy lunch at their winery restaurant with dramatic views across Lake Dunstan and the Cromwell basin. Choose any main from their locally-sourced menu to enjoy with your choice of wine, or indulge in a decadent cheese board with chef’s selection of local cheese and artisan accompaniments before continuing our adventure.

We arrive at the renowned, multi-award-winning Cloudy Bay winery for a private 45-minute tasting in the exclusive Lakeview Room. Enjoy this unique opportunity to meet the people behind the wine, and delve into their fascinating winemaking philosophy. Here we have the option to add a private vineyard tour or extended two-hour wine tasting for those who would like a fully immersive experience.

Next we venture into Gibbston wine region the ‘Valley of the Vines’, nestled between rugged schist mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge. Here we can sample more world-class Pinot Noir before enjoying a scenic drive back towards Queenstown.

Our local personal guides love to tailor each tour to suit your interests, tastes and abilities. Get in touch to customise your tour and ensure your Queenstown adventure is truly memorable.

Add Ons:

Exclusive Cloudy Bay Shed Back Vintage Tasting
Enjoy the ultimate wine-tasting experience with this private two-hour tasting at Cloudy Bay. Sample exclusive back vintages and unearth the complexity and elegance synonymous with this award- winning winery. Your private Cloudy Bay ambassador will tailor the tasting to your interests and preferences, while you learn about the trials and tribulations of winemaking in this challenging region.

Cloudy Bay Shed Vineyard Tour
Immerse yourself in the inner workings of an award-winning winery while sipping from a flute of Pelorus NV in this private vineyard experience. Your personal Cloudy Bay ambassador or vineyard manager will be your host as they transport you across their picturesque vineyards and grounds. It’s the perfect way to learn about the unique growing conditions and everyday life of a winemaker in Central Otago.

Mt Difficulty, Cloudy Bay Shed & Gibbston Full Day Wine Tour