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Classic Wanaka Wine Tour provided by Wanaka Wine Tours

Classic Wanaka Wine Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7916P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional/local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
6h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pickup our guests from their Wanaka accommodation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Lunch
  • Snacks and bottled water
  • Wine tasting
  • Driver/guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Live commentary on board
  • Professional/local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pickup our guests from their Wanaka accommodation.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
26 reviews
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Tom Collier & Jill Burns
Waikanae, New Zealand7 contributions
On Saturday 2nd of April we did a tour with Wanaka Wine Tours and our Host for the day was John Brake.

John was an outstanding host, very humorous and highly knowledgeable about the wider Wanaka area and wineries.

Our day involved visiting 2 wineries in Wanaka - Fiona at Aitkens Folly and Letetia at Rippon (fabulous views at Rippon!) then we headed to Cromwell. A beautiful platter lunch was taken at Wooing Tree where Melissa took us through a selection of their wines.

Next up was a visit to the famous Felton Road area in Bannockburn. We went to Te Kano which has a fantastic view over the Kawarau River and the Bannockburn area. Colly looked after us at Te Kano followed by tastings with Jenny at Domain Road .

Our last winery of the day was Nanny Goat which was a superb winery and got our vote for the favourite winery of the day. Paddy at Nanny Goat didn't need to twist our arms too much to join their wine club!

Our favourite wines of the day where the 2014 Pinot Noir from Aitkens Folly, the Blondie 2021 from Wooing Tree and the Cross Breed 2019 (Gewurtztraminer/Pinot Gris/Chardonnay) from Nanny Goat.

Thanks John, Megan and Scott for a + 5 star tour.

Absolutely superb day out with Wanaka Wine Tours.

Cheers
Tom & Jill and Brent & Sally.
Written 5 April 2022
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wanakawinetours
Hi Tom, Jill, Brent and Sally. We're really pleased you loved the tour. We are very happy to have guides of John's caliber, and obviously we're blessed to have such great wine and scenery to go with it. Enjoy your wines, when they arrive, and look forward to coming out with you guys around the Wairarapa at some point. Cheers!
Written 6 April 2022
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Lorraine V
Auckland, New Zealand16 contributions
The whole tour was absolutely fabulous!
Great communication from the tour company re- change in pick up time.
Toni our driver was fantastic. Great driver chatty & knowledgeable about the area & all the wineries.
Lunch platter at Wooing Tree was amazing, excellent gluten free option for me too.
Overall this tour was great value for money. Highly recommended.
Thank you.
Written 9 June 2020
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wanakawinetours
Hi Lorraine, Thanks so much for reviewing us. Were really pleased that you loved the tour. I'll pass this on to Toni. All the best for your future wine experiences. Cheers!
Written 10 June 2020
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Paul G
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
We had the most amazing day with Abby on the weekend. Apart from being incredibly well versed in all things wine she was such a lovely person to spend the day with. By the end of the day it felt like we were travelling with a friend. The wineries we visited were incredible and we would highly recommend the classic tour. Visiting 6 wineries during the day was great and Abby certainly picked some incredible places - all offering something just that little bit different. Thank you again Abby, we had such a great time - we will certainly be thinking of you when we drink that lovely bottle of Rose 😁. We will be back next year to head off with you on a mountain bike tour as well.
Written 7 July 2019
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Hi paulgA9495HS, Thanks so much for reviewing Wanaka Wine Tours. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour and Abby's great guiding style. We are so lucky to have so many great vineyards to choose from in the Wanaka and Central Otago areas. We look forward to taking you on one of our guided bike tours next time you're here. All the best and enjoy your Rose. Cheers!
Written 10 July 2019
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Meldesigns21
11 contributions
Couples
We loved our wine tasting tour with Toni. She was full of great information that she shared along the way. We were able to fit in 6 different wineries, each with a totally different experience. The last stop even had beer tasting too which made me very happy! :-)
Written 10 June 2019
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Hi Meldesigns21, Thanks so much for doing a review of Wanaka Wine Tours. We're really pleased you enjoyed the tour. We're super stoked to have Toni guiding with us. All the best for your future wine experiences! Cheers.
Written 10 June 2019
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Lee M
15 contributions
Yesterday my wife and I did the classic Wanaka wine tour and had a fantastic day. I would describe John as a host rather than a guide. Nothing was too much trouble for John; his knowledge and personality shone throughout. We visited 6 vineyards and tried 5 wines on average in each one. It was a great experience and more relaxed than I was expecting, there was no pressure to buy wine at all. In the end we brought one bottle on the day but ended up going back to one of the vineyards to buy another two bottles. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Written 4 January 2019
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Hi Lee M, Thanks so much for your great review. We really appreciate it. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour. We are extremely fortunate to have John as part of our team. I'm sure he enjoyed the day also. Hope the rest of your holiday went well. All the best.
Written 7 January 2019
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Stuman10
Harvard, MA15 contributions
Couples
First we had a lovely guide-Trish. She was prompt, very friendly and knowledgeable. The vineyards we visited were interesting with exceptional wine and Trish really made the tour enjoyable. We’ve done tours like this in CA, and OR and this ranks with the best of them.
Written 11 November 2018
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Hi Stuman10, Thanks for your great review. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the tour. We are very fortunate to have guides of Trish's caliber. I'll pass this on to her. All the best. Cheers!!
Written 21 November 2018
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Gabby
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
We had such a wonderful day with our lovely tour guide Heidi. The wines were amazing and Heidi was very informative about the area and the wineries. Would 100% do again!
Written 5 July 2021
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wanakawinetours
Hi Travele, Thanks so much for reviewing us. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the tour and that Heidi was very informative. Can't wait to have you back again some time. All the best!
Written 6 July 2021
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sheredfoxx6
Greater Sydney, Australia1 contribution
Had a great fun afternoon with John our tour host. He was great visited 4 wineries in the region. John was very informative.
Written 2 November 2019
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Winodavid
Epsom, UK18 contributions
WOW what an amazing day with Heidi, (even though she was feeling very under the weather) she gave us a real insight into the amazing wines, stories and history of Central Otago, every winery we visited produced stunning wines in equally stunning locations, we had a fantastic lunch platter at Carrick showcasing the lovely foods of the region, fabulous. If you come this way give Wanaka Wine tours a call, you will certainly be in for an amazing experience. Thank you Heidi for such a special day.
Written 2 November 2019
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wanakawinetours
Hi Winoda, Thank so much for reviewing us. I'm super pleased you had a great tour with Heidi. We are very fortunate to have her as part of our team. Yes the platter at Carrick is delicious. Thanks again for choosing us, and we hope to see you again sometime. Warm regards,
Written 2 November 2019
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Rachael B
Melbourne, Australia15 contributions
We did a tour with Richard, and to our pleasant surprise it was a private tour!

Richard was very knowledgeable and accomodating of our needs. He had immense knowledge of not only the local Wanaka wine but also of the Central Otago district and history.

Lunch was lovely and we never felt obligated to by any wines, however many of the winemakers were so lovely and made beautiful wines, so we came back with a few bottles.

Great day out would definitely recommend booking with Wanaka Wine Tours.

Cheers
Written 14 September 2019
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wanakawinetours
Hi 39rach, Thanks for your review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed the tour. We are very fortunate to have amazing wines, scenery and staff. Hope the rest of your holiday went well.. Warm regards,
Written 15 September 2019
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SnowBelle519
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Amazing guide, nice variety of vineyards
Had the most lovely time with Heidi as our guide. Heidi was so passionate and generous in sharing stories about the
hospobimbo
hospobimbo
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Wanaka Must Do
We booked a boutique wine tour with Wanaka Wine Tours and were so blown away by the experience. We were hosted by t
Sarah5368
Sarah5368
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Fabulous full day wine tour!
This was our second trip with Wanaka Wine Tours & John was our guide both times. The vineyards we visited (6 on a f
reneeanddonald
reneeanddonald
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Best half day wine tour
We had a fantastic half day wine tour with our guide Toni she picked us up from our accommodation at was informativ
mark4694
mark4694
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Good half day wine Tour with an entertaining guide
Great little wine tour - we were 2 of 6 and visited the following wineries - Aitkins Folly, Scott Base (our favouri
JGV_10
JGV_10
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If you want a wine tasting trip take this one.
A really enjoyable afternoon. We were picked up from our hotel on time by our guide Toni. There was only 1 other co
JamesE534
JamesE534
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Superb wine tasting tour with Greg
Superb wine tasting afternoon with Greg visiting four vineyards and an excellent lunch platter at Scott Base. Greg
phoebekate123
phoebekate123
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Awesome 4.5 Hr Tour
Myself and my partner went on the Boutiqe wine tour. We went to Four Wineries and had a great time! Heidi was a gre
LondonGoGo
LondonGoGo
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Brilliant tour in a beautiful landscape
The guide was brilliant - gentle, thoughtful and knowledgeable. The wineries were wonderful, with great hosts and l
16robyn
16robyn
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Great day with a great host/driver
Had a fantastic day with John from Wanaka Wine Tours (WWT).All six vineyards had wonderful aspects. Aurum vineyard
Camper274260
Camper274260
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October wine tour
We had a wonderful afternoon with John, our host and driver. He made personal introductions at each winery, gave u
Spinfamily
Spinfamily
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Boutique Wine tour was just right
My partner and I completed the Boutique wine tour with Abbey. It was amazing and would recommend! Abbey was extreme
Worldwide17
Worldwide17
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Wonderful Wines
We had an amazing day out with the owner of this company who was our guide for the day. He was incredibly knowledge
lizg007
lizg007
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Informative and fun!
We were picked up promptly from our accommodation by our guide Heidi and were surprised that we were the only 2 on
Sam E
Sam E
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Boutique Wine Tour - what a day!!
We had a fantastic afternoon touring four winerys with Greg, our very knowledgable host/driver. From the first vine
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