1/2 Day (excluding lunch)
Explore the wineries of Gibbston and Queenstown. The Gibbston sub-region is 30 mins by car from central Queenstown. Many wineries in this region are open 7 days and offer restaurants and private wine tours and tastings.
Refer to wineries individual listings for their opening hours and wine experiences.
There are a number of Cellar Doors open the majority of the year in the Wanaka region. It is also worth the drive to explore the nearby sub-regions of Bendigo, Tarras and Queensberry.
Head up the west side of Lake Dunstan to visit the wineries at Lowburn and Pisa. A number of these Cellar Doors are open by appointment, so be sure to call ahead. Or drive a short distance up the east side of the lake towards
Bendigo and Tarras and visit Northburn with its picturesque views of the Pisa Mountain Range. Just a 10 minute drive south, is the Bannockburn sub-region which delivers spectacular views across the Cromwell basin.
On the north side of the river are the winegrowing areas of Alexandra and Clyde or head across the bridge and follow the southern bank of the Clutha River and drive through the picturesque Earnscleugh Valley. Remember to phone ahead and make a reservation with wineries who are open by appointment.