A Holiday in Queenstown will not come to an end without tasting the rare, unique and delicious wines found all throughout the city. Wine in Queenstown is like liquid Gold in a bottle and comes from the picturesque location of Central Otago whose vineyards have a secret that makes the nation’s most distinctive wines.
When visiting Central Otago names that you must not miss out are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot gris, sauvignon blanc and Reislings. Ice for the heat and heat for the Cold, these varieties of wine work well whatever climate of the year you are in. Pinot Noir in particular is a must not miss in New Zealand. A variety that has topped the wine tasting competitions year after year and that has always been that saved up bottle for the most special occasion. So visit Otago and waste no time in going and exploring all the amazing wineries within this region.
The Central Otago Wine Map is a good place to start as you can carefully select where you want to visit, depending on your tastes and preferences. The Bannockburn makes a popular area in itself as here alone you can find plenty of different wineries, but for the most precise exploration of wineries it is ideal to indulge in a wine tour.
Queenstown has a number of tours which has an array of different focuses. The Queenstown Wine trail is popular tour among tourists as this 5 hour tour comes with a very useful commentary and includes tastings at four different wineries. This package also includes lunch and a trip to a cheesary. Another interesting tour is the Appellation Central Wine Tour; this covers Cromwell Vineyard and Bannockburn and takes you through some of the finest upcoming vineyards. Then there is the Zealand Wine Experience which has 700 varieties of New Zealand’s finest wines, of which 80 are available to be tasted. It also makes an ideal place to purchase wine to take home.
When it comes to choosing a place to stay, there is one particular Queenstown hotel accommodation that has caught the attention of visitors time after time. The Kingsgate Hotel Terraces Queenstown is a beautiful combination of luxury and warmth making it one of the best New Zealand Queenstown hotels in the region.