Boutique Wine Tour in Central Otago with Sommelier guide

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Explore Central Otago's vineyards on a tour guided by a Certified Sommelier. Skip the generic hot spots and big bus group and visit boutique NZ-owned producers off the beaten path.

Highlights

  • **Personalized Tastings**: Tailored to your preferences for a unique experience.
  • **Guidance by Sommelier**: Expert knowledge enriches your journey.
  • **Scenic and Educational**: Stunning views with insightful wine knowledge.
  • **Exclusive Insights**: Deep dives into winemaking at select vineyards.
  • **Intimate Vineyard Visits**: Explore hidden gems for an immersive experience.

Description

Embark on a luxurious wine tour through the breathtaking landscapes of Central Otago, one of New Zealand's premier viticultural regions. Your day starts off with a personal pickup by your sommelier guide from your accommodation, initiating an extraordinary journey into the heart of wine country. Your first stop is a vineyard nestled in the Cromwell Basin, in the aclaimmed subregion Bannockburn where a curated tasting session awaits. Here, you will have the chance to sample a diverse selection of wines, from the robust Pinot Noir to the crisp Riesling. Based on your reactions and preferences noted during this initial tasting, your knowledgeable sommelier guide will tailor the subsequent vineyard visits to suit your palate, ensuring a personalized wine tasting experience. As you travel between vineyards, enjoy the spectacular scenic views that Central Otago has to offer. Each vineyard has its unique story and approach to winemaking, which your guide will share with you, enriching your understanding of the local wine industry and its traditions. Midway through the tour, indulge in a gourmet platter lunch at a renowned local café, a perfect pairing of local cuisine with exquisite wines. The leisurely lunch also provides a moment to reflect on the tastings so far and to savor the region’s culinary delights. Post-lunch, the tour continues to two additional vineyards. Here, your sommelier guide will delve deeper into the subtleties of wine evaluation, teaching you to identify nuanced notes and textures. These tastings are designed to illustrate the complexity and character of Central Otago wines, highlighting the distinctive terroir that influences each bottle. Throughout your tour, your sommelier’s expertise greatly enhances the experience. With detailed knowledge of the area's unique soil types, climate, and grape varietals, especially the acclaimed Pinot Noir, a sommelier-led tour not only enriches your understanding but also elevates your overall appreciation of fine wines. The day concludes with a comfortable drive back to your accommodation or another preferred location of your choice. This sommelier-guided wine tour promises not only a day filled with learning and exquisite tastes but also unforgettable memories of the picturesque Central Otago wine region. Whether you’re a seasoned wine connoisseur or a curious novice, this tour offers a refined adventure into the world of wine, tailor-made to ensure a delightful and insightful experience for all.

Includes

Pick up and drop off from and to your accommodation Trained Sommelier guide Wine tastings at 5 vineyards Vineyard tour Onboard snacks Bottled water A platter lunch at one of the region’s best restaurants Sightseeing and photo stops available by request All associated tasting fees

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