Wine in CromwellOur Queenstown Wine Guide showcases the best of the wine industry to visit. There are approximately 200 vineyards within 75 minutes drive of Queenstown, of which more than a third have cellar doors to enjoy. Pinot Noir is the region's flagship and most awarded wine, but the Queenstown wineries grow a variety of high-quality wines.
It all started back in 1987 with the Gibbston Valley Winery starting to commercially produce its Pinot Noir. Today, Central Otago is one of the most respected wine-producing regions in the world. There are plenty of wineries with restaurants, cellar doors for wine tasting and wine tours to choose from.
Our guide to Queenstown Wine features wineries in Queenstown, Gibbston, Bannockburn, Cromwell, Wanaka and Alexandra along with the tour companies that can take you there. You can also visit our 'Queenstown Wine Regions Guide' to learn about the different wine regions.