The only wine tour that includes a special Māori cultural experience while you sample some of the finest wines in New Zealand!
Your day begins at 11 am, when you will be collected from your Queenstown accommodation.
You will unfortunately not be welcomed with a Māori greeting, the Hongi, which helps to establish a connection with you and the Māori people of New Zealand and the Whenua (land). An explanation about the importance of the Hongi will happen.
You will enjoy a scenic 15-minute drive to Gibbston and Lake Hayes where you will begin tasting a delicious selection of Pinot Noir, Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and more!
The first winery is Akarua, then the Mt Rosa winery. At Mt Rosa you may be treated to a live performance of the Māori Dance the 'Haka’.
Next, you will move onto either Bald Hills or Wet Jacket to their "tasting room" made from a repurposed sheep shearing shed before heading back to Queenstown.
Experience this one-of-a-kind wine tasting with a fascinating Māori culture spin! Learn about Māori history and their experiences of this region while sampling many wonderful wines.
Thanks so much Jazmin, my honour to share beautiful Central Otago and it’s wine last and Māori culture with you both.
Ngā Mihi/Many thanks Brittney, Really enjoyed sharing my Māori culture and wonderful wines of this region with you.
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