Appellation Central Wine Tours was founded by Philip Green and Wendy Johnston, two New Zealanders with a passion for Central Otago and its wines, and a desire to share that enthusiasm with others. Having lived overseas for many years, Philip and Wendy moved to Queenstown in the late nineties. Queenstown offered the small-town atmosphere, cultural diversity, wines and vineyards, and the great outdoors that both loved so much, and was the perfect location for a wine tourism business.
Pinot Thyme Wine Tours is boutique wine tour operator based in scenic Central Otago in New Zealand’s South Island. Be driven in the comfort of our modern vehicle to visit our world class wineries and vineyards. Our experienced owner, Jim Ashe will guide you through spectacular landscapes and tastings of award winning wines. We also offer connections with the legendary Otago Central Rail Trail. We can arrange pickup from Queenstown and drop off in Clyde via Cromwell. You can even enjoy visits to some of our wineries on the way through! Our tours are always fun and informative and pair our spectacular wine region with sumptuous food and interesting activities. To begin your journey click on “Tours” and do enjoy our site.
Queenstown Wine Trail has been operating since 1992 and is privately owned by Lance Benseman and Heather McDonald. As the Central Otago wine region has grown, the range and options of wine tours with Queenstown Wine Trail has developed. Lance and Heather have built strong committed partnerships with the Queenstown and Central Otago vineyards in the last two decades. They are constantly modifying and developing their product to satisfy client demand and incorporate appropriate new vineyards as they come on line. Queenstown Wine Trail is the leading wine tour operator in Queenstown and has developed wine itineraries ranging from daily wine tours and wine combination tours to highly personalised private wine tours. In addition to scheduled wine tours Queenstown Wine Trail also caters for conferences, incentives and group itineraries.