Queenstown wine tour wins global Tripadvisor award
Queenstown-based Altitude Tours has been named the Top Wine Experience in the world by travel website Tripadvisor.
The luxury tour company’s ‘Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour’ was voted the Top Wine Experience in the world in the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2021 Best of the Best Awards, and was declared the fourth best overall experience in New Zealand.
The award is a result of reviews logged in 2020 by tour clients and Altitude Tours' managing director Nigel Hobbs says that's the most authentic endorsement possible.
The Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour is an immersive five-hour sightseeing and wine tasting experience chauffeured by an expert wine guide. The tour combines fun, education and entertainment, and some of New Zealand's most stunning southern alpine scenery.
Travelling in a luxury Mercedes vehicle, the tour covers off-the-beaten track as well as well know wineries and cellar doors throughout the famed Central Otago wine region, including Gibbston Valley, Kinross and Mt Rosa wines.
All tours are hosted by a qualified wine master who is knowledgeable on the history of wine and beer, New Zealand and Central Otago wines – and knows how to entertain.
As well as winning the coveted title of Tripadvisor Top Wine Experience – World, the Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour was ranked as the fourth-best overall activity in New Zealand, after rafting and ziplining in Rotorua, and a Milford Sound flight-cruise.
Tripadvisor is the largest travel platform in the world with more than 859 million reviews on tourism and travel products such as accommodation, activities and experiences. The platform analyses the millions of reviews based on category type by country, then by world, for the annual Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards.
About Altitude Tours Queenstown
Altitude Tours is a Queenstown-based sightseeing, private charter and transport company focusing on personalised small group travel and world-class experiences. With a fleet of modern Mercedes vehicles, Altitude Tours offers top-rated daily tours to Milford Sound, Gibbston Valley, around the Queenstown Basin, Glenorchy and Paradise.
is owned by Queenstown locals Nigel Hobbs and Heidi Farren. Nigel is a prominent founder, investor and director of multiple tourism businesses while Heidi has devoted her entire career to providing exceptional tourism experiences in various guiding and management roles.
About Central Otago
Central Otago, home to some of the world’s best known pinot noir wines, is the world’s southernmost wine region. It's also one of the world’s newest wine regions, in commercial production since the mid-1980s.
The pinot noir grape flourishes in Central Otago, growing in a series of distinctive sub-regions each with their own unique climate, aspect and altitude, centred around the picturesque towns of Queenstown, Cromwell and Wanaka.
Soaring snow-capped mountains and glistening rivers nestled deep within ravines (gold rush territory in the 1800s) draw visitors from far and wide, with a wide range of excellent cellar door facilities and wine tourism activities in the region.