Central Otago is the world’s southernmost wine-producing region, and has gained fame in recent years for its stunning New World wines. The temperate climate and long, cool dry autumns make it the perfect place for growing the Pinot Noir for which this little part of the world is renowned – along with some of the region’s fantastic lesser-known white varietals and sparkling wines.
The Queenstown Wine Trail offers a unique journey through the world’s southernmost wineries and vineyards – and as the first stop on the trail, the Cellar Door at Stoneridge is the perfect place to begin your Central Otago wine experience, with beautifully-crafted wines from two boutique wineries.
From here, while away an afternoon exploring the many other cellar doors in the ‘Valley of Wines’ such as the famous Gibbston Valley, the region’s first ever winery and home to New Zealand’s largest wine cave. Join one of the fantastic guided half-day or full-day tours offered by Altitude Tours, or pop in yourself with a self-guided bicycle tours or hop-on-hop-off bus tour.
See a few of our favourite Cellar Doors below, or contact our reservations team for assistance with booking a wine tour.