Three wine tour dates pre-released for 2017/18

We’ve pre-released three wine tour dates earlier than normal for the 2017 – 2018 Summer Season. This is due to increased demand for bespoke trips over this period. Dates released are for The 10 Day New Zealand Wine Tour, and are subject to change depending on availability of hosts and accommodation. We already have competing interest for the March date so this is likely to shift to earlier in the month. Please email us to before you make other plans for the March trip dates. Also if you have a group wanting to travel on a different date, just let us know and we’ll see what we can do. If you would like us to customise a special trip for you and your friends or colleagues, please email us to This is common practice for us.

We will firm up all 2017/2018 wine tour dates during April 2017 and update this new item accordingly.

November 15 – November 24, 2017

Take our 10 Day New Zealand Wine Tour in reverse! We start our tour on Wednesday, November 15 2017 from Queenstown in Central Otago, allowing you to enjoy the adventure pleasures of the South Island first. Then we head north tracking back on our normal route to finish in Auckland on Friday, November 24 2017. We can also provide these tour dates via our normal North to South travel route, subject to demand.

February 07 – February 16, 2018

Our February 10 Day New Zealand Wine Tour commences Auckland on Wednesday, February 7 2018, passes through Rotorua, ending in Queenstown on Friday, November 16 2018 after visiting Hawkes Bay (2 nights), Martinborough (1 night), Wellington, Marlborough (2 nights), Christchurch (1 night), Waipara and ending in Central Otago (Queenstown 2 nights).

March 21 – March 30, 2018

Our Vintage Tour.  Access to wineries over the busy harvest and winemaking time is difficult to secure. Our connections and history in the industry will open (back) doors during Vintage. We are offering a 10 Day New Zealand Wine Tour commencing in Auckland on Wednesday, March 21 2018, ending in Queenstown on Friday March 30 2018, after taking our normal route south.

Standby List

We are again operating a standby list for individuals who might like to join a 2017/18  tour at late notice. If you are travelling alone or as a couple, please email us if you would like to add your name to this list. We’ll be in touch no later than 90 days before the tour starts if availability arises. If you are a registered travel agent or specialist outbound tour operator, our standard booking commission applies to these late bookings.

Please note that we expect group bookings to secure all dates quickly so please make an enquiry now if you are interested in visiting New Zealand during our next Southern Hemisphere Summer Season.