Cave and Winery Tours

A visit to our winery isn't complete without a unique wine tasting tour through New Zealand's largest wine cave.

Experience Gibbston Valley. Starting in our iconic Home Block vineyard, our cave tours give you the opportunity to learn about the region's rich history and the winemaking journey. This time of year marks harvest at the winery. Visit now through the end of April and you can see the 2014 vintage in the making.

The underground cave has been blasted out of the solid schist of the Central Otago mountains, and creates an ideal natural environment to mature award-winning wines – stored at a constant 12-14°C (53.6-57.2°F) – and a perfect place to appreciate them.

From our daily group Cave Tours to the Winemaker's Experience, we offer a range of tours to suit every taste. 

Cave Tour
Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the hour
Price: $15 per person
Bookings Required: Yes, for groups of 8 or more.

Informative and fun, visiting the wine cave is a must-do activity to experience wine in Central Otago. Starting in the iconic Home Block vineyard, the tour gives visitors the opportunity to learn about the region's rich winemaking history. Afterwards, the tour takes guests into the cave for wine tasting.



   
Gibbston Valley Cave Tour Select Cave Tour Select
Hours: Daily, with 24 hours notice, bookings essential.
Price: $30 per person
Bookings Required: Yes. A minimum of 2 people.

Make your cave experience a little something special. Hosted by a senior staff member, this tour includes a private wine tasting in the cave's alcove, an area reserved for special tastings. Here you'll get to experience wines from the premium Single Vineyard Range. 



   
Gibbston Valley Prestige Tour Prestige Tour
Hours: Based on availability of senior staff member
Price: $175 per person
Bookings Required: Yes. Minimum of 2 people.

Hosted by a senior staff member, the Prestige Tour is perfect for those who want an all-encompassing Gibbston Valley experience. Hosted by a senior staff member, the tour starts with a special tasting of current releases and past classics in the wine cave. From there, the tour leads to the vineyards where you can learn about the process behind crafting our award-winning wines. Afterwards, you'll return to the winery restaurant for a 2-course lunch paired with more Gibbston Valley Wines.

   
Winemaker's Experience
Hours: Based on availability of the winemakers
Price: $225 per person
Bookings Required: Yes. A minimum of 2 people.

Experience Gibbston Valley through the eyes of one of our award-winning winemakers. Hosted by either Christopher Keys, Sascha Hebert or Matt Swirtz, this unique experience is both entertaining and extensive when it comes to learning about Gibbston Valley and the process behind handcrafting some of the world's best Pinot Noir. The tour includes a premium wine tasting followed by a 2-course lunch at the winery restaurant paired with our award-winning wine. 

   
Gibbston Valley Winemaker's Lunch Winemakers Lunch
Hours: Based on availability of the winemakers
Price: $100 per person
Bookings Required: Yes. A minimum of 2 people.

Experience a lunch date like no other. The Winemaker's Lunch experience is a unique opportunity to talk one-on-one with a member from our winemaking team ove a relaxing 3-course lunch, accompanied by our award-winning wines. 



   
Gibbston Valley Customised Experience Customized Wine Experience
Hours: Based on availability of the winemakers
Price: Varies
Bookings Required: Yes. A minimum of 2 people.

For a tuly unique and customized wine experience, don't hesitate to give contact us. Whether it's a preference for a certain varietal or a special occasion you're trying to celebrate, we can help create a one-of-a-kind wine experience at Gibbston Valley. 



   
Gibbston Valley Cellar Door Wine Tasting in Cellar Door
Hours:  Daily from10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price: Tastings start at $5
Bookings Required: No.

Just in the mood for a casual tasting, stop by our Cellar Door staff where our wine experts can help you make a selection and guide you through our range of wines. Varios tasting options are available. Read more.


 

See how to get a Cave Tour for free and other exclusive benefits by joining our Wine Club.

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