Wineries, Distillery & Craft Breweries

Experience a taste of the region, with exceptional wines, craft beer and artisan spirits

The region’s long reputation as a producer of excellent wine, has now expanded to include a number of craft breweries, and an artisan spirit distillery.

The Wānaka climate is ideal for growing quality grapes and from boutique wineries, to one of the oldest and highly regarded vineyards in the Central Otago region, you're sure to find a wine that you'll love.

Guided tours are available year-round, a full-day tour will take you on a tasting adventure through the Wānaka region, and into neighbouring Central Otago. Taste a wide range of wines from the celebrated Pinot Noir, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Gewürztraminer to the lesser known Gamay Noir and Osteiner varieties.

A visit to the Cardrona Distillery to taste their gin "The Source", which took home a gold medal at the New York Wine & Spirits Awards 2016, is a must and with the arrival of a number of boutique breweries in Wanaka, beer lovers won't be disappointed either.