Join Cullen with Christopher Keys the Winemaker from Gibbston Valley making great wines from inside his cave making wine slowly with one taste at a time.

 

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Gibbston valley QueenstownImages by Cullen

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Arriving at the Gibbston Valley winery looking for more great wines, just a few miles from Queenstown is a unique experience.

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Gibbston Valley WinesImages by Cullen

The vineyard is tucked beautifully into the mountainside drenched in the warm baking sun of central Otago, cradling a beautiful outdoor restaurant that forms a warm and inviting array of spaces that act as comfortable tasting houses.

 Gibbston Valley River Trail #NZMustDo

Gibbston Valley River Trail – Images by Cullen

From the time you arrive at the bottom of the long drive with vines either side, you can sense the experiences ahead will be something unique.

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Gibbston Valley Waterfall – Images by Cullen

Is a motto here inside one of the region’s unique and founding wineries, the focus has always been on handcrafting great wines while honouring the traditions that have built up over time since releasing Central Otago’s first commercial vintage in 1987.

Gibbston Valley wines are unfined, unfiltered and sustainably produced.

The ruggedly-beautiful and incredibly diverse setting stands out as the warm and friendly staff are inspired by the pursuit of good wine, good food and what they like to call good living.

Gibbston Valley a cave full of great wines #NZMustDo

Gibbston Valley a cave full of great wines – Images by Cullen

Christopher Keys has an artistic background in both languages and literature, and his life took an unexpected turn when he ventured into life as a winemaker.

New Zealand Cheesery Gibbston Valley wines #NZMustDo

New Zealand Cheesery Gibbston Valley wines – Images by Cullen

From 1998 to 2006, he worked in wineries in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand the USA and France; a period notable for soaking up as much wine knowledge as possible.
Christopher oversees the wine-making at Gibbston Valley, often with a camera in hand to engage his other passion, photography.

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Gibbston Calley Cycle Trail Images by Cullen

Gibbston valley offers an experience wine tasting in New Zealand’s largest wine cave

Daily wine cave and tasting tours are hosted and provide an opportunity where you can visit the Home Block, the region’s oldest vineyard, do a tasting in the wine cave and catch a glimpse of the winemakers in action.

Selection of Great Wines at Gibbston Valley #nzwine

Selection of Great Wines at Gibbston Valley Images by Cullen

For a more exclusive experience, upgrade to one of their great wine private tour options.

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Vibrant Lavender Images by Cullen

The wine cave is also available for private functions including weddings, corporate dinners, and other special events.

Jurassic Interior landscapes abound #RealMiddleEarth

Jurassic Interior landscapes abound Images by Cullen

Selecting from the new Zealand wine list before lunch #nzwine

Selecting from the new Zealand wine list before lunch –  Images by Cullen

More details can be found at https://www.gibbstonvalley.com/experience/winery-tours/
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New Zealand's largest Wine Cave #nzwine #NZMustDo

New Zealand’s largest Wine Cave –  Images by Cullen

 

Visitors taking a quick dip in the Kawarau River before lunch

Visitors taking a quick dip in the Kawarau River before lunch

More Queenstown podcasts can also be found here 

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in part three

78 : New Zealand Gourmet Wines that capture the Spirit

 

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