Queenstown Snowfest: Poker and wine

July 26, 2012

We’ve talked about some of the fun physical activities that one can partake in here Queenstown, but this city also offers much more than purely adrenalin-fuelled fun.

For those looking for a change of pace, then why not relax at the appropriately named Wine Tastes? Described as the “New Zealand Wine Experience”, Wine Tastes offers over 80 different wine samples in one of the largest wine tasting experiences in the world. The best thing about it is that it’s located right next door to us at the SKYCITY Queenstown Casino!


Using a state-of-the-art “Enomatic Wine Serving System”, all you have to do is purchase a wine tasting card and glass. You are then free to explore the room at your leisure sampling whatever you like using the automatic wine dispensers.

The 80+ wine selections are rotated regularly to showcase the best examples from each New Zealand wine region.

But Wine Tastes offers more than just wine tasting.

It really can be a whole afternoon of relaxation as you chill in the comfy leather chairs of the wine lounge, enjoying your wine selection with a delicious cheese platter, salami selection or breads and dips.


Or if you’re keen to get out and about, the crew at Wine Tastes also offer wine tours of Central Otago leaving every day from the heart of Queenstown.

If you like what you find, Wine Tastes has over 700 wines available for purchase with international shipping available so you don’t have to worry about those pesky officers at customs!

Wine connoisseurs will already be well aware of how great New Zealand wines are, but even if you’re a recreational drinker, then Wine Tastes is certainly a Queenstown experience not to be missed!


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