Fodor's Expert Review The Winery
While the name is a bit misleading, the experience is very real. The Winery is a tasting room in the middle of Queenstown that provides an extensive winery tour with no driving. Purchase a wine card, peruse more than 90 bottles on tasting machines featuring New Zealand wines, insert the card into your chosen machine, and voilà, the machine debits your card and drops a taste (or more if you want) into your glass. You can buy any value card you like; NZ$10 buys 6–10 tastes. Recent upgrades mean you can now also taste whiskey, honey, and sparkling wine, and they do great cheeseboards to go with your tasting session.