Introducing the Cromwell Basin wine tasting tour bringing you an exceptional experience that begins with the inviting aroma of leather as the passenger doors of our classic 1988 300SE Mercedes are opened for you and up to three of your travel companions to relax into its class leading luxury and the smooth driving of your host, Bob Hewitt.


The aroma of leather, the bouquet of wine

Qualmark Accredited Cromwell Classic Car Wine Tours is unique among Central Otago wine tasting tours. This is no whirlwind mini-bus wine tour crammed with strangers, but two to four friends, associates or family travelling in the leather upholstered comfort and style of a classic 1988 300SE Mercedes S-class.

At the wheel is Cromwell Classic Car Wine Tours owner and tour guide Bob Hewitt who takes guests on a leisurely excursion through the Cromwell Basin where around 70% of Central Otago’s vineyards produce world-leading Pinot Noir and other wines.

Inclusive in the Cromwell Classic Car Wine Tours $NZ295 per person package is Mercedes pick up and return to wherever the two to four person group is staying or living in the Wakatipu Basin (Queenstown, Shotover Country, Lake Hayes, Arrowtown), Wanaka (Albert Town, Lake Hawea), Alexandra (Clyde) and Cromwell.

Each once-a-day tour features tastings at four wineries and lunch platter. To secure the Qualmark Accredited tour that’s unique amongst Central Otago wine tasting tours simply click ‘Book Now’ on this website. Please select a date 24 hours in advance.

The Cromwell Basin is a tourist destination in itself with a remarkable number of attractions that include Highlands Motorsport Park, The Stoaker Room for wine barrel cooked delights, the start/finish of the Lake Dunstan Trail, Cromwell Heritage Precinct where you’ll find Pinot Junction and Penny Black (for Central Otago’s most amazing cocktails) and for pie lovers, Sanga’s Gourmet Pies is not to be missed. And that’s just scratching the surface.

Cromwell Classic Car Wine Tours is a project of passion for Mercedes-Benz enthusiast Bob Hewitt.

Cromwell Basin is home to 20% of New Zealand's wineries. Over 40 at the last count.

At only $NZ295 (incl GST) per person with pick-up, wine tour and return in our classic 1988 300SE Mercedes-Benz.

If you have any enquiries regarding Cromwell Classic Car Wine Tours, please phone or email us.

Home to 20 percent of New Zealand’s wineries

We believe the Cromwell Basin is a story largely untold, over-shadowed on most wine labels by two words:- Central Otago.
The fact is the Cromwell Basin has by far Central Otago’s largest concentration of vineyards and wineries. Even more remarkable, the Cromwell basin is only around 35km long and about 15km wide.

our tours

Collection from Cromwell, Queestown, Wanaka, Alexandra or Clyde. Riding in our 1988 300SE Mercedes around Cromwell’s best wineries for the day.

Wine flights and tasting at four different wineries over the day. Chosen from over fifty different local wineries

Platter Lunch at a local vineyard with wine pairing.

We will contact you once you make a booking to confirm your tour plan.

book your tour with us today

Our 1988 300SE Mercedes and Cromwell Basin wines are to be enjoyed and savoured at a leisurely pace by a maximum of four guests. Each wine tour is at least four hours plus pick up and return travel times for Queenstown (2hrs), Wanaka/Hawea (1.5hrs) and Clyde/Alexandra(1 hr). Generally we like to be back in Cromwell to start a tour at 11.30am.