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.

Cromwell Basin

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.

Cromwell Basin produces world recognised Pinot Noir but also excellent Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon from grapes grown in schist soils created by glacial advance and retreat in a climate of cold winters and warm, dry summers.

Each vineyard has a New Zealand story to tell. Some have labels you will recognise, others you may not, but all show why the Cromwell Basin is producing world leading wines.