• 27 Ramshaw Lane
  • Arrowtown
  • (03) 428 2572
    • 7-9 Ballarat Street
    • Queenstown
    • (03) 409 2226


When we opened The Winery in central Queenstown in May 2005 we were one of the world's first and largest wine tasting experiences. With a focus on bringing the best of New Zealand wine to one location, The Winery's reputation grew and in 2019 we were recognised by TripAdvisor in the World's Top 10 wine experiences People's Choice Awards.

In February 2020 The Winery opened a second store in Arrowtown, taking the experience to the next level with more whisky and gin tastings, our famous cheeseboards with a new tapas menu and a decor designed for the relaxation and comfort of our customers. Do come and visit us and check out our website at The Winery

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An aperitif is a drink meant to prime your palate or whet your appetite.  As it is meant to be consumed prior to a meal, an aperitif is generally dry and relatively low in alcohol.

Common aperitifs include the following: Champagne or sparkling wine, Vermouth, Pastis, Ouzo, Gin, and dry Sherry, such as Fino or Amontillado.

Examples of drinks using Vermouth are Aperol Spritz, Campari & Soda, or a refreshing cocktail made with Terra Sancta Aperitivo Botanical.

In a nod to modern style and fashion, the use of classic cocktails such as a Gin & Tonic, Pimm’s, or a Negroni are never out of place. Lest we forget, a classic dry white wine such as a Sauvignon Blanc or Riesling will always be met with approval.