Gibbston Valley Campervan Hire Holiday
In the high, sheltered Gibbston Valley, vineyards huddle beneath the jagged schist mountains of the Southern Alps, well protected from coastal winds. The valley produces a range of wines almost as dramatic as the landscape itself, and cool tasting experiences such as the candlelit ambience of a deep schist cave turned wine cellar at Gibbston Valley Wines.
The onsite cheesery provides wine-tasting trays – or sells picnic-packed cheeses to go – and restaurant meals are impeccably matched with local wines.
Getting to nearby Chard Farm Vineyard is an adventure in itself, perched as it is on the side of a steep river gorge, and other vineyards in the region offer equally compelling experiences. The wines of the Gibbston Valley are superb thanks to the region’s hot, dry summer days, which when teamed with cool night temperatures, allows grapes to ripen slowly and provides an intense flavour.
Gibbston Valley is often compared to other great wine regions around the world including Burgundy, Alsace and the Willamette Valley in Oregon – so why don’t you pull over and call in for a tasting and see what you think…
To visit Gibbston Valley, you can Hire Campervans In Queenstown which is a short drive away, or Hire Christchurch Campervans (Christchurch is a 6-7 hour drive away). If you are wine tasting though, remember not to drink and drive!
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