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The Rees Hotel Queenstown Launches Exclusive Ultimate Heli Wine-Tasting Experience

October 25, 2016 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

The latest exclusive wine initiative to be launched by The Rees Hotel Queenstown is the Ultimate Heli Wine Tasting Experience to be hosted by the General Manager, Mark Rose.  Guests will enjoy 180-degree panoramic views of Queenstown from a six-seater helicopter, a gourmet lunch and sample a variety of award-winning wines from local regions. This bucket-list experience is for either two or four discerning people, includes accommodation at The Rees Hotel and is a rare opportunity to literally heighten all the senses in a spectacular series of locations.


The Heli Wine Tasting Experience includes a glass of champagne and a luxury transfer from The Rees Hotel to Queenstown International Airport from where a six seater helicopter from the Helicopter Line will provide breathtaking views of the renowned Gibbston Valley and Kawarau Gorge on the way to your first tasting and lunch at Mt Difficulty Winery.  Onward and upward to spectacular views of Lake Wanaka and the world renowned Rippon Vineyard to taste some of the best organic wines from this award-winning winery before a last stop (and drink) at the historic Cardrona Pub from where you will return to Queenstown. Package offerings are for either 2 or 4 people and include two night’s luxurious accommodation at The Rees Hotel.

Mr Rose, a passionate wine expert with extensive knowledge of wines both locally and globally, has successfully nurtured the strong wine and culinary programme at the Hotel. The property is now well established as having one of the best wine cellars in New Zealand and offers a prized collection of Bordeaux and Central Otago wines and a wine list globally recognised in the annual Wine Spectator Awards since 2012.

The Ultimate Heli Wine Tasting Experience package for two includes:
2 night’s accommodation in an Executive Lake View One Bedroom Apartment
Cooked breakfasts daily
Complimentary late check out until 12noon
Complimentary fruit bowl on arrival
Complimentary car parking and wifi
Inclusive of all car and heli transfers
Inclusive of lunch at Mt Difficulty Winery
Inclusive of all selected wines/beverages at each Winery and the Cardrona Pub
Terms & Conditions:
Package designed for a minimum of 2 people and includes a Wine Director
$2,479 NZD per person
BOOKINGS: and quote UQHW3
The Ultimate Heli Wine Tasting Experience Package for four includes:
Accommodation in an Executive Lake View Two Bedroom (2 bathroom) Apartment
inclusions as above
$1276.50 NZD per person
BOOKINGS: and quote UQHW4
The Rees Hotel Queenstown blends chic five star accommodation with all the comforts of home and the service and facilities of an elite international hotel. Situated on the absolute lakefront, The Rees’ terraced construction delivers complete privacy and showcases panoramic views overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountains in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Its landmark restaurant is the True South Dining Room.

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