The area surrounding Queenstown is scattered with beautiful wineries most have cellar doors where you can pop in for a glass of wine and a cheese platter or buy a whole case to be sent home.
Amisfield has a fine dining restaurant alongside the cellar door we had the “Trust the Chef” signature menu which offers a shared dining experience, with dishes selected by the chef based on fresh produce and ingredients available on the day and the food was next level, this was by far the best dining experience we had in the Queenstown region.
Just down the road you will find Wet Jacket cellar door, which is a bit more laid back.
If you head to Wanaka a trip to Rippon is a must a biodynamic winery overlooking lake Wanaka.
There are lots of roadside fruit stalls throughout the region and you depending on the season you can get delicious stone fruit, cherries and local fruits at a bargain price.