Raise your glass to Gibbston

Away from the crowds of Queenstown, Gibbston’s Kinross Cottages is the perfect base to explore the world’s most southern wine region.


“The best one night stay of my life,” is how one recent guest describes their stay at Kinross Cottages. Backed up by a near perfect Guest Experience rating on Booking.com, we’re sure you’ll agree.


Spacious, beautifully appointed self-contained cottages lie nestled within pinot noir, pinot gris and gurwurtztraminer vines. Here every small detail has been carefully thought through. From luxurious King size beds to kitchens equipped to please the most discerning cook. Perhaps the best spot are the cottages front porch – the perfect position to sit back at the end of the day to star gaze or drink in the view of the spectacular Pisa ranges.


Seven days a week, Kinross operates as the exclusive cellar door for a stellar group of five local winemakers. The stories of wine labels Hawkshead, Valli, Domaine Thomson, Wild Irishman and Coal Pit are entwined in the history of New Zealand wine making, and Kinross is the perfect hub to be drawn into their world.


With a winning location in the heart of Gibbston’s Wine Loop cycle trail, neighbouring properties include many award-winning wineries. You can easily cycle to these wineries from Kinross, or if you prefer a more relaxed approach the awesome team at Kinross can book guests a guided tour.


Add in an excellent café and cellar door (open to the public year round) and its obvious why Kinross has quickly become the local hub to enjoy the best hospitality Central Otago offers.


And don’t forget to pack your sense of adventure! AJ Hackett Bungy and River jet boating along with the country’s best ski fields are all close by. And with the high octane thrills of Cromwell’s Highlands Motorsport Park adventure lovers are well catered for throughout the year.


If you’re curious to discover what makes this area such a unique and diverse grape-growing region, it’s time to get to Gibbston.