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The people behind the vineyards of Wanaka Wine Tours – Aitken’s Folly

Posted on May 17, 2017 at 4:10 pm by

On a Wanaka Wine Tour, you won’t just visit the big corporate owned vineyards frequented by the big bus wine tours.  You’ll visit tiny vineyards run by people from all walks of life but all who share a passion for producing some of Wanaka & Central Otago’s finest wines.

One of our favourite vineyards to visit is the tiny local Wanaka vineyard owned by Ian Percy & Fiona Aitken and their childeren Johnny and Isobel.  Both Ian and Fiona are geologists and so while they know a fair bit about where their soil came from and what it contains, establishing a vineyard was a steep learning curve. It’s not hard to see where their vineyards name “Aitkens Folly” came from.  But with the help of viticulturist  James Dicey and well known Wanaka winemakers Dan & Sara-Kate Dineen, they are producing some fine drinking chardonney and pinot noir.  Come and taste some with us.


Wanaka Wine Tours provides small group tours of local boutique vineyards, exploring the scenery, history, food and wine of Wanaka and Central Otago. Our sister company, Discover Wanaka, offers guided mountain biking tours, boat tours and customized transport options for Cardrona Alpine Resort.



For four consecutive years - Wanaka Wine Tours has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor. See our consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travellers.

Trip Advisor COE Award 2017       


We offer a variety of wine tasting tours, from a full day out, to a half day wine tour or one specifically tailored to your palate.


If you're loooking for things to do in Wanaka, contact our friendly team with any queries or tour bookings.


Wanaka, New Zealand
Phone: +64 21 919468

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