Monte Christo Winery

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Welcome to the birthplace of Central Otago wine. You’ll find us just under an hour’s drive from Queenstown airport, outside the picturesque town of Clyde, adjacent to the Rail Trail.

Monte Christo Winery

Founded in 1864 by Jean Désiré Féraud, the original winery building has been meticulously restored, standing as a rare testament to New Zealand’s 19th-century agricultural history.

Today this heritage building serves as our cellar door, where our guests are invited to taste Monte Christo wines in wonderfully authentic, historical surroundings. Join us in our Cellar Door, or book in advance for a Private Tour & Tasting experience.

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in our laid-back garden, complete with a play area for the children, and a pétanque court.

It’s the perfect spot to settle in and savour culinary delights from “Fritzy,” our cherished food trailer, and sip a glass of wine.

We offer a delectable range of specialty sandwiches, artisanal pizzas, platters, ice cream and coffee!

We also have a children's play area onsite, with a pétanque court for the adults.

More info:

  • We're just 400m from the Rail Trail - an easy stop!
  • Bike Charging and Parking onsite
  • Book our Luxury Guest Cottages on site for a longer stay


Summer Hours: Open Daily, 10am - 6pm

Winter Hours: (May - Aug) Thursday - Monday, 10am - 6pm


Cellar Door
Platters & Lunch at our Food Trailer
Guest Cottages
Bike Parking & Charging


  • Spring 10am - 6pm
  • Summer 10am - 6pm
  • Autumn 10am - 6pm
  • Winter 10am - 6pm