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Marlborough Guided Wine Tours

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Wine tours departing Blenheim or Picton, join Marlborough Wine Tours on an afternoon trip to experience the magic of Marlborough with a visit to Marlborough's world famous wineries. Sample the wines, the olive oils, and the gourmet foods that have put this region on the map as the gourmet province.

Taste Marlborough - small group winery tour

A fabulous new full day tour of the Marlborough wine region specialising in stunning wine and food experiences, behind the scenes tours, winemaker hosted tastings and special reserve grade wines.

Taste Marlborough has been created for visitors who love great wine and those who want to learn more about the region, the wineries, the wines and the people who create them. Each winery experience has been specially created and privately hosted away from the public areas. You will not only receive fabulous private service but you will also get to see areas of the winery that are not normally accessible.

Taste Marlborough tours through a select number of boutique and iconic wineries, a group of wineries selected for their history, fabulous service and stunning range of wines. They are also a group of wineries where you will get to meet great people who know wine and love sharing their passion for wine.

Wineries in the tour include Auntsfield Estate, Te Whare Ra, Cloudy Bay and Nautilus, with time out for a divine lunch at Drylands winery restaurant*.

* Please note that all the wineries included can and do change on certain days as we are very dependant on availability of winemakers and senior wine staff. Where required we will substitute for other wineries that can also provide a stunning wine experience.

Tour Details:

  • Minimum 2 persons
  • Maximum 10 persons
  • Collection Time Blenheim Accommodation 9.45am* (timings may fluctuate by 5 to 10 minutes to allow for travel time)
  • Tour Duration 6 hours
  • Tour is not suitable for children.

Inclusions:

  • Touring vehicle and senior wine tour guide
  • Privately hosted winery tours and tasting fees
  • Exclusions Lunch and beverage
See also the full day Marlborough Travel "Marlborough Icons Tour" featuring Marlborough Wines, The Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough Green Lipped Mussels

Private Wine Tour of Marlborough 4 - 6 hours

With over 100 wineries in the region, a host of primary food producers, cafés and restaurants galore, Marlborough really is a gourmet province. This private tour gives individuals, couples and groups the opportunity to experience the wines and attractions of Marlborough with their very own private guide for the day. Visit icon wineries such as Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott, Hunters and Montana Brancott, or boutique wineries such as Highfield, Seresin, Huia and more!!

Your itinerary can be created on the day after speaking with your experienced wine guide. We will be happy to include your favorite wines or wine styles so please let us know your preferences in advance and we will create a personalized itinerary just for you.

Each itinerary offers a balanced approach with a mixture of small and large wine producers and can include other possible attractions such as arts, crafts, Prenzel schnapps, olive oils and boutique chocolates.

Private Gourmet Wine and Food Tour - 6 hours

A guided 6 hour private tour. The Gourmet wine and food tour has education and experience in mind. It is designed for those who have a real interest in wines and gourmet foods. Each of the stops has been specifically designed with an emphasis on wine appreciation, wine and food matching, or wine education and viticulture.

  • 10.00am Collection from accommodation
  • Start the day with a visit to Marlborough’s oldest boutique Winery, Te Whare Ra, for a tour through the winery with the winemaker. This is an exceptional learning experience for those wanting to learn more about viticulture and producing fine wines.
  • Visit Grove Mill winery for an aromatics demonstration and a wine tasting with a difference. This wine tasting pairs Grove Mill wines to specific food matches and explains the characteristics of good wine and food matching.
  • Enjoy a truly divine wine and food match lunch at a Marlborough winery restaurant. This fabulous three course wine and food match lunch highlights the very best of fresh local produce and local wines.
  • Visit Marlborough’s Icon winery, Cloudy Bay, for a tasting of these world famous, award winning wines. As Marlborough’s best known winery internationally, Cloudy Bay is our most requested winery in the region.
  • Enjoy a tasting of the Pelorus bubbles, the Te Koko Sauvignon and the fabulous Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir.
  • Finish the day with a sweet treat with a visit to Makana Chocolates. Watch as these divine chocolates are hand made and enjoy a tasting of the finished product.

* Please note that at different times of the year the winery inclusions may change due to availability. Also, we are more than happy to include for you clients a special tasting at a favorite winery, or to create an itinerary to suit a particular wine style or wine variety.

See also the full day Marlborough Travel "Marlborough Icons Tour" featuring Marlborough Wines, The Marlborough Sounds and Marlborough Green Lipped Mussels

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GPS: -41.476001, 173.857656

This activity is available as part of one of our Custom Itineraries or holidays, please visit our home page to learn more about how we can help you with your holiday.

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