Marlborough, New Zealand
Wine Tasting & Winery Tours

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  • Marlborough Full Day Wine Tour

    1. Marlborough Full Day Wine Tour

    You will be collected from your Blenheim hotel at 10.00 AM (collections from Picton are available at a small surcharge per group). Your guide will discuss the choice of vineyards and your wine preferences to enable him to plan the most suitable route through the winding vineyard roads. Relax in the luxury minibus as your guide describes the enigmatic history of Marlborough and it's world famous wines. Each cellar door in the Wairau Valley is unique, reflecting the rare conditions which make their wines special. The bright Sauvignon Blancs, delectable Pinot Noir and tropical Aromatics have won multiple international wine awards. Not even the French can match the quality of the Sauvignon Blanc. Your tour through the vineyards will visit a variety of famous internationally branded cellar doors to the boutique family-run winery, to illustrate the diversity of wines available.  Join your gui...

    Having an expert guide like Mike was magic! He was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make sure we had the best experience possible!

  • From Picton: Private Wine and Gourmet Tour of Marlborough

    2. From Picton: Private Wine and Gourmet Tour of Marlborough

    Create your perfect day in the Marlborough wine region on a 6-hour tour priced for a group of up to 6 people. Your chauffeur/guide will help you pick the best spots to enjoy the fantastic wines of Marlborough and peaceful vineyard settings. You’ll be taken on an exciting wine and gourmet experience on this private day tour from Picton. Enjoy stunning views of the Marlborough wine region and taste fine wines and delicious gourmet treats. Your interests are the priority for the day and might include visits to award-winning gardens, local producers, and talented local artisans. Your tour is tailored especially for you. If you’re interested in history, you could enjoy a stop at the Heritage Air Museum to see Peter Jackson's amazing classic aircraft displays. If you’re interested in arts and crafts, you can stop meet a local artist and visit a renowned gallery. Additional highlights could...

  • Marlborough: Private Winery Tour by Bicycle

    3. Marlborough: Private Winery Tour by Bicycle

    Embark on an adventure and get a premium Marlborough wine tour. Experience this unique private biking tour tailored to your individual tastes. Tour five of Marlborough’s boutique and iconic wineries and stop at one winery for a personalized wine experience.  Stop for a delicious a la carte lunch at a beautiful vineyard restaurant at your own cost. Marvel at the scenery and savor wonderful food together with wine. Your experienced guide makes this an unforgettable experience. Tell your guide what you like, and they will build the perfect Marlborough wine tour just for you. Each tour features a unique and intimate wine experience on the grounds of one of the beautiful local wineries. This experience will generally be one of three things, based on availability: a private tour of the winery with the winemaker, a private tasting of just the type of wines you like, or a unique food-and-wine ...

  • Marlborough: Full-Day Wine and Seafood Tour with Cruise

    4. Marlborough: Full-Day Wine and Seafood Tour with Cruise

    Experience the best of beautiful Marlborough on this full-day tour. Get picked up from Blenheim in the morning and head straight to your first of two wineries. Taste award-winning reserve-grade Marlborough wine, talk with respected winemakers, and explore beautiful Marlborough vineyards at both locations. Afterward, drive to Picton to enjoy a delicious Marlborough Sounds waterfront lunch, then a relaxing seafood cruise for the afternoon, accompanied by fresh local seafood and Marlborough sauvignon blanc as you cruise the stunning Marlborough Sounds. Relax and enjoy the natural beauty of the Queen Charlotte Sound while cruising aboard a luxury boat, and learn about the local history. Visit a salmon and a mussel farm to experience the Marlborough marine farming industry firsthand. Make use of the onboard licensed bar, serving a range of Marlborough wines, along with beers, juice, and bottl...

  • Picton: Marlborough Wineries & Hotspots Hop-on Hop-off Tour

    5. Picton: Marlborough Wineries & Hotspots Hop-on Hop-off Tour

    Enjoy the flexibility of exploring Marlborough at your own pace without the stress of wondering where to go. Spend more time exploring with the conveniently organized transportation of this hop-on hop-off tour.  Sit back and relax on a comfortable coach as your knowledgeable driver prepares you with all the information needed for a fantastic day out.  Visit popular attractions and local gems in Marlborough, including museums, breweries, restaurants, activity centers, shopping areas, and of course, some of the best breweries and wineries in the region.  Jump on and off as you please, visiting as many destinations as you like and choosing your duration of stay at each spot.

  • Marlborough Half-Day Wine Tour from Blenheim

    6. Marlborough Half-Day Wine Tour from Blenheim

    Discover the flavors of Marlborough on a half-day small-group tour. Be picked up from your Blenheim accommodation and travel through the scenic beauty of the Marlborough vineyards. Collection from Picton is available at a small surcharge per group. Relax in a luxury minibus as your guide shares insight into the region’s history and world famous wines. You will visit five cellar doors on this tour from famous internationally branded cellar doors to boutique family-run wineries. Requests for particular wineries will be accommodated where possible.  Stroll through a vineyard with your guide. Learn about the region’s unique conditions and the challenges wine makers must overcome. A table for lunch at a cellar door restaurant can be booked for you for an additional cost. Sample hand-made chocolates at the local Chocolate Factory. Your tour will end with your safe delivery back to your hotel...

    We had a great day touring the wineries with Mike. He knew exactly where to take us, and entertained us with some good stories, as well as lots of information about the wines. Highly recommended!

  • Marlborough Wine, Gourmet and Scenic Tour from Blenheim

    7. Marlborough Wine, Gourmet and Scenic Tour from Blenheim

    Enjoy a gourmet tour of the Marlborough Region of New Zealand's South Island on an itinerary that can be customized to suit your interests. Visit wine cellars offering a variety of unique styles, and experience stunning landscapes that are a treat for the eyes.  Depart Blenheim at 10:00, and embark on a journey through the award-winning wines of the region. Meet the wine makers and exceptional hosts at wineries that stay open all year round for your convenience. Benefit from the services of a local chauffeur/guide with extensive knowledge of the region. Venture through the Wairau Valley, and fall in love with the wines as you experience new varietals. Get spectacular views of the rolling hills and see how they contrast with the vineyards, market gardens and farms. Stop for seasonal produce (December through February) of juicy strawberries, cherries, apricots and nectarines, along with ...

  • Marlborough: 3-Course Lunch & Wine Pairing at Cloudy Bay

    8. Marlborough: 3-Course Lunch & Wine Pairing at Cloudy Bay

    Indulge your senses with a 3-course lunch at Cloudy Bay Vineyards. After arriving, your Cloudy Bay ambassador will escort you to either The Shack or the Treehouse to begin your foodie experience. This handcrafted lunch showcases the best produce of the Marlborough region and changes according to seasonal availability. Each dish is complimented by a Cloudy Bay wine. You can see an example menu below. Please note the menu is continuously changing depending on the season and availability of produce.  Pelorus Rose Fallow deer back strap tataki | black garlic | organic miso Pinot Noir 2007 Grilled koura | potato gnocchi | citrus buttery Te Koko 2011 Pinot chocolate mousse | tamarillo textures sorbet | caramelised chocolate Pinot Noir 2014

  • From Blenheim: Marlborough Wines and Aviation Day Tour

    9. From Blenheim: Marlborough Wines and Aviation Day Tour

    Benefit from pickup at your accommodation in Blenheim, and then travel to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre to look at life-size displays of aviation scenes from World War I and World War II. Explore the times of early aviators of the 20th century and more.  Then, travel through the vineyards of the award-winning Marlborough wine region, known for its fruity Cabernet Sauvignons and zesty Pinot Noirs. Access the barrel rooms and cellars in the valley, and stop for lunch at your own expense at a vineyard restaurant. Sample handmade gourmet chocolates at a chocolate factory at the end of your amazing experience before drop-off back at your hotel.

    We had an unexpected private tour with Mike as our host/driver. We had a great day and really enjoyed our time at the museum. Mike sorted out our lunch at Wither Hills, which was very nice and then chose several more wineries for tastings for our specific preferences. We were collected and dropped off from our B&B and even went to a chocolate making place.

  • Marlborough: Wineries Visit with Tastings and 2-Course Lunch

    10. Marlborough: Wineries Visit with Tastings and 2-Course Lunch

    The day begins with pickup from the meeting points in Blenheim, then heads out into the sprawling Marlborough countryside. Soak up picturesque views of the landscape, and admire the many vineyards along the way. Visit a selection of the region’s most iconic and boutique wineries, selected for their impressive history, customer service, and stunning range of wines. Learn how wine is made from the winemakers themselves, and sample their best wines. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy a delicious 2-course lunch.

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What people are saying about Marlborough, New Zealand

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Had a really great day, was easy going, Mike was very knowledgeable, he opened our eyes to the wine industry and although it rained all day we really enjoyed ourselves and would definitely recommend to others, drank some beautiful wines. Thanks Mike

Mike did an excellent job of explaining the features of the various wineries we went to. All had their distinguishing features, and we got to taste a wide variety of wines. This was an excellent tour in a comfortable van, thanks Mike.

We had a great day touring the wineries with Mike. He knew exactly where to take us, and entertained us with some good stories, as well as lots of information about the wines. Highly recommended!

It was an awesome wine tour by Blenheim and Mike our guide was excellent. I high recommend this tour. Cheer

Brilliant day. Beautiful wines and knowledgeable staff.