Guided tour

Marlborough Wine, Gourmet and Scenic Tour from Blenheim

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Marlborough Wine, Gourmet and Scenic Tour from Blenheim

From US$ 118.28 per person

Explore the Marlborough wine region of New Zealand on a relaxing full-day tour, and experience the sensational wines, stunning landscapes and delicious gourmet produce. Benefit from a customized itinerary that can take in heritage and seaside options.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the ticket line
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Blenheim, 10 minutes prior to tour start time. Please contact the local partner the evening before to confirm your accommodation pickup location.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 9 participants

Experience

The experience
  • Explore the wine lands of the Marlborough Region on New Zealand's South Island
  • Delight your taste buds with gourmet produce, including local cheeses and honey
  • Get spectacular views of the land and seascapes of Marlborough and surrounding region
  • Benefit from the intimacy of a small group and an itinerary that can be customized to your preferences
Full description
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 local cheeses, oils, liqueurs, Manuka honey, peanut butter and black garlic. Make a special stop at the Makana Confections Boutique Chocolate Factory for some divine chocolate treats! As wine is the main attraction of the Marlborough Region (it's New Zealand's largest wine producer), you will want to taste the produce. Acclaimed for its Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wines, the region is also home to wineries that specialize in Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Viognier, Gruener Veltliner, Arneis and even Malbec wines. Relax in a picturesque winery garden café or at a chateau on the hill with magnificent views of the valley and vineyards. Enjoy a cheese, meat and seafood platter or tapas. Then, as you near the end of the day, benefit from beautiful views that create a perfect ambiance for a dinner with your favorite wine of the day. Get the chance to include a trip to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Center to see Peter Jackson's amazing displays of classic World War I and World War II aircraft and the most life-like scenic backdrops of the era. Your guide can drop you off at the center and continue with the rest of the group to return within 1-5 hours if you prefer. This would be the minimum time to really take advantage of the exhibition, and a café and memorabilia store are available for your comfort and convenience.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off in Blenheim
  • Bottled water
  • Basic wine tasting fees
  • Complimentary chocolates
  • Meals and drinks
  • Event fees
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Prepare for the activity

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that the drinking age in New Zealand is 18 years old
  • ID is required in the form of your passport or New Zealand (only) drivers license if you look 25 years or under
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    5/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Very enjoyable taken to wherever we wanted to go

February 14, 2021

November 22, 2019

A great day

Pamela picked us up on time and went on a very personal tour with us alone. She knows great places wineries, viewpoints and above all the restaurant Saint Clair Family Estate Kitchen is a blast. She is very nice and we can recommend her.

October 20, 2019

Organized by

Product ID: 100797