3. From Blenheim discover Marlborough's wine region and beauty
Discover the scenic beauty of the Marlborough wine region Meet locals for private wine tastings and gourmet, artisan and cultural delights Incorporate other tour activities on this fully customized private tour Create your perfect day in the Marlborough wine region on a 6-hour tour priced for a group of up to 8 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 Blenheim. 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 to 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 include a local brewery, a stop for a delicious gin tasting or a scenic drive around the bays of Marlborough Sounds. If you’d like to experience some more of our scenic beauty or a stroll by a running brook through the local gardens with an array of colour, and the largest trees of over 100 years old. As Marlborough is the heart of the New Zealand wine region, wine tasting is usually at the top of the list. The many wineries and cellar door hosts offer a truly personal experience to showcase award-winning wines all year round. Treats of gourmet oils, liqueurs, chutneys, fudges and ice cream/gelatos can be slipped in between your wine tasting stops. Tastings can include local cheeses as well, along with the Manuka honey, peanut butters with a difference, black garlic, smoked mushrooms and lots more. During the season, from November through to February, local produce can be found at roadside stalls. You’ll find asparagus, juicy cherries, strawberries, raspberries, apricots, nectarines and more. Lunch venues at a beautiful winery garden restaurant with amazing views or a local beer and wine garden with delicious Food Trucks of local tasty pulled pork, chicken or vegan. Enjoy a glass or bottle of wine suited to your menu choices. Cheese platters are also offered at some of the cellar doors to accompany your wine tasting. A major highlight of all tours is a stop at the Makana Chocolate Boutique, where you’ll be tempted, to say the least. If you are attending a Marlborough event or are visiting on business and prefer the privacy of your own chauffeured tour, your chauffeur/guide will create a custom itinerary to suit your requirements. Private appointments can be arranged for your specific industry.