Taste Marlborough Tour

Indulge your senses with our very special Taste Marlborough Wine Tour, a full day exploring behind the scenes of the world-renown Marlborough wine region.

On this intimate wine tour, you’ll visit a select number of exclusive Marlborough wineries where you’ll taste award-winning reserve-grade Marlborough wine, talk with respected winemakers, explore beautiful Marlborough vineyards and enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch made with fresh local produce.

 

 

Tour Overview

Duration:
7-7.5 hours approx
Departure:
9.15am Picton | 9.45am Blenheim – we will confirm your collection time prior
Cost:

NZ$210 per adult – tour not suitable for children

> lunch is not included

Season:
Tour operates daily – except Christmas Day, ANZAC Day, Easter Friday & Easter Monday
Numbers:
Minimum two people | maximum eight people

Taste Marlborough Tour FAQs

Taste Marlborough Wine Tour is a full day wine tour behind the scenes of the world-renown Marlborough wine region. Visit a select number of exclusive Marlborough wineries, taste award-winning reserve-grade Marlborough wine, talk with respected winemakers, explore the beautiful vineyards and enjoy a delicious gourmet lunch made with local produce.

Itinerary

9.15am
Collection Picton
9.45am
Collection Blenheim
Morning
Winery tour through a vineyard and through a winery - Marlborough wineries may include Auntsfield Estate, Brancott Estate and Cloudy Bay
12pm
Gourmet winery lunch (lunch is own cost)
Afternoon
Enjoy a mix of Marlborough wine tastings - private, structured and a winemaker-hosted tasting
4pm
Return Blenheim
4.30pm
Return Picton
 

 

FAQs

Where and when do I join the tour?

We collect you from where ever you are staying in Blenheim or Picton townships, or the Picton waterfront. We will advise exact collection time when you book. The tour takes you around the Marlborough wine region, on the outskirts of Blenheim. At the end of the tour we drop you back to your collection point in Blenheim or Picton townships, or the Picton waterfront.

What’s available during the tour?

As part of the wine tour you enjoy a number of wine tastings, we then stop for a gourmet lunch (at your own cost). 

What should I bring along on the tour?

Bring a water bottle, your camera, a sunhat and sunscreen. Outside of summer, it also pays to bring a light windbreaker jacket or jumper, if you feel the cold. There may be occasional opportunities during the tour to stop for essential items, but we encourage you to bring everything you think you may require for the day, including snacks.

Will I get carsick and should I take medication?

No, getting carsick is very unlikely. Our luxury touring vans have excellent visibility and are large and spacious with air-conditioning, and the Marlborough roads are generally smooth and straight.

I am travelling by myself – will your tour still operate?

This tour has a minimum of 2 people. Send us an email with the date/s you will be in Marlborough, we can let you know the best day/s to come touring, when we have other guests booked in.

Do you have group tours?

Yes, if you are travelling with a group and require a group tour, please let us know. We have a range of vans and coaches, and can arrange this wine tour on a date that suits you. We operate a variety of group cruises and tours.

Terms & conditions

Head to our Terms & conditions page for more info.

 

Great relationships

We have strong relationships with a number of boutique and iconic Marlborough wineries so you can enjoy a behind the scenes look, hear the history, taste a stunning range of reserve-grade wines and meet people who know wine and love sharing their passion with you. 

 

It’s all about you

Our fantastic local guides live and breathe Marlborough and have a strong commitment to quality service. Whatever you desire - we can deliver.

From pick up to drop-off, we organise everything on the tours. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy yourself.

 

Other wine tours

We also have a range of private wine tours, for a day that suits you. 

 

Marlborough Sounds cruises

Take a cruise as part of your visit to Marlborough - our Greenshell Mussel Cruise and Seafood Odyssea Cruise feature the Marlborough Sounds, fresh local seafood and Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. What more do you need?

 

Groups

We can can cater for your group of any size with a range of group activities.