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From Picton: Private Wine and Gourmet Tour of Marlborough

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Discover Marlborough's wine region and scenic highlights with an experienced local chauffeur/guide. This private tour from Blenheim is customized for you and your group and takes you to visit local wineries, local producers and talented area artisans.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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Pickup included

Wheelchair accessible

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  • 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
Full description
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 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’ll 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 private home gourmet kitchen or a scenic drive around the bays of Marlborough Sounds.

If you’d like to experience some thrills, a jet boat ride can be arranged. Maybe you’d like to relax in a comfortable people mover with wide windows for viewing the scenic Wairau Valley wine region.

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 run from a beautiful winery garden restaurant to a chateau on a hill with amazing views. Wine tasting is available or you could 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.
  • Bottled water
  • All wine-tasting fees
  • Complimentary chocolates
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Please indicate any special dietary requirements
• The minimum drinking age is 18 years and a valid ID is required
• Please request baby seats and boosters in advance to ensure availability

From US$ 595.61 Per group up to 6