Marlborough, New Zealand
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Marlborough Wine, Gourmet and Scenic Tour from Blenheim

1. 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 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.

Marlborough: Private Yacht Tour with Lunch & Sparkling Wine

2. Marlborough: Private Yacht Tour with Lunch & Sparkling Wine

Experience the Marlborough Sounds in complete luxury with up to 5 friends on the private Cloudy Bay yacht. This excursion is a unique way to savor Cloudy Bay wines in the captivating beauty of one of New Zealand’s most pristine settings. Guests can take part in the sailing process, or just sit back, relax and enjoy a flute of Cloudy Bay’s sparkling wine, Pelorus. A casual lunch will be served onboard, featuring some of Marlborough's incredible local produce. Also indulge yourself in wine pairing throughout the lunch. Your transfers from Cloudy Bay Vineyards or your local accommodation are included in this experience.

From Blenheim: Private Customizable Winery and Omaka Tour

3. From Blenheim: Private Customizable Winery and Omaka Tour

Select your own adventure with a customizable private tour from Blenheim. Discuss where you would like to go with your guide. See the vineyards, head to the beach, or visit a winery or brewery. Start with a scenic drive through the township of Blenheim and chat with your local guide about farming and wine. Hear about the progress of the wine industry of Marlborough. Share your custom requests and marvel at views of the Wellington coastline. Admire the lines of vineyards sweeping across the hills of the Wairau Valley. Choose to see Peter Jackson's Heritage Air Museum and displays for WW1 and WW11, walk the beachcomber beach of Rarangi, or head to the viewpoint overlooking the Wither Hills' winery. Decide to have a delicious lunch at a winery restaurant, taste a flight of fine wines, or stop at a local brewery or coffee shop. Have the freedom to make your own adventure without worrying about the time. Return to your accommodation at the end.

Blenheim: Private Wine Tasting at Cloudy Bay Vineyard

4. Blenheim: Private Wine Tasting at Cloudy Bay Vineyard

Head directly to Cloudy Bay Winery and meet your friendly ambassador. Embark on an exclusive tour of the estate’s vineyards and discover the specificities of their terroir. As you explore, admire the luscious greenery of the sprawling landscape that surrounds you. After your tour, begin your tailored tasting session with a dedicated host in one of the estate’s private venues. Enjoy the unique opportunity to sample a diverse range of wines, and learn about the complexity and elegance of the Cloudy Bay brand. The wines tasted will vary according to your interests and preferences, and include rare and vintage bottles. An example of some of the wines on offer include, Pelorus NV, Pelorus Rose NV, Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Sauvignon Blanc 2006, Chardonnay 2017, a mystery wine, Pinot Noir 2017, Te Wahi 2016, and Te Wahi 2011. The experience ends with a visit to the incredible Pinot Noir Barrel Room.

Marlborough: Private Winery Tour by Bicycle

5. 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 matching experience.  Indulge yourself in this unique wine experience that isn’t open to the public and it’s the kind of personal touch that you just can’t get without your guide's local knowledge.

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What people are saying about Marlborough, New Zealand

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.

Paul, our host/driver was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable. He has an engaging personality and was fun to share the day with. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and highly recommend the company.