A flexible wine private tour in the heart of New Zealand's premier wine country with a private guide
Enjoy a personalised wine tour in the Wairau Valley, Marlborough, home of New Zealand's world famous sauvignon blanc as well as a range of other superb wine varietals.
Visit internationally renowned wineries such as Cloudy Bay, Hunter's, Nautilus, Brancott, Wither hills and Seresin's Estate. You can have a guided wine tasting at their cellar tasting doors, many offer local gourmet delights to enjoy in beautiful surroundings such as Cloudy Bay's raw bar. Many offer refreshing platters. If you would like to dine outdoors let us know and we will book you into one of Marlborough's most popular restaurants, Rock Ferry. (meals at own cost)
As you tour the wine province you will see its many vineyards. Your guide will tell you about the history of the wine region and some of the characters who have been its pioneers.
There is always time to stop off at the boutique food shops and local fresh fruit stalls. Makana Confections offers free chocolate tasting and is a popular place to call.
Example times only. Will alter to suit cruise ship schedule.
10. 30:We will collect you from Picton Information Centre, just follow the blue line from the wharf or the free shuttle will bring you here.
11. 00:Wine tasting at one of Marlborough's many stunning wineries (some wineries ask for a small fee for a tasting).
12. 30:Optional lunch at a winery restaurant.
1. 15pm: More wine tasting and an option of calling into Makana Confections for a free chocolate tasting.
2. 00: Depart for Picton.
2. 30: Return to Picton information Center.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: If you are in a cruise ship we will collect you from Picton Information Centre. Please catch the free cruise ship shuttle to Picton, then walk two hundred metres to the Picton Information Centre by following the blue line.
If you are a traveller within New Zealand we can meet you either outside the Blenheim or Picton information centre. We can collect you from any accommodation in Blenheim.
We will have a card with your name on it in our front window of the van.
End location: If you are with a cruise ship we will return you to the departure point for the cruise ship shuttle
If you are a traveller within New Zealand we will return you to your pick up location.
Duration: 4 hours
This may vary if the ship's schedule changes.
Air conditioned Toyota Hiace 4WD van with intercom.
Commentary from a 4th generation local Kiwi
A flexible tour
Estimated Local Cash Needed
80 NZD - For your lunch and wine tasting.
Lunch and wine tasting fees