Marlborough Nelson

New Zealand's largest wine region

With over 20,000ha under vine, Marlborough roughly produces two-thirds of New Zealand's total wine production and all thanks to Sauvignon Blanc which placed the country on the international stage by delivering a unique and aromatic wine that subjugated the world in the 1980s.

A perfect synergy combining a maximum number of dry, sunny days with cold nights, minimal rainfall, and fertile soils help create the ideal winegrowing conditions to produce genuinely unique wines, unlike anywhere else in the world. 

The Maori refer to New Zealand as 'Aotearoa' - 'Land of the long white cloud,' and the Marlborough region as 'Kei puta te Wairau' – 'The place with the hole in the cloud.'

The Marlborough region was first planted in the 1870s, but only really took off some 100 years later when it exploded onto the world scene. Sauvignon Blanc is, without a doubt, the jewel in the region's crown accounting for over 86% of all its production, but don't overlook the other varieties that offer incredible quality. 

Pinot Noir is no longer just an afterthought, as a lot of research has been going into selecting the best sites to showcase this noble grape, and the results really speak for themselves with some really complex and stunning wines hitting the market in recent years. You can also find some great Riesling and Pinot Gris, with Gruner Veltliner an up and comer worth keeping an eye out for.

The Marlborough offers some of the freshest and finest seafood that is highly sort-after by chefs throughout the world. Only a 20min drive brings you to the Marlborough Sounds where much of the seafood comes from, offers plenty of breathtaking views along its 1,500km coastline. Take a cruise or if you are a little more adventurous rent a kayak to head out and see all the whales, dolphins, seals, and seabirds, or if you love your fishing, drop a line.

Best of Nelson Tour
NZ$145
x Departing from Nelson at 11 am, our first stop will be Pic’s Peanut World, celebrating a business started by Pic in 2009 with a cement mixer in his garage to produce the best peanut butter locally, now exporting globally from a new purpose built facility. Your next stop will be Brightwater vineyard (summer only) where you will get a chance to taste some of their internationally acclaimed award winning wines, with a detailed explanation of each and the opportunity to ask questions. The next stop will be McGlashen pottery where you will be able to wander around the works as well as see some of the stunning pottery Royce McGlashen exports around the world. Royce  has been producing pottery for nearly fifty years and is a founder member of the Geneva based Academy of Ceramics. After leaving McGlashen’s you will be taken through the Moutere Hills to Mapua Wharf, originally the regional apple packing centre from where the apples were shipped globally. Now converted to a tourist centre with a range of excellent cafes, restaurants and shops, you will be given about 45 minutes to explore and enjoy lunch. On a fine summer’s day this is a popular local place to visit and most days will see young people of all ages leaping off the wharf into the fast flowing estuarine waters. The Rimu wine bar does a fabulous tasting of many regional as well as other New Zealand wines, using a tasting tree holding multiple glasses
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Top of the South Tour
NZ$525
This tour of the northern part of South Island, known colloquially as ‘Top of the South’ introduces you to the varied landscapes and scenery of this region. Heading south and away from the coast we climb to Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park, not far from Nelson’s Rainbow Ski Field. At the lake there are a variety of short and easy walks that can be enjoyed around the lake shores in ancient forests, alive with bird song and native flora. The visitor centre there gives an excellent opportunity to learn some more in-depth detail of this region. Lake Rotoiti flows out in to the Buller River which eventually meets the sea on the West Coast. We will take you a couple of kilometres east where we will join the Wairau River flowing out of the adjoining valley down to the east. One of New Zealand’s many ‘braided’ rivers, we will follow the Wairau down to Blenheim where the river enters the sea on the east coast of South Island, at a point where the first Maori are reputed to have landed. The delta of this river forms the majority of the flat land on which Marlborough wine growers have their vineyards.
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Nelson Region Wine Tasting
NZ$375
The two Nelson wine growing regions, though adjoining, even overlapping in places, are distinctly different and you will have the opportunity to taste the difference. Unlike many of the  of Marlborough region vineyards, the vineyards of the Nelson region are still family owned and managed, thus reflecting their owners’ passion to produce the best possible wines from their vines. This passion is reflected in the variety of wines produced and the many awards the region holds. This exclusive and personal tour takes you to some of the very best cellar doors in the region, chosen for the wine tasting experience they share with guests as well as their wine. We are usually able to include one or two cellars that only open by special request. The Waimea Plains, ‘River Garden’ in Maori, just to the South of Richmond is an alluvial plain with stony soils, lying under an open sky ensuring long summer days, tempered with sea breezes flowing in from Tasman Bay, which bounds one edge of the Plains. This is ideal for aromatic wines, making them vibrant with strong fruit flavours. The main varieties grown here tend to be Chardonnay, Pinot and Sauvignon.
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Two Region Wine Tasting Tour
NZ$725
A unique Day Out two day wine tasting adventure for anyone wanting to broaden their understanding of wines and the effects of varying terroirs and climates. Do you enjoy tasting, comparing and learning about wines? Finding the subtle differences between regions? Then this tour is for you! Compare Nelson regional wines to Marlborough regional wines, two adjacent regions separated by a range of mountains ensuring very different growing conditions. Both regions produce award winning wines, focusing on fine aromatics, but with noticeable differences on the palate from region to region, and even vineyard to vineyard. Some are sheltered from sea breezes while others benefit from sea breezes, some grow in alluvial soils mixed with clay, others not. This unique tour takes you to at least four, possibly five, of Nelson’s top wine producers on one day, in the two different terroirs of Waimea Plains and Moutere Hills. As a comparison another day will be spent in the Marlborough region visiting vineyards there and tasting wines from that region. Both regions produce wines which have won many global awards.
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Nelson Craft Brewery Tour
NZ$145
Depart Nelson at 10:30 for McCashin’s Brewery, in time for the 11:00 daily (weekdays only) 40 minute brewery tour (closed toe shoes essential for entry), before sampling some of their ales, all included in McCashin’s $25 entry fee. Then on to the Eddyline brewery, founded by a young American couple from Colorado who have already established micro-breweries there and in Texas, to try some of their very different, US influenced brews. Stop for lunch at New Zealand’s oldest pub, The Moutere Inn, for one hour. Visit Mapua Wharf and sample Golden Bear beer at their brewery (if open), or drop[ in at the Sprig & Fern to sample some of their great beers. Explore the converted apple sheds now home to a rich variety of artisan shops and cafes.  
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Best Nelson Wines
NZ$155
This popular wine tasting tour introduces you to the two Nelson wine growing regions which, though adjoining, even overlapping in places, are distinctly different. The Waimea Plains, ‘River Garden’ in Maori, just to the South of Richmond is an alluvial plain with stony soils, lying under an open sky ensuring long summer days, tempered with sea breezes flowing in from Tasman Bay, which bounds one edge of the Plains. This is ideal for aromatic wines, making them vibrant with strong fruit flavours. The main varieties grown here tend to be Chardonnay, Pinot and Sauvignon. Meanwhile, just to the west of the Plains the ground rises to the gently rolling Moutere Hills region, with its weathered gravels from ancient river systems, mixed with clay. This region is renowned for the richness and texture of its wines, usually more complicated in flavour than those from the Plains. In addition to the aromatics grown on the Plains, growers in the Hills also grow Riesling, Tempranillo and other varieties.
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Marlborough Sounds Mussel Farm Boat Tour
NZ$650
Leaving Nelson, we will climb up and over the scenic Whangamoas, the route through the Richmond Ranges that divide the Nelson and Marlborough wine growing regions. In about an hour we reach Havelock at the head of Pelorus Sound, a pleasant drive through wooded valleys. The Greenshell Mussel Cruise’s large, comfortable and fully equipped catamaran departs Havelock daily at 1:30 pm for an approximately three hour cruise. During this time you will pass down the stunning picturesque Sounds, seeing them from the water, possibly on occasion being escorted by dolphins and even, if you are lucky, sighting some Orca. You will visit at least one mussel farm, whose mussels are exported around the world. You will be able to see the full process of growing through to harvesting the mussels with an experienced guide explaining the process. At some stage during your boat trip you will be presented with freshly harvested and cooked mussels with some local wine to wash them down.
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Self Guided Biking Wine Tour - Full Day
NZ$45
Discover the beauty of Marlborough your way. Rent a bike from us and enjoy your own self-guided wine tour. We’ll set you up with quality bikes and helmets and wine map and send you on your way with all the recommendations, tips and hints you need to craft your own unforgettable Marlborough wine adventure. The terrain is flat, the biking is easy and the scenery is stunning. If you’re up for it, hiring a bike from us and spending the day cycling between vineyards is one of the best ways to take in the beauty of Marlborough. Our base at the Vines Village is within 3km of over a dozen wineries. We have safe off-road parking and an on-site café where you can pick up a picnic lunch or a drink before your adventure begins. To make it easier for you,we’ve put together some recommended routes which we have marked on the map. Free transport to the Vines Village from Blenheim and Renwick accommodation is included with all full day bike hire meaning you can just relax and enjoy your day. If you are looking for pick up from Picton we can pick you up for $50pp or try the Blenheim or Picton information sites for information on the bus that runs between Picton and Blenheim.  Note: Please be aware that if you require a pick up you will need to book online at least 12 hours before the start of the day. Otherwise if you want a pick up after that please ring us to check if we can pick you up.
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Full Day Guided Biking Wine Tour
NZ$145
This Explore Marlborough full day biking wine tour visits superb Marlborough vineyards and tasting rooms on the Wairau Plains surrounding Blenheim and Renwick.  This is a great day out, where you experience the views, tastes and flavours of Marlborough wine to the full. Your guide will plan the route, cycling from winery to winery through stunning vineyards, allowing you to take your time and enjoy the beauty of the Marlborough wine region.  You will learn a little of the history of the area and the background to growing and producing wine. The highlight will be the visit to at least six of our favourite wineries to taste some of the best wines of the region, including our world class Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Lunch awaits you at one of the winery restaurants, which are all set in their own beautiful grounds and have a relaxed, friendly ambience - lunch is at your own cost. Our tours are small and personal with a maximum of eight people per tour. Your guide will be with you to answer your questions and ensure you have the best possible experience.  You do not need to be an experienced cyclist to enjoy this bike tour. The pace is leisurely and the terrain is gentle, ensuring easy riding no matter what your skill level.  We will pick you up from your Blenheim or Renwick accommodation (approx 9.30am) and drop you off (approx 4.00pm) so that you are free to enjoy the day to the full. We provide a bottle of water and a snack bar. You will need to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, warm top. Don't worry about the weather. We have some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, and if it does rain we will just switch you to a driving wine tour for no additional cost, so you still have a full day of fun in the Marlborough wine region. Note: We need 2 people booked to run this tour so if you are booking as a single please be aware that we may have to cancel the tour if we do not get enough bookings. If you want to ensure that the tour will go ahead you can pay the single person surcharge for this tour. This will be refunded if more bookings are taken for the same tour. Cancellation policy: If you need to change the day of your booked Explore Marlborough Guided Wine tour you can do so provided that we are given at least seven days notice. If you need to cancel your booking with Explore Marlborough Guided Wine Tours you can do so provided we are given a minimum of 48 hours notice at which point a full refund will be provided. Any cancellations received within 48 hours of a booked tour date will incur the full tour charge. Bike tours may be cancelled due to the weather and an alternative driving tour option will be provided instead. You will be notified by 9am of the morning of the tour. Only if a driving tour option is not available will you be given a full refund.
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Morning Guided Biking tour with afternoon self guided
NZ$120
During the morning guided tour, you’ll stop at least 3 select wineries and have the chance to take in the incredible views of the Richmond Range, Wither Hills, Wairau River. You will wind along bike paths, quiet country roads and through the vineyards while learning about the history Marlborough and its wine-making. Our tours are small and personal with a maximum of eight people per tour. Your guide will be with you for the morning to answer your questions and ensure you have the best possible experience.  In the afternoon, you’ll take control of the adventure, armed with your winery map and expert advice from your guide on lunch spots, wineries and routes! We will meet you back at the Vines Village at 4.30pm to take you back to your accommodation. Be prepared to taste some exceptional Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and a range of aromatics. You’ll get the best of both worlds on this tour as you soak up the knowledge of our expert guide in the morning and do your own exploring in the afternoon. You do not need to be an experienced cyclist to enjoy this bike tour. The pace is leisurely and the terrain is gentle, ensuring easy riding no matter what your skill level. If you are booking as a family, we have a range of kids bikes. We will pick you up from your Blenheim or Renwick accommodation (approx 9.30am) and drop you off (approx 4.00pm) so that you are free to enjoy the day to the full. Don't worry about the weather. We have some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, and if it does rain we will just switch you to a driving wine tour for the morning guided tour. Note: We need 2 people booked to run this tour so if you are booking as a single please be aware that we may have to cancel the tour if we do not get enough bookings. If you want to ensure that the tour will go ahead you can pay the single person surcharge for this tour. This will be refunded if more bookings are taken for the same tour. Cancellation policy: If you need to change the day of your booked Explore Marlborough Guided Wine tour you can do so provided that we are given at least seven days notice. If you need to cancel your booking with Explore Marlborough Guided Wine Tours you can do so provided we are given a minimum of 48 hours notice at which point a full refund will be provided. Any cancellations received within 48 hours of a booked tour date will incur the full tour charge. Bike tours may be cancelled due to the weather and an alternative driving tour option will be provided instead. You will be notified by 9am of the morning of the tour. Only if a driving tour option is not available will you be given a full refund.
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Half Day Guided Biking Wine Tour
NZ$95
This is an ideal winery tour for those who want a snap shot of the views, tastes and flavours of the Marlborough wine region. No need for maps as your friendly and knowledgeable guide will take you from winery to winery on superb wine trails through the vineyards, on river stop-banks and down quiet country roads. Along the way you'll be inundated with spectacular views of the Richmond Range, Wither Hills, Wairau River and beautiful Marlborough vineyards. You will learn a little of the history of the area around Blenheim, and the background to growing and producing wine in Marlborough. The highlight is a visit to three of our favourite wineries to taste some of the best wines of the region, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir and a range of aromatics. Our tours are small and personal with a maximum of eight people per bike tour. Your guide will be with you the whole time to answer your questions and ensure you have the best possible experience. You do not need to be an experienced cyclist to enjoy this bike tour. The pace is leisurely and the terrain is gentle, ensuring easy riding no matter what your skill level.  Don't worry about the weather - if it rains we just switch you to a driving wine tour so you still get to have a great day out.Our tours are small and personal with a maximum of eight people per tour. Your guide will be with you to answer your questions and ensure you have the best possible experience.  We will pick you up from your Blenheim or Renwick accommodation (approx 9.30am) and drop you off (approx 12.30pm) so that you are free to enjoy the day to the full. Note: We need 2 people booked to run this tour so if you are booking as a single please be aware that we may have to cancel the tour if we do not get enough bookings. If you want to ensure that the tour will go ahead you can pay the single person surcharge for this tour. This will be refunded if more bookings are taken for the same tour. Cancellation policy: If you need to change the day of your booked Explore Marlborough Guided Wine tour you can do so provided that we are given at least seven days notice. If you need to cancel your booking with Explore Marlborough Guided Wine Tours you can do so provided we are given a minimum of 48 hours notice at which point a full refund will be provided. Any cancellations received within 48 hours of a booked tour date will incur the full tour charge. Bike tours may be cancelled due to the weather and an alternative driving tour option will be provided instead. You will be notified by 9am of the morning of the tour. Only if a driving tour option is not available will you be given a full refund.
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Deluxe Half Day Guided Driving Wine Tour
NZ$275
Explore Marlborough provides driving wine tours of the Marlborough Wine region.We have an extensive local wine knowledge and as a result we can tailor the tour to the clients preference for a certain wine variety or their request to visit a specific local winery.  We have a flexible itinerary based on clients interests We will pick you up from your Blenheim or Renwick accommodation (approx 9.30am) and drop you off (approx 1.30pm) so that you are free to enjoy the day to the full. Picton pick up is available for $40pp. Note: We need 2 people booked to run this tour so if you are booking as a single please be aware that we may have to cancel the tour if we do not get enough bookings. If you want to ensure that the tour will go ahead you can pay the single person surcharge for this tour. This will be refunded if more bookings are taken for the same tour. Cancellation policy: If you need to change the day of your booked Explore Marlborough Guided Wine tour you can do so provided that we are given at least seven days notice. If you need to cancel your booking with Explore Marlborough Guided Wine Tours you can do so provided we are given a minimum of 48 hours notice at which point a full refund will be provided. Any cancellations received within 48 hours of a booked tour date will incur the full tour charge.
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Deluxe Half Day Biking Wine Tour
NZ$275
Our deluxe half day guided biking wine tour is ideal for people without a lot of time. They want a fun, easy tour of the vineyards that allows them time to travel or do something different for the rest of the day. This guided half day tour bikes to three of Marlborough’s premium wineries, stopping at one of them for a platter lunch. We ride along country roads, river stop-banks and through vineyards. The tour guide provides commentary throughout the tour on the wines and wineries and also the history and geography of NZ’s largest wine region.  This tour is ideal for small groups and families.  Our tours are small and personal with a maximum of four people per tour. Your guide will be with you to answer your questions and ensure you have the best possible experience.  You do not need to be an experienced cyclist to enjoy this bike tour. The pace is leisurely and the terrain is gentle, ensuring easy riding no matter what your skill level.  We will pick you up from your Blenheim or Renwick accommodation (approx 9.30am) and drop you off (approx 1.30pm) so that you are free to enjoy the day to the full. Picton pick-up is available for a $40pp charge. Don't worry about the weather. We have some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, and if it does rain we will just switch you to a driving wine tour for no additional cost, so you still have a full day of fun in the Marlborough wine region. Note: We need 2 people booked to run this tour so if you are booking as a single please be aware that we may have to cancel the tour if we do not get enough bookings. If you want to ensure that the tour will go ahead you can pay the single person surcharge for this tour. This will be refunded if more bookings are taken for the same tour. Cancellation policy: If you need to change the day of your booked Explore Marlborough Guided Wine tour you can do so provided that we are given at least seven days notice. If you need to cancel your booking with Explore Marlborough Guided Wine Tours you can do so provided we are given a minimum of 48 hours notice at which point a full refund will be provided. Any cancellations received within 48 hours of a booked tour date will incur the full tour charge. Bike tours may be cancelled due to the weather and an alternative driving tour option will be provided instead. You will be notified by 9am of the morning of the tour. Only if a driving tour option is not available will you be given a full refund.
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Deluxe Private Full Day Driving Wine Tour
NZ$395
You are our guest, not a number on the back seat of a mini bus. We give you a unique experience, tailored to suit you, not a set standard outing with set standard stops. If you love Riesling, we know just the right spot for you, and if you love Sauvignon Blanc, you'll love it even more when you taste it with us, whether it's an iconic label you know well, or a limited release single vineyard Sauvignon from the smallest boutique winery. We'll take you to a private tasting or a winery tour, where you'll learn things you didn't know you didn't know. Then, just as your palate is tiring, we'll whip you off for a vineyard lunch to refresh it for the afternoon (lunch is at the clients cost) .  Explore Marlborough's driving wine tours are built around our clients' wishes. We have a planned itinerary for the day, but once we pick you up from your accommodation we will talk to you about the types of wines you like or particular Marlborough wineries you would like to visit. Our guides have a wealth of knowledge ensuring you have a really informative day, where you learn about the history of the valley and the wine region, the reasons that Marlborough grows world renown Sauvignon Blanc, and an understanding of the process of growing grapes and making wine.  We will pick you up from your Blenheim or Renwick accommodation (approx 9.45am) and drop you off (approx 4.00pm). Note: We need 2 people booked to run this tour so if you are booking as a single please be aware that you will need to pay the single person surcharge for this. ***Group discounts are available for parties over 6 people. Please call for details.*** Cancellation policy:  If you need to cancel your booking with Explore Marlborough Guided Wine Tours you can do so provided we are given a minimum of 48 hours notice at which point a full refund will be provided. Any cancellations received within 48 hours of a booked tour date will incur the full tour charge.
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Deluxe Private Full Day Biking Wine Tour
NZ$395
This private biking wine tour is the stuff memories are made of.. Our premium Marlborough wine tour experience is tailored to your individual tastes, with a personalised tour of at least five of Marlborough's boutique and iconic wineries, along with a delicious a la carte lunch at a beautiful vineyard restaurant ( lunch at clients cost).  At one of the wineries you will have an in-depth wine experience that may include a winery tour, a private tasting or a food and wine matching exercise Stunning scenery, gentle cycling, wonderful food, world class wines and a friendly, experienced guide. You are going to love this personalised introduction to Marlborough. You do not need to be an experienced cyclist to enjoy this bike tour. The pace is leisurely and the terrain is gentle, ensuring easy riding no matter what your skill level.  We will pick you up from your accommodation ( approx 9.30am ) and drop you off ( approx 4.00pm) so that you are free to enjoy the day to the full.  Don't worry about the weather. We have some of the highest sunshine hours in New Zealand, and if it does rain we will just switch you to a driving wine tour for no additional cost, so you still have a full day of fun in the Marlborough wine region. Note: We need 2 people booked to run this tour so if you are booking as a single please be aware that you will need to  pay the single person surcharge for this tour. Cancellation policy: If you need to change the day of your booked Explore Marlborough Guided Wine tour you can do so provided that we are given at least seven days notice. If you need to cancel your booking with Explore Marlborough Guided Wine Tours you can do so provided we are given a minimum of 48 hours notice at which point a full refund will be provided. Any cancellations received within 48 hours of a booked tour date will incur the full tour charge. Bike tours may be cancelled due to the weather and an alternative driving tour option will be provided instead. You will be notified by 9am of the morning of the tour. Only if a driving tour option is not available will you be given a full refund.
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Cruise ship tour (6 Hours)
NZ$120
6 hour wine tour designed especially for cruise ship passengers arriving in Picton with times to fit the ship schedule. Most of these tours will stop for lunch* at a winery and visit approximately 5 wineries as well as the Makana chocolate factory.  Enjoy the scenery during the 1/2 hour drive from Picton to the Wairau Valley. During the tour your guide will introduce each of the wineries and give the history of the region. Time permitting a talk in the vineyard discussing the way Marlborough tends the vines. All standard tasting charges are included in this tour. A great way to spend your day in Marlborough. * Lunch cost is not included in this tour to allow you to choose what you like. Main courses are between $20 and $30
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1/2 Day wine tour without lunch (4 Hours) from Picton or Havelock
NZ$105
1/2 day wine tour without lunch lasting about 4 hours. We will pick you up from your accommodation about 1pm*. Visit another 3 or 4 wineries in the afternoon. Enjoy the various varieties of grapes and wines that Marlborough has to offer while taking in the gorgeous scenery of the Wairau Valley.    Learn about the history of the region and maybe challenge yourself on varieties of grapes and types of wines you may not be familiar with. We have flexible tours and not one of our tours are the same. You have the opportunity to request a winery or varieties of grapes that you would like to taste. We take on board all our guests’ requests to try and satisfy them all. All standard tasting fees are included in the price of the tour. During the tour your guide will introduce each of the wineries and give the history of the region. Time permitting a talk in the vineyard discussing the way Marlborough tends the vines. If you have any special requests please enter these during the booking process. * Pickup time will vary depending on where you are staying. 
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1/2 Day wine tour with lunch (5 Hours) From Picton or Havelock
NZ$110
1/2 day wine tour with lunch lasting about 5 hours. Start with a beautiful winery lunch** and tasting then visit another 3 or 4 wineries in the afternoon. All standard tasting fees included. A fun afternoon while being educated by our experienced guides. Enjoy the various grape varieties and wines that Marlborough has to offer while taking in the gorgeous scenery of the Wairau Valley.  Learn about the history of the region and maybe challenge yourself on varieties of grapes and types of wines you may not be familiar with. During the tour your guide will introduce each of the wineries and give the history of the region. Time permitting a talk in the vineyard discussing the way Marlborough tends the vines. If you have any special requests please enter these during the booking process. * Pickup time will vary depending on where you are staying.  ** Lunch cost is not included in this tour to allow you to choose what you like. Main courses are between $20 and $30
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Full Day wine tour (7 Hours) from Picton or Havelock
NZ$135
For those guests who want to have day long experience tasting wines from around the region. We pick you up from your accommodation about 9.30am. We visit 2 or 3 wineries in the morning and then stop for a winery lunch**. After lunch taste their wines and then visit another 3 or 4 wineries in the afternoon. Enjoy the various grape varieties that Marlborough has to offer while taking in the gorgeous scenery of the Wairau Valley.  Learn about the history of the region and maybe challenge yourself on varieties of grapes and types of wines you may not be familiar with. During the tour your guide will introduce each of the wineries and give the history of the region. Time permitting a talk in the vineyard discussing the way Marlborough tends the vines. You have the opportunity to request a winery or grape varieties that you would like to taste. If you have any special requests please enter these during the booking process. ** Lunch cost is not included in this tour to allow you to choose what you like. Main courses are between $20 and $30
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Cruise ship Tour (4.5 / 5 hours)
NZ$115
4.5 to 5 hour wine tour designed especially for cruise ship passengers arriving in Picton with times to fit the ship schedule. Most of these tours will stop for lunch* at a winery and visit approximately 4 wineries as well as the Makana chocolate factory.  Enjoy the scenery during the 1/2 hour drive from Picton to the Wairau Valley. During the tour your guide will introduce each of the wineries and give the history of the region. Time permitting a talk in the vineyard discussing the way Marlborough tends the vines. All standard tasting charges are included in this tour. A great way to spend your day in Marlborough. * Lunch cost is not included in this tour to allow you to choose what you like. Main courses are between $20 and $30
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Private tour in Mercedes choose from 4 to 7 hours
NZ$400
Enjoy a private wine tour in our Mercedes for between 4 and 7 hours (maximum of 4 guests). You can choose the length of the tour and work with your guide to define your itinerary with the opportunity to visit appointment only wineries. No working to a group tour schedule, achieve what you are looking for. The pickup time can be flexible during the day to suit your requirements. All the wineries in the Wairau valley are within 5-10 minutes of each other. If you don't know the region and would like to have an idea of tours may we suggest; The big players; Visit Cloudy Bay, Villa Maria, Wither Hills and have lunch at the Brancott Heritage Centre with lovely views over the Brancott and Wairau Valleys. Organic wineries tour; Visit Clos Henri (small French owned winery with Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir), Te Whare Ra (taste Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir) , Fromm (a whole range of Pinot Noir wines as well as Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc, Lunch at Rock Ferry (Bubbles, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Tempranillo) also the possibility to visit Huia and Hans Herzog. Tasting fees and Lunch is extra to the hourly charge. Lunch main courses are usually between $20 and $30. Tasting fees at most wineries are $5 each with the exception of Cloudy Bay and Hans Herzog who have different options and prices.
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1/2 Day wine tour without lunch (4 Hours) from Blenheim or Renwick
NZ$95
1/2 day wine tour without lunch lasting about 4 hours. We will pick you up from your accommodation about 1pm*. Visit another 3 or 4 wineries in the afternoon. Enjoy the various varieties of grapes and wines that Marlborough has to offer while taking in the gorgeous scenery of the Wairau Valley.    Learn about the history of the region and maybe challenge yourself on varieties of grapes and types of wines you may not be familiar with. We have flexible tours and not one of our tours are the same. You have the opportunity to request a winery or varieties of grapes that you would like to taste. We take on board all our guests’ requests to try and satisfy them all. All standard tasting fees are included in the price of the tour. During the tour your guide will introduce each of the wineries and give the history of the region. Time permitting a talk in the vineyard discussing the way Marlborough tends the vines. If you have any special requests please enter these during the booking process. * Pickup time will vary depending on where you are staying. Blenheim or Renwick approx 1pm
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1/2 Day wine tour with lunch (5 Hours) from Blenheim or Renwick
NZ$100
1/2 day wine tour with lunch lasting about 5 hours. Start with a beautiful winery lunch** and tasting then visit another 3 or 4 wineries in the afternoon. All standard tasting fees included. A fun afternoon while being educated by our experienced guides. Enjoy the various grape varieties and wines that Marlborough has to offer while taking in the gorgeous scenery of the Wairau Valley.  Learn about the history of the region and maybe challenge yourself on varieties of grapes and types of wines you may not be familiar with. During the tour your guide will introduce each of the wineries and give the history of the region. Time permitting a talk in the vineyard discussing the way Marlborough tends the vines. If you have any special requests please enter these during the booking process. * Pickup time will vary depending on where you are staying. Blenheim or Renwick approx 12pm,  ** Lunch cost is not included in this tour to allow you to choose what you like. Main courses are between $20 and $30
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Full Day wine tour (7 Hours) from Blenheim or Renwick
NZ$125
For those guests who want to have day long experience tasting wines from around the region. We pick you up from your accommodation about 10am*. We visit 2 or 3 wineries in the morning and then stop for a winery lunch**. After lunch taste their wines and then visit another 3 or 4 wineries in the afternoon. Enjoy the various grape varieties that Marlborough has to offer while taking in the gorgeous scenery of the Wairau Valley.  Learn about the history of the region and maybe challenge yourself on varieties of grapes and types of wines you may not be familiar with. During the tour your guide will introduce each of the wineries and give the history of the region. Time permitting a talk in the vineyard discussing the way Marlborough tends the vines. You have the opportunity to request a winery or grape varieties that you would like to taste. If you have any special requests please enter these during the booking process. * Pickup time will vary depending on where you are staying. Blenheim or Renwick approx 10am ** Lunch cost is not included in this tour to allow you to choose what you like. Main courses are between $20 and $30
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Abel Tasman and Golden Bay in One Day
NZ$209
We will pick you up in Motueka or Nelson at the information centre. If you need another pick up, please advise with your booking.  We will drive you in our brand new 12 seater bus along the coastline to Kaiteriteri.  You will enjoy the wonderful beach and views over the bay before we start to enter our cruise boat.  Choose your seat on the cruise boat inside or outside before you cruise from Kaiteriteri Beach to Totaranui along the coastline of the Abel Tasman Park ( 1 ½ h ) while your Driver Guide drives the bus over the Takaka hill to Totaranui. There is coffee, tea and snacks available on the boat.  Enjoy the stunning beach in Totaranui, we have about 1/2 hour before we start driving to our next destination and you could even fit a swim in the crystal clear sea in.  You will be picked up by your Driver Guide and you will be blown away by the 20 minute drive to stunning bush with the option for a short walk. After the walk to a lookout we drive about 10 minutes to Takaka for a break. Takaka is a colourful interesting lifestyler town with wonderful lunch stop options, interesting shops and locals.  3km out of Takaka there is the well known springs "Waikoropupu Springs",  known for the clarity of the water and the volume of water discharged. The springs are spiritually significant to the Maori people. We will have another stop here.  The tour ends with a scenic drive over Takaka Hill back to Motueka and Nelson.  We will arrive Motueka at about 4.30pm, Nelson at about 5.30pm. 
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Half Day Wine Tour
NZ$140
You will be in awe of the natural surroundings whilst savouring absolutely world class wines. The half day trip starts in the morning at  about 10.30am (depending on your pick up location). We will visit 3 to 4  different wineries. At one winery we will have the opportunity to order a light or gourmet lunch while tasting wine.  As we travel along the Waimea Plains and into the Hills of Upper Moutere you have the opportunity to see the best of Tasman's outstanding scenery. Your tour guide will  provide you with information on the local history within the area. All wine tastings are included, lunch at your own cost.  A lot of sunshine, river stones from riverbeds, good soil with clay and creativity: This is Tasman's and Nelson's secret mix for creating unique artisan wines. The region's reputation says it produces some of New Zealand best Chardonnay and aromatics. Learn from our guides at this Winery Tour about the regions Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay,  Riesling, Pinot Noir and other varieties. Tasman area wines are sold around the world. Boutique family-owned wineries craft exquisite wines from the hills to the plains.
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Tasman Private Tour
NZ$360
INCLUDES: One wine tasting or other local drink DEPARTURE: according to demand DURATION: 4 hours can be extended to full day trip FITNESS LEVEL: has to be discussed WALKING TIME: flexible PICK-UP :At your accommodation in Nelson, Mapua or Motueka This is a personalized half day or day trip with a guide with a lot of local knowledge. Your guide is an experienced traveller, who lives locally and enjoys to deliver a personalized fun experience in our area. Tell us what you would like to do or Tell us about your interest and we create a trip for you or Choose some some blocks of our other tours: - Wine tasting - Food tasting, visiting good local restaurants or cafes  -Beer tasting - Beach stops - Stops at historical places - Stops at local towns or harbours - Abel Tasman National Park - Short walks in a National Park or in our area - Takaka with Waikoropupu Springs - Golden Bay with Wharariki Beach, Farewell Spit, Waikoropupu Springs (only available on full day trip)
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Abel Tasman "Off The Beaten Track" for fit Walkers
NZ$299
Our Tour Guide will pick you up at your accommodation at around 7.30am. The walk starts in Marahau at about 8.45am before all Watertaxi services enter the park. We will follow  the Coast Track to Tinline Bay for about 30 minutes. Here  we turn off the main track and climb up the hill climbing steadily away from the coast and then steeply through regenerating forest. Later we will have stunning views over the coastline.  After about  2 h ½ hours Holyoake Clearing is reached, where there is a shelter and a camping area, where we can have lunch. Later we climb down to Anchorage Bay (1 ½ hours) to  one of our favourite Abel Tasman beaches with golden sand. You can have a swim, a stroll along the beach or another short walk to Cleopatra's Pool is possible.  Plenty of time to enjoy the area before we head back with a Sea Shuttle to Marahau.  You will be back in Motueka at about 4.30pm.  Fitness Level 4 At times challenging tramping track Can include uneven track surfaces and river crossings For hiker who look for a challenge Very good fitness required  Altitude gains up to 600m A day pack has to be carried Walks up to 6 hours
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Golden Bay - Wharariki Beach - Farewell Spit
NZ$179
The wild northwestern coast of the South Island is the perfect place for a day adventure.Number one on every to do list of Golden Bay is Wharariki Beach.Not far behind is  Farewell Spit, a 26 km long arm of fine golden sand which is the country's longest sandspit. Golden Bay is nestled into the South Island's north-west corner. A chain of steep and rugged mountains cuts its fertile river plains and valleys from the rest of the island. We will stop at Te Waikoropupu Springs, the largest resurgence in the Southern Hemisphere.  ‘Pupu Springs' is a colourful little lake refreshed with around 14,000L of water per second surging from underground vents. It is a sacred Maori place.There will definitely be time to explore alternative  livestyler town Takaka. Takaka is full of character.  Enjoy outstanding cafes and an interesting choice of shops and art galleries. If you do not want to miss out and are ready to come with us on a long day trip in our comfortable bus, book soon. Our day trip begins at 8.30am from the information centre in Motueka or at 7.3 am from the Bus Depot in Nelson.  You can get a pick up from your accommodation or close to your accommodation. We try to orientate our trip on the tide in Wharakiki Beach. Our order of how we do the trip may change. We will first drive over the Takaka hill (791m)  On the way we pass dramatic lookouts over Tasman Bay,  Abel Tasman National Park and Golden Bay. We will have a stop at Te Waikoropupu Springs, the largest freshwater springs Australasia and reputedly the clearest in the world. We will have a stop at Farewell Spit Cafe (The cafe is open during summer season). You will be able to take in the stunning views over Farewell Spit. At low tide  you will be able to walk the length of the 1km long beach at Wharariki Beach (15 min. away from Farewell Spit). At high tide you walk over farmland first. The walk over farmland is stunning. You arrive at the most amazing beach, sand dunes and huge rock formations. If you are lucky you might see seals. In Takaka - halfway on our trip from Motueka to Wharariki Beach - there is time for shopping and cafes. Driving time for the whole day, starting from Motueka, is about 5 hours in total. Walking time on the beach is about 1 hour, partly though sand. This part of the West Coast can be very windy. Please be prepared for a walk with a lot of wind on the beach.
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Golf and Wine Full Day Tour
NZ$320
Pick-up in the Marahau-Motueka-Mapua region Traveling region: Tasman, Moutere Hills, Waimea Plains At 10am we will pick you up at your accommodation. First stop to prepare yourself for the day can be with an award winning coffee at the Tasman store  before we tee off at one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world: The 9-hole Tasman Golf Course on top of the Kina Cliffs. The course has stunning 360 degree views across Tasman Bay towards Nelson, d’Urville Island at the Marlborough Sounds, Abel Tasman National Park and the Mt. Arthur Range of the Kahurangi National Park. Rolling hills require some kind of physical fitness. You play on your own if you wish or your guide Michael is more than happy to join you. Sets of Golf Clubs are available at the club house.
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Tasman Winery Selection
NZ$180
The full day tour starts in the morning at about 10am. We will see  4 to 5 wineries and one or two breweries, art galleries on the way, do some  small walks, have a light lunch (at your own expense ).  When you book, we will discuss what you are interested in and organize the trip accordingly.
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Private Group Wine Tour - Picton Cruise Ship Excursion
NZ$800
A winemaker is your tour guide.  Your tour includes all the tasting fees.  We stop at the best wineries in Marlborough, tour can also include the Chocolate factory and or a Brewery. Lunch is additional. The tour times are flexible and the tour will work in with your time frame.  We collect you from Picton and return you to Picton as required. We can organise top end luxury experiences and affordable family group options. 
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Private Tour - Winemaker tour Guide
NZ$300
Let our winemaker tailor a Marlborough wine tour especially for you or your group’s needs… or let us surprise you with something special!  You decide the start and finish time of the tour. Visit only your favourite wineries.  Get behind the scenes. Focus on boutique, or organic wineries, breweries, combine wine and food, eat at Marlborough’s finest… anything is possible with a private tour. This option is recommended for families with children under the age of 12.  We can visit wineries more suited to young families, to keep everyone happy. If you are arriving on a cruise ship to Picton we can arrange a tour that works around your ship’s schedule. Private tours can be arranged on request.  Please contact us for a quote if you have more than 4 guests.  Tour can cater for large corporate or sports team groups.
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Half Day "Wino's Tour"
NZ$100
The same as our Full Day “Winemaker’s Tour” but excluding the morning winery tour and behind the scene tasting.  A good option for people who are passing through with less time to spare who still desire the expert knowledge and connections that a winemaker tour guide can offer.  On our half day tour you get up close and personal with the Marlborough wine region and visit 3-4 wineries.  Also on request the tour can include local Breweries or a visit to Makana Chocolate Shop.  Time for Lunch at a vineyard restaurant. Whats on offer Half day wine tasting tour. Pick up in Blenheim and Renwick only.  (Picton, Rarangi and Havelock Groups only by special arrangement)  Time of tour approximately 12.15pm – 4.30pm Free pick up from your accommodation in Blenheim/ Renwick. (Picton half day tour only available by special arrangement please call or email)  Get insights from your winemaker/tour guide. Taste world famous, and boutique wines of Marlborough. 40 Cellar doors to choose from.  The tour may include Cloudy Bay, Allen Scott, Saint Clair Visit 3-4 Wineries but tailor your tour to include visits to local breweries, or the chocolate factory. All tasting fees included in the tour also free pick up in Blenheim and within 15 Km of Blenheim  (Half day tour Pick ups not always available if staying in Rarangi, Picton or Havelock please book full day or a Private tour or contact to make special arrangements)
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Full Day "Winemaker's Tour"
NZ$130
Whats on offer Pickup 9.30(Picton) 10-10.15 am (Blenheim).  Finish 4.30 pm - 5 pm Free pick up from your accommodation in Blenheim/ Renwick. (For Picton there is an additional NZ$40 Picton Transfer)  Sample wine straight from the tank. Get insights from your winemaker/tour guide. Capture the best behind-the-scenes winery photos. Taste world famous, and boutique wines of Marlborough. 40 Cellar doors to choose from the tour may include Cloudy Bay, Villa Maria, Saint Clair Visit 4-6 Wineries but tailor your tour to include visits to local breweries or the chocolate factory…  All tasting fees included in the tour.
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Cellar Door Wine Tasting
NZ$5
Visit the Only Winery Tasting Room in Central Auckland.
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Cellar Door Tasting
NZ$10
Upon arrival you'll be able to choose from the following options. The Pinot Family $10 pp $5 refundable on purchase of one or more bottles Indulge $15 pp $10 refundable on purchase of 2 bottles or more Ultimate $25 pp $10 refundable on purchase of 2 plus bottles choose 4 wines of your choice incl. 1 Coravin wine tasting
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Cellar Door
NZ$5
Our Cellar Door provides a relaxing atmosphere where you can have a tasting of our delicious wines and uncover the Wairau River story, whilst leisurely sitting in comfort by the open fire during winter or outside on the sun drenched lawn.
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