The Wines of Marlborough Tour
Enjoy a comfortable trip to the beautiful Marlborough Wine Region, where the breathtaking Wairay Valley awaits covered by vineyards and surrounded by high mountains. Visit five to six different wineries, from the smallest boutique/family-owned wineries to the largest well-known brands.
Marlborough produces a wine style for every palate. Sample a variety of cool climate wines, including zesty Sauvignon Blancs, fruity aromatics, and smooth Pinot Noirs. Your professional, friendly guide shares knowledge about the wine region and its history, telling stories about wineries and their people.
Breathtaking scenery encompasses all the destinations on this tour. Stop for lunch (not included) at a local winery/restaurant, where another local specialty awaits: Marlborough greenshell mussels. Don't worry if you don't like mussels; other menu options are available. You can also try one of their gourmet platters filled with cheeses, meats, seafood, and chutneys.
Returning to Picton, stop at the local Makana chocolate factory to witness the production of their divine chocolates, sampling a sweet treat afterward. Depending on the time and the tour group's desires, you can stop at various other venues offering honey, olive oils, gifts, gelato, and other items.
Book this Picton shore excursion today for a delectable and savory way to wine down.
Reviewer: Susan Moore
I did this excursion on a Holland American Cruise as an option to the ship's offering. Rae met us exactly at the location described and he was a delightful, well informed driver and guide. He knew the wineries in the area and also gave us other information about the Marlborough area. The wineries were very well run and it was fun to compare the many variant tastes of similar products. There were only 11 in our group which made for good conversation during the day. A good experience!
Reviewer: Deb Fiscus
Once, again, the directions were spot on. We located the vans in the parking area, but we had to track down the driver, Jacque, who arrived JUST on time, even though we were instructed to be there early. She was a lot of fun, sharing stories and shepherding us through the wineries. The lunch together with our group was great fun.
Reviewer: Christine Knaus
Driver was knowledgable.
Reviewer: Fritz Lohmeyer
Directions to finding the van and Driver were excellent. Excellent choices of wineries visited. Small group in van was great. I would recommend this tour
Reviewer: Paul Philpott
Guide although English was very knowledgeable of the area and vineyards. Vinery chose was good and the lunch venue was excellent.