Marlborough Wine Tours
We have numerous wine tours at a variety of lengths. From short, medium, and all day tours to our Specialty NZ wine tours, please read more about each of the tours below.
All tasting charges are inclusive within the price of our tours
We do not operate on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or Good Friday (30th March) and Anzac Day morning (25th April)
Our New Zealand Wine Tours
Please note that our tours originate either from Blenheim, Picton, or Havelock with return. All our tours are designed to offer a relaxed but informative experience, where selective tasting is the order of the day. With our classic tours we have no set wineries that we visit, as our guides decide on the day. We do like to try and accommodate all winery requests when possible.
Short Tour – Time To Toast
For those of you who wish to sample some of Marlborough’s best wines, but are a little pressed for time, this is the ideal tour.
Short and sweet but still full of flavour
Subject to change. We only operate this short tour if we have at least four people booked and not on Cruise ship Days.
From Blenheim at 10.00am or 1.00pm, $85 per person
From Picton at 12:30pm . $90 per person
Fully Booked on : Jan – Apr our vans are full and we do not conduct the short tour.
Limited Availability : over the summer our vans are full so we have no availability for short tours,
Medium Tour – Taste The Valley
4 – hours
The perfect choice for a chance to really immerse yourself in to the Marlborough wine region.
Gain a real insight into what makes the wines from here so unique and explore a selection of renowned Cellar Doors. We visit 4 wineries, on the morning tour we stop for lunch at 1 of them ( at your expense), on the afternoon tour there is usually the opportunity for a light snack (on request) at one of the cellar doors.
Subject to change.
Fully Booked on : – 31 March and 1 & 5 April 2018
Limited Availability : – over Easter please check with us for availability.
From Picton at 9:30am or 12:30pm, $105.00 * a $30 surcharge may apply if less than 4 people travelling on the day.
From Blenheim at 10.00am or 1.00pm $105.00
All Day Tour – Beyond The Vines
For the avid wine enthusiast who craves a deeper understanding of the Marlborough wine region.
A chance to relax, enjoy and savour what this award winning wine region has to offer.
Have a chance to lunch at one of the Valley’s Cellar Doors (lunch cost not included) We visit at least 5 wineries on the day and try to fit in the Chocolate Factory too. Something to suit all tastes on this tour.
Subject to change.
Fully Booked on : -31 March and 1 & 5 & 25 April 2018
Limited Availability : – over Easter
From Blenheim at 10.00am, $130.00
From Picton at 9:30am, $130.00 * a $30 surcharge may apply if less than 4 people travelling on the day.
From Havelock at 9:30am, $130.00 * a $30 surcharge may apply if less than 4 people travelling on the day.
Exceptional Extras Gold
Your tour guide will pick you up from your accommodation establishment and your day will start by being taken to a boutique winery for a tasting. After enjoying and savouring this tasting your journey will continue onto a wine blending experience. Here you can become your own winemaker for a while. You will be taken through the wine process where your host will talk about blending, weather, soil and insight into viticulture, before rolling up your sleeves and blend your own Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Noir. You will then travel across the valley to another boutique winery for your leisurely food and wine match, 3 course lunch. After a relaxing lunch we wind up your day with a touch of celebrations
Subject to change.
Fully Booked on : – Wine Blending Currently unavailable,
Limited Availability :
From Blenheim at 10.00am, $295.00
From Picton at 9:30am, $295.00
From Havelock at 9:30am, $295.00
The Ultimate Marlborough Day Out Experience – morning cruise followed by Lunch and an afternoon wine tasting
We invite you to have the Ultimate Marlborough Day Out. After picking you up from your accommodation, your morning is spent with a cruise on the Marlborough Sounds, then back on shore for a lunch stop at a winery and followed with a relaxing afternoon of wine tasting in the Marlborough wine region
The cruise part of the day out, departs at 9:00am. You will cruise from Picton up through the Queen Charlotte Sound to historical Ship Cove. Along the way your skipper will provide a commentary on the surrounds, history and the wildlife be it birds, fish or mammals
There will be a chance to disembark, with a 20 minute stopover, at Ship Cove. This was named by Captain Cook, when in 1770 his ship, The Endeavour, anchored there to replenish supplies. It became a favourite anchorage for him and he returned there a further four times.
Take this opportunity to dabble in the creek where Cook made home brew for his crew and share the beach with the resident wildlife.
On returning to Picton at around 12:30 we will take you for a single course lunch, with a wine, of your choice, at one of Marlborough’s boutique wineries. While your main course is being prepared, the winery, will give the opportunity to try some of their wines.
After your lunch you will get to visit a couple more wineries with a chance to try some more of the wines produced here, while your relaxing, savouring and enjoying this beautiful Marlborough region.
At the end of the tour we will return you to your accommodation and hope you have had a great day out in Marlborough.
Subject to change.
We can’t operate the Ultimate day out on Cruise Ship Days due to timing, unless it is for a group of 4 or more. On other day’s a minimum of 2 people booking is required, Contact us to see if there are other bookings.
From Blenheim at 8:00am, $255.00
From Picton at 8:20am, $255.00
Fully Booked on : 31 March, 1 & 5 April 2018
Limited Availability : Check with us for availability in April – we can do the Ultimate tour on ANZAC Day (25th April)
Marlborough Wine Tours specialises in small group wine tours that are personalised, relaxing as well as informative. Our special relationships with wineries allows us to do our best to cater to your tastes. Our tours are small and our vehicles can hold up to 11 people.
Private Wine Tours
Yes we would love to organise a private wine tour for you, whether it be for 2 or 30, contact us with the basic details and what you would like to do on your tour, we are happy to make suggestions and assist you planning the perfect tour, whether it is for a romantic day out or a large group outing.
For further information please contact our marketing department via email