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.

Our tours originate either from Blenheim, Picton, or Havelock with return. We can pick you up from your accommodation in town central areas, for those outside of the central area there may be a small surcharge for pick up.

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.

All tasting charges are inclusive within the price of our tours

We do not operate on Christmas Day,  Boxing Day or Good Friday and Anzac Day (25th April)


Medium Marlborough Wine Tour
Taste The Valley - 4 Hours

A very well organised afternoon tour of four vineyards in the Marlborough district hosted by the wonderful Dean who had a great sense of humour. The afternoon was fun but informative with a relaxed atmosphere. A tour suitable for ‘wine snobs’ and rookies like myself.

Great Afternoon for a Wine NoviceEdward N

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 usually visit 4 cellar doors, on the morning tour one of the stops will be for lunch ( at your expense), if you are doing the afternoon tour there is the option to get a light snack such as a cheeseboard along the way, please discuss this with your tour guide on the day.

If you have a particular cellar door you are interested in visiting please let us know when booking or speak to your tour guide on the day.  We try and facilitate all requests when possible.

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Limited Availability : Tours are still running most days but minimum of 2 pax is required

From Picton at 9:30am or 12:30pm, $105.00 * a surcharge may apply if less than 4 people travelling on the day.

From Blenheim at 10.00am or 1.00pm $105.00

(Summer 2018/19 price will be $110pp)

All Day Marlborough Wine Tour
Beyond The Vines - 6 Hours

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.

On the All Day tour we usually visit 5-6 cellar doors one of which is a lunch stop  (lunch cost not included)  You will get to sample at least 4 different wines at each cellar door and your cellar door host will explain about the unique characteristics of their wines.  Your tour guide will be entertaining you as you travel from your pick up location around the winery region with information about Marlborough and New Zealand and what makes our region so special.

This tour may also visit Marlborough’s famous chocolate factory and we may be able to do a brewery tasting on request as well.

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Limited Availability :  Tours running most days with minimum of 2 pax.

From Blenheim at 10.00am, $130.00 per person

From Picton at 9:30am, $130.00 per person*

From Havelock at 9:30am, $130.00 per person*

*  a $30 surcharge may apply if less than 4 people travelling from Picton or Havelock on the day

(Summer 2018/19 price will increase to $140pp)

Exceptional Extras Marlborough Wine Tour
Gold - 6 Hours

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

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Limited Availability :

From Blenheim at 10.00am, $315.00 per person

From Picton at 9:30am, $320.00 per person

From Havelock at 9:30am, $320.00 per person

The Ultimate Marlborough Day Out Experience
Morning cruise followed by afternoon wine tasting - 8 Hours

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.

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Limited Availability : Check with us for availability in July and August

From Blenheim at 8:00am, $262.00 per person

From Picton at 8:20am, $262.00

Private Wine Tours

Yes we would love to take you on a Private Wine Tour.

Whether it is for you, a car load or a customised tour for a larger group we can work with you to customise a tour for your budget and needs and ensure you see the best that Marlborough has to offer.
Get in touch with us on the link below with a few details about the date, numbers and what you think you would like to do and we will come back to you soon.

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.

For further information please contact our marketing department via email