Marlborough is New Zealand’s premier wine growing region. The soils, the climate and winemakers’ skill create a variety of award-winning wines. Surrounded by sheltering ranges there are over 100 wineries and more than 40 cellar doors for you to discover.
Marlborough's sublime Sauvignon Blanc is celebrated around the world but this is also a great place to try Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Methode Traditionelle as well as award-winning Pinot Noir.
There are many well-known labels to choose from such as Cloudy Bay, Montana, Villa Maria, Wither Hills, Herzog, Allan Scott, Grove Mill and Spy Valley.
Cloudy Bay in Blenheim was established in 1985 and is one of the first 5 wineries in Marlborough
Stay in Blenheim and take advantage of a guided wine tour with a local operator. Go with a group or hire a private guide. They will showcase the region's top wine producers and you can relax and concentrate on enjoying a fantastic day. Choose a tour with a winemaker - get the inside information and an opportunity to sample young wine from the barrel. It's a great way to learn something of wine and the qualities Marlborough winemakers are trying to achieve.
You can also map out your own route and drive, travel in style in a classic convertible or be chauffeur- driven. The more adventurous could consider a horse and cart or hire a bike with a wine carrier and combine your daily exercise with a fantastic day of wine tasting.
Villa Maria Winery Marlbrough is NZ's most awarded winery
Some cellar doors also have their own restaurants and specialist food stores, so be sure to stop off for a long lazy lunch among the vines or collect some delicious artisan products for sampling later.
The town of Blenheim is at the heart of the vineyards and a stay at the Blenheim Palms Motel is the perfect way to explore the region's world class wineries and a central location for all Marlborough's attractions. Most tours will pick you up and drop you off directly from your accommodation so you can relax in comfort after your long day of wine appreciation.
Come and join the cheerful Bubbly Grape Team for a fun filled winery tour with hosts as Effervescent as Champagne. We are bubbly in nature. The wine you will be tasting is not just Bubbly Wines. We taste the full range of what Marlborough has to offer.
Explore Marlborough also offer wine tours by car but for something really memorable, join one of their gentle cycle tours. Their expert guides will show you through the region's best vineyards and pick you up and drop you off from your accommodation at Blenheim Palms Motel. On the rare occasions that it rains, they'll just transfer you to a car!
Marlborough Wine Tours is a family operated tour company with well-appointed, comfortable mini coaches perfect for small groups. They have numerous wine tours, from short 3 hour tours ideal for those who have limited time, to medium and all day tours. They also offer specialty wine tours including unique opportunities to learn about the Marlborough wine making industry, and a Marlborough Sounds Cruise & Wine day.
Blenheim, New Zealand Let us open doors to places you could never go without a winemaker as your tour guide, and take you on a GENUINELY UNIQUE Marlborough Wine tour, where no question is too hard. You’ll swill the best - spit the rest and have a good ol' time seeing where wine really comes from. We all know that good wine makes you more awesome, so you’ll get lots of photos to prove it. You’ll also impress your friends back home with your new found understanding and appreciation of Kiwi wine.
Na Clachan Wine Tours are guided by grape growing experts who can teach you about the history and methods of viticulture and winemaking in the region. There's no set itinerary so discuss with your guide any wine styles or wineries you want to include or sit back and let Na Clachan showcase the best of the region.
A warm welcome to Marlborough's No1 premier vineyard bike touring company. If the idea of riding a cruiser bike, tandem or trike to explore some of the beautiful cellar doors out here in Renwick takes your fancy, we would love to make it happen for you :-)
Our tour briefings are designed to help you decide which cellar doors you feel caters to your individual tastes and biking abilities, so not only will you have the freedom to choose which of the wineries you might like to visit, but being self-guided, your time will also be your own, so you can relax and experience some amazing wines and indulge in delicious food, without being under pressure to keep up with others. Keeping you and those around you safe is our number one priority, so as part of the package we also offer a FREE pickup and drop-off service from the Blenheim Palms, and that way you don't have to risk drinking and driving.
"Without a doubt, this is probably going to be the most fun you will ever have on a bike." We very much look forward to seeing you.