If you’re a wine lover visiting Marlborough, enjoy one of the guided tours around the vineyards. A combination of cool, sunny days, with low rainfall, make ideal grape-growing conditions in this beautiful region. Taking a guided tour gives you the history of the vineyards, as well as the opportunity for a spot of wine tasting.
Wine Tours by Bike.
If you enjoy bike riding, you’ll love this wine tour. Situated in Renwick, this is a self-guided tour, enabling you to go at your own pace. All bikes are well maintained, and you’re given expert advice on the best routes to take. You’ll be able to sample some fantastic wines, as well as enjoy delicious food.
Bubbly Grape Wine Tours
Situated in Blenheim, this family-owned business offers you a guided tour of some of the best vineyards in the region. You’re picked up from your accommodation in a luxury vehicle and taken to a couple of wineries over the day. Wine tasting takes place in the morning, after which you’re treated to a three-course meal. You’ll gain a lot of knowledge from the experts, and can ask as many questions as you like. Wines you’ll be tasting include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gruner Veltliner, and many other varieties of grape.
Hop n Grape Wine and Beer Tours
This informal tour is situated in Blenheim, and has an expert winemaker as the tour guide. The day begins with a tour of vineyards and wineries, after which you get to learn about the art of winemaking. Then, in the afternoon, you have the option of either visiting a brewery or a chocolate factory.
Marlborough Gourmet Gold Winery Tour
This tour includes a vineyard walk and talk with the chance to taste grapes straight off the vine. Also, you’re taken to the best wineries in Marlborough, where you can sample fermenting juices and wines.