Marlborough’s brightest corners are revealed in spring, when the Nelmac Garden Marlborough Festival explores private gardens from the edge of the Pacific Ocean to the heart of the Marlborough Sounds.
It’s the season for gourmets too, with beautiful wine and food at cellar doors, and at luxury lodges nestled in the Marlborough Sounds. Enjoy your feast, then wash it down with new vintage sauvignon blanc, released in spring.
While spring in Marlborough brings longer daylight hours and warmer temperatures, you need to be prepared for a change in the weather during the day. The arrival of a cold southerly can bring quite a rapid drop in air temperature and overnight frosts can still be experienced in September and October.