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Marlborough Wine Tasting & Tours

Marlborough is New Zealand's largest wine region, boasting over 30 inviting cellar doors that beckon you to indulge in the essence of top-tier wines.

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As you explore this breathtaking landscape, consider joining a captivating Marlborough wine tour or curate your own trail through the region's stunning vineyards. With an array of options available, it's an experience you wouldn't want to miss during your visit!

Discovering the Trail

Embarking on the Marlborough wine trail is an adventure that can be tailored to your preferences. Opt for a scheduled minivan tour, drive at your leisure in a private car, or enjoy the leisurely pace of a guided or independent bike tour. Whichever route you choose, you'll be immersed in the heart of the vineyards, where the magic of winemaking unfolds.

Tasting the Essence

Sample the exquisite wines that put Marlborough on the world map, particularly the renowned Sauvignon Blanc. With a staggering 75% of New Zealand's wine production originating here, the region boasts intense and pure flavors that truly captivate the palate. At the cellar doors, experience the art of viticulture and winemaking firsthand, as you learn about the craftsmanship that goes into every glass.

Beyond the Wines

Marlborough wine tours offer more than just wine tasting. Many tours provide a diverse range of experiences, from visits to chocolate factories to browsing boutique stores nestled among the vines. Discover local delicacies, homewares, art, clothing, and more, all while soaking in the stunning surroundings. No trip to Marlborough is complete without exploring at least a couple of the world-acclaimed wineries that call this region home.

Unwind and Indulge

If cycling is your pleasure, wind down the pace and explore the cellar doors and vineyards on a bike tour. You can bring your own or rent one for a guided or unguided tour of the scenic landscape. Even if wine isn't your main attraction, the breathtaking scenery will surely captivate your senses.

Retail Therapy and Culinary Delights

Many cellar doors offer more than just wine. Delight in a range of retail therapy opportunities and even a nearby chocolate factory. Don't miss the chance to pair your favorite wines with beautifully prepared local produce at one of the cellar door restaurants. Lunch becomes an experience to savor in itself.

Cellar Door Opening Hours

Cellar Door opening hours can change. It's recommended to check this updated directory here or contact them directly before planning your visit. 

Cellar Doors & Wineries

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