If you’re a foodie with a passion for matching cuisine with great quality wine or beer, or just love to eat and drink, then Marlborough will surprise and delight you and your tastebuds.
World-class wine, multi-award winning craft beer paired and boutique gin distillers with local produce and gourmet cuisine means eating and drinking in Marlborough requires a thirst, an appetite and a belt with plenty of notches...
Marlborough is a foodie haven, with plenty of gourmet produce on offer from land and sea. Take a Marlborough Sounds seafood tour, visit the many local markets or head to one of the eateries to sample seafood delicacies and locally-grown foods, to pair with Marlborough wine, beer and gin.
Taste Marlborough's delicious gourmet food
With more than 120 wineries and more than 30 cellar doors to visit, a Marlborough wine tour is a must. Take a guided tour, self-drive or bike. 75% of wine produced in New Zealand comes from Marlborough, and 85% of New Zealand's sauvignon blanc is from the region. Boutique gins made right here in the region are available to tickle your tastebuds.
Explore the Marlborough wine region
“We are so spoilt in Marlborough when it comes to great food. We’ve got crayfish from the east coast and salmon, oysters and mussels grown in the Marlborough Sounds."
Marlborough’s high sunshine hours and unspoiled environment nurture produce with the finest flavour.
To cook up your own delights or to sample a taste, visit one of the many Marlborough markets to try locally-grown foods such as saffron, pinenuts, hazel nuts, honey, olives, wild game, chocolates, preserves, shallots, garlic and sea salt.
Marlborough Farmers' Market
Buying direct from local growers and producers in a lovely market setting at New Zealand’s original Farmers’ Market. Cheese, bread, plants, fruit, vegies and more… it’s a foodie’s delight.
Corner of Alabama Rd & Maxwell Rd
Marlborough Artisan Market
All produce and products sold at the Marlborough Artisan Market are local and include woodwork, handicrafts, pottery, soaps, natural beauty products, oils, wines, nuts and flowers.
Saturdays, 9am - 1pm
Wynen Street Carpark, Blenheim
The market where you can find unexpected treasure in a relaxed and cheerful atmosphere, with a range of stallholders selling plants, flowers, produce and crafts.
Saturdays, 8am - noon
Redwood Tavern car park, Blenheim
Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale
Second-hand goods, plants, arts, crafts and fresh produce – the Blenheim Rotary Car Boot Sale has it all. Every week is different, it’s close to town and is a great place for a weekly stroll with a fresh coffee.
Saturdays, 8am – noon
Railway Station car park, Blenheim