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."
Flourishing within the Marlborough region, craft gin has made its way to being one of the most preferred ways to delight the taste buds. Marlborough’s gin industry is thriving with new Marlborough made craft gin and tasting experiences.
Check out events in Marlborough and look for gin tasting events happening soon, or perhaps you’d like to be a part of the brew – with the Great Grapefruit Peel Appeal, held at the Vines Village. Also, here you can sample Marlborough’s craft gins made in the region's first dedicated gin distillery and made by hand with foraged and traceable botanicals. Meet the team and hear how this incredibly popular spirit is made. A flight of South Island Gins are available, enjoy tastings in the afternoon sunshine.
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Hans Herzog Estate - Vineyard Cottage
Beer & Breweries
Boom Town Brewing Company
Gourmet Experiences and Tours
Marlborough Roots Dry Gin Tasting
Wine & Food
The Vines Village Cafe, Wine Cellar & Stores
Wine & Food
The Wine Station