Wine and Food in Marlborough
Wine and Food in Marlborough
Wine and Food in Marlborough

Guide

Wine and Food

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 with local produce and gourmet cuisine means eating and drinking in Marlborough requires a thirst, an appetite and a belt with plenty of notches...

  1. Ride the Golden Mile
Stephanie McIntyre

Stephanie McIntyre Cloudy Bay Vineyards

“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."

My insider guide to Marlborough

Wine tasting

No trip to Marlborough is complete without heading to a world-acclaimed Marlborough winery or two. You can self-drive or take a guided tour around Marlborough’s cellar doors and taste what is so special about the region’s wine. Try your favourites along with some new blends and varietals – with some wines only available to buy via the cellar door.

Wind down the pace and cycle around the cellar doors and vineyards on your bike, or hire one for a guided/unguided tour of cellar doors.

The scenery in the Marlborough’s wine region is so spectacular it won’t matter if wine’s not your thing. And many cellar doors also sell a range of products, to satisfy any retail therapy needs.

For a different perspective on wine tasking you could set yourself a theme…

Specific varietal

Choose a varietal such as sauvignon blanc or pinot noir, and taste only that as you visit each cellar door. Compare the difference as you go, and learn about the subclimates and terroir the grapes for each wine came from.

Sparkling

Visit the 10 Methode Marlborough wineries to sample the region’s traditional method sparkling wines, 100% grown and produced in Marlborough.

MANA

Visit the cellar doors of MANA - seven Marlborough wineries who share a common belief in traditional, natural, artisanal and organic winegrowing.

Go indepth

Discover more behind great wine through cellar door offerings such as Brancott Estate Heritage Centre’s Mastery of Sauvignon Blanc.

Try something different

Try some different wines varieties – like Grüner Veltliner or Sauvignon Gris.

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