Fresh local produce, prepared the local way.
Expect a party in your mouth when you visit Marlborough. With plenty on offer from land and sea, Marlborough is a foodie haven that will have your tastebuds tingling.
Eat local produce prepared for you at one of the many cafes, winery eateries and restaurants, or head to one of the markets to gather your own ingredients to create your own Marlborough gourmet feast.
In any case, pair it with Marlborough wine and craft beer and enjoy every mouthful.
Marlborough Wine & Food Festival
The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s original and longest running wine festival held in a world-renowned wine producing region.
Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival
Head to Havelock in March, when it hosts the annual Havelock Mussel & Seafood Festival, a great day out for the whole family.
Dine with a view
Marlborough offers world-class dining, showcasing fresh produce from the region. But the icing on the cake is the brilliant views, along with the variety of views that you can experience while dining out in Marlborough.
Dream date in the Sounds
Catch the early morning summer boat trip to Motuara Island, then get dropped off at Furneaux Lodge for late breakfast. Walk to Punga Lodge for wood-fired pizza.
Taste sauvignon blanc
Explore the sub regional variation with sauvignon blanc as well as the different ways wine makers approach the wine, including those using oak and age.
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Luxury Retreats & Wine Tours
Indulge in a five-star experience at many luxury retreats offering premium food, wine and brilliant views, whether it be in a secluded bay in the Marlborough Sounds, or among the vines in Marlborough. Wine tours are plentiful with group or private tours available by bike or luxury van.
Jack's Raw Bar at Cloudy Bay
Head to Jack’s Raw Bar at Cloudy Bay Vineyards in summer for local salmon, freshly shucked oysters and venison carpaccio in a gorgeous setting.
Taste Bud Sensation
This itinerary is for people who love food and wine. Pair world famous Marlborough wine with fresh local seafood for the ultimate vine-to-glass, ocean-to-plate, wine and food experience.
Enjoy workshops and tours at the Garden Marlborough Festival, and be sure to stay in town for the famous Fete at Seymour Square.