Marlborough wines and Marlborough gourmet treats are the highlight of this tour. When you want a small group and a comfy small mini van style for you and your friends this is the tour for you! No more than 9 seats gives you a relaxed and personal experience tasting delicious wines and hearing about our great wine and food region that sets the amazing passion and memories for your visit.The scenic journey along the way will knock your socks off (astound you!) and you have the option of enjoying the beautiful water ways of the Marlborough Sounds and tasting our local seafood sensations with wine of course.If you are staying in Blenheim or Picton you are picked up from your accommodation and returned at the conclusion of your tour.
Start your day from your point of accommodation where you are picked up in a comfortable small mini van about 10:00 am and head for the Marlborough wine region where you will find the most sensational wines, delicious gourmet treats and beauty of the landscapes as you travel from stop to stop. Interludes between your wine tasting can include tastings of local cheeses, oils, liqueurs, garlic noir, manuka honey, chilli peanut butter and not to mention decadent chocolates. You may want to meet and feed our local four legged friends who still roam our farm lands - pet sheep, alpaca and goats. Art galleries and award winning gardens are also on the list.For air enthusiasts Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre provides Peter Jackson's collection of WW1 and WW11 aircraft displayed in the most real life formations and for the classic car set visit nearby and see the local Marlborough collection. Take a drive through our small community township of 36,000 pop. and also stop at high points around the Valley for the best photo shots or meet some of our local craftsmen making their own greenstone and paua jewellery. Merino and Possum jumpers and accessories are popular for those from cooler climates.Lunch venues are numerous offering local seafood, greenlip mussels and salmon as well as venison, pork belly and lamb. The cuisine chefs of Marlborough really know how to tantalise your tastebuds. They all know the growing call for vegetarian and vegan and you will be impressed. Your guide and host can find those or help you match an amazing wine with your choice. Lunch and drinks are at your own cost to be fair and not included in your rate as different appetites can apply. Any additional admissions to activities are also at your own cost.Usually your last stop before you return to to your accommodation is at the Makana Confections Boutique for the most mouth-watering chocolate you have ever tasted.Your local guide will then make sure you are returned to your accommodation filled with great memories of your day.