Join us for an unforgettable wine experience among the vineyards of Marlborough. This small group tour travels in a luxury minibus and offers a full viticultural and wine making experience, culminating in you blending your own wine among the wine barrels. A 3 course meal with matched wines at Marlborough's finest restaurant is included in the day and you can start or end the tour at your leisure.
This tour starts at a time that suits you, when your experienced local guide collects you from your hotel in a luxurious new minibus. He will ascertain whether you have any preferences for vineyards to visit and will adjust the schedule accordingly. Many of Marlborough's vineyards have won International awards for their wines and the scenic 15 minute drive to the premium areas will show you the scope of tasting possibilities. An initial 30 minute stop will be made at a selected cellar door to warm up the taste buds and get the nose twitching. The next stop will be a world famous winery where you will be met by a multi-award winning winemaker and given a thorough tour through the world of Viticulture and wine-making. This one and a half hour tutorial will culminate in you blending your very own wine sample direct from the barrels in the wine cellar. We then move on to lunch to enjoy a 3 course meal with matched wines, at Marlborough's finest restaurant. Your afternoon is spent leisurely visiting at another 3 or 4 vineyards to fully appreciate the range of aromas and flavors the regional wines have to offer. When you are ready, you will be returned to your hotel, perhaps via the Chocolate Factory for an end of the day treat.