Must see attractions in Blenheim

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    Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

    When Sir Peter Jackson has a passion for something, there are no half measures. That's abundantly clear in the 'Knights of the Sky' exhibition, which…

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    Yealands Estate

    Zero-carbon winemaking on a grand scale at this space-age winery out by itself near Seddon, 30km southeast of Blenheim. A 7km self-drive vineyard tour…

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    Brancott Estate

    Under its previous name, Montana Wines, this was the trailblazer of the wine region. Now it has Marlborough's most impressive cellar door and restaurant…

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    Wither Hills

    Pull up a beanbag on the Hockneyesque lawns of this impressive complex and enjoy a three-wine flight ($10), or head into the cellar for a more traditional…

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    Allan Scott Family Winemakers

    Highlights of this esteemed range include a lovely gewürztraminer and a méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine. The attached Twelve Trees restaurant is…

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    Marlborough Museum

    The history of NZ's wine industry is celebrated here, along with fascinating displays devoted to finds from Wairau Bar, the site of the country's earliest…

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    Pollard Park

    Ten minutes' walk from town, this 25-hectare park has beautiful blooming and scented gardens, a playground, tennis courts and a nine-hole golf course. It…

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    Vines Village

    A conveniently located hub for bike hire, boutique shopping, wine tasting (Whitehaven) and cafe meals with a pretty vines outlook. Pop into Gourmet…

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    Cloudy Bay

    The most famous, most upmarket and most expensive tasting experience; private tastings and tours are also offered. Jack's Raw Bar shucks and serves…

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    Saint Clair Estate

    Prepare to be blown away by the Pioneer Block and Reserve range sauvignon blanc and pinot noir at Marlborough's most awarded winery. There's a good…

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    Consistent, quality wines including exceptional riesling and stellar dessert wines. Check out the '90s song lyrics on the pavers of the cloister.

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    Clos Henri Vineyard

    French winemaking meets Marlborough terroir with très bon results. The cellar door is housed in a beautifully restored wooden church.

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    Spy Valley Wines

    Stylish, edgy architecture features at this espionage-themed winery with drops in the top echelons. Memorable merchandise.

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    Omaka Classic Cars

    Opposite the Aviation Heritage Centre is this collection of more than 100 restored cars dating from the 1950s to the '80s.

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    Wairau River

    Carbon-neutral family estate with some of Marlborough’s oldest vines. Relaxing gardens and a classy cellar door.

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    Sustainable, small-scale family winemaking and a personable cellar-door experience. Delectable dry-style gewürztraminer.

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    Doctor-owners produce and prescribe a range of fine vinous medicines, including some mood-altering riesling.

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    Bijou family winery that’s big on charm.

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    Auntsfield Estate

    Quality handcrafted wines from this historic and picturesque vineyard at the foot of the hills. Tours available by arrangement (per person $20, minimum…

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    Gibson Bridge

    Pinot gris specialists with a grandiose cellar door in a minuscule space.