Sunset over vineyard at Wither Hills in New Zealand.

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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 tasting session. It also offers a Wine Blending Experience ($60 for four people). The restaurant is excellent, too.

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Nearby Blenheim attractions

1. Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre

0.77 MILES

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…

2. Omaka Classic Cars

0.77 MILES

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

3. Marlborough Museum

1.16 MILES

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…

4. Pollard Park

2.32 MILES

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…

5. Auntsfield Estate

2.51 MILES

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

6. Cloudy Bay

3.34 MILES

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

7. 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…

8. Brancott Estate

3.81 MILES

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…