A private winter wine and scenic tour departing Picton at 10:20am and returning at 4:30pm is the perfect option for discovering Marlborough which has the record for the longest sunshine hours in New Zealand. There are plenty of sensational wines, gourmet delights and stunning scenic landscapes all year round for you to enjoy. Indoor and outdoor itineraries are custom made to suit your day. Travel in comfort with your tour guide, a local owner with experience and knowledge to share. Relax and enjoy the sunshine with views of the snowy mountain tops in the distance. Your tour is custom-made to include any of your requests and your chauffeur/guide can recommend the very best highlights of Marlborough. Our local cuisine at our winery cafes and restaurants is a total experience where you could taste our local mussels and salmon. Lunch is at your cost, however all wine tasting fees are included.
Begin your tour from the beautiful seaside Port of Picton where you are picked up from your accommodation. Your private tour departs Blenheim at 10:20am or flexible to suit your own arrangements and around 4:30pm return to your accommodation. You will travel in a comfortable 6 seat vehicle offering you a very personal and exclusive experience.
The local wineries are open all year round for your wine-tasting pleasure, gourmet treats and mouth-watering cuisine. So come and enjoy our sunny winter months with a glass of wine in one hand, a platter of cheese and local morsels in the other. Soak up the sunshine or on a cooler day sit beside a warm fire in one of the cozy winery cafe’s or restaurants.Lunch is presented with our amazing local cuisine and could include mussels, salmon, lamb and other delicacies. Tapas platters are very popular. You can relax back at a picturesque boutique winery or enjoy the fantastic high vantage views from a great chateau on the hill overlooking our Wairau Valley of vines, rolling hills, farms and mountains.
Travel in comfort while you view the stunning landscapes of the Wairau Valley, the snowy peaks in the distance or the Marlborough Sounds with sparkling waterways. With a local owner and guide as your chauffeur for the day, you can experience a custom itinerary to suit your tastes.
Activities on your tour may include:
Wine tasting with cheese platter options; a full day wine tasting or interspersed with other options; lunch overlooking the water enjoying the green lip mussels and wine or at a boutique winery restaurant; scenic drives around the Bays to boutique cafes; visit a local award winning garden – entry included; visit one of the talented artists at his private gallery; sample gourmet oils, vinaigrettes, liqueurs, fudges, gelato, local crafts and gifts; Makana Boutique Chocolate Confections; axe throwing, knife throwing and archery (No wine prior to this activity); Omaka Air Museum – event entry applies on the day; Devonshire tea and local cheese tastings; high vantage point look outs for the stunning views of the Marlborough Sounds; a thrilling jet boat cruise on a good clear day, tide time dependent – per person rate applies. Your chauffeur/guide can confirm any pre-bookings for chosen activities and entry fees can be paid to the host on the day. Planning your day can also include your own requests.