Enjoy stunning scenic views of the Marlborough wine region and taste the sensational wines and seriously delicious gourmet treats and cuisine with your experienced local chauffeur/guide who will take you on an exciting wine and gourmet experience on this private, full-day tour from Picton. Your interests are the priority for the day and can also include the Heritage Air Museum, award winning gardens, local producers of crafts and talented artisans. Your tour is custom-made especially for you.
Your chauffeur/guide is a local with experience and knowledge to ensure you receive the very best Marlborough has to offer. Your tour will be in a comfortable 6 seat vehicle with wide window view advantages. Tours depart from Picton at 9:30 am or can be flexible to suit your own schedule.
Departing Picton you are taken on a tour of discovery through Marlborough highlighting the sensational wines, stunning landscapes and seascapes not to mention the seriously delicious gourmet treats and cuisine. For the heritage lover a must stop is the Heritage Air Museum to see Peter Jackson's amazing classic aircraft displays, and for the artisan lover, meet one of the local artists and visit a renowned gallery. Award winning gardens, local brewery, private home gourmet kitchens or scenic drives around the Bays of the serene Marlborough Sounds. Even a thrilling jet boat ride could take your fancy. Relax in a comfortable vehicle with wide window advantages for viewing the spectacular scenic sights as you travel through the Wairau Valley wine region and on return to Picton for breathtaking views of the sparkling waterways of the Marlborough Sounds. As Marlborough is the heart of the New Zealand wine region, wine tasting is usually on top of the list. The many wineries and cellar door hosts offer a truly personal experience to showcase their award winning wines all year round. Treats of gourmet oils, liqueurs, chutneys, fudges and ice-cream/gelatos can be slipped in between your wine tasting. The local cheeses are also available, along with the Manuka honey, peanut butters, black garlic, smoked mushrooms and lots more for you to savor. Our local produce season from November through to February can be found roadside stalls offering asparagus, juicy cherries, strawberries, raspberries, apricots, nectarines and more. Lunch venues can include a beautiful winery garden restaurant or even a chateau on the hill for the most amazing views of the Valley. Wine tasting is available or enjoy a glass or a bottle of wine match with your choice on the local menu. Cheese platters are also offered at some of our cellar doors with your wine tasting. If attending a Marlborough event or on business and prefer the privacy of your own chauffeured tour, your chauffeur/guide will create a custom itinerary to suit your requirements. Private appointments can be arranged for your specific industry. Some activities do require an entry fee and can be paid on the day direct to the tour provider or host. All wine tasting fees are included and lunch is at your own cost. Your local tour guide will be in touch with you prior to your tour date to confirm bookings for any additional activities.