The lush valleys and sloping vineyards of the Marlborough wine region are at their most enchanting beneath the winter sun. Discover New Zealand’s largest wine region on a private 5.5-hour tour and enjoy a custom-made itinerary including activities like wine and food tasting, a cruise around the Marlborough Sounds, or a visit to the Omaka Air Museum.
5.5-hour winter wine tour of Marlborough from Picton
Sample Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Pinot noir wines along the Marlborough wine trail
Taste regional delicacies such as chocolates, cheeses, green lip mussels, and homemade fudge
Cruise around the Marlborough Sounds on a jet boat (optional)
Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, and round-trip transport
This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
Your winter wine tour begins with a 10.30am pick-up from your Picton hotel by private vehicle. Having discussed your itinerary in advance, your local guide will have everything arranged for your custom-made tour, so all you have to do is sit back and soak up the scenery as you drive through the vineyards of the Wairau Valley, or past the snow-capped peaks and glittering waters of the Marlborough Sounds. Follow the Marlborough Wine Trail, pausing to enjoy wine tasting (included) at some of Marlborough’s celebrated wineries, and sample popular regional varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Pinot noir. Along the way, opt to visit artisan boutiques such as Makana Boutique Chocolate Confections, and sample or purchase regional delicacies such as oils, vinaigrettes, liqueurs, fudges, gelato, and cheeses, or shop for arts and crafts at local galleries and workshops. For lunch (own expense), choose from one of the many cafés or restaurants overlooking the Marlborough Sounds, where you might want to try local specialties like salmon or green lip mussels, or indulge in a delicious Devonshire tea. Other possible activities include a thrilling jet boat ride around the Marlborough Sounds (extra cost); axe throwing, knife throwing and archery (no wine prior to this activity); or a tour of the Omaka Air Museum.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Advance bookings are required for some activities and payment on the day is acceptable. Custom choices of activities are planned prior to your arrival once you have confirmed your booking
Activity entry fees may be subject to minor change
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.