Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour

Picton, New Zealand

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4 to 6 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


When your cruise ship docks in Picton, take the opportunity to go wine tasting on a tour that visits some of Marlborough’s award-winning wineries. Visit up to five wineries in Blenheim for tastings and vineyard tours, discovering both internationally famous wines and lesser-known New Zealand gems. You’ll also stop for lunch (own expense) and sample locally made chocolates as you head back to Picton at the end of your tour.
  • Wine tour shore excursion from Picton with port pickup and drop-off
  • Sample some of New Zealand’s famous Marlborough wines
  • Taste a variety of wines during stops at four or five wineries
  • Try chocolates made by local producers
  • Hear about the Marlborough region’s role in New Zealand’s wine industry
  • Numbers limited to 12 for a small-group experience


  • Wine tasting at 4-5 award-winning wineries
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Small group tour by minivan
  • Vineyard tour
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre


  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Shuttle stop outside the Picton i-Site
• Return is a minimum of 30 minutes before the last shuttle departs and 90 minutes before cruise departure.
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Viator Traveler's Reviews

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maurine h
, Mar 2019

This was an amazing 1/2 day tour! We were a little concerned about it not being an excursion booked through our cruise ship and the strict time constraints but they totally cater to the cruise ship schedules! Before our tour we were even asked what ship we were on and they already knew when we needed to be back so all was good and we could relax and really enjoy the day.

The 4 wineries we visited were absolutely marvelous! They were beautiful, the wine was all quite good and the scenery along the way was really top notch.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and super friendly! All the staff at the wineries really gave us a personal wine tasting for each wine explaining the smell, taste, type of grape, etc. It was just fantastic! The final stop was at the Chocolate factory were we had samples of some really tasty chocolate delicacies. We all bought at least one (or more) boxes of chocolates.

Thank you for one of the most memorable tours of the trip!

, Mar 2019

Thank you sue, she is our guide.. we went to 5 wineries here in Marlborough , they are all great!! We love st Clair and hunters winery.. their reisling , Cabernet Sauvignon are the best.. there were 6 of us in this tour..we were almost drunk when we get back to the cruise ship.. will recommend this tour instead of the shore excursions from the ship

Cathy P
, Mar 2019

Sue is a friendly and helpful guide. She made the visit very interesting and enjoyable. The wineries were excellent and the lunch venue was fantastic! Highly recommended!

, Feb 2019

Excellent tour visiting several winery’s and a chocolate factory. Lunch at Wither Hills which was not included in the price was the highlight of the day.

Susanne W
, Dec 2018

This wine tour is a must for all those who enjoy good wine and a fun time! Our tour guide Mike took us to 5 different wineries. We travelled though the beautiful Blenheim region,sampled some great wines, had a delicious lunch and ended up in the best chocolate factory I've ever been too. Thanks Mike for a fantastic tour.

David F
, Apr 2018

We were taken on a terrific wine tour from our cruise ship in Picton. Mike was very knowledgeable. We sampled multiple wines from 5 wineries.

Richard K
, Mar 2018

On March 14, we took this excursion with Jade Tours. Sue was our guide and she was both knowledgeable and nice--even took pictures of our group and emailed to us. The tour was just as described we saw 4 wineries with a delicious buy your own lunch at the last one. Then off to the chocolate factory. All done in 5 hours, a plus for seniors. Definitely recommend this tour.

, Mar 2018

This was an amazing tour. Mike led us to 5 different wineries where we had wonderful service and selection of wines to sample. This day was the highlight of our trip!

David C
, Mar 2018

Fantastic personalized tour with a great guide and only four other people. Much better than being on a busload of passengers from the cruise ship and half the price.

Annette S
, Mar 2018

Picton is small and gorgeous. Our ship arrived early and we took the first bus out to see the little town wake up...good bakery on the corner and while enjoying our pastry and coffee, we watched the sun rise up over the water. Shops in Picton have excellent prices on souvenirs!!! Excursion bus was small and comfortable..we headed out towards Blenheim to start the tour. Our driver was very informative and gave us the best highlights. You have the option to see the aviation museum as your 1st stop. We went on with the excellent wines and beautiful countryside. Make sure you eat a good breakfast or order a snack at the first winery. Lunch was not included but we had a tapas board at one of the winery's. Buy the Gin offered at one of the winery's. Gin was amazing called Lighthouse. The Best! Chocolate stop was over crowded but delicious, so grab a box and move on. Get right back on the bus as soon as you arrive back at Picton.


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