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Marlborough Discovery Sampler Wine Tour - 1/2Day Blenheim
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Marlborough Discovery Sampler Wine Tour - 1/2Day Blenheim

By Discovery Wine Tours
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Ages 18-99, max of 11 per group
Duration: 5h
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  • All standard tasting fees at wineries visited
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Lunch is an extra cost to allow personal selection


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Blenheim Central, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
Pickup details
  • We pickup from Hotels, Motels, BnB's, AirBnB's, Holiday Parks & Camp sites and private address.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Blenheim Airport, Blenheim New Zealand
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Blenheim isite Visitor Information Centre, 8 Sinclair Street, Mayfield, Blenheim 7201, New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 72030P3

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children are not allowed on this tour
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

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

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        Blenheim Central
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      • 1
        Marlborough Region
        Stop: 5 hours
        Allow our charismatic & knowledgable team to ensure your Discovery Wine Tour is the highlight of your Marlborough experience. Enjoying up to 4 Cellar Door experiences, with wine in mind your will be enjoying the vineyard views and vines, the fun of fellow travellers and the stories that will make your day a feast for your senses.
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      • You'll return to the starting point
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      • Discovery Wine Tours
        577
        Blenheim, New Zealand
        Joined in December 2010
      • alisonpE4948TP
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Discover beautiful wines in beautiful locations
        Excellent day with Chris driving us around the Blenheim and Renwick wineries. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the splendid wines from this region, pinot gris (Wither Hills) in particular for us although the chardonnay at St Clair, Methode Champenoise at No.1, and Gewürztraminer at Gibsons boutique winery were all delicious.
        Written 24 March 2024
      • Webster3030
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Well organised & comprehensive winery tour of the Marlborough region
        We did a full day tour with Bill, our driver/guide who is delightful, informative & well organised, he did an excellent job! This comprehensive tour of Marlborough showcased a wide range of wineries without the pressure of purchasing their products. Lunch is not included but there’s plenty of options to suit all budgets. Our group of 9 was like the United Nations but we blended together beautifully. I would definitely recommend this as a must do tour to learn about the region & sample some of the exceptional wines.
        Written 24 March 2024
      • helenbourne24
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Marlborough Picton day wine tour
        Toni looked after us with 3 winery visits , plenty of time for a relaxed lunch & very generous tastings promptly organised. Great commentary & wonderful views along the way . Lucky to have only a group of 4 , so certainly no complaints - would highly recommend & great value compared to onboard cruise excursions
        Written 21 March 2024
      • expiallyd
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day with Discovery Wine Tours
        We had a fantastic day out with Toni and Discovery Wine Tours (formerly Na Clachan Wine Tours). We were picked up from the cruise shuttle drop-off point as expected. First stop was Saint Clair winery for a lovely lunch on their patio. Then we visited four other wineries. At each stop, the winery was expecting us and a table was set aside for the small group. The tastings were handled efficiently and professionally by friendly staff at each winery. We learned a lot about the local wine industry in the Marlborough region from Toni, and she made everyone feel welcome, whether they were wine connoisseurs or newbies. This was really a relaxed and enjoyable day and we were happy to be in Toni's hands for this outing. Van was clean and comfortable, and it was easy to hear Toni's commentary, even for those of us sitting in the very back seat. Highly recommended!
        Written 20 March 2024
      • LS298
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day of wine!
        We had a great experience with Fiscovery Wine Tours! Toni was our guide and she was such fun. Very accommodating to special requests and made sure we were on time but never felt rushed. We went to 5 tastings and had a variety of wines. Lunch was also delicious at St Clair Winery. Fun group, great guide and all around wonderful day.
        Written 18 February 2024
      • Kathryn100999
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Brilliant wine tour
        Our guide Chris was exceptional, knowledgeable and super friendly. This was one of the highlights of our visit to the Sounds. It was an absolute privilege to be on this tour, with the guide Chris, sampling the best sauvignon blanc in the world and meeting authentic and delightful New Zealanders. There were other brilliant wines to try in the six wineries - pinot noir, fizz, rose. Thank you so much Chris. From Keith and Kathryn Myers, Yorkshire, England
        Written 18 January 2024
      • Rebecca M
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bill was the best!
        This was a great tour, our tour guide Bill was so knowledgeable about wine and the region. Bill was also accommodating to anything we needed along the tour, we can’t thank him enough for his hospitality.
        Written 11 January 2024
      • 644zden_ks
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great wine experience
        We had a wonderful tour with Bill as our driver and guide. We visited six very different wineries and tasted wide range of wines, some very good, some interesting. the tour was very goo organised and Bill is experienced and friendly guide. We can recomend this tour to all wine lovers.
        Written 23 December 2023
      • 336billiem
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A fantastic tour with a fantastic guide.
        From start to finish a wonderful day. We had a most marvellous guide Bill who was knowledgeable and extremely well informed. I have to say he made the day. The lunch was also a high point. The wineries had enthusiastic staff teaching us about their wines. With a superb guide, great wine and marvellous food it is a day to remember.
        Written 15 December 2023
      • 1805bob
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Thoroughly enjoyable Wine Tour
        We really enjoyed our half day (pm) wine tour with Chris as our guide. He provided so many interesting I sights I to wine production in the Marlborough area. He was very knowledgeable and helpful, and really enhanced the experience. We visited four wineries, the first with enough time to take lunch (separate charge). The mix of wineries was good and varied, each with its own uniqueness.
        Written 1 December 2023
      • A1393FSelizabethk
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Been converted to drinking Savignon Blanc!
        Great tour, Bill was friendly and knowledgeable, knew the staff at all the places we visited which was a nice thing to see. Started the tour at St. Clair, where we could purchase our own lunch. Had tasters during our lunch which we thoroughly enjoyed. Next No 1, bubbles not our thing but still enjoyed the tasting and presentation. Mount Riley & Dry Hills, where we got to taste even more wines. If you enjoy wine I'd recommend this tour.
        Written 17 November 2023
      • Chris--ATL1
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Relaxing and varied van tour
        What a great tour with Toni! Very knowledgeable, both of the wine business and the area. Our lunch stop was full of awesome fresh local foods, and we worked in a little stop at Makana for chocolate treats! If I were to visit again, I would try to go during the week since many cellars and much of the town is closed on the weekends, and Monday can be tricky too!
        Written 15 November 2023
      • cosconstantinou1
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Exceptional wine tour by experts
        We chose the half day wine tasting tour, which was faultless. Our exceptional tour guide, Chris, had incredible knowledge, and the variety of wine varieties and tastings ranged from large wineries to boutique vineyards. Very relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable.
        Written 26 October 2023
      • cclarehooper
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommend great day out!
        Whole day tour from Picton and visited five wineries. Gavin was our driver and hugely knowledgeable and affable. It was a fantastic day, only six of us and never felt hurried. Very different wineries and new grape varieties to try. Lunch at St. Clair winery was excellent
        Written 22 October 2023
      • naykim
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        can’t recommend enough !
        Bill was the best - he well and truly knew his stuff about all the goings on around each winery - his friendliness towards all the winery staff and theirs back to him put us at ease and we knew we were going to have a good time from the first spot . Lunch was insanely delicious - pork belly is my recommendation! couldn’t recommend this company enough 🫶🏼
        Written 11 October 2023
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      The Reds
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2022
      We had a fantastic day being guided by Chris around some of the special vineyards in the gorgeous Blenheim region. He tailored the tour to suit us completely. Chris is very knowledgeable and shared his knowledge in a quiet, unobtrusive way. This elevated the wine tour well beyond simply visiting some wineries and trying their wine. We enjoyed his company as well.
      Written 14 January 2022
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      Hi Gary, Thank you for the lovely review and the gift you gave me at the last winery. I really appreciate your kindness. It was my pleasure showing you around the beautiful region of Marlborough and sharing my knowledge of the wines and the region. I hope you had a good trip back to Christchurch. Regards Chris
      Written 15 January 2022
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      David R
      Tuakau, New Zealand50 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The whole afternoon was fabulous. Chris was a fount of information on our journey between vineyards and organized to stop at wineries that suited our taste. He clearly has a great rapport with the cellar door people which means you get the benefit of that. The lunch at Saint Clair was a nice relaxed way to start the tour.
      Written 16 August 2021
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      Hi David, Thank you for posting your review of your tour with us. You have summed up exactly what we plan to achieve. Regards Chris
      Written 13 September 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Paul W
      St Helens, UK5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023 • Couples
      Began with an excellent lunch and tasting at Saint Clair vineyard, then 3 more vineyards all with 4+ tastings. Chris, our host and driver, gave knowledgeable talks between vineyard visits and expertly looked after us. The group of 12 got to know each other pretty well as the tastings went on and departed good friends.
      Written 25 January 2023
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      Hi Paul, Thanks for your review and comments. It was a busy day with 11 guests plus me. I am pleased you enjoyed your tour and the information i gave. Cheers Chris
      Written 26 January 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      RLA
      43 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had the best day with Bill, he was informative and took us to beautiful wineries that were small and family owned. We stopped at five different locations, all were fantastic (including the lunch spot). His knowledge of the wine/region is second to none and we learnt much more than we expected (in a brilliant way). You could see Bill had been doing this for a while and the rapport he had with the staff at the wineries made it even more special because it felt very personal. Thanks for the best afternoon! Highly highly recommend. And the wine was absolutely delicious!!
      Written 20 January 2020
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      Hi Abbie, Thanks for taking the time to write your review. You have picked up on a couple of key points for our tours in that we are knowledgeable and offer a personal service. . Thanks for recommending us to other travelers. Regards Chris
      Written 20 January 2020
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      Kiwilisa
      26 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2022
      Fantastic afternoon wine tasting. Chris picked us up from Picton, and then we met up with more guests in Blenheim, before heading to St Clair for lunch and wine tasting. The pork belly at St Clair was excellent, and the wine was very good. We went to 3 more vineyards, finishing at Rock Ferry, before getting dropped home. Chris was very informative about the wine industry in Marlborough and was clearly popular with the vineyards.
      Would definitely recommend Na Clachan Tours if you are thinking about wine tasting in the region.
      Written 5 January 2022
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      Hi Lisa, Thanks for taking time to post your review. We had a lovely group and it was my pleasure to take you on tour. I hope you enjoy all the beautiful Rockferry wines you purchased. Hope to see you again next time you take a tour in Marlborough. Cheers Chris
      Written 7 January 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      BuschwahBenbrook
      Carmel, IN29 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fabulous tour with Chris. Starting with an excellent lunch and tasting at St. Clair vineyard followed by 3 others with exceptional commentary from Chris. He went out of his way to help us enjoy our stay in Blenheim, from calling us a cab to making us a dinner reservation. Sit back, relax and enjoy the Marlborough wines you never heard of but outshine those you have!
      Written 28 July 2022
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      Hi Bob and Nancy, thanks for your lovely comments and I am really pleased on 2 counts: 1 you enjoyed the wines and like the fact you taste wines here that you are unaware of and 2, that you enjoyed your evening meal. It is always a little tricky recommending somewhere you enjoy without fully knowing your likes and dislikes. Enjoy the lovely wines you purchased and family time in Queenstown. Cheers Chris
      Written 29 July 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      cookingmom2020
      West Orange, NJ33 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our multigenerational group of 13 spent a wonderful afternoon with Chris Henry as he dazzled us with the Marlborough vineyard area. Only half of the group were wine drinkers so Chris expertly tailored the visit to include 2 wineries (great lunch spot!) and several other stops to make all of us happy. His extensive knowledge of the region coupled with his friendly, welcoming personality makes his tours a great choice.
      Written 22 January 2023
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      Hi Sharon, Thanks for your review from an interesting group. I only take 13 on a private tour which is unusual. It is lovely to have such a lovely group to tour with. With Private tours I can change the plans to fit the group which is exactly what happened today. Thanks for booking with me and I am pleased you all enjoyed the day and enjoy the rest of your cruise. Cheers Chris
      Written 26 January 2023
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      kiwipmg
      Wellington, New Zealand15 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2020
      This was an outstanding day. Chris has great knowledge of the wineries and the wines so he was able to select those that were of interest to us and nothing was too much trouble. We would highly recommend using Na Clachan If you want a great wine tour
      Written 10 October 2020
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      Thanks for the great review. It was my pleasure to show you round some of the cellar doors of Marlborough. I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip. Kind Regards Chris
      Written 13 October 2020
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      Richard E
      Middleton Stoney, UK1,026 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We were recommended this company by our hosts at the colonial motel where we were staying for two nights, we were lucky to get booked on one of the wine tours with this company as it was very last minute. We had a thoroughly amazing time from start to finish visiting four very different wineries and meeting some interesting people along the way. Be sure to book with this company if you’re visiting Blenheim
      Written 8 March 2020
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      Dear Richard, Thank you for reviewing your tour with us. I am always pleased when we are recommended and we deliver against the recommendation. We are only a small company that offers a professional knowledgeable service with the aim of ensuring a great day out for our guests. Thank you for recommending us to other Tripadvisor users. Regards Chris
      Written 8 March 2020
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      travellingaussie62
      Brisbane, Australia243 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Chris collected us from our hotel exactly on time and this was a precursor to the excellent, highly knowledgeable and seamless tour he took us on.
      From the delicious lunch (with wine tastings) at Allan Scott Estate through three more wineries until our final stop at Nautilus Estate, Chris displayed an amazing knowledge of both the wine industry in general and the Marlborough region's wine varieties and vineyards.
      Loved the sparkling tastings at No 1 Family Estate and the beautiful cellar door tasting in the relocated church at Clos Henri.
      Chris was well known and welcomed at each vineyard, and translated to an enjoyable stop at each vineyard we visited.
      We would highly recommend Na Clachan Wine Tours for a great day out visiting a wide range of different boutique vineyards .
      Written 29 November 2022
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      Thank you for your very detailed review. I have been running tours since 2010 and know the region and the wines very well. I tailor the tours to guests requests and likes. I also hope to surprise guests with the wines of Marlborough they did not even know about. Thanks Chris
      Written 5 December 2022
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