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Half-Day Marlborough Wine Tour & Beer Tour
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Half-Day Marlborough Wine Tour & Beer Tour

By Hop n Grape Tours
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Ages 18-100, max of 11 per group
Duration: 4h 30m
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  • All wine tasting fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free door-to-door collection and drop off from Blenheim/Renwick areas
  • Lunch stop during the tour - however at your own cost
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
  • Entry/Admission - Framingham Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Hunter's Wines Cellar Door & Wine Shop
  • Entry/Admission - Allan Scott Family Winemakers
What's not included
  • Lunch - at your own cost on the day
  • Picton, Havelock, Rarangi Transfers NOT available on the half-day tour
  • This tour does not include a visit to Cloudy Bay and Fromm


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Free pick-up from all central Blenheim and Renwick accommodation, or from the Blenheim "I Site" Picton, Havelock and Rarangi transfers may be available on our "Full-day Wine Tour" option. Call if you would like to check 0800 478 868
    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
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 161041P3

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • 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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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • 2
          Framingham Wines
          Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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        • 3
          Hunter's Wines Cellar Door & Wine Shop
          Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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        • 4
          Allan Scott Family Winemakers
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Hop n Grape Tours
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          Blenheim, New Zealand
        • S4062AUkrisk
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great wine food and company
          Amazing tour, a great variety of white wines and even a few delicious reds despite the region being not as good for the grapes (as we learned). The food at lunch was phenomenal. Darlene our tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable
          Written 25 February 2024
        • Hubertd560
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great wine tour!
          Darlene was an excellent guide with a great understanding of the wine making process. The selection of wineries was varied and lunch was great. Overall a good day out.
          Written 20 February 2024
        • TylerS0991
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly Recommended
          We had an incredible time and loved all the wineries that we visited. Cameron was very knowledgeable and nice to spend the day with! We visited five wineries which made for a long, but well-paced day. We of course had plenty of Sauvignon Blancs, but many of the wonderful other varieties of wine that Marlborough has to offer.
          Written 19 February 2024
        • astrojo
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous day out in the vines
          We spent a fabulous day in the vines with Darlene - who really knew her stuff. The wineries we visited showed a good cross-section of the region (spoiler alert, it's not *all* about the savvy) and we sampled a number of different grapes and styles. Lunch at Alan Scott was a treat, but the best was saved until last - Gibson Bridge.
          Written 15 February 2024
        • 951nina
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day out!
          Great day out hosted by Darlene. Visited five wineries, including a longer stop for lunch. The day finished with a visit to the local chocolate factory. It was a small group of eight which gave an opportunity to meet and chat to other travellers. Highly recommend.
          Written 9 February 2024
        • QueenFran2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous day out!
          We did the half day - but we had lunch so it was nearly a full day! Darlene was brilliant. Met some lovely people and discovered what wines we really love! So interesting and picturesque. Thrilled we did this and it’s definitely a highlight of our south island visit. Thank you!
          Written 4 February 2024
        • Edipreta
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Just a wine tasting tour
          Enjoyable trip with our guide. Visited 3 wineries and the chocolate shop. Everything was fine for a regular wine tasting tour, but this was advertised as a gourmet tour with an actual wine maker with behind the scenes access. So as a regular wine tasting tour this experience was way too much money. Again it was pleasant but over priced.
          Written 28 January 2024
        • Hongkongron
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Hop n Grape highly recommended
          Easy to book on-line and picked up from our camp site at the time we were told. We did the ‘wino’s tour’ starting at Lawson’s Dry Hills and given a very informative introduction to vine growing by our guide Doug. Lunch at St Claire was really excellent. Two more cellar doors after lunch and The Chocolate Factory concluded a wonderful day. Doug was entertaining and knowledgeable and great company. Hop n Grape are clearly well known to the vineyards and so our visits were well received at the cellar doors and provided excellent service. We bought several bottles of wine but there was no pressure at the cellar doors to do so.
          Written 27 January 2024
        • Travellingisliving83
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best day! So much fun, great wines, great education, met wonderful people - Highly recommend
          I had the absolute best day on this tour. Probably one of the best wine tours I've ever done around the world. Darlene was a fantastic guide and so knowledgable. She was a lot of fun and very patient as all of us on the bus got tipsier and tipsier throughout the day :) My favourite winery by far was Mt Riley Wineries, I fell in love with the Rose' you taste there... So so delicious and a flavour sensation. I really enjoyed the lovely lunch and wine at Allan Scott Winery too. That was really special. Gibson Bridge was a fantastic little winery and the owner was a sweetheart, but Framingham the tasting was not enjoyable, the wines weren't very nice, and the person looking after us there was very cold, and rushed us through. I would reconsider taking people to that winery as we were all going on and on about how awesome the wineries were and that was the one we sadly finished on. I highly recommend anyone do a tour with this company. Apart from Framingham, the wineries were fantastic and the drive is lovely, and you also receive an education. I love my wine, but I also enjoy learning about them as Im in a wine club in Australia so I found the day very valuable. It was also fantastic not having to drive myself around as I definitely wouldn't have been able to with all the wine I had, the tastings were very generous :) Thanks to Darlene for a special day, and we had a great and very friendly and fun group on the day. I was the only Aussie for once so that was a nice change haha.
          Written 25 January 2024
        • John S
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous wine tour - fun, knowledgeable guide who really knows their stuff!
          We had a marvellous day out with Cam on our wine tour. Relaxed, fun and very knowledgeable, Cam was the ideal guide around the numerous cellar doors. We particularly enjoyed the morning ‘behind the scenes’ tour of a winery which was really interesting. We visited some great wineries and samplwd some lovely wines having been introduced to them by some really passionate winemakers. We bought as much as our travel allowance would permit and managed to get order details for our favourites of the rest. Small group size, fun people to mix with and a charming, funny and friendly guide made for a lovely day. Would highly recommend and if we hear tomorrow, we would probably have booked again!!
          Written 15 January 2024
        • Adventure59510662235
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Loving Marlborough wines!
          Can the man was our tourist wino guyde he was cool from the beginning, Cam was relaxed,caring, considerate and fun, his industry nowledge was next level. My wife and I are kiwis and we thought his wine tour was a fantastic day out. We totally enjoyed ourselves! Respect Camo the Mano!
          Written 7 January 2024
        • bkapralova
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day out exploring Blenheim wineries
          We had a great day out with Hop n Grape. Darlene was a great guide, super knowledgeable and able to answer any questions or just have a chat. A great mix of wineries, large scale to small family run. Lunch was amazing at St. Claire. It was handy to have everything pre-booked at it was clear that all the venues were extremely busy and prioritised our group which was kind.
          Written 7 January 2024
        • paulaE9285PF
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great day out
          Our guide Darlene was very knowledgeable and made the tour a lot of fun. We really enjoyed the wineries that were picked for us to go to.
          Written 20 December 2023
        • Z1921EOchrisa
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Six wineries in a day, excellent value.
          Truly excellent day out in the Marlborough region. Our guide/host/driver Darlene was great, introducing us to the concept of "breakfast wine"! It was 10:30 for the first tasting. Picked up and dropped back at our motel and visited six wineries with lunch at St Clair in a lovely setting. Wouldn't hesitate to repeat if we were ever back in the area. Worth every cent.
          Written 16 December 2023
        • PhilipO473
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Darlene was a great host, great value
          We had a really good day with Darlene who was the most perfect host, a real asset to the business. We went to 5 different wineries alll very good especially Gibson Bridge and an amazing lunch at St Clair. We were joined with 2 other couples who also had a great time. Would definitely recommend this tour. Good value compared to others
          Written 1 December 2023
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        Pat
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Family
        Awesome afternoon riding through vineyards and visiting 3 wineries, one with an outdoor lunch. Our guide, Cameron, was a former winemaker and he took us inside a winery, explained the process of making different wines, showed us how to identify different grape varieties, and showed us how to use a spittoon which allowed us to taste a good number of wines and stay clear-headed that day! We ended up being the only guests that afternoon but he showed up right on time and basically gave us a private tour, which we really appreciated. Would highly recommend this tour especially for folks with a special interest in wine and the wine trade!
        Written 30 August 2023
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        Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear you had an awesome afternoon touring the vineyards and wineries with Cameron. His expertise and the personalized experience really make our tours special. We're delighted you enjoyed the educational aspect of the tour, and we appreciate your high recommendation. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more wine adventures in the future! Take care.
        Written 13 September 2023
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        LevingtonJed
        Ipswich, UK61 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        We were two people in a group of 8 (Could go up to 10 if necessary) We managed 4 wineries, starting with Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott, Forrest and finally Nautilus. Our driver/guide Maurice was excellent, totally in the know and was obviously well known by the vineyards. We were fed at Allan Scotts and the food was superb ($45 per head) and very worth the money. All the wineries were performing well and we got to taste some lovely wines. Very good value for money... Book them...
        Written 16 February 2023
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        Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled that you had a fantastic experience as part of our small group tour. It's great to hear that you visited four wineries, including Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott, Forrest, and Nautilus, each offering their unique charms. Maurice, our excellent driver/guide, showcased his expertise and established connections within the vineyards, enhancing your experience. We're glad you enjoyed the superb food at Allan Scott's—it's always a treat. It's fantastic that you found the tour to be of great value for money, and we appreciate your recommendation. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to have the pleasure of serving you again on another wine adventure soon! Warm regards Cam0211.574.094
        Written 8 June 2023
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        amillionlights8
        Memphis, TN54 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2020
        I booked this tour literally three hours in advance, and was so happy it was available. Had a great day with Cam nand the other people on the tour, especially when I learned that those ln the full day had only been to one other winery! Had a great lunch, amazing wine tastings, and thoroughly enjoyed the beer tasting as well. Cam was personable, fun, and knowledgeable.
        Written 14 January 2020
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        We always find ways to accommodate wonderful guests like you. Thank you for your valuable time in making that nice review. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. In behalf of the Hop 'N Grape Team, thank you and we look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Cam 0211574094
        Written 14 January 2020
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        Tipesa A
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2021 • Family
        We really enjoyed our tour with Hop n Grape especially when it was our first time. We definitely learnt something new and the people were amazing. The tour guide was so friendly and kind and made this experience memorable. We definitely recommend Hop n Grapes for wine tours especially if its your first time the people will make you feel welcomed and feel like your part of the wine making experience. Thank you so much Hop n Grapes we will definitely visit again sometime in the future.

        They also do beer and gin tasting as well 😉
        Written 1 December 2021
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        Thank you for the wonderful review. I'm glad you've had a memorable experience in Marlborough. Darlene mentioned she enjoyed hosting your lovely family. Thank you for supporting Hop 'n Grape Tours and we'd love to host your group again next time. Warm regards, Cam0211 574 094
        Written 14 December 2021
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        Curious54880764117
        Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022
        I would really recommend this tour with Cam. He stepped in at the last minute after our pre booked tour let us down. Cam is friendly, knowledgeable and good company. He adjusted the tour to suit our tastes and the weather and it’s great value knowing what your day will cost before setting out
        Written 11 September 2022
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        Thank you for the amazing review! We put in the work to keep you and all of our guests happy. We hope to see you again. Have a nice day ahead! Warm regards Cam0211.574.094
        Written 26 September 2022
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        Ross B
        Kerikeri, New Zealand179 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2020
        Two of us went on a half day tour, we were picked up at 11.00am and dropped back approx 3.45pm. Our guide Darlene was very friendly, accommodating and exceptionally knowledgeable concerning all aspects of wine growing, making and tastes. We visited 5 wineries and had lunch at one which was of a very high standard.
        All vineyards we visited were very welcoming and helpful in every way. We could not fault this tour and would highly recommend their services.
        Well done Hop N Grape Tours.
        Written 3 September 2020
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        Thank you for the wonderful review. We are truly happy knowing you guys enjoyed the tour and had a wonderful experience. Darlene is indeed a valuable part of our team. Thank you for supporting Hop 'n Grape Wine and Beer Tours and we hope to see you again when you come visit Marlborough. Warm regards, Cameron 0211574094
        Written 21 September 2020
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        Gail
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2021
        Cam was a great tour guide - he is very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, patient and nothing seemed to be too trouble for him to do.
        He made everybody on the tour feel very welcome and comfortable and soon we were all laughing and enjoying ourselves during the whole trip.
        Choice of vineyards was good and well organised by Cam - just a great guy and tour 🍷🥂🥂🍷
        Written 10 March 2021
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        Thank you for your wonderful review! We're delighted to hear that Cam was an exceptional tour guide who went above and beyond to ensure everyone felt welcome and comfortable throughout the trip. His knowledge, helpfulness, friendliness, and patience truly made a difference. It's fantastic that the group quickly bonded and enjoyed laughing and having a great time together. We're glad you appreciated the well-organized selection of vineyards chosen by Cam. He certainly is a great guy, and we're thrilled that you had such a fantastic wine tour experience with him. Cheers to a memorable day filled with laughter and wonderful wines! 🍷🥂🥂🍷
        Written 8 June 2023
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        Gary P
        Connelly Springs, NC48 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2020
        Maurice was our guide. I thought I knew something about wines but I took notes during the whole tour. Sauv Blanc, Reisling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, Pinotage , and Shiraz. All wonderful to drink but to learn more about the vino-culture was a plus I wasn't expecting. Maurice was a wonderful tour guide who knew so much about the wines and the region, climate, soils and grapes and what make it all work. We also stopped for some of the best chocolate I have ever had. The last brewery stop was icing on the cake. Absolutely loved the trip and everything about it.
        Written 20 March 2020
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        Thanks for the great review. Maurice is a brilliant local who works in the wine industry so know his stuff. Really appreciate you taking the time to write a review.
        Written 28 May 2020
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        Craig Campbell
        Porirua, New Zealand4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Two sisters and their husbands booked the “Wino’s” half day winery tour with lunch.
        What a fantastic day! We visited 4 of Marlborough’s top wineries, one of which was closed to the public at COVID Level 2.
        We were treated as special guests at each of these wineries and were spoilt. Cameron and Darlene really know their stuff and we felt treated like royalty. We will definitely being doing this again and we would like to thank Darlene for her wonderful attention and caring attitude. 10/10
        Written 19 September 2021
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        Thank you for the awesome review. I'm glad you felt extra special during your wine tour with Hop 'n Grape Wine and Beer Tours. We always do our very best to provide our participants the best possible wine tour experience in Marlborough. Darlene is surely an attentive and caring tour guide. In behalf of the Hop 'n Grape Team, thank you for your support! Take care and we hope to see you again next time. Regards, Cam
        Written 21 September 2021
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        Rachael
        Hamilton, New Zealand1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        What a great day exploring 4 fabulous vineyards with Darlene! My partner and I were lucky enough to be the only two on the tour so we basically had a private tour experience. Darlene was so informative and chose some excellent vineyards to visit based on our taste preferences. Lunch was fantastic! The half day was absolutely enough wine tasting and we brought several bottles along the way. Love love loved it, thank you so much Darlene
        Written 10 August 2021
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        Thank you for the very nice review. I'm glad you had a great wine tour experience in Marlborough. If you decide to go on a wine tour on your next visit, please don't hesitate to ring me. Take care.
        Written 13 September 2021
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