Begin your wine-fuelled day tour with pick-up from your central Picton or Blenheim hotel, and admire the sloping vineyards and distant mountain peaks as you drive into the heart of the Marlborough wine region, where 75% of New Zealand’s wine is produced.
Listen as your guide explains the popularity of its signature Sauvignon Blanc wine, and learn how its unique combination of soil and climate help create its distractive taste. Along the way, stop at several different wineries and cellar doors, where you’ll have chance to stroll around the vineyards, peek inside the wineries, and enjoy wine tasting.
After a morning of wine tasting, continue to the magnificent valleys of the Marlborough Sounds, where you’ll have time for lunch (own expense) at a waterfront restaurant. Then, hop aboard for a scenic sightseeing cruise around the Marlborough Sounds, accompanied by a platter of fresh local seafood and a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.
After soaking up the spectacular scenery, return to shore, where your driver will be waiting to take your back to your hotel.
Marlborough Tour Company