The famous vineyards of Marlborough beckon on your Jade Wine Tour. Experience the finest Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, our passionate Pinot and amazing Aromatics. Taste the passion in every bottle - spoil yourself.
What to Expect
You will be collected from your hotel at 10.00 am. Your guide will discuss the choice of vineyards and your wine preferences to enable him to plan the most suitable route through the winding vineyard roads. Relax in the luxury minibus as your guide describes the enigmatic history of Marlborough and it's world famous wines. Each cellar door in the Wairau Valley is unique, reflecting the rare conditions which make their wines special. The bright Sauvignon Blancs, delectable Pinot Noir and tropical Aromatics have won multiple international wine awards. Not even the French can match the quality of the Sauvignon Blanc. Your tour through the vineyards will visit a variety of famous internationally branded cellar doors to the boutique family-run winery, to illustrate the diversity of wines available.
Join your guide on a stroll through a vineyard to learn about the unique conditions which produce such stunning wines and the challenges that our wine makers must overcome to consistently produce award winning aromas and textures. Smell the wine in the barrel rooms as it matures in the oak casks. We stop for lunch at a stunning vineyard restaurant where you can savour Marlborough delicacies, from simple cheese platters to Royal salmon and Mussels or other regional specialties. Whilst your food is being prepared, you can move through to the tasting room to meet the cellar hosts as they discuss their range of wines on offer.
Continue to enjoy the wines at other cellar doors after lunch and we have the opportunity to visit an outlet to taste olive oils, liqueurs and fudge. Our last stop is at the local Chocolate Factory to taste exquisite hand-made gourmet chocolates and watch the staff demonstrate their mastery of the chocolatier's skills. Your tour will end with your safe delivery back to your hotel in Blenheim or ship in Picton. (Collection from Picton will incur a small additional fee.)
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Bottled water and crisps in the bus
- All tasting fees at the cellar doors
What's Not Included
- Lunch costs
- Any wine purchases
Know Before You Go
• The age for wine tasting is 18 years.
• Dress for the weather, in comfortable shoes.