Full-Day Wine Gourmet And Scenic Delight Tour Of Marlborough From Picton

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All passengers are picked up from their requested destination. Hotel/Motel/Air BandB/ other.
    Please note this when you book.
    Airports
    Blenheim Airport, Blenheim .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

You will experience sensational wines, stunning landscapes and delicious gourmet treats on this relaxing tour departing Picton, offering a full-day experience of the Marlborough wine region in New Zealand. A variety of options can also be included for heritage, ocean views and local craft hot spots. Your tour departs from Pictonat 9:20am and a door to door service is provided from and to your accommodation. You travel inasmall personal group of no more than 6 giving you a very personal group experience and a chance to meet like-minded travelers. All wine tasting fees are included and any personal requests or recommended hot spots are welcomed.Savor local cuisine at our winery venues (at your own cost). Enjoy the most popular wines Sauvignon and Pinot Noir and other wine varietals that grow well in our region. Your local chauffeur/guide has knowledge and experience to share with you and will create a fun and memorable day just for you.

Highlights

Get inside tips from a local

Small group ensures personal service

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Your full day wine, gourmet and scenic tour departs Picton at 9:20am offering a relaxing journey to taste the sensational Marlborough wines at aselection of award winning cellar doors. Most wineries remain open all year round for your pleasure.

You will have a local chauffeur/guide who has experience and knowledge to share with you on the region, so sit back and enjoy the scenic side of our magnificent Wairau Valley landscapes as you travel from place to place. Fall in love with the wines and explore new varietals that are available to taste.

Admire from high vantage points and the spectacular views of the rolling hills and contrasting vineyards, market gardens and farms.

Along the way we can stop for seasonal produce between December and February of juicy strawberries, cherries, apricots and nectarines.
Every day of the year, you can try delicious gourmet treats of local cheeses, oils, liqueurs, manuka honey, peanut butter, black garlic and also enjoy a special stop at Makana Chocolate Boutique Confections for divine chocolate treats.

Wine is our famous draw card in the Marlborough region being the largest producer of wine for New Zealand. Marlborough is renowned for specializing in Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Some of our local wineriesare also specialists in additional wines that you will beable to taste such as Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Viognier, Gruener-veltliner, Albarinoare just some of the different winesthat can grow well in thisarea.

Marlborough is the ideal spot for the wine and food matching experience, including our local mussels and salmon on the menu, lamb and other delicacies. Relax in a picturesquewinery garden caf or at a chateau on the hill with magnificent views of our Valley overlooking the vineyards. Enjoy a cheese, meat and seafood platter or tapas.

As you come to the end of the day, the beautiful views of our hills create a perfect ambiance as you make your way back to Picton.
There may be time to take a short drive to overlook the Port of Picton and the Marlborough Sounds. Even take a little longer to continue around the Bays to a magnificent high spot to see as far as you can see up the Queen Charlotte Sound.

Your chauffeur/guide looks forward to meeting you and creating a memorable and exciting day just for you.

Inclusions

All wine tasting fees

Complimentary Chocolates

Bottled water

Entry/Admission - Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen

Entry/Admission - Allan Scott Family Winemakers

Entry/Admission - The Vines Village

Exclusions

Lunch

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

A minimum of 2 people is required to book

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Your guide will offer health and safety briefing before getting out of the vehicle at each venue or activity as they could have specific requirements that this guide will apply. If possible we will all stay together in our social distancing group and sanitiser will be taken with us at all times.

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Nov-2022

    Pamela and Rob were fantastic. Pick up at the ship was exactly as planned. Only four of us on the very comfortable mini bus. Good wine, great lunch included and sunshine, what more could you ask for. Pamela was very careful to make sure we were back at the dock in plenty of time for our departure. A fantastic shore excursion from Picton of the Marlborough region.

  • 08-Oct-2022

    Pamela was a fantastic guide and all the wines were superb. We had a great time. Thank you 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • 23-Nov-2020

    Pam was a marvellous host and made our tour one of the highlights of our trip. She went out of her way to make our day special and was very flexible in the itinerary so we could see the things we wanted to. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.

  • 30-Mar-2018

    This tour was OK, but we expected better. We visited just a couple of wineries and a kiwi plantation. That was the good part. The rest was some shopping which my wife and I could certainly do without. I suspect the store owners welcome the business from the operator (Pamela). The lunch was in an expensive place with average quality food. The van was full to capacity, so we were sitting rather tight. The trip narrative was fine when we could hear it from the back seat.

  • 11-Mar-2018

    We picked up this tour at the visitor's center at the dock in Picton. Best decision we made on this visit. Pamela was very informative and gave us a great day in the Marlborough area. The wineries were great. The lunch stop had great food and wine. The candy stop was fabulous.

  • 03-Jan-2018

    My husband and I were visiting for our first anniversary from Chicago (with friends from Texas) and booked this tour a month or so before our trip. We confirmed two days before and the owner (and guide), Pamela, sounded delightful on the phone. She asked a bit about what we wanted to see and eat and we were excited and delighted just after talking to her. She was punctual with our pickup and took us to 5 wineries, a chocolate factory and a gift shop (our request), a cheese shop, a beer garden, lunch at a lovely winery, cheese at another winery, and even dinner at the end of the day. We loved Pamela so much that we asked her to dine with us at dinner too and she didn’t make us feel rushed even though we were out for 9 hours! Pamela also told us personal stories about growing up in the area and also wanted to get to know us. All was done with a nice personal touch. A day we will never forget. Safety was also a big concern for Pamela and she made sure to log every stop per regulations, made sure we drank water, and checked for seat belts after ever time we got in the car. I’ve never had a bette tour. Highly recommended —- and I’ve been to over 60 countries. Pamela also sent us off with a little gift of chocolate and a hug. She felt like a new friend!

  • 24-Oct-2017

    Bereits im Vorfeld des geplanten Reisetermins fragte die Inhaberin von Your-Local-Chauffeur Pamela March nach den Wünschen der Teilnehmer für eine optimale Vorbereitung der Tour. Wir wurden pünktlich am Hotel mit einem sehr komfortablen Minibus abgeholt. Die Fahrt gestaltete Pamela sehr unterhaltsam mit vielen Erklärungen über Land und Leute. Wir besuchten eine breite Auswahl von insgesamt fünf Weinkellern mit zahlreichen Verkostungen. Zum Lunch hatte Pamela eine große Auswahl an Alternativen vorbereitet. Sogar als es zum Ende etwas später wurde, sorgte Pamela mit einem Telefonat dafür, dass der letzte Weinkeller seine Öffnungszeit für uns verlängerte. Und das alles zu einem sehr fairen Preis, der die Konkurrenz, von der man sich teilweise übel abgezockt fühlt, wirklich alt aussehen lässt.