Marlborough Vineyard Tour

4 hours | Picton | P C N - 3 2 0
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Min. age: 18 years (See special notes)
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Points of Interest

  • Winery
Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Marlborough Vineyard Tour
A premium wine estate invites you in for a tasting on this lovely half-day adventure that journeys through the countryside to Marlborough's wine trail. Marlborough contains more than 60 wineries and produces 79 percent of all New Zealand wines. The region's cool climate and sandy loam soils are ideally suited for fine Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewurztraminer, and Merlot and Pinot Noir also do well in the area's long-ripening growing season. But the real showstopper is the Sauvignon Blanc, which accounts for one third of the region's planted grapes. A guided tasting concludes the visit.

What you will see along the way:
Known for its sunshine and Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough is home to over 150 wineries, and emerald vineyards stretch out before you as you drive. While gazing at the staggeringly beautiful landscapes, the inspiration for artists, and Marlborough Sounds, you might recognize some as the backdrops used in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy.

Tastings:
Enjoy a tasting session, an opportunity to sip and savor the full range of Marlborough's wine varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Shopping:
Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory
For those with a sweet tooth, there is no place as delicious as Makana boutique chocolate factory. Here you can watch as high-quality chocolates are handmade, and you can enjoy tasting a few of the finished products. At Makana, there are no artificial flavorings, colorings or preservatives, and all the confections are made with the finest and freshest ingredients. Once you've chosen your favorites, whether it's a macadamia butter toffee made with real New Zealand butter, classic truffles, or a mint chocolate bark, purchase them in the gift shop and don't forget something special for friends and family back home.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Ship for Yealands Winery

Time at site:
1:00

White road tour at Yealands Estate

Time at site:
0:45

Yealands Winery for Audio Visual presentation and wine tasting

Time at site:
0:45

Yealands Winery to Makana Chocolates

Time at site:
0:45

Makana Chocolates for chocolate tasting

Time at site:
0:15

Return from Makana Chocolates back to ship

Time at site:
0:30