The Wines of Marlborough

4.5 hours | Picton | P C N - 3 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Winery
  • Marlborough Wineries
Easy activity

Description

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

What you will visit:

The Wines of Marlborough
Three premium wine estates invite 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. Visit three leading wine estates and enjoy a tasting at each establishment.

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 three tasting sessions, an opportunity to sip and savor the full range of Marlborough's wine varietals, including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Wineries are chosen based on availability.

Special Notes:

Guests must be 18 years old to taste wines. Bring cash or credit cards for additional purchases; wine purchased ashore will be will be collected at the gangway for safe keeping and will be returned to you on the last day of your cruise.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart ship and travel via the Koromiko valley to Blenheim

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30

Visit two Marlborough wineries for wine tastings

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
80
Steps:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Enroute back to the ship stop at Makana Chocolates

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:40
Time at site:
00:20
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
25
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes