The Wines of Marlborough

The Wines of Marlborough

4.5 hours | Picton | P C N - 3 1 0
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Description

Easy activity

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

Three premium wine estates invite you in for a tasting on this lovely half-day adventure that journeys by motorcoach through the countryside to Marlborough's wine trail. It's an approximately 30-minute drive south through the lush Koromiko Valley to Blenheim, the largest town in Marlborough. This charming city anchors one end of 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, learn about the differing flavors of wines and what to look for in the varietals, and enjoy a tasting at each establishment. Then, board your motorcoach for the return to Picton.

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

Details

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
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
Restroom available: No
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes