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Itinerary
Begin your wine-fuelled day tour with pick-up from your central Picton or Blenheim hotel, and admire the sloping vineyards and distant mountain peaks as you drive into the heart of the Marlborough wine region, where 75% of New Zealand’s wine is produced.

Listen as your guide explains the popularity of its signature Sauvignon Blanc wine, and learn how its unique combination of soil and climate help create its distractive taste. Along the way, stop at several different wineries and cellar doors, where you’ll have chance to stroll around the vineyards, peek inside the wineries, and enjoy wine tasting.

After a morning of wine tasting, continue to the magnificent valleys of the Marlborough Sounds, where you’ll have time for lunch (own expense) at a waterfront restaurant. Then, hop aboard for a scenic sightseeing cruise around the Marlborough Sounds, accompanied by a platter of fresh local seafood and a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

After soaking up the spectacular scenery, return to shore, where your driver will be waiting to take your back to your hotel.
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Marlborough Sounds
Marlborough Tour Company
Overview
Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine region, famous for its Sauvignon Blanc and scenic Marlborough Sounds. Discover both on this full-day small-group tour as you visit several Marlborough wineries, indulge in expert-led wine tastings, tuck into lunch at a waterfront restaurant (own expense), then set sail on a cruise through the Marlborough Sounds, accompanied by a delicious seafood tasting platter.
Highlights
  • Full day Marlborough wine tasting tour from Blenheim or Picton, including Marlborough Sounds cruise
  • Go behind the scenes with a tour and tasting at several Marlborough wineries
  • Sample classic Marlborough wines such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch (own expense) overlooking the Marlborough Sounds
  • Sample fresh seafood as you cruise around the Marlborough Sounds
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up and round-trip transport
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a personalised experience
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Reviewed 25 July 2018
Perfect for seeing lots in a short time

Marlborough Tour Company were great to us. Unfortunately due to multiple flight delays and cancellations, we had to reschedule twice and they were so accommodating for us to make sure we didn't miss out. The tour itself was fantastic. We started with a wine tour...More

Thank alyceenewman
Reviewed 20 April 2018
Nice mix of wine tasting and scenic cruise

We ended up being the only two on the wine tasting portion of the tour, so Graham let us chose were to go for our tastings (he gave us recommendations, of course). After our morning tastings, we had lunch in Havelock at the Captain's Daughter,...More

Thank gnschneider
Reviewed 16 April 2018
An excellent day with stunning views

Well organised tour. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Great selection of wines to taste and lots of interesting details during the cruise with some great views

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 14 April 2018
Very Pleasant Day

We booked our Marlborough Wine Tour and Mussel cruise many months before our trip, and we were not disappointed. We were picked up in Picton at the i-Site and then made our way to several other stops in Picton and Blenheim. After everyone was on...More

Thank Florida-Traveler-US
Reviewed 11 March 2018
Fabulous Way to spend the Day

What a great day. 2 vineyeards visited today - one a corporate and one a family owned, so we could see the differences. Both worth going to with lovely tastings. Andrew was a very comfortable and informative guide on the bus. Hamish a great guide...More

Thank Sonia U
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