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Full-Day Wine Gourmet and Scenic Delight Tour of Marlborough from Blenheim provided by Your Local Chauffeur

Full-Day Wine Gourmet and Scenic Delight Tour of Marlborough from Blenheim

Full-Day Wine Gourmet and Scenic Delight Tour of Marlborough from Blenheim
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About
Experience sensational wines, stunning landscapes and seriously delicious gourmet on this relaxing tour offering a full-day experience of the Marlborough wine region, right at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. A variety of options can also be included for heritage, ocean views and local craft hot spots. Enjoy the most popular wines Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir and also other wine varietals that grow well in the region.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23110P1
Call +852 30184991
Important information
Inclusions
  • All wine tasting fees
  • Bottled water
  • Complimentary chocolates
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
  • Entry/Admission - Allan Scott Family Winemakers
  • Entry/Admission - Framingham Wines
  • Entry/Admission - The Vines Village
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • All passengers are picked up from their requested destination. Hotel/Motel/Air Band B/other. Please note this on your booking.
Additional information
  • 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 group booking is required
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Boosters seats and baby seats are subject to availability and only an option on booking requests in advance.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Inclusions
  • All wine tasting fees
  • Bottled water
  • Complimentary chocolates
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
  • Entry/Admission - Allan Scott Family Winemakers
  • Entry/Admission - Framingham Wines
  • Entry/Admission - The Vines Village
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • All passengers are picked up from their requested destination. Hotel/Motel/Air Band B/other. Please note this on your booking.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 group booking is required
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Boosters seats and baby seats are subject to availability and only an option on booking requests in advance.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 15 Mar 2021
A note from Full-Day Wine Gourmet and Scenic Delight Tour of Marlborough from Blenheim
A health and safety briefing is given before departing on the tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Makana Confections
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Allan Scott Family Winemakers
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Framingham Wines
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    The Vines Village
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
11 reviews
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Average
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Natalie W
London, UK1 contribution
Amazing 🤩
Feb 2021 • Couples
This tour was fantastic!
Our guide was so informative, guide was approachable and taught us lots about wine! She has a fantastic connection with the wineries and with this we received special treatment and we went to the best locations.
Such an enjoyable day and have great memories!
Written 7 February 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Pamela M
Thanks so much N and B. It was great to meet you and I really hope you do visit again to see even more. Safe travels and lets hope the World opens up very soon for more adventures for you. Regards Pamela
Written 9 February 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Inspiration278252
Blenheim, New Zealand8 contributions
Must Do !!! Full-Day Wine Gourmet and Scenic Delight Tour of Marlborough from Blenheim
Aug 2019
Our lovely tour guide (Pamela) picked us up at our gate and so started a wonderful day of visits to local wineries, Makana Confections, and The Vines Village. The wines sampled are definitely world class and have won international awards and accolades. The platters were equally delicious, with selections of divine cheeses, olives, salad greens, hummus, crackers, melt in the mouth beef and salami. Even though we live locally Pamela was very knowledgeable, a wealth of interesting information, and we learned a great deal about the locale that we were previously unaware of. We highly recommend this tour. Palmela is very kind and helpful, a fantastic hostess, and we enjoyed our day immensely. It was a real treat. Thank you :)
Written 12 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Susan N
Canberra, Australia64 contributions
Only way to do wine tasting.
Feb 2019 • Couples
Guide had experience and knowledge of the area and the wine tastings were good and the bus comfortable. Our only comment/complaint was that there are many options for lunch but no discussion, rather the guide choose. In this situation whilst the food was good the others on the tour had brought a picnic - we didn't realise that we too could have purchased 'picnic' food from the winery we visited after lunch and they provided a rug etc for you to sit outside - and so we could have stayed together. We organised to take 45mins. for our lunch whilst the others were taken elsewhere - we were picked up 1 1/2 hours later after we asked the lunch venue to ring the guide - not very satisfactory. Don't get 'excited' about the chocolate tasting - it is one small sample, it is more about selling chocolate to you. As mentioned in the title you need to do a tour if wine tasting.
Written 27 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Susan Thank you for your review. In regard to lunch, for cruise tours we book well in advance otherwise we may miss out on having a lunch anywhere it is getting so busy. On the day as we specialise in custom options where we can, if some choose not to stop at a winery for lunch then yes we, as the winery instructs us to take our clients elsewhere for a snack instead. We cannot cater for everyone's appetites so you would have had the same option. Just a comment to the driver would have been enough to make that change. When this happens and the group is split up at this time there are factors that could delay. It is not the ultimate decision as we wish the groups to stay together. I remember that we did not miss anything due to a short delay on return for you. At HIghfield TerraVin they could never offer take your order and serving in 45 minutes. Therefore it may be that you just ordered an appetiser? Then were finished much earlier than expected. I would certainly allow a minimum of one hour. Apologies for the additional 15 minutes at which time I did also offer. my apology. You did I see have an enjoyable time thereafter. I will certainly look at the lunch options more closely and perhaps offer the wine and gourmet picnic option as this is a set tour that can be booked. I will offer it to the cruise ships next season. I agree they are a lot of fun especially when we have now a 375ml bottle of Sauvignon Blanc to offer. Chocolates also....I know I look forward to my sample each time I visit. I feel completely satisfied after. There is no obligation to purchase but that is life when promoting product - we all know it and we all accept it! and I think at the end of a tour it is just the best treat. A lovely finish. I always give chocolate in my gifts as it seems the perfect touch. Maybe we will see you again on a self drive where you will have more time to experience our wonderful wine and gourmet region. Regards Pamela
Written 20 March 2019
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Jess
Reading, UK6 contributions
Friendly Guide Lovely Choice of Vineyards
Feb 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful day with our guide Lisa who was easy to get on with and had lots of interesting things about the area to tell us. We liked her choice of vineyards and enjoyed being in a small group of 4. Despite us taking longer for lunch than expected, Lisa did not rush us and called ahead to make sure everything still ran smoothly. It was a great day and we would definitely recommend.
Written 13 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A lovely review thank you so much. Thank you for your offer of recommendation. Lisa loves the tours and meeting you all. I love arranging them and also the driving and sharing my home town and region with everyone. We are very lucky to live and work in such a place. See you again soon I hope. Regards Pamela
Written 20 March 2019
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Chyanmor
Burghfield, UK37 contributions
Fantastic trip - great host
Nov 2018 • Couples
Booked this trip via another site. Host turned up at accommodation and took us to the most wonderful locations. Weather was beautiful and the lunch location was great with nice views over the valley
Written 28 November 2018
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Ken and Jenny
5 contributions
Great
Aug 2018
Well organised , good guide with experience of the area. Bus was clean and comfortable. Recommend this to anyone interested in wine tasting.
Written 26 November 2018
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Adr1an100
Fremantle, Australia10 contributions
Look no further, the best wine tour in the Blenhiem / Marlborough wine area.
Mar 2018 • Couples
Prior to being picked up I sms'ed Pamela regarding some wineries we would like to visit. Pamela was happy to include the wineries in the tour. Pamela's wine & local knowledge was first class and she ensured we had a terrific day. We were picked up at 10.00am and we arrived back at our motel at aprox 5.30. A fabulous day with a knowledgeable with a warm and personable guide.
Written 15 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks Adrian Wonderful review thank you so much. I enjoyed meeting you and hope you will return again one day soon. Regards Pamela
Written 22 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

10Sluv
30 contributions
Perfect Marlborough Wine Tour
Pamela is a very experienced tour guide who has been in the business for many years and therefore, very knowledgeable of the area and the wineries. She was very organized and took us on a fantastic tour of 6 wineries, including lunch at one of them. We stopped at a chocolate factory for tastings of delicious chocolates. And then, knowing that my husband loves beer, she took us to a local brew pub where we ended our day with local craft beers and pizza. Pamela went out of her way to make sure that our day was perfect for our group and I highly recommend her services! Thank you Pamela!
Written 6 February 2018
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Thank you so much for your great review. Few more visits for beer and pizza too have been had. Don't forget to put NZ on your bucket list again....also include Marlborough again for the bits you didn't see. Regards Pamela
Written 22 March 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

juanders
Victoria, B.C.11 contributions
Fabulous Day With Fabulous Guide
Pamela was our guide for our tour. We visited 5 wineries, a gourmet food store, chocolate Factory, gift store (our request) and a brewery. Pamela’s attention to detail and desire to deliver an entertaining, informational and full experience made our day incredible. She chose great locations and we had so much fun. We would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone looking for a wine and food tour of the Marlborough region and the gardens at some of the wineries were really incredible! Bravo on an excellent tour!
Written 2 January 2018
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Thanks so much for your great review. Wine and Food is what it is all about. I am continuing to encourage where we visit that this is so important. Heading into the wine and gourmet trails now more and more and the Wine and Gourmet picnics with tasting segments from local suppliers. Enjoy all your travels and perhaps you may visit us again soon. NZ - just ask and I will recommend the very best itineraries for you and the very best tour operators. Regards Pamela
Written 22 March 2018
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Letsseetheworld
Terrigal, Australia34 contributions
Bald tyres 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😤😤😤
Nov 2017 • Friends
Please beware of this company operating day tours through the I CENTRE PICTON.
we came off our ship hoping to have a great tour of the Marlborough wine region. We were greeted by our tour guide working for YOUR LOCAL CHAUFFEUR ........
before hopping into our van, my hubby noticed the two front tyres were as Bald as could be.......
When we made this known to our driver he just shrugged his shoulders and said they are PERFECTLY OK FOR NZ.........

Not happy with that response (we paid$120 per person and 8 were packing into the van) the operator decided to get new tyres put on van, then we were told they were swapping the van - as they hire daily from a Budget rental place and put their sticker on for the day......

Then after going miles out of our way, we were told there was little time left to do the wineries, it was a very ordinary tour.

After all the changes we still ended up needing to swap our van again as the driver couldn't drive a manual and we needed to exchange vans with another driver who was driving an automatic 🤡🤡 so back to a dodgy van with about 20% rubber.

We were very disappointed. When we returned we made it known we were disappointed to the owner of the Business, she just said sorry 😐 nothing we could do about the mess around. No offer for any compensation of money.

So please please check the tyres on your tourism vans........ safety first.
And remember This company if going to PICTON
Written 3 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Mrs C... I think one review was sufficient. I do hope you read the comment from the Van provider too. I do have a great reputation and in five years of great reviews I think others will realise that your comments are just your perception and not fact. All vans are Certificate of Fitness Roadworthy, tyres are checked before any trip and fortnightly by our local VTNZ Station as well as all engine and body checks. They too are a professional company with a great reputation and would never supply an un-roadworthy vehicle at the expense of anyone's safety. It would be appreciated if you do not reply and know that your feelings have been noted. Regards and safe travels to you from the OWNER - Pamela
Written 10 December 2017
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Excellent custom tour!
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Fabulous day in Marlborough
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WONDERFUL! Best money we spent in NZ
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