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Blenheim Half day Wine Tour

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    Stop At: Jade Tours, Blenheim 7201 New Zealand

    Tour the famous Marlborough vineyards, tasting the wines and learning some of the secrets of why the wines win awards throughout the world. A stop is made for lunch (own cost) at a vineyard restaurant. Your expert local guide will collect you from your Blenheim accommodation ($40 surcharge for collection and return to Picton). Travel on board our luxury minibus through the scenic Marlborough wine region while your wine guide discusses the wines and vineyards; this small-group tour is limited to 10 people to ensure a more intimate atmosphere.

    You will visit up to five cellar doors on a flexible schedule around the Marlborough vineyards - we try to match our wines to your particular tastes. Learn how Marlborough's sauvignon blanc has reached the pinnacle of sophistication, then take a stroll through a vineyard and learn how climate, soil, and skill combine to make an award-winning wine. Marlborough is not all about Sauvignon Blanc - we have stunning Rieslings, crisp and fruity Pinot Gris, oaked and unoaked Chardonnay and our renown Pinot Noir.

    A stop will be made for lunch (own expense), featuring delicacies such as mussels, salmon, venison or beef when available. Alternatively, a light meal of gourmet local cheeses to pair with your wine might suffice.

    On the way home, we stop at a local chocolate factory for a nibble of hand-made gourmet chocolates. We try to make this a truly memorable day !

    Duration: 5 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We collect from all accommodations in Blenheim. From Picton there is $40 surcharge per group for the extra 100kms
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    • Taste the stunning wines of Marlborough
    • Pick up and return to your Blenheim accommodation (Picton $40 per group)
    • Expert local guides
    • Small group tours for that personal experience
    • All standard tasting fees
    • Snacks
    • Bottled water
    • Entry/Admission - Jade Tours
    • Lunch at own cost
    • Any wine purchases
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 18 years
    • Unfortunatly no facilities for wheelchairs
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We visited four wineries all different but interesting and some lovely wines top picks of the four were WiTher Hill Geisen . Our tour guide was so so knowledgeable he made the tour so interesting we would recommend him to everyone

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Mike P, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Many thanks for your company on the tour and its good to know that you enjoyed the wine. Safe onward travels !

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This was a great day, met some fantastic people and Mike was so very knowledgeable. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is because I booked this particular tour specifically because it ended at the chocolate factory. However we never went there....More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Mike P, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hi Jaynie. I am so sorry that we didn't take you to the chocolate factory. It is an optional stop at the end of the wine tour and when no-one asked about it, I assumed that no-one was interested. I like the stop too as...More

    Reviewed 28 August 2019

    We had the pleasure to meet Mike on this fabulous tour and were lucky enough to be the only ones so had a private tour! The tour was custom made for our tastes and the lunch arranged was absolutely delicious!! Mike's knowledge of the area...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Neil T
    Mike P, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

    Many thanks for your very positive review guys. It was a pleasure to meet you and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour around Marlborough. Come back for the other wineries sometime !

    Reviewed 4 July 2019

    On a holiday travelling with another family, the Mums decided to have 'Mum's Day Out'. We had the pleasure of having Mike show us around and take us to some great cellar doors. His knowledge of the region and his relaxed approach to wine tasting...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MMLGI
    Mike P, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2019

    That was a great tour - thanks for your company. Wine is a very personal experience and some you like and others you don't ! Makes life easy. Glad you found some nice wines to take home and I hope the menfolk were not tooooo...More

    Reviewed 8 April 2019

    My husband and I were planning our bucket list trip to New Zealand. I really wanted to get to Marlborough while there because they make my favorite Sauvignon Blancs! We had very limited time in our schedule for a wine tour but Mike and Sue...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Michelle P
    mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2019

    Many thanks for your review, Michelle. It's great to know that you really enjoyed your tour with us and even more importantly, enjoyed the wine. Its always a pleasure to help visitors to enjoy our magnificent wines so thank you for entrusting your time to...More

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    20 August 2019|
    Response from Michelle P | Reviewed this property |
    I think they would have fun seeing the wineries but I am not sure if they could attend. Ask Mike - tour guide and I am sure he will answer promptly.
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