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Blenheim Half day Wine Tour

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    Jade Tours
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    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 !
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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
    Duration
    5h
    Inclusions
    • 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
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Jade Tours
    Exclusions
    • 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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    The great benefit of visiting in the winter was having Mike and his local knowledge all to ourselves on what turned out to be a private tour. His insight into the wineries and the region was amazing, often going into greater detail on the local history than the attendants taking
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    Response from Mike P, Manager at Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
    Responded 1 week ago
    Always a pleasure to take folk round our vineyards and to teach them something of our wine making and the region. I'm glad you managed to find some nice wines to send home. Thank you for your very positive review.
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    Our amazing guide, Mike was extremely knowledgeable about the Marlborough wine region but still asked for input into our flexible itinerary to accommodate all wine preferences and tastes. We visited a range of top quality wineries with informative and friendly cellar door hosts.
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    Response from Mike P, Manager at Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    It's nice to be able to convince the unconverted, that wine is worth a shot ! Glad you enjoyed your day out and came away with a better appreciation of the Marlborough nectar ! Thank you for your review and safe travels
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    Mike from Jade tours picked us up at our hotel, took a short time to find out what we expected from the tour and what wines we liked / disliked and tailored the trip perfectly to meet our needs, we asked for 4 vineyard selections and left the rest to mike, he made all good
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    Response from Mike P, Manager at Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
    Responded 18 Nov 2019
    Hi Peter. We make some beautiful wines in Marlborough so its great to hear that you liked the wineries we visited. Thank you for your company during the day and come back for the rest soon !
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    We had the pleasure of doing a half day wine tour with Mike! We were lucky enough to be the only ones booked on the tour that day so we ended up having a private tour. Mike is a really great tour guide, he’s super friendly and very knowledgeable. We would highly highly recommend
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    Response from Mike P, Manager at Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
    Responded 28 Oct 2019
    Hi Guys. Many thanks for your company for the day and thank you for your kind review. I thoroughly enjoyed touring with you and its always fun showing folks our lovely wine industry. Make sure that you look out for the Marlborough range back home !
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    This was the best wine tour we have been on. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. We also had a really nice lunch at Witherhills Winery.
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    Response from Mike P, Manager at Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
    Responded 24 Oct 2019
    Many thanks for your review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your day. Its always a pleasure to show off our beautiful valley (and the wine !)
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    By: Jade Tours
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    LCL-travels
    Chicago, Illinois
    22076
    Great Shore Excursion Tasting Wines Provided by Jade Tours
    Jade Tours provided us with a lovely day of wine tasting and touring in Marlborough. We traveled in a minibus that
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    MaffieAustralia
    Mission Beach, Australia
    306102
    Small group tour with knowledgable guide
    We didn't want to do a tour organised by our cruise ship and therefore choose this small group tour. We were
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    katem885
    Sydney, Australia
    31
    A fantastic Marlborough experience!
    We spent the day with Mike gaining a fantastic insight into the history of the Marlborough wine country and
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    jborsik
    Tampa, Florida
    2113
    Picton wine country
    We had a wonderful tour with Jade Tours. Mike was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wines. Went
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    Katie_227aus
    10
    Brilliant tour!
    The great benefit of visiting in the winter was having Mike and his local knowledge all to ourselves on what
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    728jaredc
    10
    A Perfect Tour
    My new wife, her family, and my friends went on this tour and we had such a great time. Everywhere we went was
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    cagechop
    40
    Something for everyone
    Our amazing guide, Mike was extremely knowledgeable about the Marlborough wine region but still asked for input
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    Monica D
    Arequipa, Peru
    283
    Fun, informative and fabulous wine
    Mike, our guide, gave us an experience we could not have had on our own. He picked us up at our Airbnb, discussed
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    iaind662
    10
    Wine tour
    My girlfriend and I booked a wine tour with Jade tours while we were on a short trip to the Malborough region, we
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    anzeljea
    Rouen, France
    81
    Splendid tasting
    If one is interested in having an idea of what New Zealand can offer with wines this is the excursion to select.
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    E5568QXjamesw
    10
    10/10!
    Mike was the perfect tour guide - great knowledge of his wine and the surrounding area plus a willingness to alter
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    U3198PTjasonl
    Toowoomba, Australia
    21
    Great day out with Mike!
    We loved the full day Wine tour with Mike. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and the wines on offer. We
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    TXTraveller703
    Corinth, Texas
    32
    Not what was advertised
    We booked the cruise ship Jade Wine Tour excursion. The website described what we would experience, but
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    phillipwD5352GL
    11
    Maryborough wine tour Jade tours.
    We were very well kooked after - had Sue our guide all to ourselves. A lovely day enjoying the sites of Picton and
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    tanyaclaire39
    Pokolbin, Australia
    21
    Wine Tour
    Yesterday we enjoyed a fabulous day wine tasting in the Marlborough with Mike from Jade tours. Mike was very
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