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Blenheim Half day Wine Tour

Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
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Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
US$77.13
Overview
Travel in a luxury minibus to the famous cellar doors of Marlborough on this approx. 5-hour tour. Compare the aromas of Marlborough's finest wines and taste the passion that goes into every bottle; then visit the barrel rooms and walk through a vineyard to understand the science behind the art. You will visit up to five wineries ranging from the internationally famous to boutique, family-run estates. Finish the day with a nibble of hand made gourmet chocolates at our chocolate factory.
What to Expect
Your expert local guide will collect you from your Blenheim accommodation (pick up from Picton can be arranged). Travel on board our luxury minibus through the scenic Marlborough wine region while your guide points out ecological and historical places of interest; this small-group tour is limited to 12 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. Savor the vintners' art and linger where the wines match your palate; we then move on to try to match those aromas and textures. The enthusiastic cellar door hosts will introduce their products and discuss their provenance and variety. 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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1 - 5 of 6 reviews

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Excellent Tour

We were met by our tour guide and was pleasantly surprised we were the only people booked for this tour. The tour was done by Sue of Jade Tours and she was sooo good. A very interesting and knowledgeable guide. We had a wonderful tour...More

Thank RhinestoneLady
Reviewed 7 March 2018
Outstanding Tour Do Not Miss It

Mike, owner and tour guide, was exceptional. He was well versed in wines and local culture/color. Small minivan of ten participants created opportunity to converse with people from all over the world. Visited 6 wineries in 7 hours and had a great lunch at one...More

Thank edinmich
mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

We are grateful that you chose to come along with us for the day. I certainly enjoyed myself and hope that you take home a new appreciation of the wonderful Marlborough wines. Safe travels.

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile
Great way to tour the Marlborough wineries

Had a great afternoon of wine tasting. Mike tailored our tour based on the preferences and tastes of the group; we went to 5 fantastic wineries and had a delicious lunch. Mike dropped us back at our holiday park a bit early as we have...More

Thank Stacey V
mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Many thanks for your very positive review. The children did extremely well and their presence did not impact on the tour at all. Good parenting !! A pleasure to meet you and enjoy the rest of your travels.

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile
Exclusive Wine Tasting Tour

My wife and I were picked up at our hotel by Sue, our amazing tour guide. She brought us to 3 wineries and the chocolate factory towards the end. Sue was so warm and welcoming. She was highly knowledgeable about the Marlborough region as well...More

1  Thank Stan S
mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Many thanks for your review. Its always nice to get enthusiastic responses and we are delighted that you enjoyed your tour. Be sure to look out for those marlborough wines in the future !

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Personalised Picton Wine Tour

Booked from the Uk with ease with all questions answered by Mike. We were a party of four from a cruise ship with limited time for this tour. On arrival our driver, Sue, was waiting for us with a private vehicle. Sue welcomed us and...More

Thank _progersharp
mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2017

Thank you. Sue really appreciates your comments and thoroughly enjoyed her day out with you. We are delighted that you had a good day around Marlborough and hopefully we can welcome you again sometime.

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