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Enjoy a memorable day visiting and tasting wines at the cellar doors of premium Nelson & Marlborough wineries. Many are family-run boutique operations. Have lunch in superb vineyard settings at Rock Ferry & Waimea Est. Marlborough tours are from...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
78A Kawai Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 27 265 2244
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Reviewed 3 November 2018

This was a last minute booking and Rod managed to fit us in with another couple who had already booked so we were happy about that. Only three wineries on this tour, but they were all excellent and different, with useful introductions and background from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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395rod, Owner at Vintage Wine Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Many thanks. Yes, we certainly made a great fivesome that day. And the weather gods produced the goods too when we were outdoors at the lovely Whenua Matua vineyard.

Reviewed 31 May 2018

My husband and I spent a day on our honeymoon doing Rod's Vintage Wine Tour and it was a wonderful day! Rod responded to all my emails before our tour very promptly and gave us great recommendations for the Nelson area. He picked us up...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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395rod, Owner at Vintage Wine Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thanks so much for your generous comments. It loved the conversations we had together that day. Of course much of that occurs while I'm driving through the scenic countryside between Nelson and Marlborough. Thanks for keeping in touch, and do enjoy your time in Italy...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Rod picked us up from where we were staying promptly at 9am, and then we took a scenic drive into the Marlborough wine region. From the get go, Rod showed a wealth of experience both as local and wine connoisseur. At the end of he...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Lachlan M
395rod, Owner at Vintage Wine Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2018

Many thanks for your kind words. Good that you now know the styles of Marlborough sauvignon blancs can be so varied. I'm pleased that you both also enjoyed your time back in Nelson at Rhythm 'n Brown. My fav. bar.

Reviewed 16 March 2018

We did an excellent private tour with Rod and one other couple at short notice thanks to our enterprising host (at The Pear Orchard, B&B). Four top class vineyards with outstanding Nelson wines - among the best in New Zealand - in beautiful settings with...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Christine M
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went on the Marlborough wine tour with Rod and had a fantastic time. He picked us up at our Airbnb and arranged a full day with tastings at 5 different vineyards in the Marlborough region. We also had an amazing platter...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

We chose this tour because it gave us the option to be met at the ferry at Picton and be taken to Nelson via the vineyards. We visited four cellars and drove through amazing scenery. Rod was the best of guides. He was helpful, informative...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We did a private Malborough area wine tour with Rod, the proprietor of Vintage Wine Tours, during our visit to Nelson. We cannot recommend Vintage Wine Tours highly enough! Everything about this experience was great. Rod picked us up from our hotel and regaled us...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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395rod, Owner at Vintage Wine Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 25 December 2017

Thank you for being most generous with your comments. It was a memorable day for me too. Firstly learning about your backgrounds and the general conversations we had. Then of course, on our return to Nelson, when you both invited me and my wife out...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Rod was a perfect host for our tour in Marlborough, from the time we made the reservation to when he dropped us at our door in Nelson. He did a great job in visiting wineries that he thought would match our interest. Really can’t say...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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395rod, Owner at Vintage Wine Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 24 December 2017

Thanks so much. I remember the great day we had together. Just the other day I picked up a family in Picton, much earlier in the morning than usual, so they had quite a full day in Marlborough before we drove to Nelson.

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

Rod is an excellent guide and extremely knowledgeable about the regions wineries. He took us to a bunch of wineries that I’m sure we would’ve missed unless we spent a lot of time in the Nelson area. Lunch was at a great little place that...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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395rod, Owner at Vintage Wine Tours Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Thanks so much for your appreciative comments. More international wine tourists need to know that Nelson can match Marlborough for memorable wine experiences.

Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

If you want a friendly and knowledgeable introduction to Nelson wines then Rod is your man. He will pick you up at your doorstep and drive you around some excellent vineyards, often off the tourist track where you can taste and purchase excellent wines. He...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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