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The Ultimate Guide to Marlborough Wineries and Tours

2nd Aug 12

Marlborough is a popular destination for adventure travellers, food lovers and wine connoisseurs alike. With a selection of boutique Marlborough accommodation, stunning scenery, water and outdoor activities, you won't be short on things to do! But one thing Marlborough is most recognised for is its abundance of vineyards. We've put together a comprehensive list of all the wineries Marlborough has to offer - take a look to see which ones you'd like to visit on your next trip... 

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Auntsfield Estate

 Blenheim

 Sample delicious wines and olive oils while enjoying the stunning views. 

Brancott Estate Heritage Centre

 Wairau

 One of Marlborough's premier cellar doors with unbeatable views of the region. 

Clos Henri Vineyard

 Blenheim

 This vineyard specialises in French-style wines. 

Cloudy Bay Wines  

 Renwick

 Enjoy light platters of local and seasonal cuisine in summer, and the open fire in winter. 

Forrest Wines  

 Renwick

 Sample up to 20 wines from Marlborough, Hawkes Bay and Otago. 

Framingham

 Renwick

 Try their incredible Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Montepulciano and Pinot Noir. 

Georges Michel Wine Estate

 Blenheim

 Georges Michel wines are exported to 17 different countries and are found in some of the most prestigious restaurants and wine shops around the world. 

Giesen Wines

 Blenheim

 A welcoming cellar door in the heart of Marlborough. 

Hans Herzog Estate

 Blenheim

 Enjoy the winery, cellar door, and gourmet restaurant. 

Highfield

 Renwick

 Visit the tower overlooking the Wairau Valley, enjoy a platter or a tasting. 

Hunter's Wines

 Blenheim

 Don't miss out on experiencing these world-class wines and award-winning gardens. 

Isabel Vineyard

 Renwick

 Try the Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling from this family-owned vineyard. 

Johanneshof Cellars

 Picton

 Johanneshof make all their wines on site from hand-harvested Marlborough fruit. Try their Gewźrztraminer, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, Methode Traditionnelle, botrytised dessert wines, Grape Brandy and Grappa. 

Lake Chalice Wines

 Renwick

 Visit for cellar door tasting and purchases Monday to Friday in spring and summer. 

Mount Riley Wines  

 Blenheim

 Tastings are free of charge for visitors to this beautiful winery. 

Nautilus Estate

 Blenheim

 These state-of-the-art facilities combine with traditional winemaking techniques to produce truly unique wines. 

Pernod Ricard Winery Cellar Door

 Blenheim

 Located on State Highway One as you enter Blenheim from the south, it's an easy stop at Pernod Ricard for tastings. 

Rock Ferry Cellar Door and Cafe

 Blenheim

 Stop for tastings and lunch at this organic vineyard. 

Saint Clair Cellar Door and Cafe  

 Blenheim

 Sample the extensive menu and visit the preservery and gift shop. 

Seresin Estate  

 Renwick

 The Seresin wines are hand-picked and hand-made exclusively with fruit from these vineyards. 

Spy Valley Wines  

 Wairau

 A family-owned vineyard, Spy Valley has a great reputation for their wines. 

Te Whare Ra Wines

 Renwick

 Te Whare Ra produces delicious Gewźrztraminer, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and an aromatic blend called Toru. 

The Winery Riverlands

 Blenheim

 As part of the Pernod Ricard Winery, The Winery Riverlands offers lunch and brunch. 

Wairau River Wines

 Blenheim

 This relaxed winery offers cellar door purchases and tastings. 

Wither Hills Cellar Door and Restaurant

 Blenheim

 A cellar door, restaurant and function venue in one - not to be missed. 

Yealands Estate

 Awatere

 Experience complimentary tastings, interactive experience audio-visual displays and sustainable winery tours by appointment. 

Wine Tours 

If you're having trouble choosing which vineyards to visit, and in what order, Marlborough offers a variety of wine tour providers who can take you to all the best wineries. 

Bubbly Grape Wine Tours Ltd

Choose from a Sauvignon Blanc Tour, the Special Reserve Wine Tour or the Gourmet Lunch Wine Tour. Each tour also offers the opportunity to visit the Chocolate Shoppe. 

Explore Marlborough  

 Small exclusive guided tours - Driving wine tours, Wine tours by bike, food tours, wine, art and garden tours in Marlborough New Zealand. 

Marlborough Tours

 Choose from flexible half or full day wine tours that stop by wineries, art and craft shops, gardens and scenic locations. 

Marlborough Travel.co.nz  

 These Qualmark endorsed tours include cruises, private hostings or group tours that can be customised to suit you. 

Na Clachan Wine Tours  

 This relaxed, friendly educational tour provides information about viticulture, winemaking, harvesting and fermentation - ideal for eager learners! 

Pacific Cycle Tours

 This Qualmark endorsed tour involves five days of cycling around the various vineyards - a great way to see Marlborough. 

Sounds Connection

 Choose from a river cruise, half or full day wine tour. 

Taste Marlborough Ltd

 These high-end taste tours offer the opportunity to taste gourmet food and wines. 

Wine Tours by Bike

 This eco-friendly, cost effective tour has been highlighted as a 'Top Tour' in The Lonely Planet. 

Hotel D'Urville offers boutique Marlborough accommodation, packages and specials ideal for a luxurious getaway. Make a booking with us before you plan your wine tour of Marlborough!

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