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Full Day Winemaker's Tour in Marlborough provided by Hop n Grape Tours

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Full Day Winemaker's Tour in Marlborough

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Full Day Winemaker's Tour in Marlborough
Wine tours during Alert Level 1: If one of our guides is unwell they stay home. If you are unwell please be considerate of other guests, and postpone or cancel your tour. If you need to self-isolate but want to reschedule your tour, we will do our best to accommodate you.
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Updated 15/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
With a winemaker as your guide; your tour starts with an informative vineyard stroll, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at a modern working winery where you can taste grape juice fresh from the press, sample a young Pinot Noir from the barrel, or try a freshly filtered Sauvignon Blanc. You can ask all those curly questions, and capture the best behind-the-scenes winery photos. Next, we’ll get up close and personal with the Marlborough wine region and you’ll taste any delight that isn’t tied down. In our full day tour you visit 4-6 wineries which can include local breweries, with over 40 cellar doors to choose from, if you’ve got a favourite we’ll do our best to get you there. Lunch at a vineyard restaurant is always a highlight. There is opportunity to do a Cheese tasting, Olive oil tasting or a visit to Makana Chocolate Shop. Visit 4-6 wineries.
Itinerary
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  • 1
    Mount Riley Wines
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Wairau River Wines Cellar Door
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Moa Brewing Company
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Cloudy Bay
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    FROMM Winery
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Makana Confections
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 7
    Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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Important Information
Duration
6h 30m
Inclusions
  • All wine tasting fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Free door-to-door collection and drop off from Blenheim/Renwick areas
  • Picton, Havelock, Rarangi transfers may be available with additional charge.
  • Lunch stop during the tour - at your own cost
  • Entry/Admission - Mount Riley Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Moa Brewing Company
  • Entry/Admission - Cloudy Bay
  • Entry/Admission - FROMM Winery
  • Entry/Admission - Makana Confections
  • Entry/Admission - Saint Clair Family Estate Vineyard Kitchen
Exclusions
  • Lunch - at your own cost on the day
  • Note: Bring a pair of closed shoes (no heels) for our winery visit
  • Note: We encourage our guests to have a good breakfast before the wine tour.
  • Entry/Admission - Wairau River Wines Cellar Door
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Adam Szentes wrote a review 13 Jan
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Had a stunning day out with Darlene and Hop n Grape on a tour for my mother’s birthday. Super accomodating, we learned a lot and had such a great time. A great variety of wineries and a lovely restaurant for lunch. Darlene was an amazing guide. Would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Lynn Kilduff Stringer wrote a review 3 Jan
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Three of us went on the tour. Darlene was our driver and guide for the day. She knew the names of all 8 people on the day and greeted us as she picked us up. The group was just the perfect number of people and everyone got on so well together. Darlene was extremely knowledgeable
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Hopngrape, Owner at Full Day Winemaker's Tour in Marlborough
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thanks for your review of the Blenheim wine tour. We love showing guests around the Marlborough wineries and vineyards. Darlene is an amazing tour guide with extensive knowledge in wine so she always finds the best wine tasting experiences for the group. Thanks again. Hop n Grape tours.
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Joanne S wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
What a great way to spend a day touring the vineyards around Marlborough. Darlene was a fantastic host and imparted a great deal of knowledge about the vineyards, wine-growing, and the wines themselves. We had a look behind scenes at one of the vineyards which was very
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from Hopngrape, Owner at Full Day Winemaker's Tour in Marlborough
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi David and Joanne,. Thanks for your fantastic review of the Full day winery tour. Darlene is a professional and has a background in winemaking so she really knows all the best wineries and vineyards. Hope to see you or some of your friends on the tour again someday. Warm regards, the team at Hop n Grape tours Marlborough
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Pura Vida AKL wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand22 contributions24 helpful votes
Highly recommend this company and the full day trip. We had a blast and got to see and do a wide variety of Of wineries and sample some beautiful wines. So easy to deal with Cameron when booking , communication was spot on. However , the prize goes to our guide, driver and host
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Date of experience: December 2020
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DINKZ wrote a review Nov 2020
Wellington, New Zealand214 contributions37 helpful votes
Thoroughly enjoyed this wine tour with Mike as our host. It was nice that the group was small (10 of us) so it felt more personalised. We did the winery tour at Mount Riley first and there were four of us so really intimate and informative and then picked up the afternoon
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Hopngrape, Owner at Full Day Winemaker's Tour in Marlborough
Responded 15 Nov 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review and recommendation. I'm glad you enjoyed the tour and had a great experience. Mike is an asset to our team. He sure has a wealth of knowledge and even won 3rd place at the Young Winemaker of the Year competition. Thank you for supporting Hop 'n Grape Wine and Beer Tours. We look forward to seeing you again next time. Warm regards Cam0211 574 094
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Hop n Grape is the Best!
Had so much fun over the day. Cam, the tour guide, was knowledgeable, professional and really accomodating. He chos
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Pick this one!
We had a tour with Cam and we loved it. He was super informative, we learnt so much. Some of the staff at the winer
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Annie C
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Half day wine tasting and lunch
Wow what a fantastic afternoon Darlene our tour guide was amazing Very communicative company thoroughly recommen
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Alison S
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Great day wine tasting with a winemaker
My husband and I enjoyed a great day with Cam, a winemaker, as he took us around various local wineries. He was a
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Annbo1947
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Best Winery Tour in town!
We took this tour just a week ago, being a family group of three adults on a back yard holiday! Darlene collected u
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Aimee991
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Great day out
Had such a fantastic day on this wine tour! We visited a good variety of vineyards and our tour guide Cam made the
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Amazing experience with Cam
I am totally recommending Cam and his company to anyone who plans on doing a tour. I did this with 3 other girlfrie
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What an Experience
Cam was brilliant today. We had the chance to experience a winery tour from the other side of the counter and taste
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lorraineb513
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Fantastic Afternoon Wine Tour
My husband and myself had such a lovely day with Darlene as our driver and tour guide. She was extremely knowledgea
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Donellabish69
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Highly recommended
We had a fantastic time tasting wine and gin. Had a lovely lunch at a vineyard. Our tour guide Darlene was very kno
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Diana H
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Lovely afternoon with Hop n Grape
We had an excellent afternoon with Darlene yesterday. She was was very knowledgeable and we learnt a lot. She was
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tomandmaree2020
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Great time.
Fantastic guide. Darlene was very knowledgeable about the wine industry and wine making. She made us her top priori
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Dream659868
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Fantastic way to spend an afternoon
Thanks Darlene for a great day. We really appreciated the opportunity to customise our vineyard tour after learning
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NZJ20
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Fun and informative day out
I took a private tour with Cameron and my 20 year old son. Cam was really friendly and informative and gave us a lo
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Ross B
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Exceptional Tour
Two of us went on a half day tour, we were picked up at 11.00am and dropped back approx 3.45pm. Our guide Darlene w
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  • Duration: 6h 30m
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