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Shore Excursion: Blenheim Wine Tour from Picton

Highlights
  • 5-hour wine tour shore excursion from Picton
  • Sample some of New Zealand’s famous Marlborough wines
  • Taste a variety of wines during stops at four or five wineries
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Shore Excursion: Blenheim Wine Tour from Picton
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Shore Excursion: Blenheim Wine Tour from Picton
US$94.86
Overview
When your cruise ship docks in Picton, take the opportunity to go wine tasting with a tour that visits some of Marlborough’s award-winning wineries. Visit up to five wineries in Blenheim for tastings and vineyard tours, discovering both internationally famous wines and lesser-known New Zealand gems. You’ll also stop for lunch (own expense) and sample locally made olive oil, liqueurs and chocolates as you head back to Picton at the end of your 5-hour tour.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at the Picton i-Site after your cruise ship docks.  Then board a luxury minibus and journey 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 four or five cellar doors on a flexible schedule around the Marlborough vineyards. Savor the vintners' art and linger where the wines match your palate, or move on if the aromas and flavors aren't your preference. The 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 back to the port, we stop at a notable chocolate factory for a nibble of hand-made gourmet chocolates. You will return to the Picton wharf at least 90 minutes before your cruise ship departs.
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Great Wine Tasting Day

Organised a tour with Mike for mid may 2018. P/U was the docks at Picton as we were on a cruise. Just 6 of us and all Australians so that was great. Went to great wineries and tasted many wines(for me it was the reds...More

Thank queenslandtraveller
mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your great review. We have so much wine to share and its lovely to see visitors enjoying it. It was a pleasure to meet you all and thanks for choosing Jade Tours !

Reviewed 10 April 2018
Fantastic Wine Tour by Mike

Mike our host for the day was brilliant from the word go. His knowledge of the Marlborough area, vineyards, history and of course the wines was excellent. The 3 of us had an exceptional day that we will always remember. The best wine tour we...More

Thank Stephen M
mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Many thanks for your review and it was an absolute pleasure to show you our beautiful area for the day. Lots more to see and taste so hurry on back ! Till the next time ......

Reviewed 21 March 2018
Fantastic Wine Experience

Mike and Sue turned our stopover in Picton and the Marlborough region into a day to remember. The transport used was excellent and Mike provided a very friendly and informative service. He listened to what wine we liked and then not only took us to...More

Thank Allan T
mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

Hi Allan. Thanks for your terrific review - it was an absolute pleasure to show you around Marlborough for the day. Good day out, bucket list reduced and memories made to entice you back ! Safe travels.

Reviewed 26 February 2018
Amazing visit!

Wine, and views! Sue was so chill, friendly, and funny. My cruise arrived in Picton and we took the shuttle into town. It was easy to find Sue, since she had a nice sign with big letters. When we started the tour - no one...More

Thank LuxNYC303
mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

It was our pleasure. I wouldn't dream of saying that our side is better (oops - just did !). Its always fun to welcome a new bunch to make friends with and Sue enjoyed herself too. Many thanks for joining us and for your review.

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Fantastic Wine Tour

This was one of the best wines tours I have been on! We were a group of 5 with three other people that day! Mike was our driver and was spectacular! He took us to five different wineries where we tasted at least 4 to...More

Thank berryrasp25
mikeJT01, Manager at Jade Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

It was a pleasure to show you the best that Marlborough has to offer. Glad that you enjoyed your tour and were able to get a real taste of our vines. Thank you for your review.

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