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vineyards of Marlborough region

Which is the best place to stay to spend time in the vineyards of Malborough, Nelson or Picton?

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1. Re: vineyards of Marlborough region

Marlborough is where most of the wineries are in that region; my Picton wine tour went to Marlborough.

If it's for a day, you could start out in Nelson and just plan on a longer ride. Why not stay in Blenheim? Personally I find Nelson more interesting, but Picton can be convenient.

There are great wineries all over the country though, so no need to limit yourself.

Edited: 29 October 2010, 06:05
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2. Re: vineyards of Marlborough region

Nelson, Picton and Blenheim are all equally convenient to the vineyards.

I think a tour the best way to explore as then you are able to freely sample the excellent wines.

And if you are venturing further south, Wanaka, Bannockburn and Queenstown all offer tours to many excellent boutique vineyards in the area. The Pinot Noir is particularly fabulous :)

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3. Re: vineyards of Marlborough region

give us your plans as there are so many good spots.....wanaka is correct in mentioning the Otago if you can make that area but the interactive province of nelson is more likely to have the lot in one place.

picton is a bit sad unless going to the Sounds or Queen charlotte walk.

To answer your question ...time best spent is Nelson if thats your whole choice.

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4. Re: vineyards of Marlborough region

Here is an old thread that may help you decide on wineries;


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