WINTER WINE GOURMET AND SCENIC PLEASURES OF MARLBOROUGH - GROUP TOUR

Winter in NZ - What a great time to come!
The wine is still running strong, the golden glows of the vineyard landscapes and the cuisine to die for is always on the menu.
Warm wintry days with the sun shining is quite normal and if you hit a rainy day what better way to relax than with a glass of Pinot Noir by a cosy cellar door fire.

Your Local Chauffeur group tours from 1 to 6 people are designed to be a custom day, flexible time frame and cover the sensational wines, the breath-taking landscapes and amazing tantalizing cuisine not to mention the gourmet treats. 

Cellar Doors and Hosts know you are coming. Most wineries are open every day of the year bar Christmas Day and Easter Friday. 

Your tour includes pick up door to door in Blenheim or Picton and recommend an 11:00 am start concluding at 4:00 pm.
However times can be flexible to suit you.
If you are travelling from Wellington by ferry arriving 12:30 pm into Picton to enjoy a half day of wine you may like to choose the Winter Wine Special for a private tour where tour times are even more flexible.

From: $115.00 per person
5 hours Duration
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Door to door pick up from your accommomdation and return

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The tour 'Pleasures' and tour 'Delights' offer you of course the best wine tasting experience in New Zealand. Marlborough produces over 77% of New Zealand wines right here.

You may wish to visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum for Peter Jackson's amazing classic air displays of WW1 and WW2. Choose an art gallery or award winning garden with a winter NZ flower outlook. Even a thrilling jet boat ride on the Sounds. 

Landscape colours and hues at this time of the year are breath-taking.  The blue grey of the hill ranges, the aftermath of the harvest from yellow to golds to the resting vines. At this time you can view the hard work of the staff pruning and getting ready for the new season of grapes and wine for your table.

Snow appears on the Southern most mountains of the Kaikoura Ranges and eventually blending into the great Southern Alps. The ski field is close by only 2 hours drive, plus the crystal clear lake for a breath-taking walk among the NZ native bush.

The choice of lunch spots too can offer high vantage point views of the Wairau Valley and beyond. At times with views of Wellington on the tip of the North Island.
The high standard of cuisine chefs is becoming widely known in Marlborough, especially with the farmed green-lip mussels and salmon, the North Canterbury lamb and even venison and the pork belly - a must to try!

If you are after a special gourmet treat, you can try the local cheeses, oils, liqueurs, garlic noir, manuka honey, chilli peanut butters and many more delicious tastes. Not to mention Makana Boutique Chocolate Confections with a taste waiting for you at the front door.

As the day closes recommendations are offered for great evening dining or even a brewery with pizza or a special town corner for more wine and tapas. 

Whatever your season at home - Summer - Spring - Winter - Autumn............don't rule out New Zealand's winter climate.
The beauty will amaze you and for a special itinerary of the South Island if you are heading South, please ask and Your Local chauffeur will provide some outstanding options for recommended tours and activities.