Full Day "Winemaker's Tour"
- Duration: 6 Hours (approx.)
- Product code: FULLDAY
- Get insights from your winemaker/tour guide
- Exclusive winery tour and tasting
- Informative vineyard stop
- A flexible tour experience
- Visit 4-6 wineries (tasting fees included)
- Lunch at a vineyard restaurant (at own cost)
- *Complimentary collection and drop off at your accommodation in Blenheim/Renwick
- Time of tour approximately 10.15am – 4.30pm
- Pickup 9.30am (Picton) 10-10.15am (Blenheim). Finish 4.30pm - 5pm
With a wine-trained specialist as your guide; you get a close look at the wine production process as your guide educates your mind and your palate from vineyard to bottle! Exclusive to Hop ‘n Grape, we go beyond the cellar door so you can sample the best – straight from the barrel. You can ask all those curly questions, and capture the best behind-the-scenes winery photos, so you can dazzle your friends back home with your NZ Wine Know-How! Our full day tour starts with a behind-the-scenes look at a modern-day winery. You’ll either taste grape juice fresh from the press; sample a young Pinot Noir from the barrel; or try a freshly filtered Sauvignon Blanc.
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.
Please note: Due to Health & Safety reasons full access into the working winery may not be available during the busy vintage season months March-April. During this time we stand at a safe distance to observe the winery at work. Also due to Covid-19 restrictions there may be times we cannot take guests through the winery at all, we hope you understand that this is outside of our control, and on these occasions we look forward to showing you around more winery cellar doors that Marlborough has to offer.
*There is an additional charge for Picton transfers. We may be able to arrange a transfer from Havelock, Waikawa, Rarangi, and Anakiwa but please contact us to make your booking, as depending on our itinerary this isn't always available.