Wine

Wine Tours: (from $165 - $1300)

Marlborough is recognised as one of the premium wine regions of the world. It is New Zealands leading and largest wine region producing 70% of all New Zealand's wine. Marlborough draws international acclaim that far outweighs its size. In the span of just a few decades winemakers have embraced this small, yet geographically diverse region, exploring the nuances offered by its landscape to craft exhilarating flavours in many different wine styles. You can experience these wines in a variety of ways and they can be tailored to your requirements.

Following are some options as a start point

  • Private half day wine tour: morning or afternoon (10am/12.30pm) 2-3 Wineries with an experienced guide. Your choice of wineries or we can recommend.
  • Private full day wine tour: 6-8 wineries, lunch stop (own expense), start time 10am. This covers small and large wineries to provide you with an extensive array of styles and tastes
  • Half day cycling wine tour: morning or afternoon (10am/12.30pm) 2-3 Wineries with an experienced guide (private or group).
  • Full day cycling wine tour: 6-8 wineries, lunch stop (own expense), start time 9.30am (private or group). Both of these cycling tours will take you off the road and into some of the more unique smaller wineries, you will meet winemakers and walk through the vineyards which will provide you with a full understanding of what makes this area so unique and its wines world renowned. Support vehicles travel with the tours which means if you no longer wish to cycle you can still be part of the tour.
  • Group wine tours with a winemaker (full day) visiting a variety of wineries with a winemaker providing you with their knowledge and insights into each of the styles tasted.
  • Private tasting with individual outstanding winemakers onsite ot our "Wine Shack" - your request of winemaker or we will match a wine maker to your taste.

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What our customers say

My dad and I stayed here for 4 nights, actually it was so good, we extended! From the rooms, to breakfast and dinner, to the grounds and staff, the lodge exceeds even the most distinguished expectations! I have stayed in the best hotels around the world, but The Marlborough Lodge is without hesitation one of those places where you will always remember every detail because they exceeded in every category! Can't wait to return!

ThomasNY

Wonderful Surprise. My husband booked us here as a treat whilst traveling around the area. It was a truly lovely stay. We wish we booked longer! The staff is brilliant and friendly - always smiling and quick to offer anything we might have needed. The property - WOW! It is incredibly well cared for and decorated to be current whilst maintaining the integrity and the history of the building (a challenge few people get spot on - they do!) . We will surely be back - hopefully when it is warmer so we can take advantage of the pool and more outdoor activities. Still well worth the stay in the offseason - the wineries are still open in June!

Ellie Z

A must stay! This place is incredible - located on a great piece of property very close to the airport and has amazing views. It has great food and wine and the rooms and staff are great people. Outdoor fire place where they host pre dinner drinks every night - a must stay if you visit this area!

Mathew K – Bedminster, New Jersey

Extraordinary luxury hotel. This hotel simply could not be improved upon! The building is lovely with an effortlessly elegant decor. We had a large suite with a second room for our son, separated by a huge bathroom. The room was perfect, with just the right amount of flair and panache without feeling overdone. Our bed was extremely comfortable and the linens were fantastic. The whole property has several wrap around porches, which are great for sitting outside and taking in the stunning views of the property, including a small vineyard. The setting is so serene — you are minutes from the local wineries and restaurants but you feel completely away from everything. We went on a tour with the gardener, who showed us the chickens (fresh eggs for breakfast every day!) and beautiful stream and plants. There are lots of citrus trees and gardens on the grounds. In the evenings, we enjoyed canapés and wine in a small chapel on the property, next to a roaring fire. And the food was delicious throughout! We enjoyed our evening dinners immensely and also had very tasty breakfasts, including local preserves and fresh juice. The staff was super friendly and made all of us, including our 8-year old son, feel so welcome. The manager was wonderful and made sure we all felt special. I would highly recommend this location.

CK107 – San Francisco