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

From stepping out of our car to the moment we left ,after two days stay at Marlborough,we were cosseted and cared for in every detail.The house and gardens are breathtaking ,and created with attention to the minutest detail. The hospitality is second to none and the food is out of this world,having travelled extensively over 50 years,we can say that Marlborough Lodge is exceptional , thank you to all the lovely people who made our stay so very enjoyable

Stanley B

Fantastic place, delicious food (much better than some Michelin star restaurants), excellent wine list, and... fresh orange juice for breakfast (trust me, it’s mission impossible all around New Zealand). Very elegance and modern furnished room (but too small - we recommend to choose more spacious suites) Very clean))) if this is important for you It was our best experience in NZ!


My wife and I spent 3 night at this lodge. Everything was great : the room ( super clean and very well appointed), the food ( excellent breakfast and superb dinner) , the staff ( Karen, the General Manager is a super friendly and professional person that managed very well her excellent team), the property in general ( a beautiful lodge perfectly sitting in a wonderful garden).... We normally stay at 5 stars hotel around the globe but this one is one of the few we will remember . Thank you !!


We were on a holiday driving from Auckland to Queenstown and this was a stop in the winelands of Blenheim suggested and arranged by our tour company. We had got the ferry across from Wellington in the morning, picked up the next car and drove south for about 30 minutes. I had sorted the route so as we came into towards the Blenheim area we went to four wineries for tastings before getting to the hotel. The hotel is very close to the wineries and we got there mid afternoon. Turning down a track you go a short way down a winding track and then come to a lovely quite small looking building. We were instantly greeted by a really friendly lady who made us feel immediately welcome. Our bags were taken from the car and straight to the room while she gave us a quick walk around what used to be a convent. This is a lovely place, very peaceful, lovely grounds, lovely rooms and very homely. Pre dinner drinks were suggested in what used to be the chapel and now a lovely lounge with a small bar and was so relaxing. Dinner is equally good in a very relaxed dining room. Excellent food and service. This place is relaxed homely luxury and it was a great pity our plans only allowed one night. If you have more time than we allowed, perhaps stay two nights, or more, while taking the whole day to look around the lovely wine region.

Mike C