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

Marlborough Lodge was the last luxury lodge we stayed in after 3 weeks (9 lodges) in the South Island. All experiences have been lovely but this place is just gorgeous. The staff were all so delightful, the food great and the building and grounds just stunning.

belindaellenscott

Tastefuly furnished with a Nespresso machine, pods, and gorgeous fresh creamery milk. Great shower with lovely toiletries provided...and great 4G WiFi. Don't stay here if you want Cook...but why would you when you've got some of the best chefs and wine the area has at Hans Herzog Bistro, Restaurant and vineyard across the road.

gay sweeney

Our entire stay was absolutely amazing. Our room was spacious and very comfortable with beautiful views of the vineyards. This property is exceptional in every way, the gardens breathtakingly beautiful. Breakfast and dinner were included as were drinks and canapés before dinner outside . Karen and staff were exceptional, nothing was too much trouble. The Lodge has bikes and we went for a pleasurable ride through the vineyards . A truly fabulous and memorable stay.

255103linda

It was a typically crisp Autumn evening so we started with a glass of bubbles and delicious canapés beside the huge outdoor fire. We could just as easily have settled into the comfy sofas inside the chapel, now transformed into a cosy space for pre-dinner drinks, wine tastings, and browsing a range of beautiful NZ-made gifts. This was not our first visit to The Marlborough Lodge, but the first since the change of guard the kitchen. The menu changes daily and is a showcase of local produce with a touch of European flair. Portions are generous and our plates were bare when they returned to the kitchen. That says it all. The Lodge effortlessly combines elegance with comfort and under Karen's stewardship the staff are efficient and friendly and knowledgeable too. We locals are lucky to have a place of this calibre on our doorstep, visitors who stay here are just lucky.

Donna M