A food and wine retreat 

Friday 11th - Tuesday 15th September 2020

Join Sydney chef Christine Manfield for a 4-day extravagant food and wine feast celebrating the stunning diversity of New Zealand’s Marlborough region.

This is an ideal opportunity to immerse your senses in the best culinary experiences while exploring the rich bounty on offer.

You’ll be staying at the luxurious Marlborough Lodge themarlboroughlodge.co.nz where our group has exclusive use, meeting local farmers, artisanal producers, cheesemakers, winemakers, chefs, visiting the weekly farmers market, cruising the magnificent Marlborough Sounds and have Christine cook for you.

This indulgent retreat promises unparalleled quality and memorable experiences.

Cost: NZ$7125 per couple (double occupancy)

NZ$4540 (Single Supplement)

Dates: Friday 11th to Tuesday 15th September 2020

Booking: [email protected]



Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
Selected wines with lunch and dinner each day
Private wine tastings with the wine makers
Farm experience and luncheon hosted by the owner
Private Marlborough Sounds Cruise and seafood experience
Meet the producers at the Farmers market
All transfers
4 nights accommodation at The Marlborough Lodge


Require more information, email us at [email protected] or call +64 3 570 5700

Reviews from our 2019 guests


"What a fabulous way to enjoy a short break in New Zealand! Great food and wine, a stunningly beautiful location and heavenly accommodation at The Marlborough Lodge.

It is a rare treat to be looked after so well.

Thank you, Chris, Angela and the wonderful team at The Marlborough Lodge."

John Head and Leslie Stern


"The four-day food & wine getaway to The Marlborough Lodge was pure indulgence.

The Lodge is a wonderful, comfortable place to stay, with friendly, thoughtful and attentive staff, and located in the midst of an extraordinary landscape, with bountiful vineyards and wineries on a wide plain between snow-capped mountains on two sides, Cloudy Bay and the Pacific to the east and Queen Charlotte Sound a little way north.

The local produce was fantastic and Christine Manfield worked her magic to perfection. And so many wineries ; for us Seresin and Mahi were the pick of them, but there are plenty of others to satisfy other tastes.

And the trips to a sheep farm, a lunch cruise on the Sound and to the farmers’ market added enormously to the whole magical experience."

Terry Harris Plane


2019 Tastes of Marlborough Reviewed by The Australian

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Terms and Conditions

Direct bookings only and cannot be made in combination with any other offer 

25% non-refundable deposit to confirm booking

Balance payable on or before 12th June 2020 

Cancellations more than 90 Days from date of stay – Cancellation fee of 25% Deposit

Cancellations within 90 Days from date of stay – Cancellation fee of 100%

What our customers say

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

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

Amazing! The Marlborough Lodge is just amazing! Wonderful room with a perfect bedding. Huge bathroom. Refined decoration. The convent, separate from the the main premise, is a unique place to have an appetitive before the diner. Very nice and professional staff. Interesting wine list. A place to be in the Marlborough Region.

FM – Belgium

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!