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

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

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

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