TASTES OF MARLBOROUGH

A food and wine retreat 

Join Sydney chef Christine Manfield for a 4-day extravagant food and wine feast celebrating the stunning diversity of the winter season in 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 9th to Tuesday 13th August 2019

Booking: [email protected]

 

Inclusions:

  • 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
  • Dinner at Arbour Restaurant on one of the evenings
  • 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]o.nz or call +64 3 570 5700

 

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 6th May 2019 

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

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

We spent three nights at The Marlborough Lodge at the end of a vacation through the South Island. What an ending! From the moment we stepped out of the car, Karen and her staff treated us like royalty; our every wish was there command! The lodge and its rooms are beautiful (stay in the Chapel room if you can); the grounds are gorgeous; the food is to-die-for -- both breakfast and dinner! This was a very self-indulgent way to end a. vacation. If I didn't live around the world from there I would definitely go back!!!

bjbromberg

This was our second stay here, though it was the Old St. Mary’s Convent when we stayed in 2009. There have been significant changes made inside - the rooms are more modern and elegant but still very comfortable and spacious. The chapel is now used as the gathering spot for afternoon canapés and drinks prior to dinner, with a large fireplace outside where we could visit with our hosts and fellow guests. The manager, Karen, was extremely attentive to our every need and the staff, Lindsey and Heaven, were fun to visit with and equally attentive. Everyone’s attention to detail is impressive, to say the least. We came away feeling quite pampered! And we really enjoyed meeting Maria, who cares for the beautiful grounds, to share memories from our earlier visit. Be sure to walk around the grounds to admire Maria’s good work and view the gardens - and, by all means, visit the chickens! I especially enjoyed walking along the creek and photographing the various species of birds that gather there. Lastly, as others have noted, the location is perfect for setting out to visit the many nearby wineries.

gleno51

A former convent on 16 beautifully landscaped acres updated to the highest standard. Our stay was was one of the highlights of our visit to New Zealand. Foremost in our experience was the warm attention of Manager Karen and Owner Angela which carried through the entire staff. The building is charming, the gardens beautiful.

Win Fowler