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: AUD$6850 per couple (NZ$7125 approx) (double occupancy)

Single Supplement AUD$4365 (NZ$4540 approx)

*Based on exchange rate as at 28/2/19

Dates: Friday 9th to Tuesday 13th August 2019

Booking: [email protected]

 

Inclusions:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
  • Selected wines with lunch and dinner
  • Private Wine Tastings
  • Private Marlborough Sounds Cruise
  • All transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation at The Marlborough Lodge

 

Require more information, email us at [email protected] 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

How anybody could not give this 5 stars is beyond me! From the initial greeting with a lovely sauvignon ( Giesen) to the great food and gorgeous room upstairs with a view over the recently renovated chapel everything was wonderful. Go for a walk round the gardens as they are very pretty and lots of fruit to pick. The predinner drinks are free flowing and sitting out by the fire even on warm night was a perfect way to start the evening. We took the Lodge bikes and did a wine tour on the bikes - was flat and taking it steady was a lovely way to see the area and taste lots of the wine. Couldn't imagine staying anywhere else in Marlborough. Thank you to Karren and all her team

DerekIlkley

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!

Natali