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Blenheim Half day Wine Tour provided by Jade Tours

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Blenheim Half day Wine Tour

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    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Tour the famous Marlborough vineyards, tasting the wines and learning some of the secrets of why the wines win awards throughout the world. A stop is made for lunch (own cost) at a vineyard restaurant. Your expert local guide will collect you from your Blenheim accommodation ($40 surcharge for collection and return to Picton). Travel on board our luxury minibus through the scenic Marlborough wine region while your wine guide discusses the wines and vineyards; this small-group tour is limited to 10 people to ensure a more intimate atmosphere. You will visit up to five cellar doors on a flexible schedule around the Marlborough vineyards - we try to match our wines to your particular tastes. Learn how Marlborough's sauvignon blanc has reached the pinnacle of sophistication, then take a stroll through a vineyard and learn how climate, soil, and skill combine to make an award-winning wine. Marlborough is not all about Sauvignon Blanc - we have stunning Rieslings, crisp and fruity Pinot Gris, oaked and unoaked Chardonnay and our renown Pinot Noir. A stop will be made for lunch (own expense), featuring delicacies such as mussels, salmon, venison or beef when available. Alternatively, a light meal of gourmet local cheeses to pair with your wine might suffice. On the way home, we stop at a local chocolate factory for a nibble of hand-made gourmet chocolates. We try to make this a truly memorable day !
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Duration
5h
Inclusions
  • Taste the stunning wines of Marlborough
  • Pick up and return to your Blenheim accommodation (Picton $40 per group)
  • Expert local guides
  • Small group tours for that personal experience
  • All standard tasting fees
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Jade Tours
Exclusions
  • Lunch at own cost
  • Any wine purchases
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Unfortunatly no facilities for wheelchairs
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
24Reviews
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MarlynJ wrote a review Feb 2020
Sandpoint, Idaho88 contributions21 helpful votes
We were picked up at 10 am and joined a cheerful group of other travelers to visit a total of five wineries with an enormous variety of wines to experience. Mike is very knowledgeable and easy going as well as an excellent (and sober) driver. Our tour also included a stop for a
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Mike P, Manager at Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
Responded 21 Feb 2020
Hi Marilyn. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your tour and experienced some of our outstanding wines. It was a pleasure taking the group around and giving you a better understanding of our industry. The chocolate factory is definitely my favorite stop (I get to taste !). Enjoy the rest of your holiday
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ArchiHI wrote a review Jan 2020
Kailua, Hawaii6 contributions5 helpful votes
Enjoyable time with Mike. We have been to many wineries all over the world and still learned a considerable amount on this tour. Very relaxing pace but covered a lot of ground.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Mike P, Manager at Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Many thanks for your review. We should never stop learning about wine - so many bottles, so little time. The big thing is - ENJOY. It was lovely to tour with you.
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Emily K wrote a review Jan 2020
Ventura, California4 contributions
It was lovely to have a personalized tour. Sue took my friend and I with another couple and we went to four wineries in the afternoon. She thought ahead to book a lunch seat for us. It was also nice to have her handle payment for tasting fees. One of my favorite days in NZ!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Mike P, Manager at Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Many thanks for your very positive review. Sue had a great time with your group and enjoyed the banter around the wines. Perhaps look for the Marlborough wines when you are next shopping at home ! Safe travels.
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Katie wrote a review Jan 2020
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The great benefit of visiting in the winter was having Mike and his local knowledge all to ourselves on what turned out to be a private tour. His insight into the wineries and the region was amazing, often going into greater detail on the local history than the attendants taking
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Mike P, Manager at Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
Responded 11 Jan 2020
Always a pleasure to take folk round our vineyards and to teach them something of our wine making and the region. I'm glad you managed to find some nice wines to send home. Thank you for your very positive review.
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cagechop wrote a review Jan 2020
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Our amazing guide, Mike was extremely knowledgeable about the Marlborough wine region but still asked for input into our flexible itinerary to accommodate all wine preferences and tastes. We visited a range of top quality wineries with informative and friendly cellar door hosts.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Mike P, Manager at Blenheim Half day Wine Tour
Responded 8 Jan 2020
It's nice to be able to convince the unconverted, that wine is worth a shot ! Glad you enjoyed your day out and came away with a better appreciation of the Marlborough nectar ! Thank you for your review and safe travels
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About the operator

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Brilliant wine tour
Thanks so much to Mike for taking our small group of friends on a wonderful wine tour. Mike is extremely knowledgea
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Jongosden
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Fantastic wine tour in Malborough
We had a fantastic time wine tasting with Jade Tours. Sue was a brilliant friendly host and very knowledgeable and
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Barbjanec
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Wonderful wine tasting day!
Lovely wine tasting day ! Picked up by sue - lovely company with Canadians and New Zealand and Quatar couple - gre
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William P
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Great overview of the Marlborough wine region
Great overview of the Marlborough wine region including 4 wineries with tastings, a great lunch, and a visit to a t
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Charlotteemilyrose
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Great wine tasting experience with a wonderful host
Sue was great and very knowledgeable about the wine. She made sure we would all have a good time and chose some gre
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Winetasters0
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The best Marlborough wine tastings!
This was an incredible tour! We enquired if there were places on the “wine and scenic tour” on the 24th of December
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JRZawada
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A perfect day!
My husband and I did the full day wine tour with Mike and two other couples and had a fantastic time. Mike was a w
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GweninTX
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Great day of wine tasting
We were picked up promptly by Mike and he gave us very interesting commentary while we went to the wineries. His va
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Gleneran
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Relaxing day out
Four amazing wineries and a great lunch. For red wine drinkers, be warned that there are very few red wine options
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alisonmaree
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Private winery tour for a large group with an amazing guide!
I reached out to Jade Tours regarding a private winery tour for a large group and heard back from Mike in no time!
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I9358DKbrians
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Simply the Best!!
A friend and I did a full day tour with Mike (Jade Tours) in February 2019, and it was the best ever! He is so kno
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ldg3
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Lovely countryside, great wines!
Mike not only took us to great wineries, he gave us the history of wines in the Marlborough region & each winery we
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staylor838
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Great wine experience
Our our driver and tour sponsor, Mike, was an incredible host. He had extensive knowledge Have the wineries, the wi
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EileenLiverpool
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Wonderful wine!
Really enjoyed this trip with Sue. Picked up from our B&B and then visited 6 wineries during the course of the day,
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Billandris
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Local company does fabulous
We loved our tour and our guide was excellent. Knowledgeable about the region and put a lot of thought so that we w
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