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“Excellent day, amazing guide.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bubbly Grape Wine Tours

Bubbly Grape Wine Tours
Ranked #1 of 39 Food & Drink in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Let us Drive You To Drink!! Join our small personal wine tour of fun with hosts as Effervescent as Champagne. Try the incredible wines of the world famous Marlborough Wine region in a safe and informative environment. We will pick you up from your accommodation in the area so no Drinking and Driving, where you can taste lots of types of wines from Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc through the aromatic's to the Pinot Noir's. Let us be the highlight of your New Zealand visit. We will "Drive You To Drink!" Look forward to hearing from you.
Jurong, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent day, amazing guide.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

It was a last minute decision to join a wine tour for our 2 nights stay in Blenheim. It was the first ever wine tour that my friend and i joined. When I received the confirmation email stating that our guide would be picking us up on the day, i was pleasantly surprised since most tours needed us to assemble at a certain meeting point. Jonathan, our guide for the day, arrived early, and was friendly and informative through the day. And made the rainy day an excellent one.
He went all out to make us feel welcome and his hospitality made us feel right at home. It was a great tour that i enjoyed immensely. Thank you Jonathan and bubbly grape! :)

Visited July 2013
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“Not worth the $$”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

$55... I read in other reviews that you get lunch.. We stopped at 4 wineries with Jonathon & got no lunch... After tasting all the wines, lunch was definitely necessary. Definitely not worth #1 rank on trip advisor. Disappointment....

Visited June 2013
2 Thank p1nkch1ck
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2bubble, Owner at Bubbly Grape Wine Tours, responded to this review, June 24, 2013
Thank you to everyone that has wrote a review for us. We appreciate it.
I am sorry in this instance that you didn't enjoy your tour. On our website under the half day Sauvignon Blanc Wine Tour we have noted that lunch is available by request and that it is at your own expense. I am sorry you thought otherwise.
Jonathan has been with our company for 4 years doing one or to days a week and I have only had positive feedback from both the wineries and our guests. If he was asked to stop somewhere for lunch he would have. If he wasn't asked being that it is a four hour tour starting at 12 noon he probably assumed that you may of had lunch prior to the tour or a large late breakfast. Half of our guests on the half day wine tour have had lunch prior to joining us.
On a different note I believe that our half day wine tour price of $55 (winter rate) is very competitive with other tour companies and considering we save you having to drink and drive by picking you up from your accommodation, we cover any tasting charges at the wineries and we spend the day with you explaining the different aspects of the area and the wine industry.
I hope you did enjoy some aspects of the wine tour including the beautiful wineries you would have visited.
Thanking you. Regards Kerry
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great way to spend a rainy afternoon in Blenheim!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2013

Thank you Kerry for a really enjoyable afternoon! We found the tour to be great value for money...visiting 5 wineries in 4 hours plus a quick stop at the chocolate factory for delicious tasters!! As well as tasting lots of lovely wines, we learnt a lot from Kerry about the background of the vineyards we visited and also the maintenance of the vines. We got a note pad and pen to keep track of the wines we tasted which we found really helpful as after a few stops the memory isn't so clear :-) To top it off Kerry presented us all with a gorgeous truffle from the posh chocolate factory!! Great service & such attention to detail. We would highly recommend the Bubbly Grape wine tours......look no further...this is the tour to take in Blenheim!!

Visited June 2013
3 Thank SamJayne59
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London, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic day out, great fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

We enjoyed a great trip with Kerry around some of the Marlborough wineries. The service she provides is informal and fun, but she is very knowledgeable about the region and clearly enjoys what she does. We visited Cloudy Bay, Wairau Valley, Giesen, Forrest and Brancott. We stopped for a fantastic platter at Giesen, with a beautiful view across the vineyards. I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to sample a few of the different wines from the region amongst good company and in a small group.

Visited May 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Such a great day!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

I had a great time with Kerry, and Bubbly Grape. The small group of 7 of us was a Perfect size to get to know one another and taste a variety of local wines. Kerry's personality is worth going as she is very outgoing and knowledgable. I would recommend this to young couples or even if you are stag. You won't go wrong if you book with Bubbly Grape!

Visited May 2013
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