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“Best wine tour ever!”

Explore Marlborough Wine Tours
Ranked #8 of 44 Food & Drink in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Explore Marlborough Wine Tours offer fully guided biking and driving wine tours of the Marlborough wine region. We are the only company in Marlborough offering guided biking wine tours with both half and full day options available. All our tours include pick up and drop off from your accommodation,morning tea,the benefit of the local knowledge of our guides and an Explore Marlborough drink bottle to take away with you as a momento of your day. Our Deluxe biking and driving tours include a winery lunch and glass of wine included in the tour cost.
Reviewed January 19, 2017

From the moment Karen picked us up from the Blenheim airport on that sunny warm January morning, we knew immediately that it was going to be a wonderful experience and that we were in very capable, super friendly, and knowledgable hands.

Karen took the time to understand what we hoped to get out the day, what types of wine we liked, and were there specific wineries that were absolute musts for us (ahem...Cloudy Bay) and she was able to put together a perfect day-long itinerary which hands down is the absolute best wine tasting tour I've ever experienced (and I've done many). Karen also helped us select which wineries we should visit based her own personal experiences, after having lived in the area for more than a decade, which certainly made it easier to narrow down our list (we managed to squeeze in quite a lot visits to wineries big and small). Every winery was different from the next and with each we got to know a about its origin and other pieces of info that would have been missed without having our own personal guide for the day. Sitting outside in Marlborough eating a wonderful lunch with locally sourced ingredients was certainly one of the many highlights of the day. We shockingly even fell in love with a few Chardonnays and Rieslings which blew my mind (we're major Sauv B snobs).

Do yourself a favor book with Explore Marlborough Wine Tours for a wine tour you will never forget. Marlborough is an absolute must for anyone that visits New Zealand, my only regret is not having a second day to experience even more of the such a picturesque wine region.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Karen W, Owner at Explore Marlborough Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Wow! That's an awesome review thank you! It was lovely to meet you guys. It is always such a pleasure to tour with people that are fans of our wines and to then be able to show them some of our little hidden gems. Hope you found somewhere good for dinner in Wellington and that your friends weren't too jealous.
Hope to see you back at some point.

Kind Regards
Karen

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Reviewed January 18, 2017

We took this tour when we visited Picton via a cruise ship. The bus trip to the start of the bike ride was well organized. Karen & Lucy got everybody properly set up on the bikes. Lucy gave a knowledgeable introduction to the wine growing efforts in the area. After our initial stop where we sampled three wines, we took a safely organized ride to the second winery. We sat in a lovely patio area while we heard about and sampled four different wines. From there we took another delightful ride to the third winery. On the way there we stopped by a row of grape vines. Lucy gave us an overview of how the vines are maintained and cultivated though the growing season. We had an outstanding lunch in the field and sampled a few more wines. The wines at all the stops were varied and tasty.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Karen W, Owner at Explore Marlborough Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2017

Thanks for the review. We have been enjoying doing our cruise ship tours so I am glad that you had a good day with us in Marlborough.
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Karen

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Reviewed January 15, 2017

This was a great tour all round. Easy ride, beautiful countryside, 3 wineries, super bikes, fabulous weather and excellent information all in 3 hours!.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Karen W, Owner at Explore Marlborough Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2017

Thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed the tour and hope the rest of your holiday went well.
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Karen

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Reviewed January 15, 2017

We spent a fab day with Explore Marlborough wine tours in December 2016. The whole experience was extremely professional and efficient - from booking, collection from our accommodation to the tour itself. Our guide Lucy was knowledgeable and good fun. We were matched with another similar couple and off we went. A highlight for us was the fact we visited some boutique wineries and not just the big mainstream ones. We would seriously recommend, it was a highlight of our month in New Zealand.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed January 15, 2017

We really enjoyed our bike ride around a couple of wineries, staff is great, infos were interesting and wine was good! I recommand that Explore Marlborough Wine Tours to everybody! :)

Date of experience: January 2017
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