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“Fabulous fun on 2 wheeks”

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 29, 2017 via mobile

Our group - two "mature" couples (one Swedish, one Scottish) and three English girls teaching in Shanghai. Together we had a brilliant day on bikes led by Karen as we sampled our way round Marlborough's vineyards and wineries. The guide's expertise made it an education as well as fun. Our worry, about how difficult the cycling would be, was quickly dispelled. The wines were wonderful and the places we went were so friendly and engaging. Lunch was a superb platter of local delicacies. This day was a highlight of our visit to New Zealand.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Karen W, Owner at Explore Marlborough Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2017

Hi Iain

Thanks for the review. It was lovely to meet you both. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and keep supporting NZ wine in Scotland for us!

Kind Regards
Karen

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Reviewed January 23, 2017

Great fun. Winery hospitality and tastings were great. It was good to get out in the open air and ride a bike around to the wineries.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Karen W, Owner at Explore Marlborough Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

Hi

Thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed the biking between the vineyards. We think it is the nicest way to tour the Marlborough wine region.
Thanks again.
Karen

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Reviewed January 22, 2017

We had a wonderful time riding bikes with a guided tour and exploring the wineries. Bike ride was nice and easy (A little bumpy on gravel roads). Our guide used our feedback and wine preferences to recommend our route. She was able to offer great insight and plenty of useful information about the area and wine.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Karen W, Owner at Explore Marlborough Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Much appreciated. Kind Regards
Karen

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Reviewed January 22, 2017

Well run tour. Great way to see the vineyards and the experience the different wine., Getting in the much needed exercise whilst having a great time was an added bonus.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Karen W, Owner at Explore Marlborough Wine Tours, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

Thanks for writing a review of your tour. We really enjoy doing those tours for the Noordam so I am glad that you also had a good time.
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Karen

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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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