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“Christmas eve at the vineyards!”

Na Clachan Wine Tours
Ranked #5 of 39 Food & Drink in Blenheim
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Join us on a relaxed, friendly wine tour around some of Marlborough's best wineries. Na Clachan have grown organic grapes for Allan Scott Family Estate blanc de blancs, so we know the industry from the roots up. Discover the history and geography of the wine region, how grapes are grown and transformed into stunning wines and what makes Marlborough wines, particularly sauvignon blanc stand out from the crowd. Small group size. Modern air conditioned vehicle. Great wines. Pick-up and return to local accommodation.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase
Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Na Clachan wine tour was one of three wine tours recommended to us, on contacting each one it bacame clear that Na Clachan wine tour was able to create a wonderful half day tour starting with lunch, it was Christmas eve you could think this may be a hassle but this was not the case. Wendy came to pick us up and we were taken to meet the group at our first vineyard, from there Helen was our tour guide, We had a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon, great lunch and wonderful wines from some unique vineyards, all different. Helen is a great source of information as tour guide but also respectful of giving you space. Being xmas eve we so delightfully surprised by the hospitality at each vineyard, no rushing us out so they could go home. I would recommend Na Clachan tours to everyone, they are owner operated and professional in every way, whilst having a lovely warmth and generosity in meeting your needs. Everything was effortless! Thank you to Wendy and Helen!

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

We were on a cruise that spent a day in Picton, near the Marlborough wine country. We booked a private tour with Na Clachan well in advance of the cruise. Prior to the tour, we sent Wendy an email outlining the types of producers we wanted to visit, and Helen put together a perfect itinerary for us. Even with only 2 people sharing Helen's van, our private tour didn't cost much more than the ship's group tour of Marlborough.

We highly recommend Na Clachan Wine Tours. Helen was great!

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Reviewed February 13, 2013

My wife and I did a tour with Helen in February and it was one of the highlights of our trip to New Zealand.

I work in the wine trade and having done various tours in Europe I was very conscious beforehand that winery trips can be overpriced tourist traps. A Na Clachan Wine Tour certainly is not!

Before we set off Helen was very keen to hear what wineries we had already visited in the area and what type of wines we all liked. She then tailored the trip around this. We visited 8 different wineries over the course of the day, stopping for lunch at one of them.

Helen has worked in the industry herself so knows everything there is to know about Marlborough wines. She pitched the tour at a level that was not too vague, nor one that blinded us with science and wine-speak. She also seemed to have a great relationship with all the wineries we visited meaning that we were made very welcome at all of them. The other refreshing thing was that Helen is a very down to earth person, a quality that is often lacking in other wine tour guides throughout the world!

I would recommend this tour to anyone, from little or no knowledge to WSET experience. Helen will not intimidate you with jargon, but if you wish to ask an in-depth or technical question she will certainly have an answer for you.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

Our party of 4 (all avid wine drinkers from the UK) enjoyed a fabulous afternoon being shown around Blenheim vineyards by Helen, a magnificent guide, on a private tour. She was adept in constructing the trip so that we visited vineyards that met our various needs, and the result was an excellent, varied tour to Hunter, Giesen, Clos Henri (brilliant) and Cloudy Bay vineyards. Although Marlborough is best known for sharp (Ear Wiggling?) Sauvignon Blanc and elegant Pinot Noir , the tastings did include wines for every palate and taste, all accompanied by Helen's humourous and knowledgeable approach. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed January 31, 2013

We had the most fantastic day with Helen. We started off our private tour with a drive around Queen Charlotte Track for some breathtaking scenery. Then she took us to 3 amazing vineyards and she was very knowledgeable, and listed to our needs and really catered to them. We just loved her and hope to see her again on another trip to NZ.

Thank lnbalkin
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