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“A superb sampling of Marlborough wines”

Na Clachan Wine Tours
Ranked #5 of 41 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 October 30, 2013

My family and I really enjoyed our half-day wine tour, and my dad who isn't much of a white wine drinker was a convert after sampling just the first two wineries. Helen is very knowledgeable about wine making and is very happy to answer any questions. What I liked about the tour also is that we were taken to a variety of wineries, from large ones like Cloudy Bay (which was my request) to boutique and organic wineries. Highly recommend starting the tour earlier with the vineyard lunch...all in all could not think of a better way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Purplefrog40
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

We arrived in Blenheim at 1 o'clock after getting off the ferry to Picton and were worried that we had missed the window to join a wine tour that day. Na Clachan however very kindly gave us time to check-in at our accommodation before picking us up separately and dropping us off at our first vineyard to meet up with the other guests.

Helen, who led the tour, was absolutely fantastic - knowledgeable, passionate, engaging and up for a laugh. She really listened to people's tastes and tailored the tour accordingly. On a previous trip to Blenheim I joined a different tour which really just ferried you between vineyards, however Helen really added extra stroies and insight on what makes the Marlborough wine region tick and how viticulture is done. Wendy (who picked us up from our accomodation) was also extremely friendly and knowledgable.

We would more than happily spend all of our Saturdays drinking wine with Helen, and also thank her for her sparkly cat stickers which identified our wine purchases (of which there were many) in the chiller of the van!

Thank ruthe451
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

My wife and I fully enjoyed an all day tour with Helen. It was excellent to have someone so knowledgable to help us discover more about wine. Taken to wineries that suited our taste with as much info given as we needed. Thoroughly recommended.

Thank Tim_Arn
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Reviewed April 10, 2013

Well organised and Helen is exceptionally skilled and knowledgable about wine. If you are interested about wine this is a must and is good value.

Thank DebbyW415
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This company was fantastic to deal with and we were impressed with their professionalism and attention to our needs. There were just four of us on the tout, and Helen took us to the wineries she thought we would like depending on our wine preferences. She was spot on, and the staff at the wineries were also great - as was the wine! We had a delicious lunch at Rockferry Winery and finished off the day with a beer tasting at Moa brewery.
Helen was friendly, fun and very knowledgeable about wine growing. We had a great day and would recommend this tour.

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