Full Day Tour
Start Time Picton: 10.00am
Start Times Blenheim: 10.25am and 11.10am
Duration of the Tour: 4-7 hours approximately
Start Time Picton: 12.15pm
Start Time Blenheim: 12.35pm
Duration: 2-4 hours approximately
Please note if travelling on a weekend on in a larger group we would recommend booking lunch and some tastings to avoid disappointment.
Opening Hours: Currently Closed
Taste from a selection of over 80 wines with many from wineries without cellar doors. Using state-of-the-art inert gas preservation, the Wine Emotion wine serving system prevents wine from being altered by oxygen and protects its flavour and aroma, whilst serving at the optimum temperature. Try a Wine Station Platter whilst you’re there!
Tastings: $3-$8 per 25ml tasting.
2a). Marlborough Museum; including a wine exhibit (+64 3 578 1712)
Open 7 days: 10am – 4pm. Free admission on Saturdays.
Located in Brayshaw Heritage Park, the Marlborough Museum is known for its wine exhibition and Wairau Boulder Bank including the famous Jim Eyles Collection.
HoHo Special! – $8 entry for adults SAVE $2.
Opening times vary for each exhibit.
Established in 1968, Brayshaw is home to a number of organisations including the Marlborough Historical Society, Marlborough Vintage Farm Machinery, The Vintage Car Club of NZ and many more. It is dedicated to the preservation of Marlborough.
Open Friday – Sunday: 11am – 330pm.
Omaka Classic Cars hosts a unique collection of New Zealand vehicles that were popular during the 1950-1980 period, along with some special additions. See over 100 vintage vehicles.
4. Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre (+64 3 577 9419)
Open 7 days: 9am – 4pm.
Two fascinating collections of rare aircraft brought to life in powerful displays featuring memorabilia and lifelike mannequins created by internationally famous Weta Workshop at theOmaka Aviation Heritage Centre. Includes a cafe.
Open 7 days a week – opening times vary based on appointments. Bookings preferred.
They take their name from the landmark Wither Hills range that borders the vineyards and produce under the philosophy that the finest wines are always created from exceptional vineyards. Excellent lunch stop in their restaurant. They offer tastings, lunch, blendings and private group sessions.
Tastings: $5 for 3 wines.
Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday 1 – 4pm
Staying true to the roots of our European founder, we strive to make wines that reflect the vineyards in which the vines are grown. Since 1992 we have quietly developed a reputation for crafting distinctive single vineyard wines that genuinely illustrate our terroir. Snack available.
Open Monday – Sunday: 12 noon – late.
The Cork & Keg is an English style tavern, serving beer, cider, wine and great heart food. They boast a warm fire in the winter. They produce award-winning top end, ultra premium ales that enlighten the palate and thrill the senses. The beers nicely showcase New Zealand hops and malt in a range of British, American and European styles. The pub also serves homemade pizzas, a variety of snacks, main meals and, of course, Marlborough wine.
Open 7 days 12 noon – 4pm. Bookings preferred.
A boutique family owned vineyard nurtured on the banks of the fast flowing, alpine fed, Gibson Creek.
Tastings – $5 fee waived on purchase of a bottle
Due to the size of the venue, no more than 6 to depart here at any one time.
Open 7 Days a week 10.30 – 4.30 pm. Bookings preferred.
Framingham make aromatic styled wines to accompany delicious food. They have won several awards including 2018 New Zealand winery of the year. With some of the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough, they planted the first Wairau Valley vines back in 1981. Enjoy a glass of wine or a combined group tasting with other HoHo clients.
HoHo Special! – $5 tastings SAVE $5. Fee waived with a bottle purchase.
Open 7 days from 8am. Closing times vary.
The Vines Village is home to Golden Mile Brewing and Roots Gin. It hosts a cafe and deli all with a lakeside deck in addition to bungalow accommodation.
Beer Tastings: $15 for a 4 beer board.
Gin tastings: $3.00 for single or $19.50 for 3 gins & bottle of tonic.
11. Whitehaven Wines (+64 3 572 7588)
Open 7 days from 11am – 430pm. Bookings preferred.
Located in the Vines Village, Whitehaven Wines have a singular vision of making wines from 100% Marlborough fruit. Sauvignon Blanc is their speciality! Reservations are encouraged but not essential. Fancy a snack? Build your own delicious platter from the deli.
Open Thursday – Sunday, 12 noon – 7pm.
Visit the award winning Moa Brewery and enjoy the view from a beautiful patio along with a tasting from their range of craft beers. Founded in 2003, Moa is one of the pioneers of craft beer in NZ and continues to produce a broad range of beers and ciders.
Tastings – $5 a glass or $28 for a flight of 6.
13. Jackson Estate (+64 3 572 9500 ext 1)
Currently closed. Bookings preferred (when open).
100 percent kiwi-owned, with total respect for our land and focusing on low cropping levels, small batch fermentation, single vineyard fruits and minimal winemaking intervention. They are proud of the incremental improvements achieved year on year, in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way.
Open Wednesday – Sunday: 10AM to 5PM. Bookings preferred.
Allan Scott has exclusive wines and gifts, relaxing dining indoors or out, delicious seasonal menu and giant chess.
Tastings – Pay at the end for your tastings, 1/2 glass or full glass.
No more than 12 clients may hop off here at any one time.
Open Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm. Bookings preferred.
Hunters Wines is located in the original farmhouse and with renovations in 2017, has retained the farmhouse, villa characteristics. They offer wine tastings inside as well as in the picturesque gardens. Wander through the native garden, to visit the resident artist studio or linger in the Cellar Door garden with a glass or bottle of wine and light lunch.
No more than 8 clients may hop off at one time.
HoHo Special! – $5 tastings of 6 wines SAVE $5. Refunded with a wine purchase.
Open Wednesday to Sunday: 11am to 4pm. Bookings preferred.
Rock Ferry The winery took its name from a landmark site where early settlers crossed the Wairau River. Rock Ferry makes fifteen wine styles sourced from three certified organic vineyards in two wine growing regions; Marlborough and Central Otago. Visit them for a wine tasting, share a seasonal food platter featuring house-made and local products, or just relax and chill with a glass of your favourite Rock Ferry wine. Experienced cellar door hosts will guide you through the wine ranges and tell their stories.
Tastings: $5 for 5 wines
Due to the size of the venue no more than 8 clients may depart here at any one time.
Open Wednesday – Sunday: 11AM – 4PM. Bookings required.
Full Kitchen Menu Available: 11:30AM – 2:45PM, Light Options Available: 2:45 PM onwards.
Enjoy a locally sourced lunch in the middle of the vines with wines from one of Marlborough’s most awarded family owned wineries. Saint Clair will not disappoint.
Tastings: $6 for 3 wines or $10 for 6 wines.
HoHo Special! – 10% OFF when dining for lunch, or for wine purchases
Open 7 days: 9am – 530pm.
Makana Chocolate are manufacturers of gift quality chocolate at this boutique factory. Makana Confections specialises in gift-quality confections – all handmade and using only the freshest, natural ingredients available.
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