Australia & the Pacific Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Small Wineries to Visit in Marlborough?

Jump to last reply

Hello, I wanted to collect some impressions from those who have visited wineries in the Marlborough area. My wife and I will be staying at a B&B in Blenheim for a couple of days in the midst of a sort of outdoor adventure trip through New Zealand (mostly the South Island). However, we want to devote our brief time in Marlborough to wine. When we have visited wineries in the past (some in California, some in Italy and France), we have found the small wineries to be the most fun. The tour is more personal (we like hearing the back story of the winemaker), we usually get to sip the wine with someone who works at the winery rather than at the tasting bar, and we appreciate the fact that such tours are usually not crowded. The bigger tours for the popular wineries have something of a mass produced feel, and I think we have had enough winemaking 101 so that we don't need to hear the basic process again at length, however entertainingly delivered. I realize that by visiting small wineries in Marlborough, we may get to places that don't even export their wine to the U.S. That's OK; we'll still have some time in New Zealand after this region. We're also interested in learning about the wines other than sauvignon blanc, which seems to be about the only Marlborough representative that ever gets to our area. Pinot Gris? Pinot Noir? A sparkler or two? Anyway, we'd love suggestions on a few wineries we might try to visit. Thanks!

2 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Australia & the Pacific activity »
  1. 1 Family trip to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
  2. 2 Honeymoon in Australia - Sydney
  3. 3 Review our NZ Itinerary please
  4. 4 First trip to NZ (2 weeks in Dec/Jan)
  5. 5 Skiing for beginners
  6. 6 12 day Australia Itinerary
  7. 7 Lochiel Fraudulant Hotel near Melbourne warning to fellow travellers
  8. 8 Kangaroo Island/port Douglas
  9. 9 New Zealand: Cruise vs. Land
  10. 10 Itinerary Help
  11. 11 Trip Report I've been, I've been to the Land Down Under...
  12. 12 Tasmania-11 nights and more questions
  13. 13 Packing List
  14. 14 Abel - Kayak and Walk / Timing Questions
  15. 15 4 weeks in NZ in Feb. 2015
  16. 16 Sydney and Auckland
  17. 17 Internet access
  18. 18 Trip Report Night Out Byron Bay
  19. 19 Christchurch or Auckland?
  20. 20 Planning first trip to Australia - input requested. :)
  21. 21 10 days itinerary
  22. 22 Fremantle my love..
  23. 23 26 day NZ motorhome itinerary.
  24. 24 Do Great Ocean Road or head to New Zealand?
  25. 25 Books?
View next 25 » Back to the top