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What is the Best Wine Tasting Tour in Marlborough?

Wine glass with view of Marlborough vineyard behind
Wine glass with view of Marlborough vineyard behind

Marlborough is New Zealand's premier wine growing region. In fact, around two thirds of the total vines in New Zealand are grown here in Marlborough.

What better way to see the beautiful Marlborough region, than on a wine tasting tour? If you can find the best wine tour in Marlborough, you will enjoy a relaxing, informative and fun experience, being driven around the different wineries. On a great wine tasting tour, you will learn everything about how wine is produced, from growing the grape in the vineyard, to how they are harvested and turned into wine. On some wine tours you can visit the winery cellar of a vineyard and see how they are stored. You may be able to include a lunch, a brewery stop or even a stop to a delicious chocolate shop! (Nothing better than wine, food and chocolate right?!)

Wine Production in Marlborough

It's no secret, Marlborough is the region to visit if you love fine wines! In 2018, there were 510 wine growers in Marlborough who produced some 313,038 tonnes of wine!! 1

There are lots of varieties of wine grown here, including:

  • Sauvignon Blanc - coming in at more than 86% share of all the wines produced!
  • Pinot Noir
  • Riesling
  • Pinot Gris
  • Gertwurztraminer
  • Chardonnay
  • Merlot
  • Delicious dessert wines

There are lots of new wines that get produced as well, such as this lovely Rose Pink Wine made at Lawsons Dry Hills.

New Rose Pink wine at Lawsons Dry Hills
New Rose Pink wine at Lawsons Dry Hills

Best Wine Tour Company

So, with lots of options to choose from, who do we think is the best wine tour company in Marlborough?

One company stands out from the rest and that's Bubbly Grape Wine Tours. With over 12 years experience in wine tours, and coming highly recommended by all their guests, Bubbly Grape Wine Tours put that extra special fun touch in their wine tours. Highly personalised, their local guides have been described as “hosts as effervescent as champagne” by New Zealand’s Lonely Planet 2008 guidebook. They also won the Luxury Travel Guide Lifestyle Awards 2018 for top wine tour operator. Visit their website here: www.bubblygrape.co.nz

1 Wine Marlborough http://www.wine-marlborough.co.nz/about-marlborough/key-statistics/