Tour three premier vineyards in New Zealand's renowned Marlborough wine-producing region and sample their signature, award-winning vintages.
Drive south through the fertile Koromiko Valley and on to Blenheim, the largest city in the Marlborough wine-producing region. Hailed as the Gourmet Province of New Zealand, Marlborough contains more than 60 wineries, the majority of them acclaimed for their distinctive Sauvignon Blanc. In fact, one third of the region's grapes are planted in Sauvignon Blanc, which thrive in the free-draining alluvial soil.
You'll visit three leading vineyards for a tasting experience. See why the Sauvignon Blanc is world famous, try the aromatic Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Gewurztraminer or sample the complexities of the Merlot and Pinot Noir.
Following this relaxing visit to the Marlborough wine region, you'll make your way back to the pier, stopping en route at Makana Chocolate Factory. One of New Zealand's leading producers of handmade chocolates and other sweet temptations. You'll have a chance to taste their product and perhaps take some home with you.