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Marlborough Wine

NZ's largest wine-producing region


Marlborough produces about 75% of NZ’s wine, and while it’s name is known world-wide for sauvignon blanc, you’ll also find top-notch, chardonnay, pinot noir, riesling, pinot gris and gewurtztraminer. With around 250sq km of vineyards, about 35 wineries are open to the public, with a number of places offering excellent dining options.

You could keep yourself more than happy here for a week, but our picks are:

Cloudy Bay - 230 Jacksons Rd

Hans Herzog Estate - 81 Jeffries Road

Yealands Estate - cnr Seaview & Reserve Rds, Seddon

Wither Hills - 211 New Renwick Rd

Te Whare Ra - 56 Anglesea St, Renwick

Maps & tours

Pick up a Wine Trail Map at Blenheim i-SITE Visitor Information Centre - 8 Sinclair St, Mayfield, Blenheim.

If you think it better not to drive, consider your options with BIKE2WINE Wine Tours or Bubbly Grape Wine Tours.

Blenheim & Around


South Island Loop

Circle the island in 3 weeks

Wine Lovers' Itinerary

Follow the vines (1-3 weeks)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by tjabeljan