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Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour provided by Jade Tours

Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour

Picton Shore Excursion : Marlborough Wine Tour
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The default start time is 9.30am. However ship schedules are not the same so please check your emails for Tripadvisor advice on definitive departure times for your date. Ride in a luxury minibus to the famous cellar doors of Marlborough on this approx. 5-hour shore excursion from Picton to Blenheim. Compare the aromas of Marlborough's finest wines and taste the passion that goes into every bottle. You will visit four to five wineries ranging from the internationally famous to boutique, family-run wineries. Finish the day with a nibble of hand made gourmet chocolates at a chocolate factory.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 22175P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting at 4-5 award-winning wineries
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Small group tour by minivan
  • Vineyard tour
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • This tour is specifically tailored for CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS. It is only available on cruise ship days and starts from and returns to the Picton Information Centre. Please check emails from Tripadvisor prior to your ship departure - there may be some variation in the tour departure time (variance in docking times). We will ALWAYS send a departure time confirmation email prior to your sailing. This is our only means of contacting you.
  • Ports:
  • Picton
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Inclusions
  • Wine tasting at 4-5 award-winning wineries
  • Local guide
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Small group tour by minivan
  • Vineyard tour
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • This tour is specifically tailored for CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS. It is only available on cruise ship days and starts from and returns to the Picton Information Centre. Please check emails from Tripadvisor prior to your ship departure - there may be some variation in the tour departure time (variance in docking times). We will ALWAYS send a departure time confirmation email prior to your sailing. This is our only means of contacting you.
  • Ports:
  • Picton
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Picton i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Meet your guide at the Picton i-Site after your cruise ship docks.  Then board a luxury minibus and enjoy the drive through the Koromiko mountain pass to the Marlborough wine region while your guide points out ecological and historical places of interest; this small-group tour is limited to 11 people to ensure a more intimate atmosphere. You will visit four or five cellar doors (time permitting) around the Marlborough vineyards. Taste their award winning wines and learn how Marlborough's Sauvignon Blanc has reached the pinnacle of sophistication, then take a stroll through a vineyard and learn how climate, soil, and skill combine to make these incredible wines. Marlborough is not all about Sauvignon Blanc - we have stunning Rieslings, crisp and fruity Pinot Gris, oaked and unoaked Chardonnay and our renown Pinot Noir. A stop will be made for lunch (own expense), featuring delicacies such as mussels, salmon, venison or beef when available. Alternatively, a light meal of gourmet local cheeses to pair with your wine might suffice. On the way back to the port, we stop at the chocolate factory for a nibble of hand-made gourmet chocolates. You will return to the Picton wharf at least 90 minutes before your cruise ship departs.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Cassie
1 contribution
Brilliant wine tour
Mar. 2020 • Friends
Thanks so much to Mike for taking our small group of friends on a wonderful wine tour. Mike is extremely knowledgeable, friendly and well organised. The wineries visited were beautiful, lunch was great, everything was organised & running on time (but never felt rushed). The money for this tour is well spent with nothing missed. Quick stop at the chocolate factory before being back on time to the cruise ship shuttle. Highly recommend! Thanks again Mike, from Cassie, Adam, Geoff & Joleen - Aus.
Written 28 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Guys. Many thanks for your very positive review. Cruise ship days can be very busy so a bit of organisation always helps. I'm glad that you enjoyed your day out around Marlborough and found some nice wines - look out for them when you are next at Dan's ! Stay safe in these difficult times
Written 30 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

William P
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
Great overview of the Marlborough wine region
Great overview of the Marlborough wine region including 4 wineries with tastings, a great lunch, and a visit to a terrific chocolate factory. We loved the day. Our guide, Sue, was excellent.
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mike P
Thank you for your company on the tour. We enjoy the chocolates too (only place we get to taste !) Thanks for the review
Written 18 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GweninTX
Port Chalmers, New Zealand223 contributions
Great day of wine tasting
Feb. 2020 • Couples
We were picked up promptly by Mike and he gave us very interesting commentary while we went to the wineries. His van was spacious and easy to get in and out of. All of the wineries had great wine and the one we ate lunch at had great rib-eye steaks. I highly recommend this tour.
Written 13 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Gwen. Many thanks for your review and it's lovely to hear that you really enjoyed your day out in Marlborough. The local steaks can almost match the wines but of course that is personal preference ! Lovely to meet you all.
Written 14 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gleneran
Toronto, Canada17 contributions
Relaxing day out
Jan. 2020
Four amazing wineries and a great lunch. For red wine drinkers, be warned that there are very few red wine options in this regions. The knowledgeable guide really made the excursion worth while.
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks for your review. Sadly our cool temperate climate is not warm enough for the "big reds" to flourish here, but the Sav and other whites are really not too shabby ! I try to fit in some reds where possible !
Written 12 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ldg3
West Linn, OR22 contributions
Lovely countryside, great wines!
Feb. 2020 • Friends
Mike not only took us to great wineries, he gave us the history of wines in the Marlborough region & each winery we visited. He was knowledgeable, entertaining, and made sure we had a good time from start to the end! I would highly recommend Jade Tours if you get to Picton!
Written 7 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your company during the tour. Stories and information is nearly as important as the wine itself and I'm glad that you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks for the review
Written 8 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

staylor838
Erie, PA76 contributions
Great wine experience
Feb. 2020 • Couples
Our our driver and tour sponsor, Mike, was an incredible host. He had extensive knowledge Have the wineries, the wine region, and wine history and information. He answered all of our questions and took very good care of us. I would highly recommend this tour
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Its lovely to hear that you so enjoyed your wine tour with us. Marlborough is beautiful, the wines are beautiful and it was a pleasure to meet you all. Enjoy your cruise and my best wishes to you all.
Written 6 February 2020
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Billandris
10 contributions
Local company does fabulous
Jan. 2020
We loved our tour and our guide was excellent. Knowledgeable about the region and put a lot of thought so that we weren’t overwhelmed by other tour groups as we were on a ship and we had plenty of one on one at the cellars. Would recommend for any one needing a day of wine tasting.
Written 4 February 2020
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Mike P
Many thanks for your feedback - we believe that it is important to tailor our tours so that our groups get to taste wines that they like. Crowding is a pain so our routes are carefully selected. Its lovely to hear that you enjoyed yourselves.
Written 5 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LCL-travels
Chicago, IL420 contributions
Great Shore Excursion Tasting Wines Provided by Jade Tours
Dec. 2019
Jade Tours provided us with a lovely day of wine tasting and touring in Marlborough. We traveled in a minibus that accommodated a maximum of 11 passengers. Our guide was the owner of this small business, who talked to us about New Zealand and the wine industry in addition to escorting us to four vineyards.

Our 5-hour excursion included time for us to eat lunch (at our own expense) at a vineyard's outdoor restaurant. This gave us a chance to learn more about our fellow travelers.

I highly recommend this tour for people who enjoy wines. The area is known for Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Written 15 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Many thanks for your review. We try to make our tours as fun and educational as possible so that you go away with some stories to share with family and friends back home - in addition to some good wine experiences ! Thank you for your company on the day.
Written 16 January 2020
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jborsik
Tampa, FL23 contributions
Picton wine country
Jan. 2020
We had a wonderful tour with Jade Tours. Mike was extremely knowledgeable about the area and the wines. Went to 4 wineries and stopped at the same chocolate factory as the cruise ship tour. Lunch, our expense, was at the Scott Allen winery. Beautiful setting.
Highly recommend.
If you are on a cruise ship Mike guarantees to get you back on time.
Getting off the cruise ship take the free shuttle to the I-site information center. They were on time and waiting for us. Sent me an email telling us where and when to meet.
Time was adjusted do to arrival of our ship.
Thanks, Mike. We enjoyed it!
Written 11 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi Guys and many thanks for your review. Careful timing is essential for cruise ship passengers as arrival times differ and return times are even more important. A bit earlier is always better. Many thanks for joining me on the day - it was a pleasure to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed the wine
Written 12 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

anzeljea
Rouen, France14 contributions
Splendid tasting
Nov. 2019
If one is interested in having an idea of what New Zealand can offer with wines this is the excursion to select. We have visited four different wineries of real interest and ended the tour with a visit of a chocolate factory. Our guide Mike was perfect and gave us all the information needed about wines in particular and much more..
Written 31 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Many thanks for your review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your tour and went away with a better appreciation of our wine industry and the surrounding areas. Thank you for joining us for the day
Written 31 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Yvel
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Great way to spend the day
Mike was very knowledgeable and friendly. Took us to a couple smaller, less well known wineries along with well est
Kieran O
Kieran O
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Thoughtful & Informative Tour
A thoughtful, informative, friendly tour of 5 wineries/vineyards. We were impressed by the warm, interactive discus
Wendy S
Wendy S
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Awesome Marlborough wine tour with Sue
Had a fabulous day with Sue. We were lucky enough to have just 2 of us on the tour for the day and visiting some gr
Shannan K
Shannan K
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Fantastic full day wine tasting tour
Our tour with Mike was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our day visiting 4 wineries with lunch at Wither Hills. Mik
Rosscar12
Rosscar12
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Take the Jade Tour
We were very impressed with Mike's knowledge of not just the wine but also the heritage behind the scenes. We didn'
BrianLucey
BrianLucey
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Brilliant!
Such a great day with Mike. Fantastic hold day tour woth some lovely wines. Mike was very accommodating and knowled
B3342BDcarolynp
B3342BDcarolynp
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Amazing day out!
Mike is a fantastic host - the first question he asked us is what type of wine we like and he tailored the tour to
Travelbug2309
Travelbug2309
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Great Day Out Exploring Blenheim's Vineyards
Had a great day with Sue. It was just the 2 of us on the tour but she pulled out all the stops and made us feel ext
silverthreads101
silverthreads101
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Brilliant great value tour
What a great tour with Sue. She was friendly,engaging and really knowledgeable. We shared the tour with four others
Kiwitravelers2013
Kiwitravelers2013
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Exceptional
One of the best wine tours we have done thanks to our guide Mike. He even went the extra mile or 12 to collect us
christinefY9380FS
christinefY9380FS
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Great experience
Fantastic day out with Mike last Sunday 21st March 2021. Mike was very knowledgeable and a great host on our wine t
CourtneyFaass
CourtneyFaass
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Awesome day out!
Mike was awesome! Extremely informative, fun & accommodating to what we wanted to do! We had an awesome day out- th
YvonneW1500
YvonneW1500
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Awesome wine tour
Great wine tour. Mike was informative and friendly. He asked if anyone had any preferences regarding vineyards or w
Paulielou
Paulielou
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Such a great day
Mike. Thank you for a fun day of wine tasting. You were knowledgeable on all aspects of wine making and familiar wi
Talia2Grace
Talia2Grace
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Exceptional wine tour
We had a fantastic day! We visited 5 different vineyards and found the whole tour to be informative, relaxed and th
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