Bubbly Grape Wine Tours
Bubbly Grape Wine Tours
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8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Winners of the Luxury Travel and Lifestyle Awards for wine tour operator of the year! Bubbly family owned relaxed wine tour with hosts as Effervescent as Champagne! Smaller group sizes, tasting incredible wines from the world famous Marlborough Wine region in a safe informative environment. We pick you up from your accommodation in our comfortable Mercedes Vehicles, where you can taste all the varieties that this area has to offer. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and of course Sparkling Wines. Let us be the highlight of your New Zealand visit. Let us Drive You To Drink!!
Blenheim, New Zealand

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Sue B
Weybridge, UK76 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We really enjoyed our tour of 5 vineyards, our guide and driver Cameron was great. We learnt a lot about the area and wines produced here. There were 10 of us on the trip and it was fun to get to know them along the way. Tasted some great wines, particularly liked the Pinot Gris wines. Our favourite vineyard was the smallest - Gibson Bridge Vineyard. They specialise in Pinot Gris and the owner, Howard was very entertaining and knowledgeable. Sadly we couldn’t take any with us as getting a ferry the next day but will try and source some in UK. Would throughly recommend this tour and Cameron even took us on a bonus trip to the Chocolate Factory & a Brewery. Did need a lie down after!
Written 11 February 2024
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KiwiNz
Raumati Beach, New Zealand34 contributions
Mar 2022
A great day out (even though our group couldn't believe we would be drinking wine so early in the morning .... but we did !! )

Mike our guide was very informative about the area and the wineries. He is clearly respected within this region and has a great relationship with the wineries we visited.
He read our group well and adjusted his input and banter accordingly.

thanks for a great day out - will highly recommend :)
Written 6 March 2022
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Thank you for spending the day with us, and for your super review. After three days of walking the Queen Charlotte track we are sure that you deserved to have a few drinks. :) The Bubbly Grape is looking forward to seeing you all again one day (and Mike promises to serenade you on the bagpipes only after you have been to at least four wineries)
Written 15 April 2022
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Lyana Ross
2 contributions
Feb 2022
We had a lovely afternoon doing the wine tour with Mike. Mike knew all about the vineyards the area and the wine. We learnt and tasted a lot.
Written 1 March 2022
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Thank you very much for your super review. Mike told me that he had a really nice afternoon with you and that your enthusiasm and enjoyment of the day and the wines was infectious
Written 15 April 2022
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LizziWhaley
Auckland, New Zealand21 contributions
Apr 2021 • Couples
Such a fabulous day trip around the Blenheim vineyards. A well curated cross section of places to experience. Highly recommended! Even though I’m a kiwi I learned so much about the region I didn’t know.
Written 30 April 2021
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Thank you so much Lizzi and Anna, and I am absolutely delighted that you had a great day. Your enthusiasm and your interest in the region encouraged me to do additional research that brought my knowledge a little bit closer to being able to answer some of the very good questions that you asked. I look forward to welcoming you both to another of the tours that we offer
Written 5 May 2021
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mmcgrath123
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Oct 2020
Our group of 16 had a fantastic day with Gary & Steve, everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience and great service offered by Bubbly Grape. Gary was fantastic to deal with in organising the day and everything flowed really well. 10/10 would recommend.
Written 9 November 2020
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Thanks Maeve. . . . Positive reviews like yours encourage us to keep trying to make our tours as relaxed and easy to enjoy as possible. Everyone who books a Bubbly Tour has a different expectation, and I hope that we can continue to provide the best possible experience of their time with us. Cheers Gary
Written 10 November 2020
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AshAlexi
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Friends
Gary and Steve were the best tour guides! We were a group of 16 and Bubbly Grape tours accommodated us and helped plan this awesome experience. My favourite part of the tour was definitely Framingham Wines and Clos Henri! 💯
Written 8 November 2020
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Hello AshAlexi and thanks a million for your review. We are very happy to have been able to make your day with us into a memorable one and thoroughly enjoyed being able to spend the day with you - especially the impromptu music session at Framingham - and we would love to see you all again for another selection of Marlborough wineries
Written 8 November 2020
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Onlychild21
Pittsburgh, PA26 contributions
Mar 2020
Gary from Bubbly Grape wine tour was fantastic! Not only was he extremely informative and lots of fun, our tour with him through the Marlborough wine country was one of the highlights of our entire trip throughout New Zealand. My daughter and I would highly recommend them to anyone who enjoys great wine and good times. We are grape full that we found them after doing extensive research by reading all their outstanding reviews which are truly well deserved.
Written 20 July 2020
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Wow! Onlychild. Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I am truly humbled when guests on one of my tours enjoy themselves to the full and take away great memories of the Marlborough wineries and Bubbly Grape. I enjoyed your pun (grape full). It makes your review truly 'memorabubble' :)
Written 24 July 2020
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Mark Rafferty
Belfast, UK7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had an amazing day on the Bubbly Wine Tour when in New Zealand on honeymoon. Our host Katrina was fantastic and fun from start to finish. The wine tour was excellent and the knowledge from the vineyards was unbelievable. A thoroughly recommended day trip! This is a belated review from January 2019.
Written 15 June 2020
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Hi Mark. (15 Jan if my memory serves me correctly? :) Thank you for your super review, it means a lot to all of us when guests have a day with us that leaves them with great memories. We very much look forward to seeing you again.If you have any pictures of yourselves on the tour and would like to feature on our website, please email them to me.
Written 16 June 2020
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Melissa L
Wellington, New Zealand109 contributions
May 2020 • Friends
Been on tour twice with Bubbly Grapes and both times were wonderful! Definitely recommend - their drivers are always polite, knowledge and lots of fun.
Written 31 May 2020
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Hi There. Thank you so much for your great review. My drivers certainly are an amazing bunch to be around and it is always really nice to see guests who have been with us before, with us again. We hope that you enjoyed being driven to drink as much as we enjoy the driving part :)
Written 14 June 2020
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HCharlene P
Mount Pleasant, SC10 contributions
Mar 2020
We knew that Sauvignon blanc is what put New Zealand wines on the world map, and Marlborough is where those grapes grow joyfully, but what we loved most about this tour is that Kathy introduced us to small-production wineries who are making beautiful wines of many varietals. She was very easy-going while still informative. Everywhere we went the people were absolutely lovely and happy to share and explain what they loved to do - make gorgeous wines. This was a high-quality tour that didn't feel rushed, fussy, or at all pretentious. We loved it.
Written 3 April 2020
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Thank you. I find myself (a very rare occasion), to be (almost) at a loss for words, other than a gi-normous thank to everybody that has been on a Bubbly Grape Tour with my fantastic guides in the past 3 months, and have experienced the enthusiasm at, and quality of, so many of the wineries in Marlborough. I believe that 'Bubbly' not only describes what my company strives to be, but that it encompasses all of the Marlborough wine industry and the people who work in it Best Wishes Gary
Written 14 April 2020
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