Here's a sample of what others have said about us and their Marlborough wine tasting tour experiences.
Marlborough At Its Best!
An exceptionally personal wine journey to some of the most beautiful boutique wineries in the valley - Colleen and James showcase the passion, persistence and people who have put Marlborough on the map as one of great wine regions of the world.
A great way to visit several wineries without worrying about driving. We were picked up and dropped off at the hotel. The mini bus was comfortable and we met a great bunch of people. The tour guide was fantastic. She was full of local knowledge about the wineries and the wine. Nothing was too much trouble for her. Don't miss this trip if you are in the area.
Colleen was an excellent tour guide and went out of her way to make our day informative and enjoyable.
We visited 6 wineries, all very different. Lunch was first class at Wairau River winery. Our final stop was at a boutique chocolate shop.
All in all I would highly recommend this tour company as extremely good value.
This tour started at 10 and ended after 5. We toured 5 wineries. Our guide, Colleen, was very friendly and informative and set a relaxing, fun atmosphere right from the get go. We had fun talking to the others on our tour especially at our lunch at one of the wineries. It was a good learning experience and we estimated we got over 40 tastes of wine during the day. Great fun!
There are many wine tours to choose from in the Marlborough region so reviews were important to me when I started the search. We knew we wanted a private tour as we were flying into Blenheim from Wellington in the morning and returning on the ferry in evening -- we wanted to maximize our time at the wineries.
After emailing several companies requesting information we settled on Highlights for a couple of reasons; the reviews were very good, the prices, while not inexpensive, were reasonable, and we had our choice of motor vehicles in which we would be transported from one 'cellar door' to the next. In addition the owners were very accommodating regarding picking us up at the airport in the morning and dropping us at the ferry in the late afternoon.