• Phone
    (+64) 3 577 9046

  • Phone (NZ)
    0800 4WineTour (494 638)

  • Mobile
    (+64) 21 854 129

  • About Us

  • David & Colleen are the owner-operators of Highlight Wine Tours and take pride in providing friendly and informative daily winery tours around the Marlborough wine region.

    Operating in Blenheim, New Zealand, since 1993, we are able to offer a wealth of local knowledge and experience to ensure you enjoy the best the region has to offer.

    Our Daily Group Tours provide a fun and relaxing day in one of our comfortable air conditioned 11-seater tour coaches.

    We also offer several choices of Private Wine Tour options including a unique Marlborough experience with our Classic ‘Mustang’ Tour. Treat yourself to a day to remember by cruising around the wineries in an iconic 1960’s American Classic!

    All our Wine Tours offer you the opportunity for input into the choice of Marlborough wineries to visit, and we do our best to tailor the day around our guests taste in wine. Your day finishes at the Makana Boutique Chocolate Factory, before returning you to your accommodation.

    Contact us today to organise YOUR Marlborough Wine Tour experience!

    Check out our photo gallery on TripAdvisor for pics left by many of our happy customers

  • What We Want to Share

  • Dave says...

    I settled here in Marlborough in 1994 after several years living in California, originally from Southland NZ. Moving to Marlborough has been the best thing, it's a great place to call "home".

    Being in the Tourism Industry, we get to meet people from all corners of the world and it's great to be able to take them out to show them our Marlborough Wine Region.

    I have always had a huge interest and passion for the 50's, 60's & 70's American Classic Cars and having a few that I have collected over the years in California we have an opportunity to use them in our Wine Tour Business.

    Our guests get to tour the wineries in an old Classic, to bring back memories or turn a dream into reality, spending the day out in a Mustang Convertible or one of our iconic VEE Dub Kombie Vans.

  • Colleen says...

    Originally also coming from Southland NZ, I have a friendly Bubbly personality and love people.

    I have lived in Marlborough for 24 years. I have two lovely daughters and now I am a "Nana" - such a wonderful thing.

    I am Passionate about wine and love bringing like-minded people together to taste wines in our wonderful Marlborough wine region.

    It's amazing to have the opportunity to enjoy Dave's Classic Cars together in the business.

  • What Others Are Saying

  • A Very Professional Tour Company.

    We had booked this tour on the internet and were late to the hotel as the ferry was so slow with our luggage but we rang and Colleen arranged for David to come back for us and catch us up with the other tour members.

    Thanks for that and for the lovely selection of wineries. We didn't find a single wine we didn't like which says a lot for Marlborough's consistency. And we really enjoyed the bottle of Gewürztraminer that we bought to have with dinner that night. This tour also goes to the Makana chocolate factory (delicious).

    Cathie_323 - London, UK

  • Great Customer Service and Knowledge on Tour
    and Amazing Follow Up Service

    My wife, 2 year old son and myself had a private tour. I have conducted wine tours all over the world from Australia to USA to France and this was 5 star.

    Colleen was fantastic with her friendly, specialist knowledge of the area and her ability to entertain our 2 year old son while my wife and I enjoyed our tastings and lunch. She was able to alter the day to suit our particular wine tastes and interests (including a few great reds in this mainly white dominated region).

    After a flawless day, to top it all off, the next morning she voluntarily and at no cost drove us from our hotel to our transport and amazingly found a lost item from my wife on the tour and had it couriered to Queenstown (again at no cost) for our arrival a few days later!

    It doesn't get any better than this!

    PaulmG4133EH - Metro Manila, PH

  • Excellent Day with a Terrific Guide Dave.

    We visited 4 vineyards, all of which provided excellent overviews of their wines and the history behind the vineyards. There was no pressure to buy wines, though we all seemed to.

    The day was made even better by our guide Dave who aside from being a courteous and friendly man was an encyclopaedia of knowledge of the region.

    Highly recommended.

    Grimms - Brisbane, AU