My tour would be perfect for people wanting a more private tasting experience. After collection from your accommodation I will give you a brief outline of why Marlborough has such unique wines. Our first stop will be at one of the regions most iconic wineries which helped to bring Marlborough wines to the worlds stage. This visit will include a visit to a working Pinot Noir barrel hall, so you can see where the wine is made. We will then visit an historic Marlborough wine cave , this winery is by appointment only so you will truly have a private tasting experience. Lunch will be at a small boutique cafe nestled amongst the vines where you can enjoy the best of locally grown food along side their organically grown wine.After lunch we will take a ride to one of the regions southern valley vineyards to enjoy their range of unique wines grown in the clay rich soils, you will also see the site of Marlborough's oldest vineyard and an early colonial winery. The last stop of the day will be at one of the finest most extensive antiques shops in the south Island. They specialise if NZ art, pottery, furniture and books.All standard wine tasting fees included, lunch at your cost.
bottled mineral water is provided in the vehicle.
you will be transported in a comfortable BMW 4 wheel drive X5 with a full glass sunroof.
I have 20 years experience in the Marlborough wine industry working in viticulture, wine making, sales and marketing and as a wine educator. I work for one of Marlborough’s most famous wineries and I would enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience of wine making with You. My other life long interests are antiques and New Zealand art. I have experience in both antiques auctioneering and colonial furniture restoration Part of our tour could certainly include visiting some of Blenheim’s Antiques , curiosity shops and art galleries http://www.jimmys.nz
Our tour will take you to four or five fabulous wineries, including a luncheon stop at a fine vineyard restaurant. You can also search for treasures at some of our harder to find antiques stores
I have a full commercial passenger transport license and the vehicle meets NZ transport agency standards
Jimmy’s wine & antiques tour