The journey from Nelson to the world famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc growing region passes over the spectacular Richmond Forest Park past a Hobbit film site and an ever changing landscape.
The journey from Nelson to the world famous Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc growing region passes over the spectacular Richmond Forest Park with an option to take a short flat walk through a pristine virgin forest and view the Pelorus River where the barrel scene of the Hobbit movie was filmed.
Pass through Havelock, the Mussel Capital of the world before reaching the vast Marlborough wine region where each vineyard or winery visited has been chosen for its stunning locality and unique romantic story.
All are top boutique and family owned, driven by passion and enthusiasm that allows their cultural influence to show through in the consistently high quality wines.
A different theme is presented at each visit and may include Wine Appreciation, interacting with the wine maker, walking among the vines or perhaps enjoying tank and barrel samples during a winery tour.*
Surrounded by hills, elevated view points present the vastness of this region with rare native falcons flying overhead, bred as part of the Falcons for Vintners programme.
Food & wine matching is always a highlight along with tasting other local gourmet foods.
*Subject to availability.