Wineries

Marlborough is New Zealand's largest wine region and has over 40 cellar doors. While every single one of them is worth visiting we have highlighed a few of our favourites.

Seresin Estate Winery 

Small, boutique, organic and biodynamic with a small intimate cellar door. Try their stunning selection of wines and their estate grown olive oils. Great views to the mountains.

http://www.seresin.co.nz

Framingham Winery

The Reisling is the flagship for this wonderful range of wines. Sample the Montepulciano for something different.  In Spring and summer their walled garden will be in bloom and it is perfect place to just sit and enjoy.

http://www.framingham.co.nz

Nautilus Estate 

Another small but perfectly formed Marlborough winery with a fabulous selection of wines. Try their range of Pinot Noir.

http://www.nautilusestate.com

Wairau River Winery

A family owned winery where the entire family are involved in running the different aspects of the business. Their cellar door is part of the winery restaurant. Try the viognier for something different.

http://www.wairauriverwines.com

Te Whare Ra

When you visit the Te Whare Ra cellar door it is highly likely you will get to meet one of the owners, Jason or Anna. They are passionate about what they do and the biodynamic wines they are producing.  Try their delicious “Toru “wine which is a blend of aromatics.

www.twrwines.co.nz

Forrest Estate Winery

Home of the Forrest Estate Grape Ride. This winery has vineyards throughout NZ so here you can get to try a range of wines from a variety of regions. 

http://www.forrest.co.nz

 

Cloudy Bay Winery

One of NZ’s best known wineries. No visit to Cloudy Bay would be complete without trying the Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc.Their Te Koko is a unique and delicious wine.

http://www.cloudybay.co.nz

Allan Scott

Another of Marlborough’s well known family wineries.  Visit their cellar door or dine in their winery restaurant. Try the Cecilia Methode Traditionelle at the cellar door.

http://www.allanscott.com

No 1 Family Estate

The Le Brun family come from 12 generations of French winemakers from Champagne, France so when it comes to Methode Traditionelle they know what they are doing. 

http://www.no1familyestate.co.nz

Brancott Estate Winery 

The Brancott Estate Heritage Centre houses the Brancott Cellar door. This is worth a visit for the building and the views alone. Try the Sauvignon Gris at the cellar for something a bit different.

http://www.brancottestate.com

Bladen 

We recommend everyone visit Bladen. It is one of the smallest wineries in the valley with a one room cellar door, lovely wines and always one of the family serving on the cellar door. It is a picture perfect spot and often the favourite winery of the day due to the outstanding hospitality of Dave and Chris Macdonald

http://www.bladen.co.nz

 

Villa Maria winery

One of NZ’s largest privately owned wineries. Their cellar door provides the opportunity to sample Villa Maria wines from around the country

http://www.villamaria.co.nz

Wither Hills winery

Close to Blenheim. This stunning building has a cellar door, restaurant, viewing tower, barrel hall and a vine library as well as a great selection of wines.

http://www.witherhills.co.nz

Auntsfield

This small family owned winery is situated on the site of the first grape plantings in Marlborough planted in the late 1800’s. The cellar door is small and personal and the wines are stunning.

http://www.auntsfield.co.nz

Fromm

When people say to us that they love Pinot Noir then we take them to Fromm. Another of Marlborough’s smaller wineries producing a great range of wines.

http://www.frommwinery.co.nz

Rockferry

One of our favourite lunch spots but the wines are great too. Here is a good opportunity to compare wines from Marlborough with those from their vineyards in Central Otago.

http://www.rockferry.co.nz

Saint Clair

You can’t go wrong with a bottle of Saint Clair. Their Sauvignon’s in particular are fantastic. The aroma alone will make you swoon. Home of the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon.

http://www.saintclair.co.nz