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.
(+64) 3 572 9800
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’s the perfect place to just sit and enjoy..
(+64) 3 572 8884
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.
(+64) 3 572 8581
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.
(+64) 3 572 9084
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.
(+64) 3 520 9147
Allan Scott Family Winemakers
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.
(+64) 3 572 9054
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.
(+64) 3 572 9876
Bladen Hand Crafted-Wines
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.
(+64) 3 572 9417
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.
(+64) 3 520 8284
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.
(+64) 3 579 6430
Gibson Bridge Vineyard
This might be the smallest cellar door in the valley. These guys are Pinot Gris specialists. On a visit here, you’ll meet the owners, hear their stories and benefit from their wealth of knowledge.
(+64) 3 572 5180
Huia is a small organic winery with a lovely range of wines. The chickens meet you outside the cellar door. Try their Hunky Dory aromatic blend for something a little different.
(+64) 3 5728326
Herzog Wine Cellars
Herzog is well known for it’s restaurant. The wine matched degustation dinner is legendary. They also have a great bistro and a beautiful summer garden to while away a few hours in.
(+64) 3 5728770