21 Rankers Reviews
5 Winery and Brewery Tours
South Island ▷ Marlborough ▷ Blenheim
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We loved this tour!! Hired a tandem and managed to get around five wineries. Had a delicious lunch at Wairau River Winery. Owners were lovely and very knowledgeable. An excellent day out!
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Steve and Jo provided us with the best wine tasting experience I've ever had. The bikes were a perfect way to get around. Very easy to ride. Steve and Jo provide you with water and a map of all the wineries, which they go over with you before taking off on your tour. We found that very informational and helpful. They picked us up from Blenheim and dropped us off after our tour. When dropping us off, we asked Jo for some dinner recommendations in town and she drove us first to our accommodation and then to a few different restaurants so we would know how to walk there. Aside from being the most friendly, kind, and genuine couple, they really go above and beyond for their customers. I would highly recommend renting their bikes.
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A great couple running the company picked us up from our camp and gave us great advice before we took off on a lovely tour to five different wineries.
Very good company! Thoroughly enjoyed this, visited 7 wineries in 3 and a half hours. Tested many different wines. Steve was so helpful and picked us up from our personal campsite - recommend!!
Family business. Steve picked us up from campground and was very nice and friendly. He was helpful in helping us pick wineries we would like to go to. Bikes very nice, so much fun! Would do again.
I feel like I should just say...read Rich Kiimmii's review. We had the same incredible experience with Nigel, Wine Tours by Bike, and camping on his property! Nigel was a great guy. Winery tour was super fun on bikes. And our campsite was magical! All to ourselves with unending views of vineyards and hills in the distance that reminded us of California (home). Loved it!
What a find! Rang up and spoke with Nigel who also suggested we could park our camper on their property amongst their 20 acres of vineyards...umm yes please! So we hired two of their super bikes (with bottle holders - 8 bottles for us for the day thank you very much) and after having a route explained we took off...what a sensational way to tour the Marlborough wine region, lovely sunny day, about 8 wineries visited with an amazing lunch at Alan Scotts to soak up some grog and all in all a very happy day. The best bit was returning our bikes and weaving 10 metres back to our camper parked amongst the vines, no one else in sight an amazing sunset..bbq lamb and a couple of bottles of pinot gris and sav blanc..um yes please may i have another?
What makes this special is the owner Nigel engagement with his client and genuine enthusiasm for the region. Rather than just give you a bike and say good luck, he was happy to spend time talking about the different characteristics of the wineries to help plan the day. He suggested some routes, showed the distances and even gave some lunch suggestions. The bikes come with panniers adapted to hold 4 bottles. If you have any problems Nigel would come out with a spare bike - no need to worry about punctures etc.
Give yourself the full day, spend plenty of time at the wineries and just enjoy yourself. Final tip - bring a day rucksack if you can - so that you can carry more than the 4 bottles :-)