Marlborough Wine Trail

Marlborough Wine Trail

Self Drive / Bike


27 Rankers Reviews

26 Face-to-Face

8 Winery and Brewery Tours

9 Blenheim

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Marlborough vineyards in Autumn
By Bike


Drive or Bike around the Marlbrough wine trail.

The Marlborough wine trail could well be one of the best in New Zealand. The wine is as good as anywhere, the food is great, and the trail is set up so you can taste most wines for free.

Many of the wineries are sited close together, making for an excellent biking experience. The map points to the general area of wineries around Renwick - but the choices in the entire Marlborough region are many.


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Non-profit organisation


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  • Winery and Brewery Tours
  • Free


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Roeland Driessen

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Biked ion the nice scenery, tasted wine and picked cherries. A beautiful day, and for originally from the Netherlands, it was very nice to bike in a flat land.

Reviewed over 7 years ago

Aitnan Melman's avatar

Aitnan Melman


Ranking: 10/10

Many wineries have free tastings. Lots of fun.

Reviewed about 8 years ago and experienced in December 2013

Kevin Desjandino's avatar

Kevin Desjandino


Ranking: 10/10

Beautiful wineries with complimentary tastings made for a great day.

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Paul Lawrence

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

if you are not the designated driver, you can enjoy a wide range of wines for free. We did it by bike (we did pay for the bike rental), but none of the wineries we stopped at charged for wine tasting. Do ask before as some of them do. We enjoyed the freedom and flexibility this option gave us.

Reviewed over 9 years ago and experienced in December 2012

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Joanna's avatar


United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

We went to eight different vineyards throughout Marlborough. Some (like No.1 Family Estate, Hunters, Brancott, Villa Maria do free tastings).

Reviewed over 9 years ago

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Carly Braddock

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

A great way to see the vineyards and wineries. Comparable in price to bike hire in Blenheim but located in the heart of the vineyards. Appreciated Nigel's advice on where to lunch and drink.

Reviewed almost 10 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Alan Findlay

United Kingdom

Ranking: 9/10

Hired bikes for $15 as we were on site - gave us a map of vineyeards and eating places, great fun!!!!

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Paul Fairbrass


Ranking: 9/10

Walk or hire a bike from 'Watson Lodge' and cycle around the free cellar door tastings.

Reviewed about 10 years ago and experienced in February 2012

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Sandra Andersen's avatar

Sandra Andersen


Ranking: 9/10

Best ones for sake of visiting would be Saint Claire, Villa Maria not all charge for tasting but worth visiting. And of couse, Makana Chocolate Factory, free tastings, visible cooking and great taste!

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Rick & Suus


Ranking: 9/10

Very nice!! We did the tour by bike. The roads are a bit dangerous for cyclists but the vineyards and wineries are great.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Claudia & Julian


Ranking: 10/10

Just hire a bike and make a tour through all the nice wineries in Marlborough. Some are for free and some have just a little fee for it. But you can taste great wines.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Mikala Dinka


Ranking: 9/10

Pick up a wine trail map and visit each winery by yourself for free tastings! You will explore the difference between NZ and Aus wines.

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in November 2011

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Julie Norton


Ranking: 10/10

The best way to sample lots of great wine in the Blenheim area. Splash out on lunch at Highfields (we recommend the platter for 2 - yummy) and get some strawberry icecream on the way from the pick your own place - very good ice cream!

Reviewed over 10 years ago and experienced in March 2011