Daily small group tours around the wineries of Marlborough, with no rigid timetables.
Fun, informative wine tours to Marlborough made memorable!
Whether you are in Picton or Blenheim, JADE TOURS will take you on a Marlborough wine tour to our world famous cellar doors. Enjoy a fun, flexible and informative tour to give you an insight into the dedication and passion of our wine makers. BOOK NOW and spoil yourself!
Cruise with the Dolphins in the Sounds, savour International award-winning wines or spoil yourself with niche gourmet foods that abound in our area.
We can also assist with your travel arrangements, ensure that you are snug at night in the accommodation of your dreams, and help you on your way with your mind and camera filled with cherished memories.
Marlborough Wine Tours from Blenheim and Picton
A choice of over 30 cellar doors await you on one of our Marlborough Wine Tours from Blenheim or Picton. Come and explore the aromas and flavours of their International award winning wines. Tours will be led by our knowledgeable local guides – visit the barrel rooms or even blend your own “vintage”. Transfers from / to Picton have a small surcharge per group.
We are committed to providing a truly special day out. BOOK NOW and spoil yourself. Or call us on (+64) 27 951 1956 to discuss our tour options.
All our wine tours include pick up and drop off at your Blenheim accommodation. We have flexible itineraries and are happy to visit the cellar doors of your choice, if possible, but some may charge small additional tasting fees. Stroll through a vineyard to see the developing grapes and we stop for lunch at a winery restaurant (optional, at own cost). Be prepared for a fun, informative day in the vineyards!
Tasting fees may apply at some wineries that are requested.
If you look, or could get away with looking, under 20, please bring photo ID. Consider it a compliment. The wineries are very strict!
Corporate and Groups
We can create a personalised itinerary to match the expectations of any group for a memorable day out in the wineries of Marlborough.
CLICK HERE for all of our Blenheim & Marlborough tour options.
Jade Owl Bed and Breakfast
For a quiet, comfortable stay in a Blenheim Bed and Breakfast, consider the JADE OWL B and B. We have 2 x Private Double rooms each with a Queen sized bed. Price per night: NZ$130.00 includes breakfast.
We live in a lovely, quiet cul-de-sac in the leafy suburb of Springlands, only 3 kms from the centre of Blenheim. The guest wing of our Family and Kiddie – friendly home consists of two double bedrooms and a small nursery with a shared bathroom / shower and separate toilet. The bedrooms can be booked either singly or together by a family or group of 4. We have an infant’s port-a-cot and a standard wooden cot for young children. You have full access to our open plan kitchen and the lounge area has SKY TV and DVD’s for your use. This leads out to our fully enclosed private North facing garden with its lawn and myriad flowers, bushes and trees which attract the birds. BBQ facilities are available on our patio. You have free access to our ultra-fast fibre broadband Wifi. Our heat pump keeps those chilly winter nights at bay and there are electric blankets and oil heaters in the rooms.
We provide a complimentary scrumptious continental breakfast and you have full access to our kitchen facilities if desired. Free off street parking is available. We are a Smoke Free home.
You are most welcome to just relax and enjoy the quiet or you can mingle with us and swap stories of (Rugby!) home, travel, music or the cat next door.
Marlborough is globally recognised as a highly sought after destination for those seeking natural beauty, award-winning vineyards and gourmet experiences.
In the local Maori language, Marlborough is known as “Kei put ate Wairau” (meaning “Place with a hole in the cloud”). Situated at the top of the South Island, this is the jewel in the heart of New Zealand.
Marlborough is a region of spectacular beauty where water, wine and wilderness combine to create a relaxing escape. It is the home of the Marlborough Sounds, the Queen Charlotte Track and 40 winery cellar doors. From the vineyards of Blenheim to Picton, the gateway of the Marlborough Sounds, this region has one of the sunniest and warmest climates in New Zealand – ideal for the stunning vineyards that produce 70% of New Zealand’s wine and is home of the world renown Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy local fresh seafood matched to their famous wines – you are going to love Marlborough.
The Marlborough Sounds is Nature’s paradise. Local EcoTour cruises search for Dolphins and Orcas. The thick forests can be explored on foot or by mountain bike and kayaks will take you to the numerous stunning coves around the Sounds. Learn about our Heritage and traditions with a visit to the local Marae or seek out the whales and seals near Kaikoura.
The region has many Conference venues to suit any grade of meeting. Accommodation and tours can be built around these.
Marlborough is the host of several renowned annual events:
- Marlborough Food and Wine Festival (February)
- Havelock Mussel Festival (March)
- Forrest Graperide (March)
- Classic Fighters Air Show (alternate Easters)
- St Claire Half Marathon (May)
- Marlborough Garden Show (November)
Marlborough can really create those magical memories!