Escape to Marlborough offers personalised, semi-exclusive and highly enjoyable travel experiences throughout New Zealand.

- Wonderful wine tasting tours included
- Pick up from cruise ship and throughout Marlborough
- Luxury Mercedes® Mini Vans
- Maximum 6 guests in one van
- Experienced drivers and guides
- Private hire available
- Half day or full day tour

Picton Scenic Tour, Wine Tours or a taste of Marlborough at Escape to Picton

Welcome to Picton! Either choose the Picton Scenic Tour around Picton and the beautiful surrounding bays or our wonderful Wine Tours for the best the region has to offer, or visit Escape to Picton for fresh Marlborough seafood cuisine or NZ lamb, which is within walking distance from your terminal. Please contact us directly to book a tour. Click here to know more about pricing and promotions.

Escape to Marlborough Wine Tours

Tour Marlborough with our experienced drivers and guides in our luxury vehicles which offer exclusive personal experiences in groups of up to 6.

Explore more than 40 cellar doors in Marlborough

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Allan Scott has planted some of the region’s most famous vineyards, including Marlborough’s very first. He has been working there every vintage since. As one of the first independent wineries, Allan Scott Family Winemakers have made a name for themselves

Allan Scott

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David Herd has become Marlborough's founding winemaker after planting the first grapes in 1873. Hidden away on the vineyard is Herd's original wine cellar a place where history is still alive in the land, and in the wine.


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Bladen's cellar door is probably the smallest in the region. Stable doors open from the small tasting room to a trellised courtyard area with Cape Cod chairs in the shade of an Almond tree. Chris or Dave will provide a friendly welcome to every visitor.


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Brancott Estate Heritage Centre is located on an elevated position overlooking the original Brancott Vineyard. The location celebrates the home of the original Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc plantings - a varietal that has gone on to become the world’s favou

Brancott Estate

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Clos Henri has been certified organic since the harvest of 2013 and is nestled under the southern foothills of Marlborugh's Wairau Valley. It is the wine estate meticulously established and organically run by the famous Sancerre wine growing family of Hen

Clos Henri

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The vineyards of Cloudy Bay are located at superior sites throughout the Marlborough region to maximise the considerable diversity that exists in micro-climates and soil types. The different sites provide nuances of aromas and flavours, bringing complexit

Cloudy Bay

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The Drylands Home Block vineyard is located in Marlborough’s esteemed Golden Triangle of the Wairau Valley. The Golden Triangle is a special area that claims the most hours of sunshine and a lower-than-average rainfall, delivering small yields of excellen


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Established by Ken and Jill Small in 1981, Fairhall Downs specialise in premium Single Vineyard wines of superb quality, which epitomise their "Small is Beautiful" philosophy.

Fairhall Downs

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Framingham houses the oldest Riesling vines in Marlborough which was planted in 1981. They developed the F series which gives them the freedom to push boundaries with wild fermentation, new varieties and new techniques.


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Vintage 1990 saw the first Forrest wine and immediate success with a trophy at the national wine awards - success that has been repeated many times both nationally and internationally over the subsequent vintages.


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Known for its European style and Kiwi ingenuity, Fromm Wineries produces an array of outstanding wines. Swiss winemaker Georg Fromm and friend Hatsch Kalberer, who had experience in both the traditional ways of European winemaking and the more modern kiwi


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Former owner of Chateau de Grandmont situated in Burgundy (a French wine region) Georges Michel moved to New Zealand in 1999 where the wine estate was established in the “Golden Mile”, renowned for the production of the best flavoured fruit of the Marlbor

Georges Michel

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Gibson Bridge is a boutique family owned vineyard located in Renwick, the heart of Marlborough. Howard and Julie Simmonds planted the block with Pinot Gris as a mainstay but also with tiny quantities of Syrah, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Gewurztraminer

Gibson Bridge

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Giesen wines was founded by Alex, Theo and Marcel, three German brothers who had “hobby vines” since an early age. The Giesen Wines team believes it’s your enjoyment of their wines that truly brings their passion for winemaking to life.


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With less than 3000 cases per year Hans Herzog truly believes in quality over quantity. It was mid-90s when Hans Herzog first planted the Pinot Gris, Viognier and Montepulciano grapes, varieties rarely witnessed in NZ at the time and have managed to lead

Hans Herzog

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Highfield Winery started of with 2.5 acres of Muller Thurgau, a German grape variety. It was by accident that they discovered some “rogue” grapes amongst the Muller Thurgau vines, which proved to be none other than Sauvignon Blanc. With the discovery of t


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In their early years Claire and Mike gained valuable experience in wineries in Marlborough at Cloudy Bay, Vavasour and Lawson’s Dry Hills. This great grounding and appreciation of the sense of land, heritage and tradition from the Old World plays a big pa


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Hunter’s Wines have won more than 165 gold medals, both national and international. Jane is an internationally respected vintner and recipient of the prestigious UK Women in Wine Award and has an OBE.


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Johanneshof Cellars is not only known for its multi award-winning wines but also for some outstanding spirits such as Brandy and Grappa. With a good dose of Kiwi ingenuity they’ve combined old world knowledge and customs with new world terroir and technol

Johanneshof Cellars

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One of the great challenges Lake Chalice took upon it’s shoulders was matching Eastern dishes to a great wine. They have developed the Spice Trail, extraordinary blends capturing the essence of the spicy dishes and smoothing your palate.

Lake Chalice

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The original company vineyard was planted in 1980 and the Lawsons’s Dry Hills label launched about twelve years later. Their use of modern winemaking techniques and carefully selected sites providing various characteristics from the different soils and mi

Lawson's Dry Hills

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The primary emphasis for all of Mahi’s wines is texture, aiming for wines that give real palate satisfaction rather than fruit-bomb styles. With the Pinot Noir everything is hand-plunged and to date all have been bottled unfiltered, allowing the true vine


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New Zealand’s first Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc was carefully crafted by Mount Riley Winery. With four distinct labels Mount Riley makes wine that people love because of its spirit, attitude and authenticity. Down to earth and approachable, just like themse

Mount Riley

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Nautilus cellar door has been rated in the top 10 cellar doors in Marlborough for several years and received a “gold award” for excellent customer service. The stunning Nautilus shell sculpture that has become a local landmark has been designed and made b


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No 1. Family Estate is completely dedicated to Methode Traditionelle wines. They only make one type of wine and do it exceedingly well. With all the equipment imported from Champagne this French Heritage is owned by the Le Brun family, a champagne-making

No.1 Family Estate

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Omaka Springs Estates is the sole producer of estate wines in the Omaka Valley. Omaka Springs does not only produce beautiful pinot noirs but is also known for their olive oil which is hand bottled on site.

Omaka Springs

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This BioGro certified vineyard with minimal annual rainfall is small and focused without constraint. Their most recent vineyard is one of the highest elevated vineyards in Marlborough located in the middle of the Wairau Valley. The main hillside has been

Ra Nui

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Rock Ferry Wines grows outstanding grapes in the Marlborough region and beyond. With vineyards in Bendigo and Central Otago they might seem audacious, but challenging is exactly the way they like it.

Rock Ferry

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Saint Clair has developed six vineyards in different sites in Marlborough. Only superior fruit from the best locations for each individual variety is selected. In 2001 they introduced a ‘grading system’ for all it’s vineyards different wine batches and ma

Saint Clair

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The land of Seresin Estate is not only planted with a large range of white grapes and Pinot Noir but also houses olive groves, orchards and vegetable gardens. Organically and biodynamically grown, hand-tended and hand-picked, the grapes from their estate

Seresin Estate

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Situated up the road from a US government listening post, Spy Valley produces wine that have been called “impossible to ignore”. Not only does this vineyard have beautiful wines and oils to offer, but is also an award winning architecturally designed wine

Spy Valley

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Staete Landt (meaning land of the governors), who thanks its name due to Abel Tasman discovering NZ in 1642, was founded by Dutchmen Ruud Maasdam and Dorien Vermaas. The very first and original map of New Zealand, which they uncovered, strongly influenced

Staete Landt

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Due to all the small tanks Te Whare Ra Wines installed, the winery is able to keep each vineyard parcel (clone, soil type, vine age, etcetera) separate. This means they can experiment with lots of different techniques to only bottle the best.

Ta Whare Ra

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George Fistonich received the country’s first knighthood for his services to the NZ wine industry. At the age of 21, he started Villa Maria as a one-man band. Today Villa Maria employs more than 250 permanent staff and export wine to over 50 countries wor

Villa Maria

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VinEssense produces excellent Marlborough Pinot Noir made in the most simple of ways and emphasizing what Marlborough does so well, fruit, texture and value.


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Wairau River is a real family estate. Every aspect of producing and selling the wine rests in the hand of a family member. With nine estate vineyards of around 700 acres, Wairau River Wines can maintain total commitment to quality by carefully managing th

Wairau River

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The Winery and Cellar door are located in the heart of the Wairau Valley, looking out to the Wither Hills Ranges. As of 2010, about 40.8ha of the Wither Hills Vineyard is managed organically and they continually improve their environmental performance.

Wither Hills

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With seven vineyards, Yealands owns the single largest privately owned vineyard in New Zealand. Yealands vineyards are not only planted with the usual Marlborough varieties, but also with international grapes such as Gruner Veltiner and Tempranillo.


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The Moa Brewing Company was founded in 2003 by Josh Scott, the son of renowned Marlborough winemaker Allan Scott, with a focus on brewing super premium handcrafted beers. The traditional technique Moa uses naturally carbonates the beer and gives the beer

Moa Brewery

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Committed to using local ingredients, the award-winning craft beer producer Renaissance Brewing produceks top end, ultra premium ales that nicely showcase New Zealand hops and malt in a range of British, American and European styles.

Renaissance Brewing Co.

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Whitehaven Wines is a family-owned business in the heart of Marlborough. Whitehaven's small, passionate team creates wines of quality, intensity and consistency, in the pursuit of 'quality without compromise'.


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Juliearna Kavanagh, ex-owner of award winning establishment Kavanagh House, has won many awards for her creations. At Escape to Picton, you are sure to be delivered the highest quality dining experience Picton has to offer. From local Seafood to succulen

Escape to Picton

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Wine, Water & Wilderness

We specialise in tours within the Marlborough region where you can enjoy the divine wines, sensational cuisine, craft beers, chocolatiers and the many other wonderful activities Marlborough has to offer.

Our Escape to Marlborough Mercedes vehicles are also available for private hire/airport transfers or any other transport you may require. If you are looking for exclusive tours throughout New Zealand, please send us an enquiry.

Autumn Special

A free box of small chocolate from the Makana Chocolate Factory* per trip

* Not valid with other promotions.
Offer ends on 31 May, 2016

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