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7Wine tasting[/caption]Our JADE WINE TOUR will depart from the I-Site in Picton. Shuttle buses are provided free from the quay to the I-Site (a distance of 2 kms from the large ship quay) and departure times are worked around the times that ships dock and passengers are allowed to disembark. You will be returned to the Shuttle terminus a minimum of 1 hour before the last shuttles leave for the ship.

Our new luxury 12 seater minibus will depart the I-Site and carry you the 25 minutes to the Wairau Valley – home of the world famous Sauvignon Blanc varietal. Our expert local guides are full of history and discussion along the way.

Priced from NZ$120 pp (depends on tour duration determined by ship departure).

This includes all standard Tasting Fees.




OmakaThe Marlborough vineyards are the home of Sauvignon Blanc and some of the country’s most vibrant and flavourful wines. Our Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum attracts visitors from around the world to see their impressive collection of early “flying machines” and WW1 and WW2 fighter aircraft. Combine the Wings of Omaka with a taste of the many aromas, textures and flavours of our world famous Marlborough wines, on a guided tour of this exceptional region.

Take the free shuttle buses or follow the 5 minute walk from the ship to the Picton i-site where your local guide will be waiting with our comfortable minibus. Our small groups offer a more personalised and rewarding experience.

Relax during the scenic short drive through to Marlborough, where the wonders of the Aviation museum await – spectacularly presented in lifelike scenarios. Then spoil yourself with regional seafood and other delicacies during our lunch stop (own cost and time permitting) at a vineyard restaurant.

For the wine tour after lunch, we select a range of the large, through to the small family-run wineries, where you can taste the zesty Sauvignon Blancs and a wide variety of our other tasty cultivars. Visit the cellars to experience the rich aromas of wine maturing in French oak barrels and hear how our grapes are processed into our unique multi-award winning wines for which the valley is so famous.

Tasting the hand-made gourmet chocolates at the Chocolate factory is a brilliant way to end this exceptional day and arrive back in Picton with plenty of time before your ship’s departure.

Cost: $140 pp (includes museum entry fee and wine tasting fees)

Important: Please contact us by email prior to your arrival in Picton on a Cruise Ship.

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