Located at the top of the South Island, Marlborough enjoys high sunshine hours and a temperate climate so that visitors can experience all of Marlborough’s diversity through the seasons. No matter what time of year, there is always something going on in Marlborough.
Adventurers young and old will find a great choice of activities on land and on water and even in the air. Hiking, sea kayaking, sailing, cruising, mountain biking, rafting, scenic flights, fishing, diving, horse trekking, or just relaxing and enjoying the views: from laid back to full adrenaline rush, there is an experience waiting for you in Marlborough.
Winemaking in Marlborough began in earnest in the early 1980s. Attracted by the high sunshine hours and the stony fertile land of the Wairau plains and more recently the Awatere Valley, these avant-garde of Marlborough winemakers were soon producing award-winning Sauvignon Blanc wines, launching Marlborough onto the world stage as a wine producing region. Others soon followed and now the region boasts over 140 registered wineries, 40 of which have open cellar doors where you can taste and buy. For more information on local vineyards.
The Marlborough Wine & Food Festival is New Zealand’s leading and premier wine festival. This iconic festival showcases a wide array of features and events to cater for all tastes, including:
*A unique selection of Marlborough wines from the region’s most famous wineries.
*Delicious gourmet cuisine prepared by the region’s top restaurants and food producers.
*Wine Seminars conducted by Marlborough’s winemakers and viticulturists.
*A Fashion Show and competition which is judged by NZ’s leadiing fashion designers
*Outstanding musical entertainment to compliment the wonderful blend of Marlborough’s wine, food and stunning landscape.
Find our More:
When: Saturday 9 February 2013
Venue: Brancott Estate
Official website: http://marlboroughwinefestival.co.nz
Tickets: 0800 TICKETEK (for early bird tickets)
Pricing: $48.00 + Booking fee
For local accommodation consider The Tigers Den Luxury Lodge in Waikawa Bay. Tigers Den offers luxury accommodation for up to ten people and is ideal for that really relaxing holiday and to enjoy local regional events.