Located at the top of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough’s picturesque landscape boasts record sunshine hours and the largest wine growing region in New Zealand.

The Wairau River Basin has been transformed from an intensive horticultural, sheep farming and cropping area to a wine industry experiencing unbelievable growth.
As a result of the burgeoning wine industry, Marlborough has achieved recognition as one of the most progressive and prosperous centres of New Zealand.

Many varieties of grape are grown here including Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Reisling and Gewurztraminer.
However, the Marlborough wine region is especially recognised for its production of its unsurpassed Sauvignon Blanc. This quality wine demonstrates Marlborough’s aspirations by achieving top awards and accolades throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and America.

marlborough wine trail map

For more info about Marlborough Wine & wineries: Wine Trail Map

Useful links to plan your visit to the region:


171 on High Motel - Blenheim
Broadway Motel Picton
Centre Court Motel - Blenheim
The Knightsbridge - Blenheim
Bed & Breakfast in Renwick
Lugano Motor Lodge - Blenheim
Blenheim TOP 10 Holiday Park

Activities & Other Links

Explore the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, or head inland for rugged mountains. READ MORE

Blenheim, Marlborough weather forecast

Havelock website Marlborough Sounds New Zealand

Marlborough wine tours



Marlborough wine tours