When I hear someone say Marlborough, I think wine–Sauvignon Blanc to be specific. Can’t help it. Some of the best Sauvignon Blanc I have ever have come from this section of New Zealand. The award-winning Marlborough Sauvignon Blancs tend to be crisp and complex with an array of citrus and passion fruits hitting your palate in an explosion of goodness. You want a reason to go to New Zealand? Really? You need a reason? Well, we’re giving you one. Go taste their wine. It doesn’t matter if you say “I’m not a white wine drinker”…a) they have red and b) the Sauvignon Blanc will knock your socks off.
Located in the northeast corner of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough is the biggest and most recognized wine district in the country. While you could walk around the countryside, searching for this infamous wine, it would be much easier – and more exciting – to participate in one of the fabulous tours Journeys Down Under Can create for you.
Sauvignon and Greenshell Mussel Cruise:
Imagine cruising the Marlborough Sounds
while sipping some of the aforementioned award winning wines, eating mussels and relaxing in quiet, sparsely populated bays. Learn the history and nature of a world of sea-drowned inlets and water ways. The pinnacle of your cruise is a launch tour to a Greenshell mussel
farm. Enjoy fresh, steamed clams. In truth, nothing goes better with steamed clams than that Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc I keep mentioning than fresh steamed clams.
Wine, Water, Wilderness:
Going back to the subject at hand, Marlborough makes the most amazing, distinctive Sauvignon Blancs. You will never taste anything like it anywhere else. There are over 110 wineries spread throughout the region. Add to that, waterways, forests, wildlife, and you have the makings of a perfect Journeys Down Under Tour
. Journeys Down Under will book you a room at the Heartland Hotel
which is centrally located right in the heart of wine country. You will visit some of the highest rated wineries in the Marlborough region and finally relax with a spa treatment and finish off your day at Seymours Restaurant. This is paradise. Truly.
The Marlborough Wine Festival:
Why not indulge your inner wine-O and attend the Marlborough Wine Festival
? Wine, local cuisine, meet the wine makers, meet the food producers, and watch the competition for the regions most celebrated wine. Held every February, one of the warmest most pleasant times of year to visit New Zealand. Do NOT miss your opportunity to rub elbows with some of Marlborough’s most celebrated vintners. Ever wonder what wine fashion looks like? Festival organizers have added a fashion show with a competition for the best dressed male and female at the festival. Now is your chance to find out.
Marlborough isn’t just about wine. It’s about a wonderful climate and amazing water-scapes. It’s about about mountain ranges and picturesque sounds. It’s about culinary adventure.
Don’t take our word for it. Go and get yourself a bottle of Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc. Try it. You’ll see what’s in store for you once you go down under. And then, call Journeys Down Under. We’ll give you a trip you won’t ever be able to forget.
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