Hailed as one of New Zealand’s most sunny and dry regions, Maori referred to the Wairau Valley as ‘Kei puta te Wairau’ – ‘The place with the hole in the cloud’.
Marlborough is a wine-lovers dream destination, as visitors can be sipping at the cellar doors within minutes of touching down at the Blenheim airport. Alternatively, many visitors opt to enter the region via Picton aboard the incredibly scenic Cook Strait ferry, then enjoying the stunning 30-minute drive or new heritage steam train ride.
Marlborough is not only about world famous Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s largest winegrowing region, it’s also about fresh seafood sought by the world’s finest chefs, and diverse landscapes, from valleys of vines to sheltered waterways. Visitors join a wine tour, hire a bike, or even set out on foot in some areas, choosing from more than 30 cellar doors, tasting award winning wines along the way, almost all within a ten-minute drive from each other. For more information on visiting Marlborough, see www.marlboroughnz.com.