If you’re a Food and Wine Lover, then Blenheim is the place for you!
The area holds international acclaim for being one of the finest wine regions in the world producing amazing sauvignon blanc while Blenheim has many superb restaurants providing a wide variety of cuisine. Relaxed lunches and dinners at the regions wineries are not to be missed either – having a driver for the day or taking part in a guided group is well advised!
To the north, the sheltered, drowned valleys of the Marlborough Sounds are a boating, fishing and hiker’s paradise.
Local Lux Selected Experiences
Cloudy Bay Helicopter Vineyard Experience
A scenic helicopter tour hosted by a member of the viticultural team followed by a private tasting back at the Cloudy Bay Estate vineyard and winery. At Cloudy Bay they believe that to understand their wine, you need to understand their places and meet the people behind the scenes.
This is a spectacular introduction into the world of Cloudy Bay’s ‘terroirs’. The helicopter will land in Cloudy Bay’s preferred vineyard sites to illustrate the variety of soil and microclimate types at the source, giving you an insight into the wine’s resulting flavour and aromatic profile. And while you’re there, enjoy a glass of Pelorus on a secluded mountain location overlooking the wine country.
During the scenic flight you’ll also enjoy majestic views with your high country scenic flight with amazing views over the Wairau Valley, Southern Valleys and Awatere Valley sub-regions, as well as the White Bluffs and Cloudy Bay. On a clear day you can look directly out over the ocean to the North Island.
On return to the winery enjoy a privately hosted tasting of a selection of special Cloudy Bay wines.