Breakfast at hotel. The breakfast buffet offers choices such as a hot egg dish, breakfast meats, fruit, cheese, yogurt, fresh-baked croissants, bread, cereals, milk, juice, coffee, tea, water.
Board coach to Upton Oaks Garden with many unusual and interesting features. Morning tea will be served before the guided tour of the garden.
At Rock Ferry Winery & Cafe, located where the Marlborough Wine Industry had its beginning some 40 years ago. Panoramic views of the valley are gained from here. We will have a two-course, plated meal, with a glass of wine included. A wine tasting precedes the meal. Marlborough is known for its punchy, stabbingly acidic sauvignon blanc wine, enthralling Northern Hemisphere drinkers with a new wine flavour. Chardonnay, riesling and other aromatic varietals also flourish in the region's cool climate, and high-end pinot noirs now get serious attention. Wine is now a substantial proportion of NZ's total exports, with over a billion $NZ going in 2012, a high proportion going to U.S.A. About a third of that figure came from Marlborough District.
Field trip to Woodend garden featuring many different zones all with unique elements and hidden sanctuaries.
Board coach to a local Blenheim home to enjoy a delicious home cooked meal, made from the best available fresh ingredients from the local area. We will have a three course plated meal served with local wines.