11 March 2018 • Fabulous Ladies Wine Tour of New Zealand • Personally Escorted Tour

  • Pricing

    Per person twin share  –  $5,750


     Single supplement  –  $990 (there are only a limited number of single spaces available)

    Inclusions

    • All accommodation, in hotels with private facilities, hotel taxes and service charges
    • Full breakfast daily and most lunches and dinners (Full breakfasts – 6, Lunches – 4, Dinners – 4)
    • Transfers to and from all wineries and other venues (airport transfers are not included)
    • Your domestic airfare transfer on Air New Zealand between Queenstown and Marlborough
    • All fees and charges associated with visits to wineries and other venues on the itinerary

    This tour does not include international flights and meals & drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.

    *Tour details, pricing & availability are correct at time of advertising but can be subject to change. We endeavour to keep this up to date as possible. Contact us for all terms & conditions and availability.

  • Itinerary

    Tour size – maximum 12 ladies only

    Day ONE: SUNDAY 11th March, 2018

    Arrive: St. Moritz Hotel, Queenstown ( by own arrangements) Check-in to Garden View Guest Room anytime after 2 pm. Then gather for the fabulous welcome dinner at 7pm at the award-winning Lombardi Restaurant in the hotel. *Dinner included.

    Day TWO: MONDAY 12th March, 2018

    After a decadent full breakfast, meet in the lobby at 9am to begin our first full and fabulous day! First stop is a visit to the delightful family run vineyard of Aurum Winery. Winemaker and daughter-in-law Lucie, hails from Burgundy in France, hence the wines have a great Burgundian feel to them. Lucie will guide us through her incredible wines. Full breakfast and *lunch included.

    From Aurum, we’ll be heading to nearby Misha’s Vineyard for an opportunity to “earn your lunch” by assisting another high- profile maker and influencer, Misha Wilkinson and her team with some vineyard work. The spectacular 57-hectare estate on the edge of Lake Dunstan is usually not open to the public and this is a rare chance to gain an overview of the unique NW facing location and its terroir. After instruction and an expert demonstration, take part in the tending of vines or whatever is needed today in the life of this busy vineyard. After we have ‘earned our keep’ we’ll be rewarded with a relaxed lunch and wine tasting at Ah Foo’s House – an old gold mining ruin on the vineyard property.

    As we leave Misha’s we’ll enjoy a brief stop at one of the area’s best known fruit orchards who just happen to make simply the BEST fresh fruit salad ice- cream… anywhere! Then it’s onwards to Peregrine Wines for an in-depth winery tour and tasting of fine, cool-climate wines in this stunning architecturally designed winery.

    Day THREE: TUESDAY 13TH March, 2018 

    Your morning is free to explore Queenstown. Wander around the lake, grab a coffee and do some shopping.  Be back at the St Moritz by 11:30am for pick up at hotel where we’ll head to Carrick Winery.

    Enjoy a platter style lunch at this stunning location accompanied by fine wine.

    After lunch we’ll head to Felton Road for a lesson in biodynamic viticulture and take a tour through the gravity fed winery. This is an in depth look into Felton Road viticulture and winemaking and who knows; you may receive an invitation to the “notorious” Voodoo Lounge! Felton Road is a member of the ‘Family of Twelve’ winemakers. Full breakfast, lunch & *dinner included

    Day FOUR: WEDNESDAY 14th March, 2018 

    After breakfast we’ll be departing at 10:15am for the airport to catch our domestic Air New Zealand flight to to Marlborough. It’s a quieter day today, as we make our way by air up the south island, arriving in the afternoon where we’ll be checking into the luxuriously appointed and magically located Raetihi Lodge. Full breakfast & dinner included.

    Day FIVE: THURSDAY 15th March, 2018 

    There are several things that make Marlborough iconic: the turquoise waters of the Marlborough Sounds, the Wither Hills, sun drenched weather reports and its wines. The vineyards of the Marlborough region are located across the northern tip of the South Island from Nelson to Blenheim and Picton and then on to Cloudy Bay and the Awatere Valley. Today’s focus is around the Nelson region, sampling a diverse range of varietals from some very impressive and typically low- key, Kiwi winemakers.

    After a little Nelson City sightseeing we’ll head to Neudorf Wines with Judy Finn, Chair of acclaimed Family of XII winemakers. Judy will host our tasting today at her award winning cellar door. All proceeds from this tasting and visit are donated to the NZ Child Cancer Foundation and are matched $ for $ by this tour. Full breakfast & *lunch included.

    Day SIX: FRIDAY 16th March, 2018

     An exclusive full day experience visiting some of the finest vineyards in the Blenheim and Picton regions of Marlborough.

    First up is Johanneshof Cellars, a place for those who like their wine to sparkle. We’ll be hosed by another female winemaker, the delightful Edel Everling. The visit also includes a tour of the underground cellar – Johanneshof is a founding member of Methode Marlborough. Full breakfast, *lunch & *dinner included.

    Day SEVEN: SATURDAY 17th March, 2018 

    Our tour arrangements conclude today after a leisurely breakfast and quiet morning at the lodge. The water transfer today from Raetihi Lodge to Picton Marina arrives in Picton at approximately 12 Noon. Full breakfast included.

    *Tour highlight meal

    If you require international flights, extra nights of accommodation pre and/or post tour or any  other travel arrangements we can organise this for you at an extra cost.

     

     

     

     

  • There is only one departure date available – 11 to 17 March 2018

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