Picton, New Zealand
Cycle in the Vines and Private Winery Lunch
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Approximately 4½ Hours
Enjoy a two-mile gentle cycle, tasting great wine, and taking in stunning scenery.
Travel 35 minutes by van through Koromiko and Tua Marina en route to the Vines Village on Rapaura Rd. Known as the Golden Mile, Rapaura Rd passes through some of the Marlborough region's finest grape-growing land. Many world-famous wineries -- Cloudy Bay, Allan Scott, Nautilus, Wairau River -- are just a stone's throw from here. At the Village, you will taste three wonderful examples of Marlborough's legendary Sauvignon Blanc.
Next, gear up with a bike and helmet and start a leisurely, guided ride to two more of Marlborough's boutique wineries. You'll stop along the way to learn about the vineyards and the Marlborough wine region as a whole, as well as some of the most popular varietals grown here. Biking is a wonderful way to connect each of the wineries.
At the second winery you will taste a full range of Marlborough's wine varieties including Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
From here you will travel along quiet country roads and cycle paths to the final winery. Here, in a private room, you will enjoy a wine tasting accompanied by an exclusive lunch based around delicious local ingredients.
Wineries visited will include three of the following: Whitehaven, Nautilus, Wairau River, Mahi, Giesen, Forrest and Framingham (or similar). The terrain for biking is flat. Easy cycling is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. You will bike approximately four miles, with a number of stops along the way. Bikes are recreational-style bikes with comfortable seats and suspension seat-posts. In case of inclement weather, a driving wine tour will be substituted. Minimum age is 12 years. Minimum age to participate in wine tasting is 18 years, accompanied by an adult aged 21 years or older.