After spending just one evening in New Zealand’s capital of Wellington, we caught a ferry across the Cook Strait to Picton. Picton is the gateway into the South Island and is located in the Marlborough Region, which is famous for its wine. Most of the wine in New Zealand is produced in the Marlborough Region, which is famous for its Sauvignon Blanc.

Marlborough Wine Tour

Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard

During our time in Picton, we went on a full day wine tour. Our favorite wineries were Wairau River, Wither Hills, Allan Scott, and Lawson’s Dry Hills. These wineries were so much fun to visit because the estates were beautiful with vineyard views and great food. The tour was a great way to learn about what makes New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc so unique and about the relatively young history of the wine industry in Marlborough.  

Sauvignon Blanc Vineyard

Wither Hills

Wither Hills

Wither Hills Cellar

Lawson’s Dry Hills

Allan Scott Winery

Wairau River

Wairau River

Our short time in this wonderfully relaxing, seaside town was much needed after spending so much time on the Kiwi bus.

View of Marlborough Sounds from Picton

Picton Harbor

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