• Winter Wine

Winter Wine

Warm up your winter with a glass of red on our Winter Wine Package!   You will be treated to exclusive wine tastings, indulge in perfectly matched food and wine and have the chance to meet passionate wine growers in Blenheim and Queenstown.   Finish off your wine experience with a day trip into the spectacular and majestic Milford Sound.

Highlights: Special Hans Herzog Package including Winemaker’s tour and tasting, five-course degustation menu with wine, three course bistro lunch with wine, Private guided Marlborough winery tour and Winemaker’s platter & wine, Queenstown Private Wine Tour, Milford Sound Scenic Helicopter Trip and visit to ‘The Winery’.

Day By Day

1

Welcome to Blenheim

Kia Ora, Welcome to Blenheim!   Marlborough’s main town Blenheim offers great cafes, galleries and shops wrapped up within the picturesque Taylor and Opawa rivers, a short distance to the region’s world famous wineries. There’s an abundance of vineyards and cellar doors surrounding Blenheim, so explore the stunning Wairau Valley and discover why the world is in love with Marlborough wine.

Transfer to your accommodation in the vines at Hans Herzog Estate. Take time to relax before enjoying a winery and vineyard tour and sampling some of Hans’ handcrafted wines including rare releases not usually available for public tasting.   This evening, indulge in a decadent five course menu of cutting-edge cuisine perfectly matched with Herzog wines.

Accommodation: 
Hans Herzog, Vineyard Cottage with Continental Breakfast Basket

Intimate and romantic, the enchanting vineyard cottage is nestled amongst the vines and filled with character, antiques and art – creating your home away from home. This well appointed cottage features an open fireplace, king bed with quality linen, free WI-FI, Nespresso machine, fresh fruit, jars filled with sweet and savoury treats, flowers, cuddly bathrobes, slippers, books, magazines and DVDs.

 

2

Blenheim

Start the morning with your breakfast basket and take time to enjoy the beautiful cottage garden.   In the afternoon, enjoy a sumptuous three course lunch menu with matching wines, before meeting your wine guide for your private tour to learn about Marlborough’s wine region and its history. You will meet some of the most passionate and dedicated wine growers this region has to offer and enjoy a tasting of their fine wines and tour their private estates.

Retire to the cottage this evening with a winemakers platter and a bottle of Hans Wine.

Accommodation: 
Hans Herzog, Vineyard Cottage with Continental Breakfast Basket

3

Blenheim to Queenstown

Fly to Queenstown and continue with your wine adventure. (flight not included).

Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine destination. It’s also the world’s southern most wine-producing region so sampling award-winning local Pinot Noir is a must.

On arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation:
Hotel St Moritz, Lakeview Room with Full Breakfast  

This is a contemporary, lodge-style hotel that offers a choice of apartment and traditional hotel style accommodation decorated in the rustic themes of the surrounding central Otago region. From the sweeping entrance with its enormous stone fireplace, to the contemporary artworks on every floor, St Moritz Queenstown epitomises style and glamour in a wonderfully understated way.

4

Queenstown

Join your senior wine guide for your private wine tasting journey, to some of New Zealand’s most memorable vineyards. With your guide’s local knowledge and familiarity of the Central Otago vineyards at your disposal, you’ll enjoy a relaxing day in wine country enjoying local cuisine, sampling local cheeses and tasting a selection of fine wines.

During the day, taste wines at five different vineyards, a cheese platter and a delicious gourmet platter style lunch. You will also meet a local winemaker for a more intimate vineyard tour and wine tasting. (subject to availability of wine maker).

Accommodation:
Hotel St Moritz, Lakeview Room with Full Breakfast  

5

Milford Sound Day Trip

Take a magnificent Milford Sound scenic helicopter flight across the Southern Alps this morning. Upon landing in Milford Sound, join your cruise to view cascading waterfalls, sheer rock faces and unique wildlife, voyage out past St Anne’s lighthouse and travel out to the Tasman Sea. A picnic lunch is included. On your return helicopter journey, enjoy an alpine landing for the ultimate Milford Sound experience.

On your return to Queenstown, visit ‘The Winery’ where you can taste and buy over 80 of New Zealand’s best wines in the centre of Queenstown. Enjoy a Deluxe Cheese Platter and $100.00 voucher to go towards your wine tastings or your favourite bottle of wine.

Accommodation:
Hotel St Moritz, Lakeview Room with Full Breakfast  

6

Queenstown

Today is at leisure.

Optional Activities:
Simply relax or explore further wine region, the choice is yours.

Accommodation:
Hotel St Moritz, Lakeview Room with Full Breakfast  

7

Farewell Queenstown

After your last minute shopping, its time to head to Queenstown Airport and connect with your onwards flight. (flight not included)

Your New Zealand Food & Wine Tour concludes today.

 

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Booking Terms & Conditions:

Currency

All pricing is in New Zealand Dollars and includes 15% GST (Goods & Services Tax).

Pricing

Pricing is subject to availability and confirmation of the stated itinerary at time of booking.  If we are unable to confirm the stated hotels and services, we will endeavour to confirm substitutes at similar rates, however additional costs may apply.

Rental Car Terms & Conditions:

Inclusions: unlimited kilometres, airport/ferry collection fee, full insurance (subject to reduced excess), front windscreen cover, personal accident insurance, guaranteed replacement vehicle in case of accident.

Exclusions: insurance excess reduction of $345.00 including GST (note, standard insurance excess is $3,450.00 including GST), bond, petrol costs, one way fee ($57.50), optional extras, (all additional expenses to be paid direct)

Payment Policy

We do require a non-refundable deposit of NZD$250.00 per person before we go ahead with securing any reservations.

In addition, some of our suppliers may require further deposits to cover their strict cancellation policies, in this case we would advise you at the time of quoting and confirming your itinerary.

The balance of your booking would be required 45 days prior to your travel date.   If you book inside 45 days, full payment would be required at time of booking.

Payment can be made by electronic wire transfer and should include the additional NZD $25.00 bank fee.   We also accept Visa and Mastercard at an additional fee of 3.1%.

Bank Account Details

Bank Name & Address: Westpac Bank, Mid City Queen Street, Auckland, New Zealand

Account Name: Inspired New Zealand Travel

BSB Number: 03-0296

Account Number: 0011146-000

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Amendments

We are happy to amend your itinerary and dates, however please keep in mind that some of the original services may not be available for your new dates, which may incur additional costs for substituted services.   Amendment fees may apply with multiple changes.

Cancellation Fees

Once Confirmed               Non-refundable Deposit of NZD $250.00 per person

Inside 45 – 21 Days          A Cancellation fee of 30% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 20 – 8 days             A Cancellation fee of 50% of your total booking value will apply, along with any cancellation fees applied by our accommodation, sightseeing and other providers.

Inside 7 Days                      Full Cancellations, 100% charge

We will however do our very best to recover and minimise these cancellation fees but recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to cover yourself.

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