Awatere Valley Gardens, Farm & Wine Tour Blenheim

Awatere Valley Gardens, Farm & Wine Tour

Join us on a full day exploration to Awatere Valley to explore two of New Zealand’s finest gardens and visit one of the region’s best family owned vineyards. The first garden stop is Barewood, situated inland from Seddon. We then visit Tupari vineyard and the deer farm. Lunch is at Seddon before we travel toward the coast and visit the garden Paripuma before returning to Blenheim.

Highlights

  • Scenic beauty of the Awatere Valley

  • Barewood Garden

  • Tupari Vineyard and Farm

  • Paripuma Gardens

Visit

Full Description

Join us on a full day exploration to Awatere Valley to explore two of New Zealand’s finest gardens and visit one of the region’s best family owned vineyards.
 

Our tour starts at 8:45 am with pick-up from your central city accommodation, or Seymour Square. Driving south over Weld Pass we enter Awatere Valley where you can view the highest mountain peak in Marlborough and the highest outside of the Southern Alps - Mt Tapuae-O-Ueneku. 

Heading inland we arrive at our first stop Barewood Gardens nestled amongst beautiful countryside it is a garden that is serene, intimate and unique. Recognised as a six-star Garden of International Significance by the New Zealand Garden Trust our hosts Carolyn and Joe Ferraby walk us around their large semi-formal country garden that roams across 4-acres. Their garden is inspired by a quote from Gertrude Jekyll a “garden should curtsy to the house”. Enjoy morning tea with Carolyn and Joe on the veranda of their 100-year-old homestead that is the heart of Barewood. 

Saying farewell to Carolyn and Joe we travel a short distance to Tupari Vineyard sitting atop magnificent cliffs with some of the best views in the valley. Enjoy the opportunity to walk among the vineyard with a member of the Turnbull family and learn about their land and vineyard which offers some of the best and most unique growing characteristics. Tupari wines are proud to boast a 0% chemical residue rating bringing you the promise and taste of pure wine that is growing from a genuine care and friendship with their land.

We continue to Aspen farm to view the magnificent Wapiti deer and learn of the development happening on the farm. 

Following, enjoy lunch and wine tasting at The Station Café the old railway station situated on the main trunk line. 

Our journey continues to Paripuma a native haven where we meet our host, Rosa Davidson. Rosa will show us her extensive 4-hectare garden which marries formal European design with New Zealand native plantings and unobstructed views over the Pacific Ocean. A magical beachside paradise.

Our tour concludes at approximately 4:30 pm back in Blenheim 

Includes

Premier travel

Complimentary water

Morning tea and Lunch

Entry Fees to gardens

Wine tasting

Meeting Point

We will pick up from Blenheim motels or hotels. Be ready my 08.30am.  If the pick up addresses are outside of Blenheim , a pick up fee maybe charged. 

Additional Information

It is recommended to bring a jacket for the journey as the weather may change throughout the duration of the tour. The tour is very picturesque that it is highly advisable you bring a camera. We will be walking around gardens and in a vineyard, so make sure you have appropriate footwear. There will be a safety briefing when at the farm visit. Please advise if there are any dietary requirements

Cancellation policy

Full refund if cancelled up to 48 hours before activity starts.

There is a minimum number of travellers for this experience. If the minimum isn't met and we need to cancel, we will offer a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Awatere Valley Gardens, Farm & Wine Tour

Join us on a full day exploration to Awatere Valley to explore two of New Zealand’s finest gardens and visit one of th...Show More
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$494.00
(18 - 100 years)
Not suitable for Infants.
Duration: 8 Hours
Maximum Passengers: 6
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