My husband and I are very interested in spending 1 of our 2 days in Marlborough next April to visit some of their wineries and vineyards (I read it'll be harvest time in April?)
The thing is, even though my husband loves wine, his doctor doesn't allow him to take more than 3 glasses a day, while I myself am a non-drinker (only a sip or two). Am I correct to assume that a winery tour's price includes lots of wine tasting and that it'd be better for us to drive to the wineries/vineyards ourselves?
Basically what we expect are exploring some good wineries and vineyards, maybe speaking to someone who can share a little bit about NZ wine heritage, a little wine tasting, and a great (but not too expensive) vineyard lunch. What advice would you give to us? Do the wineries accept individual tourists? And will there be someone who can explain about their wine to us if we're not with a tour group?
Also, what is the best way to spend the other day in Marlborough? Or is it better to spend more time in Abel Tasman National Park?Edited: 14 February 2018, 00:07