New Zealand’s gourmet province, Marlborough is home to locally produced food that is rated ‘world-class’. This exotic holiday destination is also home to the award-winning Sauvignon Blanc. Marlborough is every vacationers dream destination with fine dining options at rated restaurants at Picton or Havelock or Kaikoura and wineries that ensure you enjoy the fine food while you sip the best wine. This food and drink capital flaunts the services of food providers who cater to any palate personal favorites and the restaurants range from licensed star rated restaurants to local taverns that serve delicious bistro meals.
Marlborough is also full of small café-style eateries that make shopping an absolute pleasure. The world-renown Marlborough Wine and Food festival flaunts the region’s bounty and has made Marlborough a tourist hot spot. Marlborough is New Zealand’s largest wine growing region and grows sauvignon Blanc, chardonnay, Riesling, pinot noir, and Gewurztraminer varieties. The acres and acres of vineyards are a sight to behold and something great memories are made of. The original grape plantings spread across the southern plain and the river flats of the Rapaura district.
They are also seen west of the Waihopai and south of the Awatere Valley. All these are Marlborough must sees. The region has been recognized for its excellence in producing still and sparkling wines. The climatic and soil qualities not only ensure the success of the vineyards, but also return trips by many tourists. This gourmet province offers many great accommodation facilities and travel agents all over the world are now capitalizing on the richness of Marlborough.