Marlborough is simply wine and food heaven

At the heart of the Marlborough wine and food scene is Highfield - stunning wines, sensational food and views.

Marlborough is simply wine and food heaven. 

For anyone that loves wine and food, Marlborough is an absolute must-visit.  Offering hundreds of culinary possibilities with fresh and sumptuous local specialities, once you arrive, you’ll never want to leave.

Marlborough is blessed with a plethora of culinary delights such as the biggest green lipped mussels you’ve ever seen and enormous crayfish and oysters harvested fresh from the clear water bays.  

The Blenheim Farmer’s Market is a gastronomic maze filled with all sorts of delicious treats, a great way to start any Sunday.

With a huge number of wineries producing internationally acclaimed wine, Marlborough is bursting at the seams with wine possibilities.  You could spend days and days visiting beautiful vineyards with endless tasting options.

At the heart of all this Highfield stands tall, proudly overlooking the Wairau Valley with its iconic Tuscan-inspired tower.   Those who climb the tower are rewarded with a magnificent 360°panorama – arguably one of the greatest views in the world.

Home to a premium range of wines including an outstanding Méthode Traditionelle sparkler, Highfield is one of the most visited wineries in the region.  Other wines include lively Sauvignon Blancs, a creamy Chardonnay, an unctuous Riesling and impressive Pinot Noir. 

Highfield prides itself on producing ultra premium, food friendly wines making wine and food matching a top priority. 

Chief winemaker, Al Soper, allows the wines extended contact on the yeast lees which adds complexity, texture and balance, creating wines designed for pairing with food.

Guests can enjoy trying out various wine and food matches in the award-winning restaurant where skilled Chef, Matt Gibson, has taste buds tingling with his beautiful seasonal lunch menus. 

Or simply come to the cellar door and be taken on a journey through the range by one of the enthusiastic staff.

With a selection of stunning wines at hand and sensational views, Highfield provides the wine and food-lovers perfect afternoon retreat.  The sunny terrace looking out across the valley and onto the mountains will have guests wishing the day wouldn’t end. 

And if you don’t want to leave, reserve the exclusive penthouse suite overlooking the vines.  A Marlborough sunrise at Highfield is breathtaking.

Marlborough is simply wine and food heaven, all you have to do is soak it up.