South Island Indulgence

Indulge the delectable cuisine and wine of New Zealand's South Island!

New Zealand's wine and food is amongst the best in the world. It is the home of many talented and innovative chefs who combine fresh ingredients harvested from garden, land and sea. Enjoy Pacific influenced cuisine and superb world class wine.

Start your vacation in Blenheim, the centre of New Zealand’s Marlborough Wine Region and part of the Classic New Zealand wine trail.

This area is best known for its crisp Sauvignon Blancs, however Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Methode Traditionelle sparkling wines can all be found here.

While in Blenheim, make sure you take a trip to the Marlborough Sounds, a hidden gem of intricate waterways.

The sounds are best explored on water. Here you will have the the opportunity to take different excursions including Green Mussel Cruises, treks and kayaking.

From Blenheim, head south to Punakaiki, famous for its pancake rock formations. During your visit to this area, make sure you indulge yourself at the award winning Waterline Restaurant.

Then stop in Glacier Country for a hike or helicopter flight over Franz Josef or Fox Glacier, and end your day at the amazing Canopy Restaurant.

Try their 5 course degustation menu including seared scallops and Hawkes Bay lamb with piko piko. Wash it all down with a nice glass of the 2006 Coal Pit Pinot.

Make the most of the thrilling adventure activities in Queenstown, but for wine lovers Central Otago Wine region is a must-do. Pinot Noir dominates this region, which is only 20 minutes from Queenstown.

It’s also great for any Burgundy lover, since this region produces wine very similar in style. In fact it is actually located on the same latitude as the Burgundy region in France.

For a fantastic food and wine experience, head to Amisfield Winery for their "Trust the Chef" Menu with wine pairings.

New Zealand will offer an unforgettable food and wine journey.

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