Tripadvisor’s #1 food & drink in nelson 

NELSON WINE TOUR

Experience the wines in the place where they are created and taste the difference between wines created on the stony Waimea Plains and gravel-threaded clay soils of the Upper Moutere.

MARLBOROUGH WINE TOUR

Explore the world famous Marlborough wine region in one fun and informative day. Departing from your accommodation in Nelson city.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS TOUR

Come and experience a tour with a difference. Some funky craft beer, cider from the capital of cider and award winning family produced wine. Plus lunch at The Moutere Inn, New Zealand’s oldest pub.

private groups tour

This tour is for private couples or small groups, we usually book hens parties, birthdays, honeymooners and wedding anniversaries. Group discounts apply!

meet cj, our local kiwi guide

Explore Nelson Tasman or Marlborough on one of our personally guided van tours and sample, sample, sample!  Whether you’re a passionate wine connoisseur experiencing a new region, wanting to have a look around while tasting what we have to offer, or maybe simply like sharing a drink with friends, old or new!

The difference in our tours is that we have passion for quality and value.  Come and experience a tour with a local Kiwi guide, one of only a few actual Kiwi guides in the region. CJ will make sure you have a unique experience and visit the best of the best available on the day.  CJ is officially Nelson Tasman’s longest running wine tour guide at only 40 years old. CJ is also the business owner, so you are communicating with him from the first email or phone call, throughout your tour until and after he drops you off home or in town. 

We judge our achievements from our client feedback. The following testimonials are from TripAdvisor.

EmStan
EmStan
2020-07-29
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Excellent day out CJ was an excellent host. We only found out about the tour 15 minutes before it was due to start. CJ quickly accommodated us and took my mum and me on a great tour of three wineries all while chatting about wine, hops, the local area and everything else. When we thought better of a fourth winery (already had quite a few 😂) CJ took us to a small shop for a cheese tasting and the on to Pics Peanut Butter world for a tasting too. Then he dropped us off at our accommodation. We thoroughly enjoyed the day, tasting the regions’ wines and speaking to the winery staff. 100% recommend this tour!
Roadtrippin7970
Roadtrippin7970
2020-07-28
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Fun relaxing day for two We had a lovely relaxing day out with CJ. He took us to a few vineyards for tastings, lunch at New Zealand’s oldest pub, and Mapua Wharf. We found it both educational and fun, chatting to the local wine experts. We even bought a couple of wines from wineries we hadn’t tried before and quite a few ciders. Can’t say enough good things about our day, would definitely do this again.
692jenc
692jenc
2020-03-04
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Best of two worlds tour in Nelson with CJ We have just had such a great day of wine and beer tasting in Nelson with CJ and Nelson Tours. The day was just so enjoyable and CJ had lots of interesting stories to tell us. The 3 wineries he chose for us to visit all had interesting and complex wines and we enjoyed all of them. For our lunch time treat, CJ took us to the oldest pub in NZ where we enjoyed a delicious lunch accompanied with local craft beer. A highlight was being taken under the net beside two rows of very ripe Pinot noir grapes. That was such a neat experience. I would recommend this tour with CJ as the guide to anyone visiting Nelson.
jerry b
jerry b
2020-03-01
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Best of Both Worlds - really enjoyed Did the best of both worlds tour with CJ and 2 other couples. Really well organised from start to finish with AC minibus bringing us to 4 wineries around Nelson. Very much enjoyed the tour with CJ providing good information on the way - would recommend to those looking for a chill day-out with some great wineries along the way!!
Annika K S
Annika K S
2020-03-01
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Don't miss it We went on the half day Nelson Wine Tour and we were very much not disapointed. Had a bit of luck so it was only us two and the guide/driver. Wine: Tasted about 22 wines, all of them really good and we bought a bottle of 13 of them. Tasting in a very relaxed and casual way. Guide: Knowledgeable and nice. Made our journey something special. Lunch: In the middle we got the chance to buy some lunch in one of the wineyards. Really good locally produced products. Excellent. Klas and Annika from Sweden
Rosie
Rosie
2020-02-23
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Fabulous, informal wine tour! CJ is a nice guy who arrived on time to collect us. He chatted casually during the drive to pick up the other 4 guests and gave us all a run down of the plan for our day. We visited four different vineyards, enjoying tastings in all. The tastings were ran by the staff at the vineyards. All good fun and interesting stuff. The lunch at the third winery was also very nice (not included in the tour price.) Would definitely recommend this tour as you get to see a range of unique wineries.
Kathleen G
Kathleen G
2020-02-06
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Great way to see Marlborough We had one day in Nelson/Marlborough and really wanted a specialized wine tour of the region. We connected with CJ and had a very good experience. We enjoyed a scenic drive to Marlborough where CJ shared a lot of his knowledge with us. Once in Marlborough we visited 4 great wineries and had an awesome lunch. CJ knows the area and the people very well which enabled us to have a unique experience at each winery. I highly recommend a day with CJ. I hope to be back again some day.
Angela
Angela
2020-01-23
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Best of Both Worlds Tour We did the ‘Best of Both Worlds’ tour and absolutely loved it. CJ was a fantastic host and showed us around to some beautiful wineries as well as breweries. He also took a detour where we visited some stores selling local produce, we were able to purchase some delicious chocolate and have a taste of the highly recommended ice cream. Thank you CJ for showing us the sights of Nelson, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Josh
Josh
2020-01-23
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Best of Both Worlds CJ was an absolutely fantastic guide, taking us through an outstanding tasting tour! Absolute legend!
Stay430170
Stay430170
2020-01-20
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Excellent We did the "Best of both worlds" tour and CJ nailed it. Great Wine, Beers and ciders! He drove us safe between the well selected locations!