Local Vineyards

There's something very special about drinking your favourite wine... at the cellar door. And at the Vintners Retreat that is exactly what you can do, with all these outstanding wine tasting experiences available literally on our doorstep.



5 minute walk from Vintners Retreat

Sit on the pretty terrace overlooking the vines with the mountains beyond and drink in the view - along with a glass or two of luscious, refreshing Wairau River wine. The restaurant is great for a family lunch with a grass area for kids to run around, balls and games provided.




4 minute walk from Vintners Retreat

Nautilus is a boutique, family-owned winery that focuses on some very different expressions of wine in addition to the standard Marlborough varieties. Try the wonderful Spanish and Austrian styles and take an amazing backstage tour with one of their passionate staff. 


3 minute drive from Vintners Retreat

While Herzog's roots lie in Switzerland, the estate has become one of New Zealand’s acclaimed family owned wineries. Book in early to enjoy a spectacular meal including a three-course tasting menu with wines to match.


30 minute walk from Vintners Retreat

Gibson Bridge is a boutique family owned vineyard, run by Howard and Julie, who tend their vineyard on the bank of the fast flowing alpine fed Gibson Creek.  Their mainstay grape is Pinot Gris but they also have tiny quantities of Syrah, Malbec, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Gewürtztraminer.



20 minute walk from Vintners Retreat

Today Whitehaven remains proudly family owned and is headed by Sue who continues the dream she and her late husband Greg shared .In 1994 Whitehaven was one of Marlborough’s early pioneering wine businesses, 


14 minute walk from Vintners Retreat

Le Brun's No1 Family Estate is perfect for a midday cellar door visit, their vibrant and delicious sparkling wines making the ideal palette cleansing stop! Production is focused on limited edition Methode Traditionelle wines.