With its high sunshine hours, minimal rainfall and more than 20,000 hectares of vines, Marlborough is the biggest wine-producing region in New Zealand.
In fact, the Wairau Valley is so sunny Māori referred to it as Kei Puta te Wairau – ‘the place with the hole in the cloud.’ And with its gravelly soils, sea breezes and flat terrain, the Wairau Valley is also great for cycling.
From Renwick, you can set off by bike and be within an easy pedal of more than 14 wineries offering their wares at cellar doors.
With independent bike hire, you’re free to linger with a tasty tipple, sample the region’s famous sauvignon blanc in the sunshine or travel between vineyards at your own pace.
For a unique experience, you don’t have to stick to just two wheels – Renwick’s Wine Tours by Bike offers tandems, trikes and four-wheeled bikes, too.