On the north end of the southern island in New Zealand are the cruising waters of the Marlborough Sounds, the shores of which are home to a number of excellent New Zealand wineries, producing superb world class boutique wines. Encompassing Queen Charlotte Sound, Kenpuru and Pelorus Sounds, the Marlborough Sounds area of New Zealand is an extensive body of water that floods up river valleys for spectacular scenery of mountainous green fingers of land extending into blue waters. With over 1500 kilometers of coastline along these fingers of land, you could cruise this area of coves and anchorages for weeks of constant new discoveries. And the same local conditions of low rainfall during the summer, lush green hills, and abundant sunshine that make the Marlborough Sounds a lovely cruising area; on shore, make this countryside the perfect grape growing area producing world class premier wines.
The Marlborough Sounds wineries are best known for their Sauvignon Blanc wines, and the Sauvignon Blanc wines produced at Cloudy Bay are considered by many to be the benchmark against which all Sauvignon Blanc wines are measured. Visit wineries in the Marlborough Sounds for wine tastings, and bring your favorite wines back on board to couple with the famous New Zealand green lipped mussels from the waters in this area, and fresh bread dipped in extra virgin olive oils pressed at the boutique olive groves popping up on the hillsides, doused with local pink sea salt from Lake Grassmere, for an intimate taste of the Marlborough Sounds outstanding culinary and wine offerings.
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