Today Marlborough is one of the southern hemisphere's most important wine growing regions, however traditional pastoral farming still continues, albeit on a much reduced scale. With the wine industry, and increasing focus on tourism has also developed, and the natural beauty of the Marlborough Sounds provides an ideal environment for eco-tourism, along with other parts of the region.

Marlborough is the taste province of NZ. You'll find wherever you go that the locally produced food is of world-class standard. Sample our food at one of the numerous restaurants from the Marlborough Sounds to Picton to Blenheim to Havelock to Kaikoura, or visit the Marlborough Farmers' Market to experience the real taste of our region all in one place

Marlborough has the full range of food providers to please any palate, from fully licensed restaurants to local taverns offering informal bistro meals and small café-style eateries.