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Martinborough Wine and Food Tour with Lunch from Wellington

4.9 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Zozo Travel Limited

Martinborough Wine and Food Tour with Lunch from Wellington

Activity provider: Zozo Travel Limited

From US$ 189.13 per person

Enjoy a scenic drive to the Martinborough wine region for 5 tantalizing tasting experiences. Savor a delicious lunch and sample local artisan products, ranging from world-class wines to cheese, chocolate, craft beers and olive oil.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Cruise ship passengers should wait at the private tour waiting area at the cruise terminal. Your driver guide will pick you up directly from the ship. Hotel guests should wait in the lobby of their hotel. Wellington i-SITE guests should wait at the private tour loading area opposite from and/or in front of the Amora Hotel on Wakefield Street (beside the i-SITE).
Small group
Limited to 11 participants


  • Sample world-class wines from the Martinborough region
  • Savor locally produced cheese, chocolate and olive oil
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch overlooking spectacular countryside
  • Relax on a scenic drive over the Remutaka Ranges
Full description
Embark on a guided tour with an experienced local guide to the Martinborough region from Wellington.  After meeting your guide, you will enjoy a scenic drive over the Remutaka Ranges, with a brief stop at the summit, before descending into the Wairarapa region.  Taste a range of fantastic local and imported cheeses and gourmet foods at a popular local cheese shop in Featherston. Experience Martinborough winemaking by visiting some of the oldest vineyards in the region, before savoring a delicious lunch overlooking the spectacular countryside.  At the Martinborough Brewery, you will be able to sample 4 of the 8 craft beers on offer and wander amongst the oldest olive trees in Martinborough. Learn about different varieties of olive and how they are grown. You will also find out how to taste olive oil like a professional, before discovering how to use the full range of infused oils in quick, easy and delicious recipes.
  • Lunch (main meal plus a beverage)
  • Transport to locations on the tour
  • Local driver/ guide
  • Fees for tasting experiences
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card

    Know before you go

    • Activity is suitable for ages 18 and above due to New Zealand liquor laws
    • Minimum numbers are required for this tour to operate and in the unlikely event that these are not met you will be offered an alternative date or a refund
    • Winery tour and lunch providers vary daily
    • On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the craft beer tasting occurs at the historical Martinborough Hotel
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 8 reviews

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    We were a group of 4. The chemistry was good and added to the enjoyment. Steven our guide and driver was excellent. Pleasant company and informative. The wine tasting and lunch at the vineyard and the Olive oil tasting were the highlights. The chocolate tasting was a good way to finish. The cheese tasting and beer tasting were disappointing. It was a long day and the car had seen better days.

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    January 6, 2023

    Phil was knowledgeable about the region and very friendly. Despite a number of road closures due to flooding he contacted the different venues to rearrange time frames so we did not miss out on anything. The brewery was closed that day, so Phil arranged an additional winery for tastings. Would definitely recommend these guys.

    July 20, 2022

    If you like food and wine, then this tour is a must do! We had a great day out with our guide Phil, learnt alot about the area and it's History, and were spoilt with great cheese, food and wine. Found out all about Olive tree's and olive's in general really, was a great and informative tour by John. Thanks again Phil for an amazing day out in Martinborough.

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    April 28, 2021

    Product ID: 160622