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Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour

By Hammonds Wellington Tours
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Highlights

  • Introduction to Martinborough's renowned food & wine

  • Guided tastings at family-owned estates & boutique wineries

  • Chance to try pinot noir—the region's specialty varietal

  • Delicious gourmet lunch of antipasto & a cheese platter

  • Picturesque train ride through the verdant Wairarapa Valley

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Martinborough wine country

  • What's included

    Transport between wineries via air-conditioned coach

  • What's included

    Train ticket to and from Martinborough

  • What's included

    Tastings at 4 wineries

  • What's included

    Lunch

  • What's included

    Cheese platter and coffee

  • What's included

    Live commentary provided in English

Know Before You Book

  • You must be 18 years of age or older and present a valid photo ID in order to consume alcohol.

  • Train departs Wellington Railway Station 8.21 am Weekdays and 9.55 am Weekends.

  • This tour does not operate on public holidays or Martinborough event days.

What you can expect

Framed by the rugged mountains of the Tararua Range, the Wairarapa Valley is a verdant, pastoral expanse of rolling vineyards and farmland. Soak up the idyllic vibe with a day-long exploration of the area's renowned wineries and the charming village of Martinborough.

Depart Wellington by train, chugging along the Wellington Harbour as you enter the Wairarapa Valley countryside. This scenic region was named “Land of Glistening Waters” by the Maori, and its lakes and rivers keep it lush year-round.

Hop off the train in the quaint and pretty township of Martinborough and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach to begin your wine-tasting extravaganza. Throughout the day, make stops at 4 family-run wineries, taking time to tour the estates, stroll among the vines and – of course – sample some of their finest vintages. You can even meet with some of the winemakers and growers themselves for first-hand insight into the unique wine-making methods used in crafting refined pinot noirs and other distinctive varietals.

Lifting a wine glass all morning is sure to work up an appetite. Fortunately, Martinborough is just as acclaimed for its gourmet food scene as it is for its wine. Take a seat in the tree-shaded village square and delight in an array of vino-friendly antipasto dishes before continuing with your tastings into the afternoon. Your tour comes to a delicious close over a delectable spread of cheeses with coffee before your return train ride to the city.

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  • Wellington

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Wellington Railway Station
  • Pipitea
  • Wellington Wellington 6011
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