Journey 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.
Sample from 3 of the 80 local vineyards including Moy Hall, B.wines and Margrain to name a few and enjoy a custom made lunch for the occasion. Meet Shawn Brown the master of Pinot noir who makes wine he loves to drink or Christine at B.wine and see how the Swiss have their angle on Burgundian winemaking.
Martinborough began in 1870 as the township of Wharekaka, close to the Māori settlement of Waihenga. In its first decade churches, a school, hotel, general store and post office opened. In 1879 John Martin, a wealthy local runholder, purchased neighboring land and founded a new town, naming it after himself.
Martinborough was New Zealand's first Private town and was mainly settled by ambitious Scots who were accustomed to working the land with sheep and dairy farming.
After the discovery in 1986 that Martinborough was akin to Burgundy with climate and growing conditions the region developed a reputation for producing superior award-winning wine which is the talk of Wellington and the envy of more established wine regions worldwide.
“Martinborough is still widely considered to be one of the country's prime wine regions. Its claim to fame is the exceptional quality of its Pinot Noir wines, produced by some of the most highly regarded wineries in New Zealand.”
Feel like your on Holiday with a leisurely lunch accompanied by 3 wine tastings. Your Chef guide will accompany you through the best things in life in New Zealand's premier wine-growing region.
This 6 hour experience will open your eyes to the world of beauty we call home.
Explore the rural heartland on the Wairarapa region and saturate the wine culture and the feeling of Burgundy without leaving New Zealand.
See through the eyes of a French-trained chef and explore where few eyes have seen in the majestic Martinborough region only 75 minutes from the capital city.
Hotel pickups and drop offs
3 wine tastings
4 samples per venue 50 mls per average glass
Lunch including 1 main per person
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund