Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch from Wellington

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Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tasting Tour Including Lunch from Wellington
from USD $174.82
Spend your day visiting the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds. Visit four boutique Martinborough vineyards, meet some of the families behind the vineyards and learn how this sleepy, rural town blossomed into an internationally renowned wine region.
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In Brief

Wellington, New Zealand
New Zealand
9 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Wellington Railway Station, Pipitea, Wellington 6011 New Zealand

Take a scenic train journey from Wellington to the Wairarapa region where you will be met by your tour driver at Featherston Station, to take you through to Martinborough

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Martinborough, Martinborough, Wairarapa, Greater Wellington, North Island

We drive though the countryside to visit four cellar doors, passing rolling vistas of vineyards before our return back to Martinborough to enjoy a delicious local cheese platter and coffee. A sumptuous antipasto platter, wine and sweet treats are waiting for you back in Martinborough Village for lunch.

Stop At: Cafe Medici, 9 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand

After you arrive off the train in Featherston you will be driven to Martinborough by your driver/guide. Your tour will be gin with a leisurely tea or coffee and a chance to stroll the Martinborough town square shops.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Muirlea Rise, 50 Princess Street, Martinborough 5711 New Zealand

We visit a bunch of different wineries and on your day of travel this may include the family run, Muirlea Rise.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Schubert Wines, 57 Cambridge Road driveway/entrance on Huangarua Road, Martinborough 5711 New Zealand

We visit a bunch of different wineries and on your day of travel this may include the German established, Scubert Wines

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: The Village Cafe, Wine Village 6 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand

Enjoy a sumptuous shared antipasto platter, wine, tea & coffee and sweet treats here for lunch.
You will also come back here after your lunch winery for a cheese platter and coffee to finish your tour.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Palliser Estate, 96 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5741 New Zealand

We visit a bunch of different wineries and on your day of travel this may include Palliser Estate, named after Explorer Admiral Hugh Palliser.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Hamden Estate, 214 Dry River Road, Martinborough 5781 New Zealand

We visit a bunch of different wineries and on your day of travel this may include Hamden Estate, located on the Dry River Terraces of Martinborough.

Duration: 45 minutes


  • Gourmet lunch
  • Wine tasting at four award winning vineyards
  • Cheese platter and coffee
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Wellington Railway Station
  • Entry/Admission - Cafe Medici
  • Entry/Admission - Muirlea Rise
  • Entry/Admission - Schubert Wines
  • Entry/Admission - Palliser Estate
  • Entry/Admission - Hamden Estate


  • Food and drinks unless specified
  • Additional alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Wellington Railway Station, Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years; photo ID may be required
  • Minimum of 2 passengers required for tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Amazing day. Naomi was such a fun guide. The smaller wineries were inviting and informative. All the food was incredible. Definitely worth the money!
• Submitted 15 Nov 2019
Had a wonderful day with Naomi. Caught the train from Wellington and met Naomi at the designated station. Advice to get a printout as at the station they want a photocopy before giving you the ticket. Train ride was good. Sit on the RHS of the train for the views going to the designated stop. Went to 4 wineries and had a good chance to taste at each one. Lunch was superb at the café area. If you do want to buy the wines, best to buy at the wineries itself compared to others as MUCH cheaper unless you are shipping back home. Will do this tour again if get the chance to be in Wellington
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
Had a fantastic day out with Heather showing us the sights of Martinborough with some great history mixed in with fantastic vineyards and a superb lunch. Highly reccomended
• Submitted 23 Jan 2019
One of the best wine tours I've been on. Our guide was friendly, well versed in the local area and the different wines made, and had great relationships with the vineyards. The lunch was delicious, the train trip was incredibly scenic, and the bus comfortable. Would highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 25 Mar 2018
Excellent tour - very well organised. We visited four very good vineyards, tasting 5 quality wines in each one, with highly informative commentary by the local winemakers or their staff. The tour guide was first rate - very friendly and knowledgeable about the region, its history and the vineyards we visited. The tour was topped off with a lovely afternoon tea consisting of platter of local cheeses and a generous glass of a quality local wine. All in all a wonderful day.
• Submitted 13 Mar 2018
I would have never guessed NZ has a wine country, but wow! Took an amazing train ride from Wellington to Martinborough. Naomi our tour guide met the group and off we go to learn and drink. We lunched in Martinborough. “We have a vegan onboard!” Inside joke. Naomi, you are amazing. Loved your tour.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
Thoroughly enjoyed the trip! Lovely wines, brilliant guide and the platter lunch was delicious.
• Submitted 28 Dec 2017
This trip was so great. It was a great experience to see both ends of the spectrum of New Zealand wine making, since we visited a good mix of small wineries, and a larger commercial production houses. The wines were very good, and we brought some back with us to remember the excellent Pinot Noir, Sav Blanc, and Rose that were tasted. Our day had a bit of trouble because of a delay in the New Zealand train system, and half our group did not arrive on time. However, they were able to catch up to us over lunch in Martinborough. Heather was our tour guide and she was a hoot. She did a great job to heard cats and keeping the group together, even after we had all had a few samples and were feeling like talking and staying too long at each spot. I recommend this trip to anyone that wants to see the New Zealand wine country around Martinsborough, and wants to avoid having to drive or bike themselves to/from the wineries. Very reasonable, very informative, and super fun!!!
• Submitted 10 Dec 2017
This was a lovely day and introduction to NZ wine, Our guide Naomi was just charming and well informed about the area. She made everyone comfortable and saw to our every need. The four wineries we visited were just the right number to enjoy in a single day, and I had some favorites that I will now seek out. The pace and timing of the day was just right The train ride to and from was uneventful but the scenery was beautiful. I would definitely recommend this trip for a nice day of tasting.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2017
Great day trip ides from Wellington CBD. We've visit 4 wineries and beautiful lunch in between. After wineries visit we're back in town for look around town ship. Very flat place easy to walk around for any age.
• Submitted 20 Apr 2017
Great experience, very well executed.
• Submitted 22 Feb 2017
Other reviewers mentioned how good Naomi was - and we can agree - she was fantastic. We did other win tours on this trip but this was the best. A minor hiccup is that the voucher says to present the voucher at the Wellington train station and they will give you tickets for the train - but the train station ticket office knew nothing about this. However, in true relaxed NZ style, the train conductors were totally fine about it.
• Submitted 28 Jan 2017
Highly recommended. Naomi the tour guide was great
• Submitted 27 Oct 2016
Would highly recommend this tour. Naomi was an amazing guide and made sure everything was perfect on the day. The wineries were amazing and the food was delicious. Great day out!
• Submitted 12 Sep 2016
A good range of wines. The assistant as very knowledgeable and informative
• Submitted 06 Jun 2016
THis trip could not have been better in any way.
• Submitted 28 Apr 2016
A very well organised tour. Naomi, our driver/guide, was very knowledgeable and made sure we got to the vineyards etc on time without the feeling of being rushed. The vineyards we visited were diverse and gave a very good idea of the types of grape/wine produced in the area. The reason I picked this tour over any other was this one included everything so no need to worry about spending anything else, unless you really want another glass of wine with your lunch or wish to buy bottles from the vineyards. A totally enjoyable day out the weather was also on our side. I would recommend this to everyone.
• Submitted 26 Apr 2016
Nice intimate group 4 in total, headed up by Jackie who was laid back, yet organized and helpful without being a control freak. Great day and no pressure to buy a good thing if you are from over the ditch and can only bring 2 bottles back in case. All wineries had top quality wine, and I've now developed a love for martinborough Riesling .
• Submitted 22 Apr 2016
Wonderful day with our guide Naomi. Our lunch was delicious as well and the sheesh plate after our 4 vineyard visits was a welcome treat!
• Submitted 11 Apr 2016
Great tour you got to visit 4 wineries beautiful lunch and to finish off the day with a cheese platter. Well worth doing.
• Submitted 19 Mar 2016
One of my favourite tours on this trip to NZ. A small group of 8 and an excellent guide. Tasted some very fine wines and made some new friends. Pretty perfect in my book
• Submitted 18 Mar 2016
Train stop was walking distance from cruise ship. The train station in Wellington was a good experience and we were helped by nice train personnel to get on the correct train. Our guide, Naomi, was wonderful. Visited four great wineries and had some great scenery. Tour operated as advertised and we highly recommend it.
• Submitted 12 Mar 2016
Great wine, food and company!
• Submitted 15 Dec 2015
Such a wonderful day enjoyed everything and the food was soooo delish. Would do again for sure
• Submitted 20 Nov 2015