This tour of Martinborough is a great way to visit the region's wineries and sample local food along the way. Be picked up from either Wellington or Wairarapa, enjoy a scenic journey on the way, then tour the award-winning vineyards. Take in scenery, food and wine, wine, wine!
The tour departs Wellington when you board the “Vineyard Express” train. Start with stunning harbour views, bush-clad valleys and ranges, and views of a fertile rural plain. Check out a huge inland lake and New Zealand's longest passenger rail tunnel. Travel through the Rimutuka Ranges to Featherston where you'll join a coach with the passengers who choose to board at Wairarapa. This guided and informative wine tour of the Martinborough region will take you to four of the area's wineries. You'll be allowed plenty of time to taste and be informed of the characteristics of the various wines available.
An included lunch will be enjoyed at one of the many local cafés. The tour winds down with the choice of a further glass of Martinborough wine or a delicious cheese platter and coffee. Take some time then to browse the village craft shops and galleries before joining the coach for the transfer back to the “Vineyard Express” to Wellington, or home to your Wairarapa accommodation.
This tour runs with a maximum of 22 people.
Participants must be 18 years or over to consume alcohol during this experience.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.