Martinborough Winery and Foodie Tour

Badge of ExcellenceWellington, New Zealand
Taste Buds Tour Wairarapa Full Day

From US$178.03

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Taste the bountiful produce of the Wairarapa region on this full-day tour. In a comfortable vehicle, enjoy the scenic ride through the Rimutaka Ranges while listening to engaging commentary on the local flora, fauna, and history. Stop for tastings of local wine in Martinborough, award-winning olive oil, cheese, and beer. Top it all off with a lunch at a local vineyard with your small group of just 11 people or fewer.
  • Tastings of wine, beer, cheese, and olive oil included
  • Learn about the winemaking process and viticulture of the Martinborough region
  • Scenic drive from Wellington
  • Lunch in a local vineyard
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Wellington

Sample Menu


Mixed cheese platter

A platter of locally made cheeses served with quince paste and crackers.


Shared tapas lunch

Set menu tapas style shared lunch


Extra virgin and infused olive oil tasting

Taste o range of Olivo's extra virgin and infused Olivo oils (eg vanilla, lemon or saffron)


Chocolate tasting

Tasting experience at Schoc where you can try a variety of the exotic bars made on site.

What's Included

  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Tasting fees (cheese, wine, olive oil, craft beer)
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide/driver
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation for the duration of the tour (private vehicle)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Alcoholic beverages, olive oils and food to take away are available to purchase (optional) at own expense.

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Wellington isite Visitor Information Centre
    111 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

    Tour departs from the Tour Pick Up Zone opposite and/ or in front of the Amora Hotel next to the Wellington i-SITE at 0930. Please confirm your pick up destination with Zozo Travel at least 24 hours before departure.

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

For hotel pick up please wait for your Zozo Travel driver guide in the lobby or main hotel entrance. For cruise pick up please wait at the Private Tour Waiting Area at the cruise terminal. DO NOT get on cruise shuttle. For specific pick up time and locations please contact Zozo Travel directly.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age in New Zealand is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Near public transportation
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking (Vegetarian options available)
  • Dress code is casual/comfortable
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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22 reviews
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Don't let a little rain stop you!
Lorna_N, Apr 2023
Phil does an incredible job of spotlighting small businesses in small communities that make incredible products that deserve wide attention. We are so grateful that we didn't let the rain deter us from taking the tour, as it was a delight. Meeting the individual staff at each location--sometimes even the owners--made it very special, and the offerings were delicious. Well worth the time and the money.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks Lorna. It was my pleasure hosting you both for the day and glad I was able to introduce you to some of the wonderful foodie folks of the region!
Great experience with nice food
SzeWingTeresa_Y, Apr 2023
Amazing food quality for the tastings. The shop owners are friendly. Simon, the driver is also nice and knowledgeable.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thanks for the feedback. Great to hear you loved the whole foodie day and Simon's amazing local knowledge!
A pleasant experience spoiled by …
Claire_D, Mar 2023
The visit to the olive grove was lovely, very informative and interesting and the host, Helen, was very nice. The lunch at the vineyard was pleasant but spoiled by the tour guide who sat down with us uninvited and spent the whole time banging on about himself, as per the rest of the tour. The tour itself was interesting.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
I'm sorry to hear the day was not up to scratch, Claire. That's a real shame. I've passed on your feedback to the driver guide in question and we will certainly look to improve on those areas highlighted. The tour itself should always be the star alongside our local experts at each location sharing their expertise and we will make sure that is the case going forward. We do always sit with our guests for lunch at Moy Hall as lunch is built in for the driver guides as well. So that's not an issue. I'm glad to hear the tour itself was enjoyable!
A taste of Martinborough
Jim_D, Feb 2023
A fantastic trip to see a little bit of everything, well worth it and very much value for Money. Thank you. .
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks for taking the time to leave your review, Jim. Much appreciated. Great to see you enjoyed the full day out.
My favourite part about wellington!
frank_m, Feb 2020
This was such a great tour! Covered a little of everything for everyone of us! The guide was so nice, it was a nice intimate group so it felt personal and more welcoming then a larger one. We didn't feel out of place because we didn't know a lot about wine. The lovely lady at the winery we visited was so friendly and nice explained things with out overwhelming us with wine facts/rules/terms etc. Didn't make my wife feel bad when she only had one sip at the end and screwed her face up (she isn't really a drinker and dosent lIke any wine) the lady was happy we all experienced and tried it. never made any of us feel bad for being mildly clueless (we usualy drunk what we drunk, never branching out, or knowing anything other then we like that one etc) Loved and learned so much at the olive oil farm. Omg talk about passionate! Enjoyed tasting and learning some things I will be taking home and use! Everyone met and spoken with on the tour were amazing! It was my favourite thing about wellington! Deffently recommend covers a little of everything for all.
Response from Host, Feb 2020
Thanks for the great review. We are glad to have been able to show you a wonderful time on our Martinborough Winery and Foodie Tour. Your review has been passed onto your driver guide for the day as well! Much appreciated.

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