• Location: Wellington, New Zealand
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
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Treat your taste buds to award-winning wines on a day trip to the renowned Martinborough wine region. Departing by train from Wellington, you’ll meet an expert driver-guide for the coach trip to four boutique Martinborough vineyards. Enjoy wine tasting and meet the passionate winemakers, indulge in a gourmet antipasto lunch in the charming wine village, and finish with a cheese platter and coffee.


  • Martinborough wine region day trip from Wellington
  • Enjoy wine tastings at four award-winning vineyards
  • Savour mouth-watering, local gourmet cuisine and an antipasto lunch
  • Travel through the stunning countryside of the North Island
  • Sample delicious cheese platter and sweet delights

What You Can Expect

Martinborough Wine-Tasting Tour from Wellington

Martinborough Wine-Tasting Tour from Wellington

Start your Martinborough wine tour from the Wellington Railway Station, departing by train on an approximate 1-hour journey past Wellington Harbour and the picturesque Wairarapa Valley. Disembark at Featherston Railway Station, where you’re greeted by a professional driver-guide aboard your comfortable coach.

Travel to four boutique and award-winning tasting rooms where you’ll meet some of the family winemakers behind the label. Your all-inclusive wine tour of the famed wine region of Martinborough includes wine tastings plus a delicious antipasto lunch in the quaint wine villa. Enjoy gourmet delights paired with a local cheese platter and coffee.

If time allows, explore village craft shops and galleries in the sleepy, rural town before you board your train for the return rail trip to Wellington.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Monica M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

Philomena S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the trip! Lovely wines, brilliant guide and the platter lunch was delicious.

George R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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!!!

Ronald S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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.

John A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great experience, very well executed.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

Richard H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Highly recommended. Naomi the tour guide was great

Samantha H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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!

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