Up to 7 days
An opportunity to explore the Martinborough Wine Region whilst your cruise ship is berthed in Wellington.
This is a small group excursion, maximum 6 and minimum of 2 people, travelling on a private tour basis, just you and your experienced and knowledgable driver guide.
This tour offers a leisurely wine-tasting experience while travelling through the rural countryside, as you travel northeast from Wellington city towards Martinborough via the Hutt Valley, your guide will point out some of the film sites from Lord of the Rings, including Helms Deep, Minas Tirith, River Anduin and Rivendell along the way including a 20-minute drive over the majestic Remutaka Mountain Range noting relevant history to sites and landmarks.
On your arrival to the Martinborough region you will have the opportunity to visit 3 boutique, family owned wineries where you will taste a wide range of wines from Martinborough’s famous Pinot Noir, Syrah, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc. You will have time for an in-depth conversation with a Wine Maker/Vineyard Owner to understand what it takes to produce consistently great wine
Enjoy a beautiful platter lunch at one of the wineries featuring local produce, NZ spring water, entry/tasting fees and lunch with 1 beverage of your choice are all included within the excursion.