Wairarapa Wine and Food Private Day Tour
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Wellington, Wellington
- Product code: dtwf
Just over an hour Northeast of Wellington is the wine village of Martinborough. Famous for their Pinot Noir, the area is also known for producing olives, and boutique olive oil is a big part of the local industry today. On our private day tour from Wellington city, we'll enjoy both, as well as some other delicious flavours - cheese in Featherston and Schoc chocolates in Greytown.
Due to the varied opening hours of local cellar doors, and the varied taste of our guests, we don't always visit the same restaurant or wineries on our tour. Instead we pick the best of what's available on each day and tailor to the tastes of our guests. We'll always visit a minimum of three wineries , and can add more if you're serious about your wine.
We start with a drive north through the Hutt Valley, crossing the Remutaka Hill road into the Wairarapa region. Our first stop is at Featherston, where we call into local cheese vendor, C'est Cheese, for a cheese tasting, coffee and maybe a cheese scone too. We then proceed to Martinborough and call on Olivo, where we discover the olive oil production process, before tasting serval types of olive oil.
From here we hit one winery for tasting before enjoying lunch at a local winery or restaurant (depending on the day of the week). After lunch we can visit at least two more wineries, before leaving Martinborough for the nearby village of Greytown, where we visit Schoc Chocolates for a tasting and your choice of chocolate or truffle.
From Greytown we return over the Remutaka Hill, to make our way back to Wellington City.
This tour is customizable, and can be shortened to accommodate Cruise Ship shore excursions.
- Morning tea/coffee & cheese tasting at C'est Cheese in Featherston
- Wine tasting at a minimum of three wineries
- Olive oil tour and tasting at Olivo
- Lunch at a local Martinborough Winery or Restaurant
- Schoc Chocolate
- Private luxury transport and guide
- Bottled water
- Pickup from Wellington accommodation or Cruise ship