A selection of wines and cheeses on a rustic table.

Wellington’s Best Wine Tours

Wellingtons Best Wine Tours

The days are getting brighter and warmer, and Winter is finally at an end. What better way to celebrate the festive season than with a tasty wine tour for you and your friends! Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best wine tours for you to explore while staying at the Willis Wellington hotel.

Martinborough Half Day Wine Tour

Just over an hour away from Wellington is the charming Martinborough wine village, home to more than 20 boutique vineyards. Martinborough Wine Tours offer an intimate experience with the wine industry. Experience the best Martinborough has to offer, with visits to vineyards ranging from bigger scale to boutique and family owned. This small group tour is hosted by local guides who give you an informative and enjoyable experience, and the Martinborough Wine Tours half day tour is ideal if you are visiting Martinborough and only want to spend an afternoon wine tasting.

Two-Wheel Wine Tour

The best way to experience Martinborough’s boutique cellar doors is on two wheels! Bikes are available for hire from Green Jersey located on Martinborough’s main street, where the friendly team will set you up with a vintage-style bike, or you can opt for a tandem cruiser. Green Jersey will gladly collect any wine purchases you make directly from the vineyard, to save you carrying them on your bike.

Martinborough Wine and Wild Coast Tour from Wellington

Your expert local guide will narrate as you take a scenic drive over the Remutaka Ranges, where you will enjoy wine tastings at a selection of Martinborough wineries on this full day tour. Lunch will be served at a vineyard restaurant before the tour heads to the south Wairarapa coast.

Visit the rugged coastal village of Ngawi and the North Island’s largest permanent seal colony, as well as a look at the famed “Paths of the Dead” from Lord of the Rings, the Putangirua Pinnacles. Finally, climb the steps to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse for epic sweeping sea views before heading to the Lake Ferry Hotel on the edge of Lake Onoke for dinner.

Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tours

The Martinborough Gourmet Wine Tour is a small, personalised tour around the region that can be tailored to your family, work, or private group, Martinborough seems a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy a scenic train journey with spectacular views of the Wellington Harbour along the way. You’ll disembark at Featherston Railway Station and have an unforgettable experience with your local guide. They’ll take you through the countryside to visit four cellar doors, passing rolling vistas of vineyards before your return back to Martinborough to enjoy a delicious local cheese platter and coffee. A sumptuous antipasto platter, wine, and sweet treats are waiting for you back in Martinborough Village for lunch.


Planning a Stay in Wellington?

If you are planning a trip to Wellington, CPG Hotels have great options for hotel accommodation in Wellington. The Willis Wellington is located centrally in the lively Cuba Quarter, in the heart of Wellington’s cool café culture, only a short walk from the CBD. Surrounded by award-winning restaurants and bars, shopping, and leisure attractions, the Willis Wellington offers stylish, well-appointed, contemporary accommodation. Book your stay here today!

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