Things to do in Martinborough

It's easy to fill in a weekend in pretty Martinborough. Check out the boutique vineyards dotted around the village (best done on a bike - you can hire one here), browse the shops and look at the list below for more tours and ideas.

The newly refurbished Martinborough Town Hall (Waihenga Centre) will come alive to the sound of chamber music from 27-29 September 2019.
Just an hour way from Wellington and with heaps of fun, delicious things to eat and drink and all kinds of accommodation to choose from Wairarapa is perfect for a girl's trip. Do it! 
The Shearer's Quarters is a fully equipped, modern, funky holiday home in the fabulous vineyard setting of StoneCutter Estate in Martinborough.
Martinborough Wine Tours offers wine and food lovers a fully guided, fantastic day or half day out sampling some beautiful Martinborough wine.
Looking for a beer lovers' oasis in a town of grapevines? You've found it.
Life Enriched Holidays are curated, all-inclusive educational style holiday programmes based in Martinborough. Choose from 3 or 5 day courses in haute cuisine, creative writing, astrophotography, wine qualification or Italian culture. 

Bird Watching

Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

Farms

Just south of Martinborough is the award winning lavender farm and shop of Ranui Essentials.
Spend an afternoon at Olivo - the Wairarapa's oldest commercial olive grove.
Martinborough Manor is a 6 acre working farmlet and orchard situated on the outskirts of Martinborough wine village, right next to the Martinborough Golf Course. It is the home to Martinborough Manner, crafters of fine jams and preserves for the New Zealand market. We have lots of animals for you to feed and pet as you wander around our orchard farm. Hear how lots of them are actually working for their living as part of the Martinborough Manner team. All our animals are very tame and most love to eat from your hand. In season you can milk a cow or a goat.

Cycling & Mountain Biking

Green Jersey specialise in all things cycling from easy day rides in Martinborough - inlcuding guided wine tours, to multi-day cycling adventures of the Remutaka Cycle Trail, and even a guided walking tour of Cape Palliser.
Green Jersey has over 200 cycles available for hire, and with it's wide range of cellar doors within a short cycling distance of the town centre, Martinborough is a peddlers paradise. Check out the wide variety of bike styles for hire - there's one for you!

Walking & Trekking

The Rapaki Walk is a loop walk across farmland and has spectacular views of the Wairarapa valley and Martinborough vineyards.
Check out the eight vibrant murals around Martinborough as you walk or cycle around the village.

Golf

Martinborough Golf Club has an established par 72, 18 hole golf course. Many a golf ball ends up in the neighbouring Martinborough vineyards from a wayward swing. You can book your game in advance online. 

Museums

This self-guided tour takes you to many of the Wairarapa’s towns and villages on a scenic tour of the region. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day.
Wairarapa Heritage Association is a trail of Wairarapa museums running from Featherston to Mount Bruce. Check out some of the fabulous places you can visit!

Art

Check out the eight vibrant murals around Martinborough as you walk or cycle around the village.
The Martinborough Fair is the best craft fair in New Zealand, held twice each year in February and March.

Cinema

Circus is a boutique cinema, restaurant and bar just a short stroll from the village square in Martinborough.

Conferences

Luna Blue Rock in Martinborough is perched high on the hills overlooking the Martinborough plains. Venue, cellar, vines and a tour are all in the one place.
Just over an hours drive from Wellington, you'll find a relaxed and intimate setting for small conferences and retreats.
Toast Martinborough is New Zealand's premiere wine and food festival held in the wine village of Martinborough. It's always the third Sunday of November.

Cycling

Green Jersey specialise in all things cycling from easy day rides in Martinborough - inlcuding guided wine tours, to multi-day cycling adventures of the Remutaka Cycle Trail, and even a guided walking tour of Cape Palliser.
Bike Hire Martinborough is based at Martinborough Top 10 Holiday Park. They have bikes and tandems available for hire to explore Martinborough and the immediate surrounds.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
Green Jersey has over 200 cycles available for hire, and with it's wide range of cellar doors within a short cycling distance of the town centre, Martinborough is a peddlers paradise. Check out the wide variety of bike styles for hire - there's one for you!
Martinborough Wine Merchants is a one-stop specialist wine shop - and they hire bikes for cycling round the vines, too.

Family

The Martinborough Fair is the best craft fair in New Zealand, held twice each year in February and March.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
Commonly known as the TK Markets, Martinborough.

Free and nearly free

This self-guided tour takes you to many of the Wairarapa’s towns and villages on a scenic tour of the region. The itinerary is best done over a couple of days but you could squeeze it in with a busy day.
Check out the eight vibrant murals around Martinborough as you walk or cycle around the village.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.

Gardens

 A fundraiser for Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre the Wairarapa garden tour is a self-drive weekend showing off some of the most beautiful private gardens in the Wairarapa.

Health and Beauty

You'll feel yourself relaxing the minute you step into Brackenridge Day Spa - a country escape designed for total body rejuvenation.

Shopping

Thunderpants have been producing their ultimate comfy undies in fun and colourful prints since 1995 and have become well known throughout NZ and around the world.
Just south of Martinborough is the award winning lavender farm and shop of Ranui Essentials.
The Martinborough Fair is the best craft fair in New Zealand, held twice each year in February and March.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
Martinborough Wine Merchants is a one-stop specialist wine shop - and they hire bikes for cycling round the vines, too.
Martygirl skinfood is natural, nourishing and made in Martinborough.Feel like a treat that's nourishing too? Get your friends together and indulge in a Martygirl Skinfood slather. Adi McMaster was a Martinborough farmer and chef with a passion for making natural skincare by hand. Her award-winning Martygirl range is made from wild, local ingredients.

Tours and Transport

Take a guided walk across some of Martinborough's vineyards with knowledgeable and entertaining local guides. Touch the soil, speak to the growers & winemakers and gain true insight into what really goes into some of Martinborough's finest wines.
Green Jersey specialise in all things cycling from easy day rides in Martinborough - inlcuding guided wine tours, to multi-day cycling adventures of the Remutaka Cycle Trail, and even a guided walking tour of Cape Palliser.
Tour the Wairarapa in a beautiful vintage car. Special occasions, birthdays, vineyard tour, weddings, proposals, historic journey or just a restful escape: Wairarapa Vintage Tours can tailor a tour to suit you.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Small groups, local guides, selected wineries, fine New Zealand wines and gourmet food. Tours available from both Wellington and the Wairarapa towns. Visit the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds.
Martinborough Manor is a 6 acre working farmlet and orchard situated on the outskirts of Martinborough wine village, right next to the Martinborough Golf Course. It is the home to Martinborough Manner, crafters of fine jams and preserves for the New Zealand market. We have lots of animals for you to feed and pet as you wander around our orchard farm. Hear how lots of them are actually working for their living as part of the Martinborough Manner team. All our animals are very tame and most love to eat from your hand. In season you can milk a cow or a goat.
Highlights of this Green Jersey walking tour take in the skyscaper like Putangirua Pinnacles, Wairarapa's picturesque fishing village Ngawi, Cape Palliser's lighthouse sitting 80 metres above sea level with the largest fur seal breeding colony in the North Island, as well as numerous other historical and cultural sites. 
From Tree to Table Wander amongst the oldest olive trees in Martinborough, learning about the different olive varieties and what happens throughout the olive year. Progress to the tasting room where you will learn how to taste extra virgin olive oil like the professionals do and sample the full range of innovative infused oils finding out how to use in quick easy and spectacular recipes. Duration: over 1 hour Cost: $15.00 per person Bookings essential
Hammonds Wairarapa Palliser Bay Tour departs Wellington and Martinborough, provides a light lunch and visits some local Lord of The Rings film sites, Palliser Bay and Lighthouse and the fantastic fur seal colony.
Green Jersey has over 200 cycles available for hire, and with it's wide range of cellar doors within a short cycling distance of the town centre, Martinborough is a peddlers paradise. Check out the wide variety of bike styles for hire - there's one for you!
Discover fresh Wairarapa tastes as Zest introduce you to local tastes, products and people. With a personal guide to tell the local stories, you will taste gourmet products including chocolate, cheeses and wine in top food places only the locals know.
Book here! Simply choose a date from the calendar below and click on it to book. Enjoy the wines of Martinborough with a locally owned and operated tour business with an accent on Wine Tourism. We have over 25 years experience in the industry and our guides are local people. We are extremely proud to be able to showcase our region and the passion for excellence pursued by those here. We are flexible with tour times and select the vineyards we visit for their excellence however if you have a preference let us know and we are happy to see what we can do to get you there!
Visit StoneCutter Estate for a Wine Tricks wine tour - a fascinating experience for both novices and aficionados. WineTricks is based in the vineyard itself and includes behind-the-scenes insights on grape growing and wine making in Martinborough.

Wine

Ata Rangi is the flagship Martinborough vineyard and winery for the wine village and the Wairarapa. Ata Rangi produce world-class Pinot Noir and is a founding vineyard for the region.
Take a guided walk across some of Martinborough's vineyards with knowledgeable and entertaining local guides. Touch the soil, speak to the growers & winemakers and gain true insight into what really goes into some of Martinborough's finest wines.
One of the founding Martinborough wineries is Martinborough Vineyard, with a welcoming cellar door, and a pedigree of award-winning wines dating back more than two decades.
 A unique self-service wine experience in the heart of Martinborough with over 60 local wines always available for tasting. Everything you can try you can buy. 
Te Kairanga is a well-established, Martinborough vineyard. Often a part of Toast Martinborough, Te Kairanga also hosts TK Markets each year throughout the summer months.
StoneCutter is a boutique winery in Martinborough that specialises in pinot noir, merlot and pinot gris.
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail (State Highway 2) runs from Hawkes Bay down to Marlborough with Wairarapa wineries in the middle; home to Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton vineyards.
Ashwell Vineyards in Martinborough have a dedication to high quality which has always held this family business in good stead.
Hamden Estate is a young Martinborough vineyard. The Cellar Door is open 10am to 5pm every weekend for tastings.
Poppies Martinborough is a boutique vineyard set amongst the wine village's prime grapes.
Schubert Wines in Martinborough was established in 1998 by Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling from Germany, who had always dreamed of owning their own vineyard. After examining some 100 properties in New Zealand they returned to the Wairarapa region for two ideal sites for their Pinot Noir. Schubert produces internationally award winning wines.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Small groups, local guides, selected wineries, fine New Zealand wines and gourmet food. Tours available from both Wellington and the Wairarapa towns. Visit the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds.
Moy Hall wines are homegrown, handpicked and tastings are often poured by the winemaker. Enjoy casual dining among the vines with the chef’s lunch menu of shared-plates featuring local lamb, seafood, olive oil, herbs and seasonal salads.
Cambridge Road Vineyard is a very small, beautiful Martinborough winery close to Martinborough's centre. The Cellar Door is a great break from shopping!
Coney Wines is a beautiful Martinborough vineyard producing fabulous Wairarapa wine with a Cellar Door in Martinborough for your tasting convenience.
Toast Martinborough is New Zealand's premiere wine and food festival held in the wine village of Martinborough. It's always the third Sunday of November.
Muirlea Rise is a boutique Martinborough vineyard specialising in creating beautiful wine with minimal intervention in the making.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
Braden and Gabrielle Crosby make textured white wines and perfumed pinot noir from their four hectare vineyard in the heart of Martinborough. Visit for a tastings which are private, intimate and informative, and run for 45-60 minutes for up to 10 people.Bookings are essential.
Tiwaiwaka Wines is a Martinborough winery gem. A small, carefully tended vineyard, a warm welcome and wines that are sold mostly through the cellar door.
A beautiful Martinborough vineyard, Palliser Wines is one of New Zealand's premier wine brands, produced right here in the Wairarapa.
At Vynfields tastings and sales of fine wines and gourmet platters are available in the comfortable surroundings of the historic lounge of the Vynfields homestead.
Brodie Estate is a small family owned vineyard in Martinborough. Martinborough was the first place to grow Pinot Noir successfully in New Zealand. It is ideal in Wairarapa for Pinot Noir with a special climate; low rainfall, good heat in the summer but rarely above 31 degrees, long warm autumns with little rain and cool nights.
Martinborough Wine Merchants is a one-stop specialist wine shop - and they hire bikes for cycling round the vines, too.
Big Sky Wines in Martinborough is a vineyard and winery known for producing complex and expressive wines.
  The setting and location is beautiful at Luna Estate winery in Martinborough.
Escarpment vineyard is just 5 km east of Martinborough village, stretching out along the banks of the Huangarua River.
Tirohana Estate is a beautiful vineyard and Tirohana Cellars is a divine place to eat in Martinborough.
Set amongst the 19 year old Pinot Noir home block vineyard on Todds Road, Colombo Martinborough's relaxed cellar door setting is only a short distance from Martinborough Town Square. Their wines are crafted by hand in small batches to harness the region's distinctive conditions to produce elegant and expressive wines

Walks

Martinborough TOP 10 Holiday ParkThis walking track takes you around Palliser Vineyard towards the river and back through the centre of the vineyard. Park anywhere near the Martinborough Top 10 Holiday Park and follow the signs.
Take a guided walk across some of Martinborough's vineyards with knowledgeable and entertaining local guides. Touch the soil, speak to the growers & winemakers and gain true insight into what really goes into some of Martinborough's finest wines.
Check out the eight vibrant murals around Martinborough as you walk or cycle around the village.

Weddings

Located on the outskirts of Martinborough township, Luna Blue Rock is a dedicated function venue nestled in the heart of Blue Rock Vineyard, with indoor seating for 80 guests, a separate reception area, and a large wrap around terrace that overlooks well maintained, established gardens. With two beautiful outdoor areas, an indoor reception room and separate restaurant with adjoining terraces they can cater for all events from weddings, to corporate events and family celebrations.
Olivio~nor is a little slice of Tuscany on the outskirts of Martinborough with a 10 acre garden, italian inspired courtyard and olive grove -  making it the perfect venue for a wedding!
Lismore House, a 5 bedroom colonial style home in Martinborough, is the perfect venue for special occasions. 
Located just an hours drive from Wellington, The Martinborough Hotel is the perfect venue for an intimate wedding, special occasion, reunion,or celebration . Like a beautiful country home, the hotels historical charm, rose-filled gardens, intimate setting, and individual designed guestrooms, will ensure your special day or event is truly memorable.

Olives

Spend an afternoon at Olivo - the Wairarapa's oldest commercial olive grove.
From Tree to Table Wander amongst the oldest olive trees in Martinborough, learning about the different olive varieties and what happens throughout the olive year. Progress to the tasting room where you will learn how to taste extra virgin olive oil like the professionals do and sample the full range of innovative infused oils finding out how to use in quick easy and spectacular recipes. Duration: over 1 hour Cost: $15.00 per person Bookings essential

Cafes and Restaurants

The Pukemanu Bar & Eatery is the local pub in Martinborough, great for a drink or meal.
The Lake Ferry Hotel is just 45 mins from Martinborough and Featherston. The fish and chips here rival the best in the region!
Poppies Martinborough is a boutique vineyard set amongst the wine village's prime grapes.
Moy Hall wines are homegrown, handpicked and tastings are often poured by the winemaker. Enjoy casual dining among the vines with the chef’s lunch menu of shared-plates featuring local lamb, seafood, olive oil, herbs and seasonal salads.
Coney Wines is a beautiful Martinborough vineyard producing fabulous Wairarapa wine with a Cellar Door in Martinborough for your tasting convenience.
Pop in for a locally roasted Neighbourhood Coffee which will hit the spot and have a bite to eat from their gourmet cabinet food!
Knucklebone Coffee Bar, in the Waihinga Centre, brings a fresh new cafe experience to Martinborough with exciting new products on its menu, in a bright and modern family friendly setting. 
Margrain Vineyard is set in the heart of the Martinborough vineyards. The Vineyard Cafe has an outstanding view across the rows of vines and towards the Martinborough hills.
Selling fresh baked bread, pastries, pies, freshly made sandwiches, coffee, OJ squeezed on site, gelato ice-cream and milkshakes.
  The setting and location is beautiful at Luna Estate winery in Martinborough.
Tirohana Estate is a beautiful vineyard and Tirohana Cellars is a divine place to eat in Martinborough.

Wine/Vineyards

Take a guided walk across some of Martinborough's vineyards with knowledgeable and entertaining local guides. Touch the soil, speak to the growers & winemakers and gain true insight into what really goes into some of Martinborough's finest wines.
One of the founding Martinborough wineries is Martinborough Vineyard, with a welcoming cellar door, and a pedigree of award-winning wines dating back more than two decades.
 A unique self-service wine experience in the heart of Martinborough with over 60 local wines always available for tasting. Everything you can try you can buy. 
Te Kairanga is a well-established, Martinborough vineyard. Often a part of Toast Martinborough, Te Kairanga also hosts TK Markets each year throughout the summer months.
StoneCutter is a boutique winery in Martinborough that specialises in pinot noir, merlot and pinot gris.
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail (State Highway 2) runs from Hawkes Bay down to Marlborough with Wairarapa wineries in the middle; home to Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton vineyards.
Ashwell Vineyards in Martinborough have a dedication to high quality which has always held this family business in good stead.
Hamden Estate is a young Martinborough vineyard. The Cellar Door is open 10am to 5pm every weekend for tastings.
Poppies Martinborough is a boutique vineyard set amongst the wine village's prime grapes.
Schubert Wines in Martinborough was established in 1998 by Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling from Germany, who had always dreamed of owning their own vineyard. After examining some 100 properties in New Zealand they returned to the Wairarapa region for two ideal sites for their Pinot Noir. Schubert produces internationally award winning wines.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Small groups, local guides, selected wineries, fine New Zealand wines and gourmet food. Tours available from both Wellington and the Wairarapa towns. Visit the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds.
Moy Hall wines are homegrown, handpicked and tastings are often poured by the winemaker. Enjoy casual dining among the vines with the chef’s lunch menu of shared-plates featuring local lamb, seafood, olive oil, herbs and seasonal salads.
Check out the eight vibrant murals around Martinborough as you walk or cycle around the village.
Cambridge Road Vineyard is a very small, beautiful Martinborough winery close to Martinborough's centre. The Cellar Door is a great break from shopping!
Coney Wines is a beautiful Martinborough vineyard producing fabulous Wairarapa wine with a Cellar Door in Martinborough for your tasting convenience.
Toast Martinborough is New Zealand's premiere wine and food festival held in the wine village of Martinborough. It's always the third Sunday of November.
Muirlea Rise is a boutique Martinborough vineyard specialising in creating beautiful wine with minimal intervention in the making.
Cycling holidays don’t mean you need to ride every day. Give yourself a break from the saddle and explore. There’s plenty to do and see near the Remutaka Cycle Trail and you’re close to the Wairarapa’s five towns Martinborough, Featherston, Greytown, Carterton and Masterton.
Braden and Gabrielle Crosby make textured white wines and perfumed pinot noir from their four hectare vineyard in the heart of Martinborough. Visit for a tastings which are private, intimate and informative, and run for 45-60 minutes for up to 10 people.Bookings are essential.
Tiwaiwaka Wines is a Martinborough winery gem. A small, carefully tended vineyard, a warm welcome and wines that are sold mostly through the cellar door.
A beautiful Martinborough vineyard, Palliser Wines is one of New Zealand's premier wine brands, produced right here in the Wairarapa.
At Vynfields tastings and sales of fine wines and gourmet platters are available in the comfortable surroundings of the historic lounge of the Vynfields homestead.
Brodie Estate is a small family owned vineyard in Martinborough. Martinborough was the first place to grow Pinot Noir successfully in New Zealand. It is ideal in Wairarapa for Pinot Noir with a special climate; low rainfall, good heat in the summer but rarely above 31 degrees, long warm autumns with little rain and cool nights.
Big Sky Wines in Martinborough is a vineyard and winery known for producing complex and expressive wines.
  The setting and location is beautiful at Luna Estate winery in Martinborough.
Escarpment vineyard is just 5 km east of Martinborough village, stretching out along the banks of the Huangarua River.
Tirohana Estate is a beautiful vineyard and Tirohana Cellars is a divine place to eat in Martinborough.
Set amongst the 19 year old Pinot Noir home block vineyard on Todds Road, Colombo Martinborough's relaxed cellar door setting is only a short distance from Martinborough Town Square. Their wines are crafted by hand in small batches to harness the region's distinctive conditions to produce elegant and expressive wines
Ata Rangi is the flagship Martinborough vineyard and winery for the wine village and the Wairarapa. Ata Rangi produce world-class Pinot Noir and is a founding vineyard for the region.

Tours

Visit StoneCutter Estate for a Wine Tricks wine tour - a fascinating experience for both novices and aficionados. WineTricks is based in the vineyard itself and includes behind-the-scenes insights on grape growing and wine making in Martinborough.
Take a guided walk across some of Martinborough's vineyards with knowledgeable and entertaining local guides. Touch the soil, speak to the growers & winemakers and gain true insight into what really goes into some of Martinborough's finest wines.
Spend an afternoon at Olivo - the Wairarapa's oldest commercial olive grove.
Green Jersey specialise in all things cycling from easy day rides in Martinborough - inlcuding guided wine tours, to multi-day cycling adventures of the Remutaka Cycle Trail, and even a guided walking tour of Cape Palliser.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Small groups, local guides, selected wineries, fine New Zealand wines and gourmet food. Tours available from both Wellington and the Wairarapa towns. Visit the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds.
Tour the Wairarapa in a beautiful vintage car. Special occasions, birthdays, vineyard tour, weddings, proposals, historic journey or just a restful escape: Wairarapa Vintage Tours can tailor a tour to suit you.
Highlights of this Green Jersey walking tour take in the skyscaper like Putangirua Pinnacles, Wairarapa's picturesque fishing village Ngawi, Cape Palliser's lighthouse sitting 80 metres above sea level with the largest fur seal breeding colony in the North Island, as well as numerous other historical and cultural sites. 
From Tree to Table Wander amongst the oldest olive trees in Martinborough, learning about the different olive varieties and what happens throughout the olive year. Progress to the tasting room where you will learn how to taste extra virgin olive oil like the professionals do and sample the full range of innovative infused oils finding out how to use in quick easy and spectacular recipes. Duration: over 1 hour Cost: $15.00 per person Bookings essential
Hammonds Wairarapa Palliser Bay Tour departs Wellington and Martinborough, provides a light lunch and visits some local Lord of The Rings film sites, Palliser Bay and Lighthouse and the fantastic fur seal colony.
Green Jersey has over 200 cycles available for hire, and with it's wide range of cellar doors within a short cycling distance of the town centre, Martinborough is a peddlers paradise. Check out the wide variety of bike styles for hire - there's one for you!
Book here! Simply choose a date from the calendar below and click on it to book. Enjoy the wines of Martinborough with a locally owned and operated tour business with an accent on Wine Tourism. We have over 25 years experience in the industry and our guides are local people. We are extremely proud to be able to showcase our region and the passion for excellence pursued by those here. We are flexible with tour times and select the vineyards we visit for their excellence however if you have a preference let us know and we are happy to see what we can do to get you there!

Wineries

StoneCutter is a boutique winery in Martinborough that specialises in pinot noir, merlot and pinot gris.
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail (State Highway 2) runs from Hawkes Bay down to Marlborough with Wairarapa wineries in the middle; home to Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton vineyards.
Ashwell Vineyards in Martinborough have a dedication to high quality which has always held this family business in good stead.
Hamden Estate is a young Martinborough vineyard. The Cellar Door is open 10am to 5pm every weekend for tastings.
Poppies Martinborough is a boutique vineyard set amongst the wine village's prime grapes.
Schubert Wines in Martinborough was established in 1998 by Kai Schubert and Marion Deimling from Germany, who had always dreamed of owning their own vineyard. After examining some 100 properties in New Zealand they returned to the Wairarapa region for two ideal sites for their Pinot Noir. Schubert produces internationally award winning wines.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the day. Small groups, local guides, selected wineries, fine New Zealand wines and gourmet food. Tours available from both Wellington and the Wairarapa towns. Visit the award-winning Martinborough wine region on this all inclusive wine tour and treat your taste buds.
Moy Hall wines are homegrown, handpicked and tastings are often poured by the winemaker. Enjoy casual dining among the vines with the chef’s lunch menu of shared-plates featuring local lamb, seafood, olive oil, herbs and seasonal salads.
Cambridge Road Vineyard is a very small, beautiful Martinborough winery close to Martinborough's centre. The Cellar Door is a great break from shopping!
Coney Wines is a beautiful Martinborough vineyard producing fabulous Wairarapa wine with a Cellar Door in Martinborough for your tasting convenience.
Toast Martinborough is New Zealand's premiere wine and food festival held in the wine village of Martinborough. It's always the third Sunday of November.
Muirlea Rise is a boutique Martinborough vineyard specialising in creating beautiful wine with minimal intervention in the making.
Braden and Gabrielle Crosby make textured white wines and perfumed pinot noir from their four hectare vineyard in the heart of Martinborough. Visit for a tastings which are private, intimate and informative, and run for 45-60 minutes for up to 10 people.Bookings are essential.
Tiwaiwaka Wines is a Martinborough winery gem. A small, carefully tended vineyard, a warm welcome and wines that are sold mostly through the cellar door.
A beautiful Martinborough vineyard, Palliser Wines is one of New Zealand's premier wine brands, produced right here in the Wairarapa.
At Vynfields tastings and sales of fine wines and gourmet platters are available in the comfortable surroundings of the historic lounge of the Vynfields homestead.
Brodie Estate is a small family owned vineyard in Martinborough. Martinborough was the first place to grow Pinot Noir successfully in New Zealand. It is ideal in Wairarapa for Pinot Noir with a special climate; low rainfall, good heat in the summer but rarely above 31 degrees, long warm autumns with little rain and cool nights.
Big Sky Wines in Martinborough is a vineyard and winery known for producing complex and expressive wines.
  The setting and location is beautiful at Luna Estate winery in Martinborough.
Escarpment vineyard is just 5 km east of Martinborough village, stretching out along the banks of the Huangarua River.
Tirohana Estate is a beautiful vineyard and Tirohana Cellars is a divine place to eat in Martinborough.
Set amongst the 19 year old Pinot Noir home block vineyard on Todds Road, Colombo Martinborough's relaxed cellar door setting is only a short distance from Martinborough Town Square. Their wines are crafted by hand in small batches to harness the region's distinctive conditions to produce elegant and expressive wines
Ata Rangi is the flagship Martinborough vineyard and winery for the wine village and the Wairarapa. Ata Rangi produce world-class Pinot Noir and is a founding vineyard for the region.
One of the founding Martinborough wineries is Martinborough Vineyard, with a welcoming cellar door, and a pedigree of award-winning wines dating back more than two decades.
 A unique self-service wine experience in the heart of Martinborough with over 60 local wines always available for tasting. Everything you can try you can buy. 
Te Kairanga is a well-established, Martinborough vineyard. Often a part of Toast Martinborough, Te Kairanga also hosts TK Markets each year throughout the summer months.

Single Day Tours

Take a guided walk across some of Martinborough's vineyards with knowledgeable and entertaining local guides. Touch the soil, speak to the growers & winemakers and gain true insight into what really goes into some of Martinborough's finest wines.