Local gourmet cuisine to compliment your taste in wine
Meeting some of the winemakers
On the way to the wine region seeing some of the filming sites of Lord of the Rings
C’est Cheese in Featherston
Details of Tour:
Martinborough is a popular destination approximately one hour’s drive from Wellington City. It is characterised by quaint little towns dotted between rolling fields of sheep, olives and grapes – all set against a panoramic mountain backdrop- and is located at the centre of the Wairarapa wine region.
This easy-paced tour offers a leisurely wine-tasting experience while travelling through our rural countryside.
You will be picked up from your meeting point and whisked out of the city on a fast moving motorway. We will then wind through the picturesque Hutt Valley, and along the way I will point out some of the filming sites of Lord of the Rings, including Helms Deep, Minas Tirith, River Anduin and Rivendell.
A twenty minute drive over the Remutaka Mountain Range will bring us into the tranquillity of the Wairarapa region. Ten more minutes of travelling and we arrive in the award -winning wine region of Martinborough. While small in terms of total wine production, Wairarapa’s boutique wineries have big international reputations for the quality of their Pinot Noir wines, which is a notoriously difficult wine to make well.
We will visit four of our favourite wineries and listen to the wine makers explaining with passion the history of their wines and inviting you to taste a variety of them.
Your wine tasting will be matched with a delightful gourmet lunch platter (not included in price) that will leave your taste buds tingling.
The Martinborough experience is topped off by visiting C’est Cheese in Featherston where you can indulge in an impressive selection of award winning cheeses.