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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington
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Half Day Martinborough Winery Tour from Wellington

By Zozo Travel Limited
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Ages 18-99, max of 11 per group
Duration: 5h 30m
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Live guide: English
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  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
  • Wine tasting
  • Live commentary on board
  • Tour escort/host/driver/guide
  • Private transportation
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Muirlea Rise
  • Entry/Admission - Poppies Martinborough
  • Entry/Admission - Martinborough
What's not included
  • Lunch (optional - time permitting)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Wellington isite Visitor Information Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    Tour departs from the Tour Pick Up Zone opposite and/ or in front of the Amora Hotel next to the Wellington i-SITE at 1000. Please be advised your pickup time may vary if you wish to be picked up at a specific destination, please confirm it with Zozo Travel at least 24 hours before departure.
Pickup details
  • Please check your email and/or private message on Viator for your specific pick-up time from Zozo Travel after you booked your tour. For hotel pick up please wait for your Zozo Travel driver guide in the lobby or main hotel entrance. For cruise pick up please wait at the Private Tour Waiting Area at the cruise terminal. DO NOT get on cruise shuttle.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Wellington Cruise Terminal, Aotea Quay
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Wellington Station, Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Pushchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47417P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 47417P1

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      • Zozo Travel Limited
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        Wellington, New Zealand
        Joined in January 2017
      • KellyTrip24
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day! Best of Wellington
        We really enjoyed the tour with Phil. You can tell he is enthusiastic about his job and his knowledge is extensive. He picked the best bits of Wellington & the coast. The lunch was fantastic. Appreciated the small group experience and hospitality of the guide and his company.
        Written 18 June 2024
      • 10teresaj
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great way to see the highlights of Wellington! Phil, the tour guide is amazing!
        We loved this comprehensive tour of Wellington! Phil was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable and accommodating to traveler interests. He thoughtfully dropped us at the National Museum at the end of the tour (rather than the designated location). If you want a great day visiting the variety of main attractions in Wellington, highly recommend!
        Written 18 June 2024
      • Voyage16704754481
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fabulous full day trip
        Phil was a fantastic tour guide with lots of local knowledge and passion for the local countryside and communities. The food and wines were delicious and the scenery stunning. We saw many seals on the coastal road. The climb up the steps to the lighthouse was a bit tough but well worth it. A fabulous day.
        Written 10 June 2024
      • James S
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        All-Around Lovely Tour with an Excellent Guide!
        Really a lovely balanced tour. The itinerary had a wonderful mix of activity and food/wine tasting. You start with getting out on a 45 min walking trail, where you get some insight into the flora of a Wairarapa forest along the way. The gentle walk is a great way to work up an appetite for the next delicious foodie stops - an organic cheese shop in Featherston and Poppies vineyard in Martinborough. Towards the end of the tour you go on some really picturesque stops along the coast. On one of them you can get a close view of a huge group of cute seals. The tour guide, Phil, was excellent. Knowledgeable, kind, and very funny! He even went out of his way drop us at a hotel we booked seperate to the tour, and returned our chocolate/cheese bought from one of the stops that we forgot in the van.
        Written 2 June 2024
      • Xploretravelvega
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing tour in Wellington
        Lucky enough we took this tour. We meet amazing and friendly tour guide ( PHIL) , whose passion and knowledge is incredibly amazing. all questions we throw to him he have incredibly good answers 🤩🤩🤩 Excellent introduction to Wellington 🇳🇿 we enjoyed Mt Victoria lookout, weta cave, Shelly Bay ,Wellington cable car, lady Norwood rose garden, Old St.Paul church , And Brooklyn winturbine and Beehive ..the experienced we had is truly unforgettable; and take note lunch is included (Chocolate fish Cafe ) 😋and opt to have seafood chowder with toast › fish, prawn and shrimp in a creamy dill wine soup this is a top notch dish , and my hubby ordered Open sirlion steak 🥩 well plated and he enjoyed his meal.this is a MUST DO tour while in Auckland ..HIGHLY Recommended👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Thank you Phil for a wonderful adventure had together with you as our tour guide 🫶🏻🫶🏻🫶🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
        Written 29 May 2024
      • Dean Y
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly Recommend
        The tour was great - Phil was engaging, knowledgable and entertaining. The chocolate shop was lovely, the winery was beautiful and the lighthouse/seal were special. The bus was comfortable, plenty of room and the scenery was spectacular - it was great to see a different side to Wellington. My only negative and it really is not a negative is that as we were only here for a couple of days and busy on tours so we had to say no to the cheese as I could not take it home with me when I left New Zealand. Great job Phil - we had a lovely day!!!
        Written 18 May 2024
      • Climber64976471460
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Memorable day out, very enjoyable.
        We had an enjoyable day on our 1/2 day foodie trip, our tour guide Michael was a real asset to our day out, knowledgeable, entertaining and we had many laughs along with him, we enjoyed the cheese, chocolate and Winery visits, would highly recommend this tour.
        Written 2 May 2024
      • nadiac138
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Zozo tour in Wellington
        Views and tour with Gary were amazing. We had a bright sunny day with some wind but we're able to see everything we set out to see. Gary provided fabulous commentary
        Written 26 April 2024
      • pollyak2016
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A fun and scenic tour with lots of delicious food!
        My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day. We had opportunities to try marvelous food in charming shops and wineries, and saw many beautiful and wild places far off the beaten track. Included were some short walks in a variety of lovely terrains, and views of sea lions and many native birds. Our guide, Phil, was friendly, attentive, and provided loads of great information. The small size group meant we had time to chat with others also interested in this kind of experience. It was a terrific tour in every way.
        Written 22 April 2024
      • Gaza74
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Wellington tour from a cruise ship
        My Wife & I took this tour in Wellington on Tuesday 9th of April 2024, we were picked up from where our cruise ship was docked, our tour guide Michael was awesome, he had a great sense of humor & was very friendly, we visited Old Saint Paul’s Anglican church, amazing views from various coastlines, beaches & lookouts, including right up to the base of one of many wind turbines, we visited the “Workshop Weta Cave” (a place with models to purchase & many on display from movie sets like the Lord of the rings/ Hobbit & others. We had no idea what this was before we went on the tour), we had a fantastic lunch a the “Spruce Goose” we also visited the Lady Norwood Rose Garden. We highly recommend this tour & company.
        Written 10 April 2024
      • michellerN7387QI
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolutely Fantastic
        Fantastic day traveling through the countryside of the most southern eastern point of the North Island. Tour includes a cheese tasting, chocolate tasting and a lovely wine tasting with lunch at a beautiful vineyard Poppies. Then onto the coast where we see seals and their pups enjoying the wild surf. Perused the countryside with the many paddocks of sheep and cows. Ended the tour at Cape Ferry for a delicious fish n chips dinner by the chef Luc. Phil our guide was very knowledgeable and gave history and facts about the culture of New Zealand. Had a great sense of humor and answered all questions. Would highly recommend this tour. Full day and worth every miniute. Thanks Phil for a great day. Floridian Retirees visiting our son and family.
        Written 6 April 2024
      • spid3rs
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An awesome wine tour
        Amazing tours. Tour guide, Matthew was so lovely and took a lot of trouble to explain things to us. He took us on an extended drive and even took the trouble to allow us dinner, before returning us to our accommodation. We were taken to some really awesome wineries. I would like to recommend this company for your wine tours in Martinborough
        Written 1 April 2024
      • rajbanisetti
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful drive
        I love the coastal drive along the way and get to see beautiful spots in this trip. The guide is very friendly and nice person.
        Written 25 March 2024
      • 819trevp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic Wine and Foodie Tour
        Picked up by Zozo owner Phil at the cruise terminal and headed to Martinborough winery district with commentary on Wellington and surrounding area. Stopped for a photo shoot at the top of the winding mountain pass and onto C'est Cheese shop for tasting of 5 cheeses and coffee. Really good dialogue on cheese manufacturing by the owner. Next was Moy Hall winery starting with an informative tour of the vines hosted by the owner (another Phil!). Inside for a fantastic lunch with four generous tasting wines. Next stop at Olivo olive estate and a tour of the grove with owner Helen and olive oil tasting. Back on the bus and a visit to a small craft beer brewery for a slider of 4 different beers/cider. Last stop was a chocolate shop where Phil offered the group little samples of chocolate flavours to guess which bars they came from. Overall an excellent, informative and relaxed tour well worth the price and highly recommended,
        Written 24 March 2024
      • Jet12725593602
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Enjoyable and relaxing tour
        Informative and friendly guide. Happy to answer any questions. Includes a lovely lunch with drinks - highly recommended. Visited all major sights. Truly enjoyable experience
        Written 22 March 2024
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      Mary O
      Reston, VA62 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Our guide, Mel, was very informative, did a great job, and was compassionate towards my stepmother who had a lot of mobility issues. The wineries were lovely, especially the last 2 which weren’t as crowded and allowed for more time to taste each wine. The food we got at the last place, and eating it in the beautiful setting, was primo. The only bad point was the transport in which my dad, stepmother, and I we were wedged into the back of the 9 person van. No one more than 5 1/2 feet tall should/could sit back there and no one who is at all claustrophobic. I did ok (but it was still unpleasant) but my elderly parents really had a hard time.
      Written 7 February 2020
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      Thanks for the review and I have passed on your positive feedback to your driver guide Mel. I appreciate that those with mobility issues may have trouble accessing the rear seats of our 9 seater vans and have instructed our driver guides to make sure they can use the more accessible seats in the front rows in future. It may also help to let operators know in advance if you do have any mobility issues so we can make more suitable vans available if possible.
      Written 8 February 2020
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      Daniel
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2020 • Couples
      Fantastic day! Our guide Phil was attentive and knowledgeable both about the wineries and about this area of the country. 3 wineries gave us plenty to taste, but no so many that the wine started to blend together out of drunkenness. Any more and it might be too much. We booked this tour because it offered pick up and drop off from Wellington, and we were able to fully enjoy the wine and the scenery since all the logistics were taken care of!
      Written 10 March 2020
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      Thanks for the great review. It was my pleasure to host you and fantastic to hear you enjoyed the tour!
      Written 11 March 2020
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      Stephen R
      Sydney, Australia1,467 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2021
      We did this tour on our long weekend trip to Wellington and found it an excellent way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon.

      The tour guide Phil was excellent, he emailed shortly after booking to confirm pickup details and messaged us when he arrived at our hotel, right on time. Tour groups are intentionally small, there were 7 in our group which was the perfect size.

      Phil was extremely knowledgeable about the region and provided excellent commentary on the picturesque drive. The stop at the summit of the Remutaka Ranges was great and provided an excellent opportunity for taking photos.

      In Martinborough we stopped at three wineries; Poppies, Moy Hall and Te Kairanga. Each stop was great and offered a different selection of wines (and at the last stop, a gin!) to try. We were fortunate to have a nice warm day and got to spend lots of time enjoying the sun. Although lunch isn't included in the tour there is the opportunity to order food at one of the wineries, the stops are certainly long enough to allow sufficient time for a meal. I think it works better this way, as those who might have a big breakfast before the tour can have something light, whilst others can go for something more substantial.

      Phil was happy to customise the tour and by popular vote of the group we switched our stop at C'Est Cheese for the Wine Bank in Martinborough town centre instead, for one last glass of wine before making our way back to Wellington.

      The tour began at 10am and we were back at our hotel by around 3:30pm. Although there are other tours which go for longer I think that the length of this tour is pretty good as is. We didn't feel rushed at any of the stops, there was plenty of time for tasting and purchasing (for those who wanted to) and it meant we got back to Wellington at a reasonable enough time to go for a leisurely walk around town before having dinner.

      I would definitely recommend this tour for anyone looking for a fun afternoon of sightseeing, wine tasting and good company. Thank you Phil and Zozo Travel!
      Written 20 June 2021
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      Thanks for the comprehensive snd positive review! Delighted to hear you enjoyed the whole tour. It was my pleasure to have you with us for the day. Cheers.
      Written 20 June 2021
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      Natasha O
      Wellington, New Zealand6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2021
      Loved the tour completely! Phil did a great job with both sharing his knowledge in winemaking, New Zealand and Martinborough specifically, but also gave a nice historic tour with some interesting details of the places we passed by. Three wineries are perfect to both have an idea of the wines but still stay sober enough to appreciate the tasting :) The timing was also perfect - half-day, as promised. Highly recommend!
      Written 11 May 2021
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      Thanks for the great review. Great to hear you enjoyed the tour. Appreciate the feedback.
      Written 11 May 2021
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      Kerry
      Dunedin, New Zealand3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Phil was an excellent host with a vast amount of local knowledge and an all round general nice guy! A very informative gentleman who is happy to answer your questions about anything from the local areas to where the best place to shop is. A pleasure to have his company for the day.
      Our small group was well informed on our journey about early settlers to the area and local place names and why they were named or who they were named after.
      The wineries we visited were truly unique as their wines were only available to purchase via the cellar door or online - no supermarket wines on this tour!
      Each winery had a great back story, which Phil could foretell with full details. He knew what type of grapes they used, where they were planted right through to the vineyards planting regimes. So much knowledge!
      Everyone was treated with respect and Phil has a great connection with the vineyard owners and their staff which makes for an even more enjoyable trip.
      I highly recommend this Tour and Phil. I will definitely be back!
      Written 6 July 2022
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      Thanks for the glowing review, that's really very much appreciated. As always I'm delighted to hear such feedback from my guests and it's always a pleasure to know that people have enjoyed their experience so much. Cheers!
      Written 6 July 2022
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      Klz84
      Brisbane, Australia76 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      What a great day. Small group tour which allowed us to get a taste of what Martinborough had to offer. Our guide Phil was extremely knowledgeable not only about the wines but the region as a whole. We visited three wineries on our trip. A great mix of small, local wineries as well as a more commercial one. The owner of Muirlea Rise is an absolute gem of the area, his passion shining through. The short stop at the cheese shop was nice but it would have been better if we did a little tasting as well. If I had to list a downside it would be that at times it felt a bit rushed but then again it's just an introduction.
      Written 9 August 2021
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      Thanks for your feedback and suggestions. Great to hear you enjoyed the tour! For those looking for a sample of the cheese we offer a Martinborough Foodie Half Day Tour which includes cheese, chocolate and a winery visit. Alternatively there is our full day Martinborough Winery and Foodie Tour that includes comprehensive stops at each of our foodie partner locations and is a longer but more leisurely tour option.
      Written 9 August 2021
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      Anisha C
      Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2021 • Family
      Phil is an incredible tour guide. He is professional, was always on time and extremely knowledgeable about the area. He made sure everyone had a great time and went out of his to accomodate for requests. Will be joining him again in the future for a foodie tour :)
      Written 3 January 2021
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      It was my pleasure to host you and Ishita on tour. Thanks for taking the time to give such positive feedback! Looking forward to seeing you again for another tour.
      Written 3 January 2021
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      Allison E
      8 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2023 • Couples
      Good views and commentary along the way. Excellent first stop but felt very rushed from then on. Third stop involved very little information about the wine as very busy staff offered us three samples to taste while trying to serve lunch to a very busy restaurant.
      Unfortunately, we had to depart before some people in our group finished their lunch. On the whole we enjoyed the tour, but it was too rushed and the guide was rather fond of the sound of his own voice.
      Written 10 April 2023
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      Hi Allie, Sorry to hear your experience with was not up to standard. I've made a note of your response and we will make some changes to provide a little extra time for the whole experience. Admittedly a wine tour on Easter Sunday is always a little bit hectic as the staff at each location are working under different rules with regards to providing alcohol and food. With everyone legally requiring a meal due to the trading laws the staff at the final stop were under the pump which was an issue for your tour specifically rather than a general problem. We should have forseen that though and dealt with it timewise a little better. Apologies for that. It sounds like your drive guides enthusiasm for the local history of the area may have been a bit much. I'll take your feedback on board and let him know.
      Written 13 April 2023
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      LHDelray
      Delray Beach, FL36 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2023 • Couples
      Our interaction with Zozo was super with all our questions, time changes and added guests. Simon our guide was just wonderful and knowledgeable. His driving skills through the mountains was flawless. His knowledge of the area was an extra bonus. The wineries ZOZO picked were wonderful on so many levels— the tastings, the helpful sommeliers and the VIEWS. We unexpectedly lunched at Poppies because where we were to go for a cheese tasting was closed as was our third winery. All was wonderful and I can’t say enough kind words of our hosts-the New Zealand people are jus beyond gracious, kind and lovely. Thank you Phil and Simon for giving us a lovely day!
      Written 20 February 2023
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      Thanks Lois! Glad you enjoyed the day on your Martinborough Winery Private Tour. Simon made the choice to offer you lunch at Poppies instead of C'est Cheese (which is currently closed now on Tuesdays). Glad you enjoyed it in.
      Written 21 February 2023
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      EmmaJMStevens
      Warwick, UK193 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023 • Couples
      Fabulous tour, despite the drizzle!
      Our trip was full of witty banter thanks to the Kiwi version of Louis Theroux, who was just as sexy! Phil knows his stuff regarding wine and the region.
      As well as the interesting vineyards, we visited a couple of local stores and left feeling we knew much about the Martinborough region.
      Highly recommended. A well worth 5 star experience.
      Written 11 January 2023
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      Much appreciated guys! It was a pleasure having you on tour. Really enjoyable day.
      Written 12 January 2023
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