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Martinborough Tours

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  • Jennifer C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a lovely day in a beautiful part of the country. Comfortable van ride, fabulous wine tastings and delicious lunch. Our guide was so nice and very knowledgeable!
    Written 13 July 2024
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  • MamaTim
    Cypress, TX22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brian is a life long resident of the area and was a rich source of information. We stopped at a state park where the village of Rivendell in Lord of the Rings was filmed. The set was mostly gone but there were photos from the movie available. We visited 3 wineries for tastings with stops at magnificent viewpoints along the way. Lots of fun with a small group.
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • KEB1025
    Wyoming, PA125 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed this tour with another couple (very nice Aussie's) guided by Andrew. This trip was way more than expected. Andrew stopped at several Lord of The Rings filming sites including Helm's Deep (a quarry) and provided a LTR tour book to review. We made several scenic overlook stops. Andrew was able to add historical personal references from family history of ANZACs and had a notebook of copies of newspaper clippings relevant to the story. Then we visited three outstanding wineries and ate at Poppie's with a fine charcuterie board including pork belly and our favorite wine choice. We stopped to enjoy a coffee at a local coffee shop and then ventured into an award winning chocolatier that offered samples. The chocolate lemongrass was our favorite. Then on our way back Andrew offered to drive us into Wellington for a quick view of the city and then back to the cruise ship on time. This was a wonderful tour and highly recommended. Kudos to Andrew.
    Written 27 March 2024
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  • Kathleen
    Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a lovely day! Philip was fun and interesting, the landscape was gorgeous, the food was excellent, and the views entrancing.
    Written 13 July 2024
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  • Noel M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great day spent with friends experiencing some amazing wines, food, and cheese. Aaron was awesome to travel with. Very knowledgeable about the history of the area and what is on and happening today.
    Thanks for a very enjoyable experience. 😊
    Written 1 January 2024
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  • Maree K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We really enjoyed our Martinborough wine and food tour. Our guide was Aaron, who is very passionate and enthusiastic about his backyard and everything it has to offer. Aaron's knowledge of the areas of Martinbrough were informative, travelling to 3 different boutique wine producers to experience the fruits of their labour. We enjoyed our day. Thanks, Aaron!
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Bryan E
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Earlier this year my wife and I went on this wine tour. Absolutely marvellous! Tom was the perfect host, picking us up from our hotel In Wellington and looking after us superbly throughout the day. We were in New Zealand - visiting from the UK - for several weeks and there were lots of highlights but the Martinborough Wine Tour was right up there - a truly memorable day!

    We started the tour at C’est Cheese in Featherston and then on to the Le Gra Vineyard in Masterton - run by Brian and his lovely family - excellent wine and excellent food! After this we went to Greytown Honey - wonderful tasty honey and we couldn’t resist buying some. Then on to Poppies Vineyard in Martinborough - a different experience and some lovely wines. We went back to Wellington via Kaitoke Regional Park where the Rivendell scenes from the Lord of the Rings films were shot. Stunning!

    We had a wonderful day that we will never forget. If you are planning to be in the Wellington area for any time at all we strongly recommend that you contact Tom at Kaewa Tours for a memorable experience.
    Written 24 December 2023
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  • Paul
    Tokyo, Japan173 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Turned up on New Year's Day and the staff at Green Jersey could not have been more friendly and accommodating! Casually charming and yet professional. Really helpful advice re wineries too. Thank you!
    Written 13 August 2023
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  • Craig
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing trip, Tom is so knowledgeable about everything in Wellington and showed us loads of things before we even left the city.

    It’s a stunningly beautiful drive out of the city and a poignant stop at a WWI site before dropping into the winelands.

    Our first stop was probably our highlight as we stopped off at Le Gra. A small place run by a family and in a quiet side road……….heaven. The staff were amazing and after a few pictures we were told about the wines by Brian. We then had a very tasty lunch and a look around the vines. Would highly recommend this place.

    Our next winery was Johner Estate, proper in the sticks, but so nice. Great tastings from the really knowledgeable young lady. I was talking proper BS now so was loving it.

    Our last stop was in Martinborough, a place called Poppies, we had a few photos in the vines before sampling a few of the liquid goods. Again, the staff are so knowledgeable, they seem to know a lot more than me and I have been tasting wine for a lot longer than them.

    We then headed back to Wellington. What an experience which was for my 40th birthday and worth every penny. Tom is a very easy guy to talk to and knows answers to pretty much anything you ask him.

    What a stunning tour, would highly recommend to anyone want to see the winelands of Wairarapa.
    Written 22 June 2024
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  • Trev P
    Saint-Bonnet-de-Bellac, France40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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  • Lynda M
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Simon was excellent. He was waiting for us, had excellent knowledge of Wellington and Martinborough. He knows the culture of the Māori and the nation. He lives in Wellington so when one winery was crowded, he took us to another. Great lunch recommendation and a lovely day!
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • Simon M
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great tour with Explor at Wellington. We were on a cruise and I had booked the tour directly and thought we needed to go into town to pick up the tour, this is because the cruise companies tell people it’s not possible for passengers to walk in the port area, that is NOT true as Explor can pick up at the ship and have a pick up point that we missed (our fault) No matter Richard the owner came into town,picked us up and gave us a tour anyway. A friendly guy who obviously loves his job and is great fun and likes a joke. His local knowledge is top notch. Definitely recommend Explor.Simon & Bev
    Written 8 November 2023
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  • Road58771035041
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend Kaewa Tours! We were visiting the area for the first time from the US and needed a private driver. Tom setup a Zoom to meet us live and review our needs. He setup a customized daily itinerary for the family ensuring that we got to our destinations timely and incorporated several tours along the way. He was prompt, flexible, professional, knowledgeable, knew everyone and most importantly had a great sense of humor. He became just an extension of our family. We thoroughly enjoyed New Zealand and were lucky enough to have Tom guiding us.
    Written 23 June 2024
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  • Mark R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Matthew was a great guide, very relaxed and very knowledgable of the area so the whole tour was great.
    The tour is not rushed so you have the time to climb to the lighthouse even if at a slow pace and enjoy watching all the seals play.
    Thankyou.....look forward to getting down that way again.
    Written 3 March 2023
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  • Quebro
    Brisbane, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mathew our tour leader had an exceptional knowledge of not only Martinborough's wineries and wines but the development of the village by its founder John Martin. The lunch at Poppies was delicious. The wineries we visited were excellent. We took the train from Wellington to Featherston which was a very relaxing way to travel. We were picked up from and dropped back at Featheston Station to return to Wellington.
    Written 11 March 2024
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