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Martinborough Half Day Foodie Tour

Half-day foodie experience in the wonderful Wairarapa. Enjoy a guided tour of some of the best foodie stops in the Wairarapa region including locally
made cheese, chocolate and wine.

Highlights

  • Cheese, chocolate and wine tasting
  • Sightseeing stop at the top of the Remutaka Ranges
  • Visit C'est Cheese factory, Schoc Chocolates and a local Martinborough winery
  • A tasting stop of your choice

Picking you up from Wellington we head off over the Remutaka Ranges where you can enjoy a sightseeing stop with spectacular views at the top of the 555m high summit.

Our first foodie stop on the tour is at C'est Cheese factory and cafe which includes a locally made cheese tasting platter.

Heading off to our next destination for a sweet treat tasting at Schoc Chocolates where chocolatier Murray Langham handcrafts award winning gourmet chocolates.

A trip to the world-class wine making region wouldn't be complete without a visit to one of the wineries. Here you will get to enjoy a tasting flight of some of their finest wines.

Our final destination is the Martinborough Memorial Square where you will have the choice for one last tasting stop from Olivo - extra virgin and infused olive oils, Martinborough craft brewery paddles, a local vineyard or cafe lunch, The Martinborough Sweet Shop or the Wine Bank.

This last stop is seasonal, subject to availability and at your own expense.

Per person $150.00

What's included

  • Cheese, chocolate and wine tasting
  • Return transport from Wellington with local guide

Duration

  • Allow approximately 5 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • The tour includes a complimentary pick up and drop off service from centrally located Wellington hotels, the cruise terminal and Wellington i-SITE Tour Pick Up Zone.

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 18

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • To consume Alcohol you must be over the legal drinking age. You may be asked to produce Government Issued ID to prove your age.

Notes

  • Any purchases or tasting fees at the optional fourth stop at Olivo, Martinborough Brewery, Martinborough Sweet Shop, The Wine Bank or a local vineyard or cafe are at your own expense.

  • Please Note: Tours require a minimum a 2 pax to operate.

Available Bookings from July 05 to July 11

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Jessica from New Zealand wrote on 16 October 2020

Kiwi local food

Cheese platter is amazing, from local cheese maker and local store. Taste difference flavours of chocolate that unique and you never taste before. Than, we went to Poppies for wine tasting which only available at door cellar. The final, we can explore Martinborough in your own time or grab some lunch. We also learn the history of the area.

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Thanks for the review and delighted to hear you enjoyed the tour!

Jo from New Zealand wrote on 24 May 2022

Great Short Sample of Martinborough

Just the right amount of time (5 hours) covering the life essentials - cheese, chocolate and wine! Phil was a great guide, very informative and plenty of good banter between all parties onboard. Enjoyed all the stops, and it really was a good girls day out. (Top Tip - avoid the ghost pepper chili chocolate if you're offered it!)

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Thanks for the review Jo. Glad you enjoyed the day and I also had a great time showing you guys around. It was a pleasure!

dakshg from New Zealand wrote on 15 May 2022

Highly recommend

It was a lovely day out. Rode with the boss man Phil Himself. Super professional, friendly and experienced. Drive was so smooth. Learnt so much about towns History too. Super Cool. Wines and chocolates were super nice. But that cheese is the real deal. Super yum and very different.

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Thanks for the great review. Nice to have you on tour and glad you enjoyed the trip. Cheers.

Rebekah Brown from New Zealand wrote on 05 May 2022

Not great value for money

Phil was a great host/driver and very knowledgable about the surrounding area. The places we went were great stops for foodies. We did feel that for the price we paid ($150 each), we expected more input from the stops and a bit more of a bespoke experience. E.g. at the cheese shop we were given three samples of cheese and a few crackers which we felt we could have bought ourselves and tried more varieties for a lot less money, but there was no additional information about the cheese-making process or particularly unusual cheeses available to try. It didn't feel much different to just walking off the street for free and taking the cheeses home to try ourselves. At the chocolate shop we also could have just bought lots of different chocolate bars and tried them, and would have gotten a lot of more samples for the money we paid. Again, no offer of interaction with the chocolatiers to see how they make the chocolates, which we expected given the cost of the experience. But the choice of stop was excellent with beautiful chocolates and amazing variety of flavours. The winery was also a lovely stop, but no different to walking in off the street, and because we bought wine, the tasting fees which we had paid for in the booking were waived anyway, unsure if this happened in the other two stops as we also bought produce from the other businesses. The reason we have given our rating is that we felt the experience was a glorified taxi service and the value for money was poor.

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Hi Rebekah, Sorry to hear the experience didn't live up to expectations and that you don't feel you got value for your money. I must admit it's not feedback I've ever received about this tour before. Certainly the chocolate tasting was something that walk in customers don't have access to. Similarly with the cheese factory the kitchen and cafe were closed but to the general public but open for us. I appreciate that perhaps more time and access to the people behind the products may have given you more of the value you're after. It's something I'll try and work on in future. I enjoyed your company on tour and I do appreciate the kind words you have left regarding my performance as driver guide. Once again I'm sorry the value for money wasn't there for you in this experience. Phil - Zozo Travel

Linda Young from New Zealand wrote on 22 April 2022

Martinborough Half Day Foodie Tour

Very personalised tour, enjoyed Phil sharing his local knowledge and meeting some of the local produce suppliers. An excellent introduction to the Wairarapa.

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Thanks Linda. It was my pleasure to have you on tour. Glad you enjoyed the day!

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