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Martinborough Wine Tours

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Address: Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
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+64 6-306 8032
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Choose a 'Martinborough in a Day' tour and take the stress out of...

Choose a 'Martinborough in a Day' tour and take the stress out of drink/driving. Fully hosted, visit four vineyards, enjoy a lovely vineyard lunch and visit an Olive Grove or take the 'Pinot to Palliser Bay' tour for something different. This tour goes to the fishing village of Ngawi and the seal colonies at Cape Palliser. Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch on the beach and a beer or coffee at the historic Lake Ferry Hotel. All tours are conducted in luxury vehicles hosted by a local who knows the region intimately. This is your opportunity to go behind the scenes, meet winemakers and producers not normally available to the general public, while at the same time tasting the fantastic produce and wines of the region.

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Wine tour

Had great afternoon today with Roger. He selected 4 great and quite different vineyards. As a " Retired" wine maker and very apparent local icon he was informative, cordial and... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2017
Devereux P
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Had great afternoon today with Roger. He selected 4 great and quite different vineyards. As a " Retired" wine maker and very apparent local icon he was informative, cordial and very easy to spend an afternoon with. Roger only insisted on each vineyard tell its own story which when pressed he would add some rich history too as we traveled... More 

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Thank Devereux P
MBO_Tours, Owner at Martinborough Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the positive feedback. Roger really enjoyed showing you the lovely vineyards we can truly call partners in showcasing the best of Martinborough. Come back soon :) More 

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

The enthusiasm of the various growers for their product was a delight to see. The day showcased Martinborough well.

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Thank Mary R
MBO_Tours, Owner at Martinborough Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Mary. Roger said it was a fun day showing you around, and he is thrilled to hear it went well from your side. Come back soon. There are more wineries for you to visit yet :) Kind regards, Jill More 

Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Jill picked us up at the station and we had a quick visit to Greytown, which was splendid. Roger took over for the touring of four estates, made all the more enjoyable with his knowledgeable story telling of the area, the characters and the wines. Friendly, funny and sincere. Highly recommended.

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MBO_Tours, Front Office Manager at Martinborough Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us Ernest. It was Jill and Roger's pleasure to have you both on board, and such a compliment for Brenda to return with you on Tuesday to do it again after also being on our tour over the weekend. Thanks again and we hope to see you back some time. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our guide was extremely knowledgable and added depth to the brief info given by each individual vineyard . A private minibus met is and whisked us around 5 vineyards where we had 5 wines at each . We finished at lunchtime at a great spot overlooking a vineyard . Half a day was enough for us .

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MBO_Tours, Owner at Martinborough Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We really like to hear from our guests on how their time with us went. Happy also to hear any areas where you think we might make any improvements. As founders of two vineyards in Martinborough we really feel able to bring our part of the world alive for visitors Come again soon... More 

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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Six of us from the US toured Martinborough in February. Our tour guide, Jill, who doubles as a vineyard owner, led us on a wonderful day touring various cellar doors. Jill provided a thorough history of the development of vineyards in this region. The tour was customized to our requests and the day wrapped up on the lovely deck of... More 

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MBO_Tours, Owner at Martinborough Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the positive feedback. We hope to see you all again soon! More 

Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Visited four wineries for tastings. All personnel involved were friendly and helpful as was the tour company itself. Not the best wine area in New Zealand but an enjoyable afternoon out.

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MBO_Tours, Owner at Martinborough Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback Robert. We value it. If you think there were areas of potential improvement, please let us know that. We are proud of our wine region and want to help it grow. Kind regards, Jill More 

Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Our guide Trinity was awesome and we had a great day and we're able to visit 6 wineries. It's nice to have someone around who is knowledgeable about the area and you don't have to worry about safety. We met really cool people along the way. The only thing was, is that it is pretty expensive and we thought lunch... More 

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MBO_Wine_Tours, Front Office Manager at Martinborough Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback - we really appreciate it. We know how much the people on the journey can make a difference to the day and pride ourselves on our knowledgeable guides and the interesting people at each cellar door that also have an impact on your experience so pleased to hear this! I apologise if it was lost... More 

Kotka, Finland
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Wines were for me probably one of the most important things to visit New Zealand. Because of my schedules I decided to make my wine tour as easily as possible. I contacted Martinborough Wine Tours well in advance and the on day tour was easily arranged via e-mail. The service and all the advices given were accurate and friendly. I... More 

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MBO_Tours, Owner at Martinborough Wine Tours, responded to this review

It is great you were thrilled with your day (sorry it has taken so long to respond to your feedback though). We find many guests share your appreciation of the all-inclusive nature of our tours. It really does make for a relaxing day out. Do let us know any points you may have for areas of improvement though. We value... More 

RI
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

We booked a half day tour while visiting the very charming Martinborough. Trinity picked us up st our hotel, and there was another couple who joined us. Five wineries had been selected, but seeing our we progressed, Trinity changed it to four, rather than rush us. She also arranged for us to get some lunch along the way, as we'd... More 

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MBO_Wine_Tours, Front Office Manager at Martinborough Wine Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback, we love to hear our guests had a laugh whilst also enjoying what there is to learn. It was Trinity's pleasure to have you on board and we would love to see you back one day to do it again but different! More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

1/2 day wine tour - Jack was an awesome guide, he picked us up from our accommodation and took us to 5 different vineyards.He had a great knowledge of Martinborough and was really and friendly and nice. Along the way we saw quite a few people on bicycles touring each vineyard, we really felt sorry for them as they seemed... More 

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MBO_Tours, Manager at Martinborough Wine Tours, responded to this review

Jack and the team really value your feedback. Nice of you to rate us so highly. We are also open to ideas for improvement too, so tell us those as well. All of the team have been involved in the wine industry for may years, our owners having founded two vineyards in town. So we are all pretty proud of... More 

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