FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

All tours begin with a cup of coffee and an introduction to our region. This takes places at Martinborough Wine Merchants, located at 6 Kitchener Street, Martinborough.
A Martinborough Wine Walk is the perfect activity for a stay in Martinborough. Most often, accommodation options are all within walking distance! Alternatively, we recommend that you pre-book transport options before your tour.
A gorgeous platter with complimentary glass of premium wine, is included in every tour.
Please be sure and let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergy, etc.) when you purchase your tour. As long as we know in advance, we will can accommodate your needs.
YES! All food, drinks, tasting fees and activities on the tour are included.
We require a minimum of 6 people for a tour to operate. However, we often have people pre-booked, so generally we can easily add a single person or couple to a tour.
We operate all year round; fully appreciating the seasons and the winemaker calendar. Autumn is one of the best times for a wine walk, as the grapes are being harvested. The vines change colour, and the days are long, cool and dry. Winter is a good time to look at pruning techniques, whilst spring offers new shoot growth and much vineyard activity. Summer can be very hot indeed - for which we supply shade umbrellas. This is a lovely time to relax in the shade with a tasty vineyard platter to share.
Good walking shoes are must, as we traverse vineyards rather than footpaths. Appropriate clothing for the weather - eg Jacket, and a bag to put it in if you don't need it. We supply umbrellas, all meals and all tastings. You are also welcome to take photos and media footage of your Wine Walk.
Depending on their availability, we can create a Wine Walk that visits specific producers. Just let us know in advance (min. 2 weeks) of the date you are wanting to book.
Martinborough is the only wine region in New Zealand where you can literally walk between vineyards and wine producers. Our Wine Walks are designed to give tour goer's a behind the scenes experience that includes producers not open to the public. With advance notice (min. 2 weeks) we can arrange a curated experience with shuttle transport between producers. Just get in touch.
If you cancel a booking more than 21 days before departure, your booking can be reissued or (subject to availability), changed to a different date at no extra cost. Booking deposits can be refunded less $50 per person (administration and tour curation). If you cancel inside of 21 days before departure, bookings can not be refunded. However we may be able to transfer your booking to another date.
We WALK! we leave only footprints in the vineyard of the producers that we visit. Martinborough Wine Walks as affiliated with Martinborough Wine Merchants sponsor New Zealand Forest & Bird and for every Wine Walker, we donate to the Martinborough Karearea/NZ Bush Falcon Project. The majority of the vineyards visited are Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand Accredited Vineyards – for more information visit www.nzwine.com. Our key food providers use local ingredients, produce as much of their food onsite, and recycle food, glass and paper waste. We are very proud of our contribution to a sustainable wine tourism environment and will continue to monitor, manage and minimise any environmental impacts of our business.

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