Martinborough Weekend Wine Itinerary
Are you looking for the perfect weekend getaway? Look no further than Martinborough, where you can experience rugged landscapes, New Zealand's best wineries, and mouth-watering cuisine. Set over three days, this itinerary offers the very best of Martinborough's wine region.
Kick off your Martinborough weekend with a full-day winery biking tour, exploring the renowned wineries of the region. You'll visit Ata Rangi and Palliser Estate, and Escarpment wines, while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the countryside. Afterward, sit down for a long lunch at Palliser Estate, featuring locally sourced cuisine and wines to match. Following the long lunch, take a private transfer to check into your luxury villa. Te Whare Ma, also known as The White House, is nestled in the heart of a working vineyard. Enjoy elegant, spacious rooms with modern interiors and stunning vineyard views. For dinner, take the night off. Relax while a private chef prepares a bespoke menu, paired with pinot noir straight from the properties vineyard.
Experience the breathtaking views of the coast and mountains with a helicopter transfer to Cape Palliser. Observe the abundant coastal wildlife, including a large colony of seals. Climb the 253 steps to the Cape Palliser Lighthouse and enjoy panoramic views of the Wairarapa coast. Visit the Putangirua Pinnacles, a spectacular geological formation used as a filming location for The Lord of the Rings. Return to The White House by helicopter and enjoy another bespoke tasting menu for dinner, hosted in the villa’s formal dining room, with a regional wine pairing.
Relax and unwind with a spa treatment at Wharekauhau spa Hauora. Following your spa treatment indulge in a gourmet lunch featuring world-class cuisine and champagne. Finish the evening watching the sunset over the lavender fields at Ranui Essentials, with a gourmet picnic hamper prepared by your private chef. You'll be amazed by the clear skies, which make this an ideal spot for stargazing and taking in the beautiful scenery