What to Expect

Our tours are gentle strolls that are designed to give you a taste (matched with wine) of what the Martinborough township has to offer …

We start the day with a taste-bud tutorial in Olive Oil with international accredited, Olive Oil Blender, Infuser and Judge, Rachel Priestly in at her home, Prodigal Daughter Gourmet Lodge

A short walk  alongside some of Martinborough’s first established vineyards takes us to a mini-degustation treat of Escarpment wines and carefully matched morsels.

Here, we also take a lesson in expert wine tasting with your guides and look into principals in Wine and Food Matching. 

A hop skip and a jump across the road takes us to one of  Martinborough’s largest (by Martinborough standards) producers, Palliser Estate for a tasting of Martinborough’s principal grape varieties.

 Our Palliser visit is followed around the corner, with some heart and soul goodness from Tiwaiwaka Wines a home-made vineyard platter and an exclusive straight-from-the-barrel tasting. 

We finish the day with a quick walk up the main street and back to the town centre for your choice of either a refreshing tasting of local ales, OR a tutorial of locally distilled Gins.

This was a brilliant tasting tour where we actually learned how to TASTE  and get the most out of our experience.’

Rachael – June 2020