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Just an hour away from Wellington is the charming Martinborough Wine Village, home to over 20 boutique vineyards that are so close together you can bike the flat country roads or stroll between them. Here's a taster on a day in Martinborough...
The best way to experience Martinborough's boutique cellar doors is on two wheels. Stop by somewhere like Green Jersey, located on Martinborough's main street, and hire a sweet vintage-style bike. You can even go all out on a tandem cruiser, or take a guide with you for some local tips.
Before you set off to explore Martinborough, you'll want to fuel up with a caffeine fix. Luckily this village has plenty of excellent cafes to choose from, with local produce and top-notch coffee on offer. Stop at the likes of the Neighbourhood Coffee House & Roastery, and fuel up on their famous cheese scones and house-roasted espresso.
With more than 20 winery cellar doors around Martinborough, there are so many to choose from. Here are a few local favorites to get you started...
On sunny days, one of the best ways to cool down after a day of tasting wines is a gelato from It's Quite Cool - a charming little caravan in the picturesque village square.
And the other great way to cool off? With a pint from Martinborough Brewery - obviously. If you're not sure whether you fancy an IPA or a pilsner, try the tasting tray and you might just find your new favourite beer.
Planning a trip to Wellington to cycle the vines and more? Check out more must do activities, browse and book accommodation, search Wellington’s sights and activities, see what other exciting events are coming up, and have a nosy at all the incredible bars and restaurants. For the wino's, be sure to check these 5 unmissable wine experiences in Wellington.