Wairarapa Farm Tours, Martinborough Orchard Tours
We take you through the different parts of our twenty acre orchard farmlet, picking the ripened fruits and vegetables (in season), and into our licensed kitchen to watch the preparation of Martinborough Manner pure fruit jams and preserves for distribution throughout New Zealand.
Visit us in September or October and you will see the trees smothered in blossom. From early December through May you can experience (in a good year) the fruit harvest and you'll have the opportunity to pick fruit as part of the orchard tour. Most of the year we have vegetables available for you to pick and purchase as well, but come anytime, we have things to see and do all year round.
Morning or afternoon tea can be served from our delicart and enjoyed on the verandah or inside by the fire, depending on the weather. If it is a hot day, enjoy some real fruit ice cream - delish!
We have lots of animals for you to feed and pet as you wander around our orchard farm. Hear how lots of them are actually working for their living as part of the Martinborough Manner team.
All our animals are very tame and most love to eat from your hand. In season you can milk a cow or a goat. You can help shift the sheep, talk to Basil the miniature Rawhiti buck, or his wives, Obsidian and Sapphire, collect the eggs from the hens or the ducks (if there are any!) and feed the geese (employed as watch-geese in the orchard!)
You can also try our preserves before you buy them, experiencing the flavours that have made us well-known.
If you feel like spending a bit of time in Martinborough, we offer bed and breakfast accommodation in our Edwardian manor right next to the Martinborough Golf Course and surrounded by award-winning Martinborough vineyards.
Book here for the farm and orchard tour: