Wairarapa Wine

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Wairarapa is a cool-climate wine region in the southernmost tip of North Island, New Zealand. Several rivers run through it, enriching its soils and providing excellent natural sources of irrigation. Long days of sun exposure with cool breezes contribute to a lengthy growing season and well-balanced, character-driven grapes. 
 
Pinot Noir is the prominent grape in this maritime climate, especially so in the famous subregion of Martinborough. Other varietals cultivated in Wairarapa are Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. 
 
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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Martinborough Vineyard

    Martinborough Vineyard has won the Pinot Noir trophy at the 2009 Tri Nations Wine Challenge for i...

  • The Cabbage Tree Vineyard

    The Cabbage Tree Vineyard is a small vineyard owned and operated by David and Winifred Bull. We p...

  • Alana Estate Ltd

    The Alana winery is situated within a stones throw of the Alana Single vineyard. This position op...

  • Palliser Estate Wines

    The first Palliser Estate vines were planted more than 20 years ago, in 1984. Today, our wines ar...

  • Escarpment Vineyard

    The Escarpment Vineyard, Martinborough, New Zealand promises some of the very best of tomorrow...

  • Porters Pinot

    Porters vineyard was first planted by Annabel and John Porter in 1992 with our first vintage in 1...

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  • Craggy Range Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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    Very sweetly fruited on the nose with hints of mint, vanilla, and mineral accenting the honeydew melon and peach fruit. Soft and surprisingly not fruity in the mouth, with firm mineral notes that are balanced by herbal tones and a touch of nectarine. This turns very perfumed on the finish and is an unusually elegant example of New Zealand Sauvig... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Tablelands Pinot Gris Martinborough 2008

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    Wine review by Schnarfdog


  • Tablelands Sauv Blc Martinborough 2010

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    Wine review by Schnarfdog


  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Fall Harvest 1999

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    this is my favorite SB to date (11/2010). high citrus, but not acidic. and at Costco, it's about $10. NZ has really taken ownership of the SBs, and this is a great example. wonderful with salmon. Read More

    Wine review by wineydoc


  • Craggy Range Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2009

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    Wine review by fdestin


  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Fall Harvest 2008

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    Wine review by abrytz


  • Greystone Chardonnay 2009

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    Wine review by cmneal


  • Skyleaf Riesling 2009

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    Sugar nose fading into puckery kiwi with slight tartness at the end. Light but sticks to the front of the tongue. Lo.Li.(but no Ta.) Read More

    Wine review by Craigk8


  • Martinus Estate Pinot Noir Martinborough 2003

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    Strong complex nose with vanilla, parsley, pepper, nutmeg, cherry, plum, cedar and grass at different times over two hours. Dark fruit dominates the palate with tones of blackberry, black cherry, currant, and plum. Refreshing, smooth finish with oaky aftertaste. Dries nicely mid-trip. Read More

    Wine review by Wine Fire


  • Skyleaf Riesling 2009

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    From Waipara Valley, New Zealand. Slightly bitter, tannic aroma. Tart and sweet, with a little bubble gum and cherry. An enjoyable if not unusual riesling. Read More

    Wine review by Slipstream


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