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Martinborough is a small town and wine region within the Wairarapa district of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s located a small distance from the capital city of Wellington, and noted for its premium boutique wineries. 
 
The region benefits from free-draining alluvial soils, long sunny days, cool nights and minimal rainfall, which create the perfect conditions for well balanced, character-driven grapes. Pinot Noir is the standout varietal, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Malbec, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer also grown. 
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

Popular Wineries in Martinborough View all

  • 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...

  • Murdoch James, Martinborough

    Our arm of Clan Fraser, whose ancestral home was in Aberdeenshire, immigrated to Nova Scotia in C...

  • Ata Rangi Ltd

    ATA RANGI "new beginning" or "dawn sky" was a barren 5-hectare paddock when Clive Paton bought it...

  • Vynfields

    Vynfields is a boutique organic/biodynamic vineyard, located 3 minutes from the Martinborough Vil...

  • Martinborough Vineyard

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

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  • Murdoch James Estate Pinot Gris Martinborough New Zealand 2015

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    crisp, medium bodied and a stitch dry but not unpleasant while flavorful across the palate. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Kate Radburnd 'Vine Velvet' Martinborough Nz Pinot Noir 2014

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    it seemed too harsh for what I am used too in a Pinot Noir. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Three Paddles Pinot Noir Martinborough

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    Burnt matchstick and dark earth aromas with fresh cherry notes and rich savory spice. Starts off clean and fruity on the palate with a dark tarry earth filling in on the mid palate before this turns slightly herbal on the finish with tart cranberry and cherry fruit. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • This offer from Ian Cauble looks worth trying:  ATA RANGI, MARTINBOROUGH PINOT NOIR, “CRIMSON”WAIRARAPA, NEW ZEALAND 2016 It’s not news to Pinot Noir lovers that New Zealand has a few appellations capable of producing world-class Pinot Noir. Central Otago, on the south island and home to the most southerly (as in, close to Antarctica southern) v... Read More

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  • Discovery Point Pinot Noir Martinborough 2014

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    Candied cherry and floral berry aromas with a note of cola. Easy drinking and juicy on the palate, initially full fruited with cherry, blueberry and cranberry, this shows a bit more acidity and earth on the mid palate that develops into a finish of tart red fruit and pleasant loamy, dusty earth. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Aussie Pinot NoirBest RegionsAdelaide Hills - South AustraliaMornington ... ... ... heading more like Martinborough - Ata Rangi rather than Central Otago - Felton RoadI tend to feel Central Otago can be too much on the raspberry fruit characteristic and lacking some more meaty earthy characteristics&nbs Read More

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  • Three Paddles Martinborough New Zealand Pinot Noir 2013

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    this Pinot Noir proved to be more and more palatable as I drank more of it. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Yes a littleMainly Central Otago and Martinborough PinotsHawkes Bay has a unique bit of dirt known as Gimlett Gravels which makes some very unique and delicious Shiraz, very different to ours and in very small quantitiesThey also produce some good chardonnayI have toured Marlborough twice as part of my work for Pernod and it is a quite beautiful... Read More

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  • Murdoch James Estate Martinborough Nz Pinot Gris 2015

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    No written review

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Craggy Range Winery Te Muna Road Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2008

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    Wine review by nmasim


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