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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. 
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Varietals Produced in Martinborough View all

  • Syrah

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Martinborough View all

  • Vynfields

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

  • 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...

  • Martinborough Vineyard

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

  • Ata Rangi Ltd

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

  • Murdoch James, Martinborough

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

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  • Tablelands Sauv Blc Martinborough 2010


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    Wine review by Schnarfdog

  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Fall Harvest 1999


    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

  • Martinus Estate Pinot Noir Martinborough 2003


    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

  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Fall Harvest 2008


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    Wine review by jmf

  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Fall Harvest 2008


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    Wine review by blissy34

  • I come from a wine retail background (owned a boutique wine store in New ... ... ... vineyard and winery in Martinborough. We're very much a family affair - which seems to becoming a rareity in New Zealand in the current economic climate. I write a wine column for a Wellington Lifestyle Magazine, and am most interested to hear people's though... Read More

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  • I'm interested to hear what viewers on Snooth would like to hear about ... ... World vs Old World wines, Martinborough vs Otago Pinot Noir or the furure of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc? Or anything else? Just let me know. Looking forward to linking up with a few fol Read More

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  • Te Kairanga Pinot Noir 2006


    89 points.The nose is somewhat dark with a good amount of complexity and lots of intriguing spicy, smoky tones mingling with sour red cherries, cracked black pepper, and very dark chocolate. The aroma almost smells like an old world syrah had been poured into the mix. On the palate there are lush, sweet raspberries and blackberries, pomegranate ... Read More

    Wine review by Tyler Worth

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