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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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  • Syrah

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

  • 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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  • Vynfields

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

  • 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...

  • Alana Estate Ltd

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

  • Martinborough Vineyard

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

  • Palliser Estate Wines

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

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  • Martinborough Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Martinborough 2008


    A solid sauvignon blanc - crisp, citrus-y, flowery. Read More

    Wine review by caschilling

  • This is a dinner I am arranging with 20-22 Friends on the 7th May in Adelaide ... ... Dry River Pinot Noir - Martinborough NZ Fourth - The Shirazs Braised Beef Cheek, swede fondant & sautéed chantrelles1998 E. Guigal La Mouline - Cote-Rotie1998 Penfolds Bin 95 Grange - Multi SA1998 Penfolds St Henri - Multi SA Fifth - The Cabernets Fromage d’... Read More

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  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Fall Harvest 2008


    Everyone that tries the Icon loves it. I buy it for $14.98 at Great summer wine! Read More

    Wine review by donnajo

  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Fall Harvest 2008


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    Wine review by donnajo

  • Stonecrop Pinot Noir Martinborough 2008

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  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Fall Harvest 2008


    I had to review it again. Still just about my all time favorite. Those Kiwis can produce some stellar sauv blanc! Pale lemon in the glass. Highly aromatic as usual. Powerful flavor intensity. Crisp and elegant. Peach, pineapple, melon, orange mix well with the grassy, herbal and mineral tones. Such a nice, harmonious balance. Long linge... Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Fall Harvest 2008


    Nice wine.Nose: Intense tropical flavorsPalate: Light, fresh, crisp Read More

    Wine review by MrRiesling

  • Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Fall Harvest 2008


    This wine is terrible, it tastes like chicken stock. Worse wine I ever tasted. Read More

    Wine review by Robina123

  • Escarpment Pinot Noir 2008


    Brand new to my local wine store and a very fair price I thought I would give it a whirl. Very light red almost transparent in color they typical pinot in appearance, raspberries and strawberries jump out of the nose with a hint of cream enjoyable nose, the flavor is nice and enjoyable, it started of being what I thought was going to be light ... Read More

    Wine review by Stunner97

  • I just scored a bottle of 1990 Martinborough Vineyard Pinot from my local and am curious as to what to pair with it. Have a feeling that it might be a little past it but it's a great learning opportunity and might even still be good. By coincidence I have a tasting with their winemaker Paul Mason next week so will ask his thoughts on it too. In ... Read More

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