Martinborough

"Wairarapa (meaning glistening waters in Maori) (Martinborough's overarching region) is a compact yet diverse region, with numerous boutique producers offering a range varieties and producing wine of exceptional quality. A boutique region, Wairarapa has just 3% of New Zealand’s land under vine, and contributes to 1% of its total production.

A range of styles and varieties are on offer, such as standout Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc  and aromatics, as well as stylish Chardonnay, Syrah and dessert wines.

The three main sub-regions in the area are Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton. These sub-regions share a similar climate and soil structures, yet offer subtle differences in character for the discerning palate to explore.

Wairarapa’s modern wine history dates from the late 1970s plantings of Martinborough, which included producers such as: Dry River, Martinborough Vineyard, Ata Rangi and Chifney (now Margrain). A short, scenic drive from Wellington, the picturesque region is around 30 kilometers from the sea, and offers a range of wine tourism activities, unique accommodation, and superb dining options." - Wine NZ

Map adapted from Vineyards.com

  • Alana Estate Pinot Noir 2006

    [SOLD-OUT] Alana Estate Pinot Noir 2006

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Bob Campbell 90 Points!"Dense, fruity Pinot Noir with strong black doris plum and dark cherry flavours. Silken-textured wine with good weight and ripe, fine tannins that give a pleasantly drying finish. The oak is subtle but adds complexity."Bob Campbell...

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    $61.50
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  • Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Ata Rangi Craighall Chardonnay 2010

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Bob Campbell 95 points! "It's a shame in a way that Ata Rangi is such a successful Pinot Noir producer because it sometimes obscures the fact that they consistently make one of the country's best Chardonnays. I Love the slightly more fruit-driven Petrie...

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    $52.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir 2016

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Wine Front 94 Points!   "Martinborough pinot noir at the hand of one of the masters. “The name Crimson is inspired by a love of rata and pohutakawa, New Zealand’s stunning red-flowering native trees. Sales of this wine support the Project Crimson...

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    $33.00
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  • Ata Rangi Petrie Chardonnay 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Ata Rangi Petrie Chardonnay 2010

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Gourmet Traveller 95 points! "Although this wine has had the Rolls Royce treatment with seven months oak maturation on yeast lees, it has a strong fruit emphasis with plump, almost luscious, mouth-filling ripe tree-fruit flavours. Irresistibly drinkable...

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    $32.50
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2015

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Raymond Chan 19.5/20 points!“Full, very dark, deep, ruby-red colour with youthful purple hues, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is elegantly concentrated with a deep, dense core of well-ripened dark-red cherry and berry fruit seamlessly melded with...

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    $90.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craggy Range Aroha Pinot Noir 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] Craggy Range Aroha Pinot Noir 2014

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Bob Campbell MW 98 points!“Very pure, elegant Pinot Noir that delivers power with consummate subtlety. Red cherry, raspberry, violet and mineral underpinned by spicy French oak. A thoroughly seductive wine that can be appreciated now but has plenty of...

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    $125.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir 2016

    [SOLD-OUT] Craggy Range Te Muna Road Pinot Noir 2016

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Bob Campbell MW 96 Points! "Delicious pinot noir with a tantalising mix of floral, violet, dark-fleshed plum, spice, anise and nutty oak flavours. A rich creamy-textured wine, with an impeccable balance between fruit sweetness, fine tannins and fruity...

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    $50.00
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  • Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc 2005

    [SOLD-OUT] Craggy Range Te Muna Sauvignon Blanc 2005

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Matured in French oak barriques with indigenous fermentation, this is Sauvignon Blanc with a difference! Lychees, ripe apple, mango and honey comb feature on the nose. On the palate a myriad of flavours spring to attention swirling between deft layers...

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    $69.95
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Lovat Syrah 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Lovat Syrah 2010

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Bob Campbell 94 points! "Dense, rich and flavoursome wine with a mix of dark and red berry flavours plus a lifted floral note and a seasoning of pepper. Although the wine is accessible now it promises to cellar well up to a decade. A very elegant and...

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    $97.50
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Pinot Noir 2014

    [SOLD-OUT] Dry River Pinot Noir 2014

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Bob Campbell MW 98 points!“An intense, velvety Pinot Noir, with strong sweet cherry, Oriental spices, plum, violet and nutty oak flavours. A powerful wine in a style that often attracts criticism for being too big and lacking varietal identity, but you...

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    $135.00
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