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

  • [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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  • [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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  • [SOLD-OUT] Martinborough Te Tera Pinot Noir 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Martinborough Te Tera Pinot Noir 2015

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Raymond Chan 18.5/20 points! “Dark, even ruby-red colour with light purple hues, a little paler on the rim, youthful in appearance. The nose is well-proportioned with good volume and depth of ripe dark raspberries, black cherries and plum fruit, along...

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    $35.00
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  • [SOLD-OUT] Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir 2015

    [SOLD-OUT] Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir 2015

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Raymond Chan 19.5/20 points!“Full, even, dark, black-red colour, a little lighter on the edge. This has a full, rich nose of ripe black cherry and black-berried fruits with notes of liquorice and lifted spicy oak, entwined with fine black herb and...

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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] 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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  • [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] 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] Martinborough Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010

    [SOLD-OUT] Martinborough Vineyards Pinot Noir 2010

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Tyson Stelzer 95 points!"An outstanding vintage has nurtured one of the most brilliantly complex Martinborough Vineyard wines yet. Consummate focus of black plum and black cherry fruit is layered with pepper, fennel and mixed spice, structured with...

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    $75.00
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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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  • Escarpment Pinot Noir 2009

    [SOLD-OUT] Escarpment Pinot Noir 2009

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    "Perfume, elegant fruit flavours, and soft ripe tannins are all hallmarks of this exceptional Pinot Noir.Perfect weather in Martinborough during flowering in December 2008 resulted in an ideal crop. A normal warm dry summer followed creating the...

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    $47.95
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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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  • 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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  • Voss Estate Pinot Noir 2007

    [SOLD-OUT] Voss Estate Pinot Noir 2007

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    "Experienced Gary and Annette Voss have won plaudits for their Pinots around the world. This latest effort is balanced and lively, with enduring ripe, sweet notes." - 5 stars - Top 10 NZ Pinot, Cuisine magazine, Nov 2008 "Yet another stunning wine from...

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  • Escarpment Kupe Chardonnay 2006

    [SOLD-OUT] Escarpment Kupe Chardonnay 2006

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Wine Advocate 90 points!"The 2006 Kupe Chardonnay (named after a Maori explorer) is whole-bunch pressed from Clone 95 vines, fermented in barrel and matured for 12 months using 50% new oak. Restrained on the nose with notes of hazelnut and almond, the...

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    $55.95
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  • Escarpment Moana Pinot Noir 2006

    [SOLD-OUT] Escarpment Moana Pinot Noir 2006

    Region: NZ- Martinborough

    Wine Advocate 91 points!"The 2006 Moana Pinot Noir is much earthier on the nose with a touch of forest floor, whilst the palate is almost tart with fresh ripe black cherries, boysenberry and a touch of cassis on the herbaceous finish. This is a vivacious...

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    $66.95
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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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