Martinborough

The wine region of Martinborough is located in South Wairarapa on the southern end of the north island, and in only 30 years or so has gone from a sleepy colonial town to a world-class wine village.

The region has picked up numerous international awards since the 1990’s with Pinot Noir picking up the lion’s share of the medals. Pinot Noir is undoubtedly the flagship wine of the region, with some incredible wines being produced.

The mineral laden soils, combined with the cool climate provide the perfect backdrop for Pinot Noir, much as it has for centuries in Burgundy, France. Indeed the Pinot Noirs produced are very Burgundian in style, a compliment not adorned to many other wine regions worldwide.

The micro-climate of Martinborough is rather warm, with hills both to the east and west. Most all of the vineyards are located in thin strips around the northern and eastern sides of the town or on the Dry River to the south of Martinborough. All the vineyards follow dry riverbeds, which have the desired soil structure for viticulture.

Although Pinot Noir is the king of the reds, Shiraz is also cultivated and in the whites, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris are grown.
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  1. Craggy Range 'Te Muna Road' Sauvignon Blanc 2019
    "We chase complexity in our Sauvignon... you can literally smell the meadow and taste the flintiness of the rock in these wines." Matt Stafford, Chief Winemaker Grown on the lower terrace at Te Muna Road, this wine shows a unique ... Learn More
  2. Craggy Range 'Te Muna Road' Sauvignon Blanc 2018
    "We chase complexity in our Sauvignon... you can literally smell the meadow and taste the flintiness of the rock in these wines." Matt Stafford, Chief Winemaker Grown on the lower terrace at Te Muna Road, this wine shows a unique ... Learn More
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  3. Escarpment 'Noir' Pinot Noir 2018
    Mainly found in restaurants, this fantastic new offering from Escarpment Wines really punches above its price point. The first release of this new 'entry level' wine, a new benchmark has been set for affordable and enjoyable NZ Pinot Noir. Created ... Learn More
  4. Escarpment Chardonnay 2016
    100% grown from Escarpment’s Te Muna Road site in what can be considered a perfect, cool dry season. The summer allowed a smaller crop than usual to ripen slowly, producing powerful opulent flavours and a flinty mineral backbone which combine ... Learn More
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  5. Escarpment Chardonnay 2019
    100% grown from Wairarapa fruit in an accurate reflection of the district’s unique terroir. The summer allowed a normal crop load to ripen slowly, producing powerful opulent flavours and a flinty mineral backbone which combine beautifully with barrel fermentation, to ... Learn More
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  6. Ata Rangi Pinot Gris 2018
    The highly sought-after wines of Ata Rangi are undoubtedly some of the great new world wines, often considered a rival to top European wines. To prove this, winemaker Helen Masters was recently awarded one of the top honours in the ... Learn More
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  7. Escarpment 'Martinborough' Pinot Noir 2010
    Escarpment is one of the best quality vs Price producers in New Zealand ... Learn More
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  8. Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2016
    The highly sought-after Ata Rangi Pinot Noir is undoubtedly one of the great new world Pinots to rival top Burgundy with only limited stock available. The nose is elegantly concentrated with a deep, dense core of well-ripened dark-red cherry and ... Learn More
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  9. Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2018
    The highly sought-after Ata Rangi Pinot Noir is undoubtedly one of the great new world Pinot Noirs, often considered a rival to top Burgundy with only limited stock available every vintage. To prove this, winemaker Helen Masters was recently awarded ... Learn More
  10. Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2017
    The highly sought-after Ata Rangi Pinot Noir is undoubtedly one of the great new world Pinot Noirs, often considered a rival to top Burgundy with only limited stock available every vintage. To prove this, winemaker Helen Masters was recently awarded ... Learn More
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  11. Escarpment 'Te Rehua' Pinot Noir 2010
    Escarpment is one of the best quality vs Price producers in New Zealand ... Learn More
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  12. Escarpment 'Kupe' Pinot Noir 2010
    Escarpment is one of the best quality vs Price producers in New Zealand ... Learn More
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  13. Craggy Range Aroha Pinot Noir 2019
    The harmonious vintage conditions, Craggy Range's finely-tuned viticultural program and Julian's winemaking genius have resulted in a beautiful and resounding crescendo: the 2019 Prestige Collection. ... Learn More
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  14. Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2011
    Sourced from the ‘main sites’ around Ata Rangi with vine age over 20 years old. This is about 30 to 40% whole bunch, which gets done by feel from year to year, ‘looking at seeds and stems’, says Masters. ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  15. Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2008
    Sourced from the ‘main sites’ around Ata Rangi with vine age over 20 years old. This is about 30 to 40% whole bunch, which gets done by feel from year to year, ‘looking at seeds and stems’, says Masters. ... Learn More
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  16. Dry River Pinot Noir 2015
    Dry River is a highly collected and difficult to secure producer based in Martinborough. The wines, made by the fantastic winemaker Wilco Lam, are often rated in the top 3-4 Pinot Noir's in the country ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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  17. Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2009
    Sourced from the ‘main sites’ around Ata Rangi with vine age over 20 years old. This is about 30 to 40% whole bunch, which gets done by feel from year to year, ‘looking at seeds and stems’, says Masters. ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  18. Ata Rangi Pinot Noir 2010
    Sourced from the ‘main sites’ around Ata Rangi with vine age over 20 years old. This is about 30 to 40% whole bunch, which gets done by feel from year to year, ‘looking at seeds and stems’, says Masters. ... Learn More
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