Take a guided walk across some of Martinborough's vineyards with knowledgeable and entertaining local guides. Touch the soil, speak to the growers & winemakers and gain true insight into what really goes into some of Martinborough's finest wines.
StoneCutter is a boutique winery in Martinborough that specialises in pinot noir, merlot and pinot gris.
Brodie Estate is a small family owned vineyard in Martinborough. Martinborough was the first place to grow Pinot Noir successfully in New Zealand. It is ideal in Wairarapa for Pinot Noir with a special climate; low rainfall, good heat in the summer but rarely above 31 degrees, long warm autumns with little rain and cool nights.
Set amongst the 19 year old Pinot Noir home block vineyard on Todds Road, Colombo Martinborough's relaxed cellar door setting is only a short distance from Martinborough Town Square. Their wines are crafted by hand in small batches to harness the region's distinctive conditions to produce elegant and expressive wines
Martinborough celebrates its wines, wine-makers and stunning fresh produce with Toast Martinborough every third Sunday in November - this year on 17 November 2019.
NZ’s most popular food and wine festival. Toast has a magic that’s attracted people from around New Zealand and the world for over 20 years. It allows people to talk to the wine-makers, taste new releases or locate older vintages.
At Toast you have the freedom to travel around vineyards on foot or via free Tranzit shuttle buses. Each vineyard is partnered with a great restaurant and musicians to create an atmosphere where you can sip, taste, dance and be happy.
At the end of the day enjoy a festival party under the trees in the town square with live music.
$90+ fees. Purchase here.
Toast buses leave from stops throughout the Wairarapa, Palmerston North and Wellington. Find out about Toast transport.
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Lighthouse Gin kicks off the weekend in style with the Lighouse Gin Garden Party on Saturday 16 Novemeber.
Martinborough's Martinborough's own craft gin Lighthouse are having a stylish affair under the Te Kairanga Wine trees the day before Toast. Enjoy gin & tonics, cocktails, and a delicious menu from Beat Kitchen, all to the live summer tunes of The Noods and Uncle Monkey, Te Kairanga wines will also be served. Have a perfect afternoon with dancing, garden games and a themed photobooth.
$45+ fees. Purchase here
Escarpment vineyard is just 5 km east of Martinborough village, stretching out along the banks of the Huangarua River.
The Classic New Zealand Wine Trail (State Highway 2) runs from Hawkes Bay down to Marlborough with Wairarapa wineries in the middle; home to Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton vineyards.
A beautiful vineyard in Gladstone, Urlar Estate produces some stunning Wairarapa wine. Pop out to their cellar door for a tasting.
Tirohana Estate is a beautiful vineyard and Tirohana Cellars is a divine place to eat in Martinborough.
Poppies Martinborough is a boutique vineyard set amongst the wine village's prime grapes.