Nga Waka are a family-owned winegrower producing small volumes of fine Martinborough wine from estate-grown grapes, mainly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and small amounts of Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling. Winemaker, Roger Parkinson, has made every wine since the first vintage in 1993.
Their name is taken from Nga Waka A Kupe (The Canoes of Kupe). The three hills, which lie side by side like upturned canoes, form the backdrop for the town of Martinborough and its surrounds.
Legend has it that the hills were formed by the three canoes of the famed Polynesian explorer Kupe, which were carried inland by a huge earthquake and came to rest in the valley behind Martinborough.
Nga Waka Tutored Tasting
The Nga Waka Tutored Tasting includes six current release wines and will take about 30 to 40 minutes at their Winery for a maximum of 8 people. Note - staff availability and winery operations will determine when tastings can be held. Please try and give at least 48 hours notice. To book email Nga Waka here with your preferred time and date and a phone number. Booking fees may apply.