Established in 1984, Te Kairanga is an important part of the Martinborough wine story. Their vines are planted on land that was originally owned by the founding father of Martinborough, John Martin. While their land is steeped in history, their winemaking is very much focused on the future; “to fully realise the potential of this incredible piece of land,” according to their Head Winemaker John Kavanagh.
Pinot noir is the beating heart of Te Kairanga. Small parcels of chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot gris and riesling showcase the abundance of our region.
Housed in the 130-year old cottage of Martinborough’s namesake, John Martin, the cellar door is home to the award-winning Te Kairanga wines. You can also taste Lighthouse Gin and Martinborough Vineyard wine. There are a small selection of local artisan goods from the TK Larder to enjoy as a platter with your wine.
The cottage gardens regularly host special events such as pop-up food trucks, and special tastings. Keep up to date on their Facebook page.