Martinborough on New Zealand’s North Island is one of the world’s greatest wine growing regions, with over 40 wineries and many more vineyards growing grapes.
Renowned for its pinot noir, Martinborough wineries have also received international awards for many of their other varieties.
Located in the Wairarapa region and just over 75 minutes east of Wellington, the village of Martinborough is a unqiue wine village with 30 wineries within walking distance, a charming town square, numerous restaurants, cafes, galleries and heritage architecture. The close proximity of the region's attracitons allow you to create your own Martinborough wine touring experience.
The history of winemaking in Martinborough goes back to 1978 when the first vineyard was planted but it wasn’t until 1986 when Larry McKenna arrived from Delegatas in Auckland to take charge of the winemaking at Martinborough Vineyard that national and international accolades and recognition were achieved.
Many of the wineries are open for tastings and sales throughout the year and several also have restaurant or cafe facilities serving exquisite food.
If time does not allow for travelling to all the wineries, in the centre of town the Martinborough Wine Centre offers a wide range of the region’s wines for you to sample all under one roof.
Peppers offer the truly charming Peppers Parehua Martinborough at Martinborough. Just over an hour from Wellington, this meticulous country estate offers superbly appointed cottages and villas opening up to their own private deck. The Peppers at Martinborough is located in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand’s North Island.