Martinborough is a wine region named after the eponymous colonial village of Martinborough which is the most southerly sub-region of Wairarapa on the southern end of the North Island of New Zealand

Wine styles: Martinborough is said to have a climate and soil profile similar to Burgundy: free-draining soils (especially on the Martinborough Terrace which has gravel) and a cool, dry climate allied to mild autumn weather. Martinborough is thus known mainly for its Pinot Noir, with Chardonnay and in favourable years, Bordeaux-style reds. Sauvignon Blanc, and Syrah also feature.


No certificationAta Rangi. | Cambridge Road. | Craggy Range. | Dry River. | Escarpment. | Gladstone. | Kusuda. | Martinborough Vineyard. | Murdoch James. | Nga Waka. | Palliser Estate. | Te Kairanga


Oz Clarke, Oz Clarke Wine A-Z (Pavilion, 2015), p.165.