Haythornthwaite Wines

The Wairarapa

Sustainable, hands-on winery producing complex drops including cherry-like pinot noir and gorgeous gewürztraminer. If the weather's fine, the tasting will be served at the outdoor tables.

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1. Ata Rangi

0.41 MILES

One of the region’s pioneering winemakers. Great drops across the board and a cute cellar door also selling honey and olive oil. Book a tasting in advance.

2. Tirohana Estate

0.41 MILES

Head past the popular restaurant to the tasting room hung with swords and guns.

3. Poppies Martinborough

0.43 MILES

Delectable handcrafted wines served by the label's passionate winemaking and viticulturalist duo. Savour the wines alongside a well-matched platter in the…

4. Schubert Wines

0.44 MILES

Run by German imports who searched for and found the best spot in the world to produce their favourite wine, pinot noir. This compact cellar door is big…

5. Margrain

0.51 MILES

Sip a wide range of high-quality wines at this character-filled cellar door, with a casual on-site cafe overlooking the vines.

6. Palliser Wines

1.15 MILES

Wines so good, even the Queen has some stashed away in her cellar. A slick outfit, as befitting one of Martinborough's best-known producers.

7. Martinborough Vineyard

1.19 MILES

The first vineyard to plant pinot noir in the region also has the best name: it's a local legend with a sterling international reputation. The cellar door…

8. Coney Wines

4.88 MILES

Fingers crossed that your tasting host will be the inimitable Tim Coney, an affable character who makes a mighty shiraz and may randomly burst into song…