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Martinborough Wine

Only a scenic drive from Wellington

Fall in Martinborough

The Wairarapa wine region is compact, mainly based around the appealing little town of Martinborough, only an 82km scenic drive away from Wellington. You’ll find excellent pinot noir and sauvignon blanc, as well as impressive chardonnay, syrah and dessert wines.

Martinborough’s wineries thrive on visitors and most run slick operations with cellar doors and tastings. Our picks:


Martinborough Wine Tours do pick-ups at Featherston Station for those coming from Wellington.


If you’re in the region in late November, be sure to hit Toast Martinborough, the local annual wine festival.



Wine Lovers' Itinerary

Follow the vines (1-3 weeks)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Bell and Jeff