The charming Martinborough wine village, just over an hour from New Zealand's capital Wellington, attracts wine and food lovers from all over the world. More and more Australians are enjoying ‘short breaks and long weekends' across the Tasman, with the powerful attraction of this premium wine district.
Peace and quiet, great coffee, good cafes and restaurant choices, a gorgeous rural setting and accommodation options ranging from indulgent to rugged ... Plus the choice of fine international award-winning wines ... Martinborough offers it all.
Over the past 30 years, Martinborough has transformed itself from a sleepy rural town to a major destination on the wine map, and is located at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail. With over 30 wineries in close proximity, visitors can stroll, hire bikes or drive the short distance between wineries, taking a break to picnic or visit a vineyard cafe en route.
Built on a small and personal scale, Martinborough offers wine lovers the unique opportunity to taste and purchase some of the world's best wines, often with the person who made them. Most winemakers are not far from the cellar door when visitors call, providing an intimate and memorable tasting experience. The locals are wonderfully welcoming.
Martinborough is an ideal getaway location for food and wine lovers. The village is centred on a quaint, leafy town square, with an unusual twist in street layout - the pattern of the Union Jack. With plenty of specialist shops showcasing local wine and produce, there is also fun boutique shopping and day spas for those looking for leisure, coupled with adventure sports for the more actively inclined visitor. The flat terrain is perfect for cycling, round the vineyards or up into the hills for mountain-biking.
Contact the Martinborough i-SITE for accommodation bookings, events, activities, conference or wedding information. Ph 06 306 5010 or click here to go to their home page. Services include the ability to book a large range of accommodation and wine tours online.