Located at the southern end of New Zealand's North Island, Martinborough is the heart of the larger wine region of Wairarapa.
Take your appetites to Martinborough, where Pinot Noir and superb dining promises to put you in a very fortunate state.
Take your appetites to Martinborough, where Pinot Noir and superb dining promises to put you in a very fortunate state. Martinborough is full of coulonial charme and has more than 20 vineyards, most of them in the immediate vicinity of the picturesque town centre. Tranzit Translations offers accompanied vineyard trips and the Martinborough Gourmet Wines Tour as well as self-managed bike-trips.
There are several bicycle rental shops in the town and you can collect a ticket from the visitor center.
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The city was founded in the nineteenth and the first roads were built in the nineteenth centuries along the lines of the Union flag. Prior to Martinborough was founded, the south of the area was known as Waihenga, a point that sometimes seems to be doomed in the county's past.
One of its special features is its colorful architectural style, as exemplified by the historical Martinborough Hotel, constructed in 1882. Martinborough was above all a country services centre for local farmers before wine growing. The Martinborough has a large number of vines that produce wine, especially Pinot isoir. The microclimate of Martinborough is hot with rolling countryside to the west and south.
Nearly all the vines lie in thin bands around the north and east sides of the city and on the River Drying in the south. They are all following river beds, which offer suitable soil for winegrowing. Remarkable estates are Schubert Wines, Te Kairanga, Tirohana Estate, Palliser Estate Wines, Dry River, Martinborough Vineyard, Murdoch James, Ata Rangi, Craggy Range Murdoch James, Ata Rangi, and Escarpment In November the area' s vines are acclaimed at the Toast Martinborough wine festivals.
Others around Martinborough are concentrated in cattle, ewe, olive, nut and flax cultivation and coastal fisheries in Ngawi and Cape Palliser. The tourism is an important branch for the city, and the information centre is a good resource for information about accommodations, activites, wineries and restaurants.
It is the seat of the South Wairarapa District Council.