Wairarapa (meaning glistening waters in Maori) is a compact yet diverse region, with numerous boutique producers offering a range varieties and producing wine of exceptional quality.

A boutique region, Wairarapa has just 3% of New Zealand’s land under vine, and contributes to 1% of its total production.

A range of styles and varieties are on offer, such as standout Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and aromatics, as well as stylish Chardonnay, Syrah and dessert wines.

The three main sub-regions in the area are Martinborough, Gladstone and Masterton. These sub-regions share a similar climate and soil structures, yet offer subtle differences in character for the discerning palate to explore.

Wairarapa’s modern wine history dates from the late 1970s plantings of Martinborough, which included producers such as: Dry River, Martinborough Vineyard, Ata Rangi and Chifney (now Margrain).

A short, scenic drive from Wellington, the picturesque region is around 30 kilometers from the sea, and offers a range of wine tourism activities, unique accommodation, and superb dining options.

Source: New Zealand Winegrowers – nzwine.com

Wineries and Vineyards of the Wellington – Wairarapa Region


26 Rows Vineyard – http://26rows.co.nz/

Alana Wines – http://www.alana.co.nz/

Alexander Vineyard – http://alexandervineyard.co.nz/

Alexia – http://www.alexia.co.nz/

Ashwell Vineyards – http://www.ashwellvineyards.co.nz/

Ata Rangi Vineyard – http://www.atarangi.co.nz/


B. Wine Martinborough – https://bwine.co.nz/

Big Sky Wines – http://www.bigskywines.co.nz/

Blair Patrick Estate – http://blairpatrick.co.nz/

Borthwick Estate – http://www.borthwick.co.nz/

Botanic Vineyards – http://botanicvineyards.wix.com/christopherreid

Brodie Estate – http://www.brodieestate.co.nz/

Butterworth Estate – https://butterworthestate.com/


Cambridge Road Vineyard – http://www.cambridgeroad.co.nz/

Christopher Reid Wines –  http://www.christopherreidwines.com

Colombo Wines – http://www.colombo.co.nz/

Coney Wines – http://coneywines.co.nz/

Croft Wines – http://croft.co.nz/


Devotus Wine – http://www.devotus.co.nz/

DON Wines – http://www.artesanovintners.com/DON/

Dry River Wines – http://www.dryriver.co.nz/

Dublin St – https://www.dublinstreet.co.nz/


Equilibrium Makers – https://www.equilibriummakers.com

Escarpment Vineyard – http://www.escarpment.co.nz/


Fairmont Estate – http://www.fairmontestate.co.nz/


Gladstone Vineyard – http://www.gladstone.co.nz/

Grava Wines – http://www.grava.nz/

Groves Wines – https://www.terroir.nz/


Halite Wines – https://halitewines.co.nz/

Hamden Estate – https://hamdenestate.co.nz/

Haythornthwaite – http://www.haythornthwaite.co.nz/

Home Fields Wines – https://www.homefieldswine.com/


Johner Estate – http://www.johner-estate.com/


Kusuda Wines – http://www.kusudawines.com/


Le Grá Winery – https://legra.co.nz/

Lime Hill Vineyard – https://www.limehill.co.nz/

Luna Estate – https://lunaestate.co.nz/

Lynfer Estate – http://www.lynferestate.co.nz/


Ma Maison Wines – http://www.greatlittlevineyards.com/vineyard/ma-maison-wines/

Margrain Vineyard – http://www.margrainvineyard.co.nz/

Martinborough Vineyard – http://www.martinborough-vineyard.co.nz/

Mason Wines – https://www.instagram.com/wines.mason/

Matahiwi Estate – http://www.matahiwi.co.nz/

Moy Hall – https://moyhall.nz/

Muirlea Rise – http://www.muirlearise.co.nz/


Nga Pari – https://www.ngapari.co.nz/

Nga Waka Vineyard – http://www.ngawaka.co.nz/


On Giants’ Shoulders – https://ongiantsshoulders.co.nz/


Palliser Estate – http://www.palliser.co.nz

Paper Road Wines – http://www.paperroad.co.nz/

Paulowniar Estate – http://paulowniawines.co.nz/

Pinot Brothers – https://pinotbrothers.com/

Pond Paddock – http://www.pondpaddock.nz/

Poppies Martinborough – http://www.poppiesmartinborough.co.nz/


Redbank Estate Ltd – http://redbankjames.wordpress.com/

Ruamahanga River Estate – http://www.johner-estate.com/


Schubert Wines – http://www.schubert.co.nz/

Stad_Ko Wines – https://stadko.com/

Stonecrop Wines – http://www.stonecropwines.com/

Stonecutter – http://www.stonecutter.co.nz/

Stratford Wines – http://www.stratford.co.nz/


Te Hera Estate – https://tehera.co.nz/

Te Kairanga Wines – http://www.tkwine.co.nz/

Te Muna Valley Wines – https://temunavalley.co.nz/

Tiwaiwaka Wines – https://tiwaiwakawines.co.nz/

The Elder Pinot – http://www.theelderpinot.com/

The Paper Road Vineyard – http://www.paperroad.co.nz/

The Runholder – https://www.therunholder.co.nz/

Three Paddles – http://www.threepaddles.co.nz/

Tirohana Estate – http://www.tirohanaestate.com/


Urlar Estate – http://www.urlar.co.nz/


Woven Stone – http://www.wovenstone.co.nz/

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