Murdoch James Blue Rock Pinot
Situated on the Dry River terraces, the Murdoch James Estate’s Blue Rock Vineyard enjoys premium grape growing soil conditions with a mixture of calciferous lime, clay and river silts with a high mineral content. The action of the Australian tectonic plate, scraping the bed of the Pacific plate millions of years ago, gave rise to […]
Murdoch James Estate
In a South Wairarapa valley in the North Island of New Zealand, you’ll find the town of Martinborough – a picturesque village surrounded by premium boutique wineries including the renowned Murdoch James Estate.Hills lining the valley give shelter from the wind and rain as well as providing a stunning backdrop to the town. Cold winters, […]
Ata Rangi Pinot & Chardonnay
MW Lisa Perrotti Brown talks through the exceptional Pinot & Chardonnay wines of Ata Rangi in Martinborough New Zealand with winemaker Helen Masters
Ata Rangi Martinborough
Ata Rangi, meaning “dawn sky” or “new beginning” is a small New Zealand winery with a big reputation for serious Pinot Noir. Located at the southern end of the North Island, it is owned and managed by a family trio – Clive Paton, his wife Phyll and his sister Alison. Clive planted his first vines […]
Escarpment Vineyards Martinborough
An innovative planting in Escarpment’s Te Muna Road vineyard. A high density planting gives a unique opportunity for Abel clone to express its self in a distinctive manner. The 1.8ha site surrounds the Huangarua escarpment relying on a soil type laid down by the river circa 75,000 years ago. The combination of deep alluvial gravels, […]
Escarpment Pinot & Chardonnay
The Escarpment Vineyard, Martinborough, New Zealand promises some of the very best of tomorrow’s definitive New World Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. With respected winemaker Larry McKenna applying his distinctive skill to what he does best – making premium wine – the result is some of New Zealand’s most layered, flavoursome and complex wines.
Craggy Range Sauvignon Blanc
Climatically Martinborough is more aligned to Marlborough than to any of the North Island regions. The success and style of its Sauvignon Blanc is evidence of this alliance. Distinctive Sauvignon Blanc with tropical fruit flavours overlaid with minerality and appealing aromatic Rieslings are beginning to attract the attention of the world’s top wine writers.
Craggy Range Pinot
Pinot Noir is Martinborough’s most planted and certainly most acclaimed grape variety. The region’s warm, dry summers and mild winters have led to complex and structured wines with subtle aromatics and an elegant finish. The success of Martinborough Pinot Noir has to a large extent driven the rapid development of this very dynamic and quality-focused […]