Estate
Incorporating our best fruit from our oldest vineyards.

Our estate wines are exemplary expressions of our terroir, featuring Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and a tiny amount of Syrah-Viognier. In addition, we produce our hallmark Manu Riesling, handcrafted from a single 25 year old vineyard located in the heart of Martinborough.

Manu Riesling

A refreshing core of lime and mandarin is framed by just a touch of honey. This hint of sweetness is beautifully balanced against the crisp, fruity acidity.

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Manu Riesling

A refreshing core of lime and mandarin is framed by just a touch of honey. This hint of sweetness is beautifully balanced against the crisp, fruity acidity.

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Sauvignon Blanc

Tree fruit and mineral notes greet the nose upon first smell. A creamy texture and lower acidity add real weight and fullness to the wine, along with some mild fruity flavours on the palate.

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Sauvignon Blanc

Tree fruit and mineral notes greet the nose upon first smell. A creamy texture and lower acidity add real weight and fullness to the wine, along with some mild fruity flavours on the palate.

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Chardonnay

Aromas of tropical fruit intertwine with notes of citrus, toast and popcorn that bring to mind the characteristics of great Chardonnay. Careful use of new oak has created a wine that is finely grained and focused, yet shows power, depth of flavour and a lovely mineral core.

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Chardonnay

Aromas of tropical fruit intertwine with notes of citrus, toast and popcorn that bring to mind the characteristics of great Chardonnay. Careful use of new oak has created a wine that is finely grained and focused, yet shows power, depth of flavour and a lovely mineral core.

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Pinot Gris

Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Gris is rich and harmonious with aromas of ripe pear and spice, with floral notes in the background. Made in the Alsatian style, where texture is the key element, this wine shows mouth-filling richness and smoothness on the palate that is well balanced by its phenolic weight and ripeness.

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Pinot Gris

Martinborough Vineyard Pinot Gris is rich and harmonious with aromas of ripe pear and spice, with floral notes in the background. Made in the Alsatian style, where texture is the key element, this wine shows mouth-filling richness and smoothness on the palate that is well balanced by its phenolic weight and ripeness.

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Syrah Viognier

Plush dark fruits are paired with delightful aromas of dried violets and white pepper imparted from the Viognier. On the palate, a lovely fruity core is supported by a fine-grained tannin structure that combines with a freshness and balance that carries through to the back of the palate.

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Syrah Viognier

Plush dark fruits are paired with delightful aromas of dried violets and white pepper imparted from the Viognier. On the palate, a lovely fruity core is supported by a fine-grained tannin structure that combines with a freshness and balance that carries through to the back of the palate.

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Pinot Noir

A complex Martinborough Pinot Noir with aromas of soft red and dark cherry and plum, complemented by hints of exotic spice and earthiness. On the palate, the wine is tight and structured, laced with spicy, savoury notes and a lingering, herbal acidity.

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Pinot Noir

A complex Martinborough Pinot Noir with aromas of soft red and dark cherry and plum, complemented by hints of exotic spice and earthiness. On the palate, the wine is tight and structured, laced with spicy, savoury notes and a lingering, herbal acidity.

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Te Tera
Launched in 2002, Te Tera Is the companion brand to Martinborough Vineyard Estate Wines.

Te Tera vineyards typically range from 8 – 23 years old and are located within the premium Martinborough growing appellation. Te Tera literally translates from Maori as "The Other.” These wines embody a more youthful, approachable style of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.

Pinot Noir

Wonderful aromatics of dark cherries and dried herbs and spices instantly grab your attention on the nose of this elegant Pinot Noir. On the first sip, your palate is greeted with soft, rich fruit flavours with a hint of spice. The moreish tannins and a velvety texture make for an impressive finish.

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Pinot Noir

Wonderful aromatics of dark cherries and dried herbs and spices instantly grab your attention on the nose of this elegant Pinot Noir. On the first sip, your palate is greeted with soft, rich fruit flavours with a hint of spice. The moreish tannins and a velvety texture make for an impressive finish.

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Sauvignon Blanc

An inviting mix of guava and tropical fruits round out the bouquet leading to a zesty citrus flavor. The crispness on the tongue lend a hand to the dry, mineral finish that leaves you wanting more.

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Sauvignon Blanc

An inviting mix of guava and tropical fruits round out the bouquet leading to a zesty citrus flavor. The crispness on the tongue lend a hand to the dry, mineral finish that leaves you wanting more.

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Pinot Gris

Te Tera Pinot Gris has lifted aromatic characters of ripe pear and spice together with ginger and floral notes in the background. On the palate the textural elements come to the fore, imparting pithy rich fruit that is beautifully balanced against a small amount of residual sugar. The result is a luscious, utterly drinkable, soft style Pinot Gris that would pair perfectly with Asian foods or as a stand-alone beverage.

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Pinot Gris

Te Tera Pinot Gris has lifted aromatic characters of ripe pear and spice together with ginger and floral notes in the background. On the palate the textural elements come to the fore, imparting pithy rich fruit that is beautifully balanced against a small amount of residual sugar. The result is a luscious, utterly drinkable, soft style Pinot Gris that would pair perfectly with Asian foods or as a stand-alone beverage.

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Marie Zelie
Hermance Frere was the first winemaker in the Wairarapa, Planting a selection of vines in the late 19th century.

Decades later her great, great niece married Derek Milne – a pioneer of modern day Martinborough winemaking and one of the founders of Martinborough Vineyard. We have named this wine in honour of her pioneering spirit which we see reflected in our company’s history. In truly exceptional years only, we release a very limited amount of our Marie Zelie Reserve Pinot Noir.
This special wine reflects the very best of our estate.

MARIE ZELIE
RESERVE PINOT NOIR

A kaleidoscope of aromas on the nose – bright red fruits, subtle Asian spices and lingering herbal notes come together to form a complex and beguiling Pinot Noir. From our oldest vines we get texture and richness in the mid palate whilst the cooler conditions experienced in the summer have lent a lovely long and vibrant acidity that brings the wine together. This wine is what we believe Martinborough Vineyard Pinot is all about – lovely depth and richness, layers of flavour and great balance rather than raw dominating power or extraction. With careful cellaring this wine will improve in bottle and cellar gracefully for at least 15 years.