Incorporating our best fruit from our oldest vineyards.
The Home Block was where it all began back in 1980, and our quest to perfect Martinborough’s venerable style continues here today with some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines in New Zealand.
Winemaker Paul Mason’s pursuit of perfection starts in the vineyard and can be found in every structured, balanced, nuanced glass of Home Block.
Complex and subtly oaked, this wine exhibits lifted tropical aromas of guava and passionfruit flowing through to a rich and textured palate.
HOME BLOCK CHARDONNAY
Aromas of ripe stone fruit intertwined with notes of citrus, toast & biscuit.
HOME BLOCK PINOT NOIR
Well-structured with soft black cherry & dark plum characteristics layered with spicy savoury notes.
MADE WITH THE SAME HANDCRAFTED DISCIPLINE AS MARTINBOROUGH VINEYARD.
Te Tera is an expressive, vivid, and eloquent interpretation of one of New Zealand's most venerable wine regions.
A vibrant mix of sub-tropical fruits with citrus, snow pea and passionfruit leads to a juicy, soft finish
Vibrant aromas of nashi pear & nectarine with subtle spice. Beautifully balanced with a subtle richness and weight
Vivid dark cherries, strawberries and red plum notes jostle with a hint of spice. Moreish tannins and velvety texture make for a memorable finish.
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.
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.