Martinborough enjoys a climate that is closely aligned with Burgundy
Te Muna Road Vineyard, Martinborough
Martinborough enjoys a climate that is closely aligned with the famous cool climate regions of Burgundy, the Loire Valley and Marlborough. Martinborough is the driest and warmest part of the wider Wairarapa/Wellington region, particularly in the critical late summer and autumn period.
Our Te Muna Road Vineyard is located some 7km outside the Martinborough township and at higher elevation which delays harvest by about a week. Here we focus our own cultivation of the classic cool climate varieties of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir.
The vineyard consists of two distinct terraces, one comprising of very old stony soils at a higher altitude, producing exceptional Pinot Noir, and the second lower terrace comprises younger stony soils interlaced with lumps of limestone, providing an excellent environment for Sauvignon Blanc.
Stylistically the Pinot Noir wines show great complexity and a reserved intellectual, savoury feel and very good length. All white wines from the vineyard show a distinctive fine soft chalky texture and great elegance.