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5 Reasons to love Winter in Martinborough

Enjoy the warmth of a fireplace. The Vineyard Café, Cool Change, Colombo, Union Square, Café Medici, the Lake Ferry Hotel – some of our favourite hangouts have beautiful fireplaces for those cold, winter days.

Pinot Noir and Winter Food is a match made in heaven. Think Duck Legs, Pot Pies, Roasts or Venison with a glass of Martinborough’s award winning Pinot Noir.

There are fewer people around. Quieter cellar doors means a more relaxed, in depth tasting experience. The roads are quieter for those long, blue sky bike rides and our wild Pacific beaches are deserted apart from the seals and the birds.

Enjoy a leisurely wine tasting at the Margrain Vineyards Cellar Door.
Enjoy a leisurely wine tasting at the Margrain Vineyards Cellar Door.

Brilliant night skies. Winter is the best time of year for star gazing and you don’t have to stay up until midnight to see the Milky Way.

Photo Credit: Lee Mauger

Hang out with the locals. Experience Martinborough the way the locals do, you’re more likely to meet the winemaker at the cellar door and you can take on the locals (or join them) at the Union Square quiz night on a Thursday.

Book Direct and Save. Actually this is true all year round, book directly with us for best rates, earlier check in and our best cancellation terms.