April

See our Martinborough Wine Walk tours below for the month of April 2017.
All tours may visit, but are not restricted to the vineyards listed on these dates.

Saturday 1st April
Devotus, Dry River, Poppies wine tasting and platter, Schubert and Cambridge Road.

Gather at Martinborough Wine Merchants for coffee with your guide at 10am before departing on foot to William Grace Vineyard. Take a short walk to the edge of town to Devotus Wines for a “tractor shed tasting" led by the dedicated and passionate Don before hopping over the fence to the elusive Dry River Wines where viticulturist and winemaker Wilco Lam will give you an insight into what has made them one of the most sought-after wine labels in New Zealand. Cross the road to Poppies for a tasting and relaxed shared lunch platter at this wonderful winery/vineyard/restaurant venture of Shane and Poppy Hammond. Take a detour through the terrace vineyards, learning more as you go, and then visit Schubert Wines, run by Kai and Marion whose wines have outstanding character, complexity, balance and grace. Then, it's onto the final visit of the day to  Cambridge Road Vineyard, enthusiastically run according to biodynamic principles by Lance Redgwell who describes his style as “a fringe approach to winemaking.” Enjoy the fruits of his labours before returning at 4.30 to MWM where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss the day’s experiences with Tanya as well as purchase a selection of the wines you’ve tasted throughout the day.

Tuesday 4th April
Cambridge Road, Margrain winery tour, Martinborough, Muirlea Rise and Palliser.

Saturday 8th April

Te Muna Tramp. Escarpment, Te Hera, Julicher and Redbank. Picnic lunch included.

     

Tuesday 11th April
Martinborough, Margrain, Palliser lunch and tasting, Muirlea Rise and Cambridge Road.

Saturday 15th April
Vineyards still to be confirmed.

Tuesday 18th April
Cambridge Road, Ata Rangi, Margrain platter and tasting, Martinborough, Muirlea Rise.

Saturday 22nd April
Martinborough, Muirlea Rise, Palliser tasting and lunch, Schubert and Cambridge Road.

Tuesday 25th April
Martinborough, Porters, Palliser lunch and tastings, Muirlea Rise and Cambridge

Saturday 29th April

Vineyards still to be confirmed.

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