Martinborough is a small wine region located in the Wairarapa district of New Zealand, approximately 70 km northeast of Wellington, the closest major city.

The climate in Martinborough is cool and dry, with a long growing season and significant diurnal temperature variation. These conditions are ideal for grape growing and contribute to the distinctive character of the wines produced in the region.

Viticulture in Martinborough dates back to the 19th century, but it wasn't until the 1970s that the region began to gain recognition for its wines. The first commercial winery in the area was established in 1979 by Dr. Derek Milne and his wife Margaret, who planted the first vines at Martinborough Vineyard.

Today, Martinborough is home to many well-known wineries, producing a range of varietals including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and more. Some of the most well-known wineries in the region include:Martinborough Vineyard, Ata Rangi, Dry River Wines, Craggy Range, Escarpment Vineyard.

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