Martinborough wines and Māori dances

Maori dancing in Martinborough

Our fifth report on the seven New Zealand wine regions visited in February. Just North Canterbury still to come.

No rest for us during February’s whistle-stop tour of some of New Zealand’s best wine producers. The three of us – Andrea Pritzker MW, Cameron Douglas MS and I – spent Sunday 12 February absorbing three masterclasses on the wines of Martinborough. See this 2017 introduction to Martinborough for what distinguishes the capital Wellington’s nearest wine region. It may be most famous for its Pinot Noir but is currently, like several other of Aotearoa’s wine regions, short of Chardonnay, the...