Story: Wairarapa region

Martinborough reinvented

Martinborough reinvented

Since the 1990s the rural service town of Martinborough has reinvented itself as a wine village. Many of its buildings have been gentrified – or moved from other areas – and contain eateries and speciality shops, mainly catering for tourists. The refurbished Martinborough Hotel is a symbol of this transformation.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017