Story: Wairarapa region

Wine tasting

Wine tasting

In the 1970s a few growers recognised the potential of the Martinborough area for wine growing. Since then, extensive plantings of grapes have transformed Martinborough into a premium wine district, famous for its pinot noir. These visitors are tasting wine at Alana Estate winery.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Forestry, fishing and horticulture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 November 2020)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017