Story: Wairarapa region

Toast Martinborough

Toast Martinborough

In 1992 an annual wine and food festival, Toast Martinborough, was set up to celebrate the Martinborough wine industry. Thousands – mainly affluent Wellingtonians – flock to the town to walk or bus around the wineries. They taste wine, sample food by regional cooks, and dance to live music. Tickets are coveted and sell out weeks in advance. Here 2006 festival-goers walk to and from Te Kairanga winery.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Diversifying the economy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 3 Mar 2017