Distinctively boutique, Te Kairanga was established over 20 years ago and is one of Martinborough’s founding wineries. Our name means “where the soil is rich and food is plentiful.” We have six vineyards, each with its own distinctive characteristics and suited to different varieties and farming. Our focus is handcrafted, benchmark Pinot Noirs that showcase old world style with new world flair, and are true representations of the Martinborough growing region.
Steeped in history, the vineyards of Te Kairanga are planted on John Martin’s (founder of Martinborough) original land. The stone-filled river terraces are free-draining while the topsoils vary from slope to slope. The mountains protect us from harsh elements and we enjoy long dry days and cool nights. The vines grow less vigorously in the cool, breezy conditions, so yields are lower and the flavours more intense. Our long dry autumns provide the right balance of warm days (creating ripeness) and cool nights (providing elegance) for producing top quality Pinot Noir and other early-ripening varieties.
It’s no coincidence that Pinot Noir has captured the heart of our region. Thoughtful, pensive and patient, we have been growing this variety for over 25 years…and still have so much to learn. At Te Kairanga, we are proud to be part of Martinborough and its people, who are bound together by a love of wine.
Bill Foley - Proprietor
Andrew Shackleton - General Manager
John Kavanagh - Chief Winemaker
Allan Crocker - Viticulturist
Lorraine Boost - Vineyard Manager
Average Production: 42,000 cases annually
MARTIN'S ROAD, MARTINBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND