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Te Kairanga official partner of the Auckland Writers Festival

Auckland Writers Festival 16 - 21 May 2017

Every year the Auckland Writers Festival stage over 140 public events, gathering together 160 of the world’s best writers and thinkers with over 24,000 Festival goers and up to 6,000 young people to celebrate the world of books and ideas.

For the past 15 years the Festival has enriched the culture of our city and established itself as a major Australasian festival, characterised not only by the calibre of our guest authors but also by the enthusiasm and engagement of our audience and the warmth and welcome provided by Auckland as our setting.

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The Foley Wine Club

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As a Foley Wine Club member you will receive high quality and affordable monty wine offers.

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5 Stars - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews

5 Stars - John Martin Chardonnay 2015 / Runholder Pinot Noir 2015 / John Martin Pinot Noir 2015

Te Kairanga ‘John Martin’ Martinborough Chardonnay 2015 - 5 stars

Bright, light golden-yellow colour with some depth, lighter on the rim. The nose is full and voluminous with a firm heart of ripe yellow stonefruits harmoniously entwined with mealy and creamy barrel-ferment notes, and nutty oak, unfolding complexing lemon-curd and buttery MLF detail and oak toast. Medium-full bodied, the palate is rich with elegantly concentrated flavours of ripe yellow stonefruits and citrus fruit, layered with creamy and nutty oak in an amalgam of butterscotch and toast. The richness is enhanced by fresh, lacy acidity and balanced by fine-grained phenolic textures. The flavours are carried by the structure to a long, lingering mealy, nutty and toasty finish. This is a rich, but fresh Chardonnay with a tight core and layers of stonefruit, creamy, nutty and toasty flavours. Match with creamy seafood and poultry dishes and roast pork over the next 4-5 years. 100% Mendoza clone from the ‘Home’ vineyard, WBP and indigenous yeast fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in seasoned French oak barriques and new French oak puncheons, the oak 15% new, with 100% MLF. 18.5+/20 Nov 2016

Te Kairanga ‘Runholder’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015 - 5 stars

Dark, deep, ruby-red colour, a little lighter on the edge with youthful purple hues. This has a soft and finely presented nose with well-concentrated aromas of dark-red cherry and berry fruit with suggestions of plums and liquorice melded with red florals, dark herbs, oak spice and nuances of minerals. Medium-full bodied, the palate features bright, juicy and plush flavours of dark-red berry fruits and plums with layers of liquorice, herbs and spices lifted by red floral elements. The fruit forms a concentrated core with sweetness and richness, and is supported by fine-grained tannin extraction with subtle background acidity providing energy and tension. The wine carries to a rich and juicy, fine-textured finish with lingering flavours of ripe berry fruits and plums. This is a rich and plush, dark berry fruited Pinot Noir with plum and liquorice notes and a fine-structured palate. Match with lamb, beef and venison dishes over the next 6+ years. 36% Abel, 22% 777, 17% clone 6, 11% 10/5, 6% 115 and 4% each 667 and clone 5 fruit, fermented with 5% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 10 months in 25% new French oak barriques. 18.5/20 Nov 2016

Te Kairanga ‘John Martin’ Martinborough Pinot Noir 2015 - 5 stars

Dark, even ruby-red colour with some depth and youthful, light purple hues on the edge. The nose is full with rich and deeply concentrated aromas of black cherry and dark-red berry fruits entwined with dark plum notes, savoury herbs, a hint of stalk fragrance and violet florals, and nuances of game and earth. Medium-full bodied, the palate is broad and mouthfilling with flavours of ripe dark cherry and berry fruit, and plums, melded with dark herbs, unfolding piquant stalk and floral aromatics and nutty oak. Some game and earth detail adds complexity. The fruit is underlined by fine-grained, flowery tannins and integrated acidity providing plenty of structure and presence. The structure carries the wine to a full, gently aromatic, sustained finish with nutty and herb nuances. This is a full, gently mouthfilling Pinot Noir with ripe dark berry and plum flavours with complexing layers of herbs, oak and a little savoury detail on a fine-grained, well-structured palate. Serve with game meat and semi-hard cheeses over the next 6-8 years. Hand-picked fruit, 64% Abel, 16% clone 5, 14% clone 13 and 3% each clone 6 and 115, from 66% ‘McLeod’, and 34% ‘Home’ vineyards, fermented with 12% whole bunches to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 25% new French oak barriques. 18.5+/20 Nov 2016

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The Connoisseur Club

For people who love wine as much as we love making it.

Foley Family Wines is delighted to announce The Connoisseur Club. It is for people
who love wine as much as we love making it. It is perfect for those who wish to
build a world-class cellar.

Every year, members will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase our prestige
wines, in advance of their release to the market. The wines available through The
Connoisseur Club are Te Kairanga John Martin, Martinborough Vineyard Estate and
the Vavasour Single Vineyard series. Only a limited quantity of this wine is produced
each year.

There are no membership fees associated with The Connoisseur Club.
If you are interested in becoming a member please email
We look forward to sharing our world-class portfolio of wines with you.

Wharekauhau Food and Wine Society Farmers Market

Starting Sunday November 6

Since 2012 the Farmers Market at Te Kairanga have been an important social event for the Wairarapa community. Starting November 6, the Farmers Market will commence on the first Sunday of every month (excluding January 2nd). This year proceeds generated by hosting the event will be donoated to the Life Flight Trust.

Come down to enjoy live music, local produce and delicious food.

Future Farmer's Market Dates:
6th November, 4th December, 2nd January (Monday), 5th February, 5th March, 2nd April

If you're interested in becoming a stallholder, please contact

5 Stars / 94 points - Te Kairanga John Martin Chardonnay 2015

Scored by Sam Kim

A beautifully composed chardonnay, the complex bouquet shows white stone fruit, rockmelon, nougat and brioche characters with a hint of vanilla. It is concentrated and beautifully weighted on the palate, and delivers lovely fruit richness and creamy texture, wonderfully framed by seamlessly integrated acidity. At its best: now to 2021.

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Te Kairanga Farmers Market

First Sunday of every month from November to April

Welcome back to the Te Kairanga Farmers Market.

Enjoy local produce, delicious food, great wine and live music.

See you there!

Location: 89 Martins Road, Martinborough

Time: 10am - 3pm

Dates: 4th November 2018, 2nd December 2018, 6th January 2019, 3rd February 2019, 3rd March 2019, 7th April 2019

Wine Orbit Awards

Boatshed Bay 2015

Wine Orbit awards Boatshed Bay 5 stars in their 2015 ratings

Toast Martinborough

Sunday 18 November 2018

Located in the picturesque Te Kairanga Vineyard, celebrate a day of great wine, delicious food and live jazz music.

The wine list features a selection of award winning wines from both Martinborough Vineyard and Te Kairanga. There will also be a food market with over 7 different food stalls to choose from.

To top off the day there will also be a special rosé tent.

With a relaxing vibe, a lounge style bar, plenty of shade and hay bale’s to sit on, you won't want to leave!

A trio of 5 stars!

Bob Campbell

Three of our wines achieved the acclaimed 5 stars from Bob Campbell. Click here to read the PDF

Top NZ Pinot Noir

Martinborough Vineyard Home Block Pinot Noir 2013



Vibrant in colour, with effusive floral aromatics, this wine's seductive fruit presence is matched to a fine, deftly managed structure. "The fruit develops through the palate," noted John Comerford. "It's beautifully balanced and persistent in flavour, texture and structure." For John Saker, the red and dark fruit, and tannin finesse, all spoke of place. "It had Martinborough written all over it."

5 Stars / 94 Points - Te Kairanga Pinot Gris 2016

Scored by Sam Kim

This is instantly appealing on the nose showing poached pear, green rockmelon, floral and fig characters. The palate delivers excellent fruit weight and intensity, while remaining elegant and pristine, wonderfully supported by silky texture and refreshing acidity. At its best: now to 2019.