Focus on Martinborough
Martinborough is a popular spot at any time of year but this Sunday, the small town will welcome over 10,000 visitors for Toast Martinborough – New Zealand’s premier wine, food and music festival. Now in its 19th year, the festival is the annual showcase of fine wines produced in the Martinborough region.
Located in the Wairarapa and only 1hour and 15 minutes from Wellington, Martinborough offers the perfect weekend getaway. Soak up the charming village atmosphere, enjoy quality restaurants and cafes and sample the local world-class wines.
With most of the vineyards within walking distance, you can spend the day wandering between wineries before enjoying a leisurely meal in town or maybe catching a movie at Circus, Martinborough’s boutique cinema.
If you’ve got another day and your own transport, you can go a bit further afield and work up an appetite walking one of the many tracks throughout the Wairarapa or perhaps visit Stonehenge Aotearoa – a 15 minute drive away – where you can learn how early cultures used the sun, moon and stars for life and surival.
However you choose to spend your time, you’re sure to leave Martinborough more relaxed and with a full belly! The locals warn that if you visit, you may not want to leave. If that’s the case, you may want to check out the 70 properties currently available on Realestate.co.nz!