Martinborough Travel Guide

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Martinborough Things to Do

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    by salisbury3933 Written Oct 7, 2006

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    Winery tours are particularly popular for visitors to Martinborough, as you can go around a number of different wineries sampling the wine the region has to offer. Packages include transport, tastings and lunch, and tend to be quite well priced considering.

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Martinborough Restaurants

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    by salisbury3933 Written Oct 28, 2006

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    Favorite Dish: Beer. Pizzas and the like are available.

    They have four varieties of beer on tap, lager, wheat beer, a dark beer and a pale ale.

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    Martinborough Brewery Company

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Martinborough Shopping

  • A good place to start

    This is a good place to start. The store sells wine from fairly much all the wineries in Martinborough, and allows you to taste a number of local wine varieties (at a small charge for each one).There is a little wine cafe attached, and as you would expect the staff are very knowledgeable.

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  • Wonderful Martinborough shopping...

    This inspiring store, greets each visitor with a warm welcome, you really feel like a guest not just another customer. Sue Wilkinson who owns and runs the shop is really chatty, friendly and a fountain of knowledge on all her stock; both past and present. She has the uncanny and very useful ability to remember what you purchased previously and in a...

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Martinborough Warnings and Dangers

  • Last trip back

    One of the men who was adapting Honey Cottage to become the smoko room for the toilers in the vineyard - being planted - said - "You can't go back."What was he talking about?I was back.Me and my mate Theresa were back. For the day.Having a look at what my place was becoming. Without me.One last look. And then I can walk away. I can.

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  • The big house

    A charming old place. One portion built in the 1890's - one grander portion added in the 1920s.It was empty too. The whole ecosystem of the secret valley had collapsed.We stopped to have a look.Miranda strolled across the lawn, looked up at the serenely beautiful mansion and said - "So this is Honey Cottage!"I screamed with laughter. I nearly wet...

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  • The house was empty and silent

    The grass had grown.I think my cousin Miranda was with me. I think she might have taken the photo.She was curious. I wanted to have a look at how the place was doing without me. So we went past the old cemetery, turned in off the gravel road, across the cattle stop, and down the drive to the big house. Waiura. Because every little workman's...

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Martinborough Off The Beaten Path

  • 500 buckaroonies!

    When I was down to my last jar of coffee and rewinding the ribbon on my typewriter!Got a letter at the post office (now a brasserie) telling me I had won the Bank of New Zealand Katherine Mansfield short story award. (Her Pop was one of the high ups in the bank which is why he could afford to ship her out to England with an allowance.) Had to hitch...

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  • Over The Hill

    This is the window he lobbed a brick through.He had created it. He destroyed it.A few weeks later he turned up, wrote me a cheque for the price I had paid for it, and took the shards away.I cycled slowly up to town, watching his orange kombi van vanishing in the dust, and bought a paper.His leadlight exhibition in Wellington had been broken into...

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  • Detail of photo by Robin Morrison

    Alister Taylor (publisher) lived in the big house up on the hill. He bought the land Honey Cottage was on (for a vineyard) and wanted Honey Cottage for a smoko room for the toilers in his vineyard.He'd published a book by photographer extraordinaire Robin Morrison (who died way too young!) so it shouldn't have been a surprise to me that Robin took...

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Martinborough Sports & Outdoors

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    by salisbury3933 Written Oct 14, 2006

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    Martinborough has a decent 18 hole golf course. Par 72 with some shortish par 3s.
    It's a nice setting with some nice scenery around the area.

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Martinborough Favorites

  • The Square

    Not being a huge place at all, Martinborough is centred on the square, with some nice shops, cafes and restaurants in the vicinity.

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  • Windmills

    It's interesting to see these things in the vineyards. The reason is simply that Martinborough is susceptible to frosts during the colder months of the year, and frosts mean curtains for grapes.Get the windmill going, and it keeps the air temperature at ground level warm enough.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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