Te Kairanga, (a place meaning “Land of plenty and bounty) Winery is in Martinborough at the south end of New Zealand’s North Island. Located roughly 90-minutes from Wellington, New Zealand’s capital, the town of Martinborough is a popular destination thanks to its informal lifestyle and growing selection of cafés, restaurants and boutiques. Though it only accounts for 2% of New Zealand’s wine production, Martinborough’s temperate climate and alluvial soils make it a great appellation for Pinot Noir and other cool-climate varieties.
Established in 1984, Te Kairanga is one of the oldest wineries in Martinborough. With more than 200 acres of vineyards planted on ancient riverbed terraces, it also happens to be the region’s largest producer. As is normally the case in New Zealand, all of the winery’s vineyards are sustainably farmed. Over the past two decades, Te Kairanga has produced some of the country’s most acclaimed Pinot Noirs.