A range of styles and varieties are on offer with standout Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc and Aromatics as well as stylish Chardonnay, Syrah and dessert wines.
The three main subregions share broadly similar climate and soils yet also offer subtle differences in character for the discerning palate to explore.
With a fascinating early settler history, vines were first planted in 1883 but fell victim to the temperance movement in 1905. Wairarapa’s modern wine history dates from the late 1970s and the region boasts some of New Zealand’s most iconic and sought after producers.
A short, scenic drive from Wellington, the picturesque region offers a range of wine tourism activities, unique accommodation, and superb dining options.