Reviews of cellardoorscore.com ‘s latest trip to the region are now up on the website, with special congratulations going to Tirohana Estate and Margrain Vineyard who both received a "1 door" award and Cambridge Road and Martinborough Vineyard who both received our “hidden gem” award.
The region offers a great range of styles and varieties and with it’s long growing season, low rainfall, high sunshine hours and cool nights, offers great conditions for the beautiful Pinot Noir that is a focus of many in the area. The cellar doors in the region tend to be smaller boutique operations which make for some great personal experiences whereby you will often be dealing directly with the owners and/or winemakers who will be more than happy to take you through their range of wines. There are also has some fantastic dining options in the area, including at a number of the cellar doors, and the compact nature of the region makes it perfect for wine and food lovers to explore on foot or by bike. Definitely one to add to the list next time you are on New Zealand’s beautiful North Island!