Discover the vineyards of Martinboroughs by bicycle. Wairarapa generally and Martinborough in particular is Noir, who cultivated in the world known for excellent Pinot. Winery to Winery joins together. And so the small wine-producing village in the South of the North Island of New Zealand is a perfect place to taste some delicious wines with the bike. If you love good wine, you’ll love this easy bike tour. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries might disagree with that approach. The path is flat and often there are only a few meters until the next stop is. You must be so not necessarily well trained to make this fun tour. To get a map with directions and short information about the wineries, with many tourist information centres or online.
You can choose from a variety of small, family wineries, but the first stop on the tour should be ATA rangi. The winery, founded in 1980 by Clive Paton is one of the best wineries in New Zealand, with excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The friendly rivalry between Australia and New Zealand or not, the Australian wine critic Nick Stock is done by the wine of the smaller neighbors. He called the ATA rangi Pinot Noir even one of the world’s best Pinot noirs. Clive was one of the pioneers in terms of viticulture in Martinborough. in 1980, he planted his first vines on a small, Rocky sheep pasture on the outskirts of the village of Martinborough, which he financed with money from the sale of his cows. Grapes were still unknown in the area at this time.
His motivation was a typical New Zealand. He had developed a fondness for good wine. Because it but couldn’t afford him, he wanted to build himself. His sister Alison shared his vision of the wine-growing in Martinborough and bought a plot next door. In hindsight, considered a very good decision. Clive describes Pinot Noir as “a very personal wine”, which reflects the personality of the winemaker. You should try it. Some wineries such as Alana estate or Vynfields offer lunch in a very nice environment, so that the wine tasting not to an empty stomach must continue and at the same time some of the biking can relax. Also worth a stop at Julicher very, to taste the wine of Wim and sue. The Dutchman Wim came to New Zealand in 1972 and worked for first 25 years in the construction industry. In 2003, Wim Julicher started building his own winery, and this was completed in 2004 for the harvest. Until 2007, he has always further expanded the system to take account of the increased production. Together with his companion, Sue Darling produced Wim Pinot Noirs, which received numerous medals and awards such as the New Zealand international wine show and at the Gisborne wine competition. In 2007, Jul given Pinot Noir won the award of best wine of New Zealand international wine competition. “It was a magical night,” says sue. “The moment in which your wine as the best of show is announced, is a moment dream of all wine producers. Better than to win the Lottery!” The two tell more about glad. Petra Naubert