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Martinborough
Population: 1,400
Territorial Authority
South Wairarapa

Martinborough is the name of a town in South Wairarapa, a district in the Wellington region on the North Island of New Zealand. It is located 65 kilometres east of Wellington and 35 kilometres southwest of Masterton. The town has a population of about 1400 full-time inhabitants[1]. John Martin is regarded as the town’s founder and set out the first streets in the pattern of the Union Flag in the 19th century. However, before Martinborough the South part of the self sufficient town was known as Waihenga, a point that seems to be lost at times in the history of the district.A feature is the colonial architecture, one example of which is the historic Peppers Martinborough Hotel which was built in 1882. Image File history File links Location map of Martinborough, New Zealand File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The South Wairarapa District Council controls the south-east tip of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The South Wairarapa District Council controls the south-east tip of the North Island of New Zealand. ... The Wellington region of New Zealand occupies the southern end of the North Island. ... North Island The North Island is one of the two main islands of New Zealand, the other being the South Island. ... Alternative meanings at Wellington (disambiguation) A view of Wellington from the top of Mount Victoria. ... Masterton is a town (and local government district) in the Wellington region of New Zealand. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 The Union Flag (also incorrectly known as the Union Jack) is the national flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ...


Martinborough has a large number of vineyards producing wines, notably Pinot noir. Martinborough has a warm micro-climate, with hills to the East and West. Almost all of the vineyards are in a thin ribbon around two sides of the town, following a dry riverbed providing appropriate soils for viticulutre. Notable wineries include Te Kairanga, Palliser Estate Wines[2], Dry River, Martinborough Vineyard[3], Ata Rangi[4] and Craggy Range. During November, the region's wines are celebrated in the Toast Martinborough wine festival. This event temporarily enlarges the population by 10,000. A common vineyard. ... A glass of red wine This article is about the alcoholic beverage. ... Pinot noir grapes at Chehalem Ridgecrest Vineyard, Newberg, Oregon Pinot noir is a variety of Vitis vinifera, the red grape used commonly in winemaking. ...


Other industries around Martinborough focus on traditional beef and sheep farming, growing olives, lavender and nuts, as well as the fishing at the near-by coast settlements of Ngawi and Cape Palliser. Tourism is an important factor for the town, and the information centre[5] is a good source of advice about accommodation, activities, wineries and where to eat. The international cooking school Le Cordon Bleu, in partnership with UCOL, has confirmed it will open its first New Zealand campus in Martinborough by 2009. The Cordon Bleu school in Ottawa, Canada Le Cordon Bleu (French for blue ribbon) is an international group of cooking schools teaching French cuisine. ... Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is a Government Institute of Technology (Polytechnic) located in the lower North Island of New Zealand. ...


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Martinborough - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (275 words)
Martinborough is the name of a small wine village in South Wairarapa a district in the Wellington region on the North Island of New Zealand.
Martinborough has a large number of vineyards producing wines, notably Pinot noir.
Martinborough has a warm micro-climate, with hills to the East and West.
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