Look for the lovely white villa-style buildings just after the Omapere Rd turnoff. The beautifully manicured vineyard might be just opposite the Martinborough cemetery, but there’s an explosion of life here at Tirohana.
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Owned by Raymond and Linda Thompson and managed by their daughter Saranne (who doubles as head chef) and son-in-law Toby, Tirohana hums with activity at all hours. Whether it’s an intimate lunch by the fire or a huge wedding, Tirohana has a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The wines are only available via the cellar door, and ask to sneak a peek behind the counter into a room containing a film and television prop museum, courtesy of Raymond’s screen-industry life.
The Heritage Special Reserve Pinot Noir and Thirteen Rows chardonnay are compulsory sips.
Tirohana Estate Restaurant
Using sustainable, free-range ingredients, the restaurant has earned annual Beef and Lamb Excellence Awards, and the homemade soups in particular are sensational.
Hours: 7 days lunch, Tues-Sun dinner