The distinctive pergola vines that front Hunter’s Wines on Rapaura Rd welcome you to this iconic cellar door. Park the car and stroll down the path to the cellar door, passing the homestead restaurant, award-winning native garden and the art gallery. Given Hunter’s Wines is one of the oldest wineries in Marlborough, there is a great deal to take in.
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As Bob Campbell MW says: “If there is one company that started the whole international story that is Marlborough sauvignon blanc it is Hunter’s – they got the magic started.” Hunter’s is very much a family business, with Jane Hunter at the helm, her brother-in-law Peter Macdonald as general manager and his son James as one of the winemakers.
It was a fume blanc that began it all for Hunter’s, and the current Kaho Roa Sauvignon Blanc is still turning heads (kaho roa is Maori for “oak-aged”). Also try the MiruMiru (which is Maori for “bubbles”) and see why it has become so popular internationally.
Hunters Garden Restaurant
The restaurant in the old homestead offers a seasonal menu of fresh local cuisine. If it’s a sunny day the cottage garden is an inviting place to relax and enjoy a glass of wine with your meal.
Hours: Thurs-Mon 11.30am-2.30pm