New wine (& gin) destination planned in Martinborough

Foley Wines has announced a multi-million dollar development in Martinborough to begin construction later this year.

The hospitality destination will be home to Foley Wines’ brands Te Kairanga, Martinborough Vineyard and Lighthouse Gin. It will include a 100 seater restaurant, a private dining room, tasting room, underground barrel hall, and distillery. On the edge of the Martinborough Terrace, it will be a superb location to enjoy local wine, gin and dining while taking in the spectacular rolling hills surrounding Martinborough.  

Mark Turnbull, CEO, said, “Martinborough is a region that more and more wine lovers are getting excited about. We’re committed to investing in the high quality brands we have here both in terms of winemaking and creating a memorable visitor destination that showcases
Te Kairanga, Martinborough Vineyard and Lighthouse Gin.”

The tasting room will showcase the wines of pioneering Martinborough wineries, Te Kairanga and Martinborough Vineyards, with guided tastings and bottles to takeaway. The underground barrel hall will meet the growing needs of the Te Kairanga Winery on the same property. Lighthouse Gin’s new distillery within the development will give it the space and design to meet its ever growing demanding with a custom-built copper still commissioned from German distillery manufacturer CARL. Visitors will be able to see the distiller at work while enjoying a Lighthouse Gin & Tonic.

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