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A one-off

Shawn is so passionate about his wine I swear that if he cut himself he’d bleed Pinot Noir. Muirlea... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Kent, England
Shawn is Great

Love coming here. Shawn is a great host for tasting and always has a few stories to tell... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Wellington, New Zealand
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50 Princess Street, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

Shawn is so passionate about his wine I swear that if he cut himself he’d bleed Pinot Noir. Muirlea is basicay a one man operation with its focus mainly on Pinot Noir (and the mad grape of Martinborough). If you don’t like reds this is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

Love coming here. Shawn is a great host for tasting and always has a few stories to tell. :-) Fantastic range of Red wine. Loving the dessert wines too!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Goodnightkiwi78
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Our group received generous and numerous tastings of very nice wines. Many people were there for a meals and tastings that you could enjoy outside or on the veranda. Just a lovely setting and really good wines with knowledgeable staff.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 32brucebeach
Reviewed 5 January 2018

The owner of muirlea rise is so much fun to take you through the tastings. He will explain every wine and how to taste as you go. Highly recommend

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank NZ_BnM
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Visited during Birthday celebration and Shaun the Winemaker and Host was fun, oh yeah his reds are Outstanding.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank citbig1113
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The best in Martinborough. By far the best wines we tasted. A small vineyard packed with a lot of punch

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jbecknz
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Small family run vineyard but one not to miss even if its just for Shawn's patter and banter. Shawn, son of the founder, his late father, is a no holds barred kind of guy. From the minute you walk in the door you just know...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank RacJac
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Being a small vineyard, the wines aren't fined in any product. They are delicious and at only $5 for a tasting (refunded if you make a purchase) it's really reasonable. The tasting lasts about half an hour, the host and head winemaker is a real...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank dae11
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

If you want a Pinot Noir tasting with side by side vintages and Après late harvest tastes, this is the place. Shawn is a fun and cheeky host. Great wines and fun atmosphere make this a Martinborough must.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank citbig1113
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Great boutique winery, open til 5(ish). Fantastic fortified wines, and fantastic honest and entertaining host!

Date of experience: January 2017
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