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“Relaxed wine tasting ”

Murdoch James Estate Wines Limited
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: We are a small family owned vineyard in Martinborough, New Zealand. Our mission is to provide New Zealand's best winery experience. We offer tours, tastings, wine sales, a restaurant, functions and weddings year round. The winery is located in a beautiful, elevated setting on the banks of the Dry River. There are stunning views of the vineyard and the valley beyond. The team is focused on ensuring all visitors to the winery are made welcome and leave feeling their time with us was well spent.
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

A nice and relaxed wine tasting, we managed to taste plenty of varietals in an informal setting. It was quite intimate in that we sat down at a table to sample the wines which meant it wasn't rushed and added to the relaxed vibe.
It's definitely worth the trip out of town and they also have a restaurant which would be worth checking out.

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NZ_Wine_Traveller, Owner at Murdoch James Estate Wines Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2016

Thank you Fifi, we really appreciate the positive feedback; I know our cellar door team of Maree and Lucy love to hear of our visitor's thoughts. Pleased you liked our tasting format too; we really try to differentiate our service for the standard Cellar Door settings at other vineyards.

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

A nice country drive to this winery with the most stunning views overlooking farmland. The wine tasting was fun and the wine great. We had lunch in the wonderful new restaurant attached with a new chef. The food is a big improvement on the last chef. Highly recommend you stop for lunch here too.

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NZ_Wine_Traveller, Manager at Murdoch James Estate Wines Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2016

Dear AP, thanks for the feedback. We really value it. For us the visitor experience is top of all our thinking. So, good we came close to a 5 star rating with you. Maybe next time :)
We are also thrilled to be getting such good feedback on the restaurant after the recent changes. Please do come back soon!

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Reviewed 7 July 2016

Our Vine to Wine tour was excellent. We had a very knowledgeable gal, (Marie) who took into the vineyard, served us up some very tasty wines and explained the processes from initial planting to harvest. She then moved us to where employees were happily de-stemming the grapes (we arrived at harvest) and moving the grapes to a large vat for a few days. We were able to travel through the whole processing area, see the vats and talk about the various oaks that make up the different barrels. As well, she brought us clusters of sample grapes right off the vine (delicious is an understatement) to eat. Lastly, we were able to try out dessert wines with cheese and crackers while sunning ourselves on the patio. Our whole experience was great from seeing happy employees to sampling wines. This place is a must do when in the North Island worth every penny!

Thank Lee D
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NZ_Wine_Traveller, Manager at Murdoch James Estate Wines Limited, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Dear Lee, thanks a lot for your lovely review. I know our team are always most appreciative of feedback, and I will certainly pass on your compliments to Maree. Kind regards, Roger

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