Tirohana Estate Vineyard
Tirohana Estate is one of the oldest vineyards planted by the second wave of great pioneers, Gary and Annete Voss.
Now privately owned and managed by the Raymond Thompson Family Trust, Tirohana Estate is a boutique vineyard located on the “golden mile” with unique soil properties nourished by the alluvial terraces of the dry riverbed in Martinborough on the North Island of New Zealand.
The Estate produces award-winning premium wines exclusively from homeblock Pinot Noir, Sauvignon, Riesling and Chardonnay grapes. Tirohana Estate has received many international accolades and enjoys the unique distinction of winning the prestigious Romeo Bragato award for Championship Pinot Noir NZ and Championship Reserve Wine NZ, as well as several Championship trophies and medals, along with a Cuisine 5 star recommendation acknowledging Tirohana Estate Pinot Noir as being in the top ten Australasian wines.
Tirohana Estate was purchased by the Raymond Thompson Family Trust from Gary and Annette Voss. Gary and Annette first planted the world famous vines in 1988 and have produced some memorable award winning vintages which are enjoyed both domestically in New Zealand as well as being exported around the world.
Raymond Thompson has always enjoyed New Zealand and the Wairarapa region as a refuge from his hectic activities in the global film and television industries and visits the area on occasion almost as a getaway. Raymond was long an admirer of the range of wines produced by Voss Estate and was really thrilled to be in the position to acquire the Voss Estate home block.
Voss Estate of course still trades as its own entity and the team at Tirohana Estate look forward to introducing a range of boutique wines under a new brand produced from the unique soil of the Golden Mile in Martinborough and to offering a quality brand to be enjoyed from the wine connoisseur to new enthusiasts.
Tirohana Estate Restaurant
A unique dining experience awaits you in this elegant and evocative restaurant. With antique Mexican doors, original New Zealand artwork, Italian tiled floor, huge open fire, leather chairs and views directly over the vineyard, Tirohana Estate Restaurant offers clients a memorable experience of award-winning wine, premium cuisine with excellent service. Tirohana Estate is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday. Weather permitting; clients are welcome to dine al fresco on the terraces overlooking the picturesque vines.
If you are staying in the village then we are more than happy to come and pick you up and drop you home safely during dinner service - please let us know when you book (you may prefer to walk or drive in and we can drop you back to your accommodation).