Nestled in the heart of Martinborough on Ohio Street lies a modern haven for craft beer enthusiasts – the Martinborough Brewery and Tasting Room. 

With its contemporary architecture juxtaposed with natural materials, this establishment promises exceptional beverages and an enriching experience for visitors.

About Martinborough Brewery

Nestled in the heart of South Wairarapa, the Martinborough Brewery stands as a testament to the art of craft brewing in a region renowned for its exquisite wines. The establishment offers a stark contrast to the vineyards that dominate the area, with its stylish interiors that reflect a modern industrial charm. The juxtaposition of cool concrete brick walls with the warmth of wooden furnishings offers patrons an ambiance that is both chic and welcoming. 

More than just a place to savor beverages, the venue provides an educational journey, with a transparent viewing window allowing curious eyes a sneak peek into the meticulous brewing process. As if the indoor aesthetics weren’t enough, an expansive outdoor garden bar invites visitors to relax under the sun while sipping on their choice of brews, wines, or ciders. To compliment the drinks, a diverse menu, featuring delectable dishes designed for communal dining, is available for patrons to indulge in.

The core philosophy of Martinborough Brewery revolves around three main tenets: quality in every drop, fostering a sense of community, and an unwavering passion for the craft.

The Maestro Behind the Brews: Eugene

In the world of craft brewing, Eugene is a figure of profound dedication and unparalleled expertise. His background, intriguingly rooted in Biomedical Science, provided him with an environment where meticulous precision and a rigorous methodology took precedence. This foundation in the sciences instilled in him a systematic approach to brewing, while also igniting the spark of creativity that would define his brews. 

During a transformative period in Canada, Eugene immersed himself in its burgeoning craft beer culture. Here, he refined his brewing techniques, drawing from global practices while retaining his unique style. 

When he returned to New Zealand, he brought with him not only an arsenal of skills but a rejuvenated passion that would invigorate the local craft beer community. Martinborough Brewery benefits immensely from Eugene’s talent; every beer served is a representation of his artistry, promising drinkers a harmonious blend of expertise and soul.

Award-winning Beers and More

Martinborough Brewery boasts a beer catalog that beckons to a vast array of beer enthusiasts:

  • Vintage Gold: Emanating the spirit of New Zealand, this Golden Ale is meticulously crafted, presenting a gentle bitterness that teases the palate, urging one to indulge just a little more.
  • West Coast IPA: Reflecting the spirit of American hop traditions, this beer is a must-try for those who appreciate the balance of bold bitterness and fragrant aromatics.
  • Hop Elixir: An escape to the tropics in a glass, this beer unfurls vibrant citrus notes, harmoniously countering its inherent bitterness and making every sip a delightful experience.
  • Ohio APA: A homage to the renowned American Pale Ale, Ohio APA dazzles with its spectrum of flavors. The invigorating notes of citrus and tropical fruits stand out, making it a favorite for many.
  • Hinakura Hazy Pale Ale: Let this ale take you on a sensory journey through New Zealand’s verdant landscapes. Its aromatic profile evokes images of leisurely strolls through dense forests, resonating with nature’s serenity.
  • Black Nectar Oatmeal Stout: For those who have an affinity for the deeper, richer tones of beer, this stout delivers. It’s a velvety concoction of dark, alluring flavors, making each sip a dive into a world of mystery.
  • Martinborough Cider: Paying homage to the bounteous orchards of the region, this cider, with its effervescent charm, is an embodiment of freshness and vivacity.

For those keen on diversifying their palette, the Mixed Box and Choose Your Own Mixed Pack are treasure troves, offering an assortment of the brewery’s finest, waiting to be discovered.

a hand pouring beer in a glass

Final Thoughts: Plan Your Visit

Situated in the bustling heart of the town, Martinborough Brewery stands as a beacon for beer lovers, whether you’re just beginning your beer journey or have been a longtime aficionado. The brewery’s operational hours are tailored to suit varied schedules, ensuring everyone gets a chance to immerse in the craft brewing experience. 

As you embark on this flavorful adventure, the warm and knowledgeable staff are there at every step, ready to share stories behind each brew, turning your visit into a memorable narrative.

Opening times:

Monday: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PMMonths of operation: All months of the year
Location: 10 Ohio Street, Martinborough, New Zealand.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 06 306 6249