Wines From Martinborough : Burings Winery : Wairarapa, New Zealand

After making wine for various Martinborough wineries, Chris Buring established his own winemaking business in 2002 in the famous Wairarapa wine village of Martinborough.

A well-equipped winery evolved from a converted barn and a new building on Chris and Polly's 'Oak House' bed and breakfast property. As well as producing fine wines under the 'Burings of Martinborough' label, Chris makes wine under contract for a number of local Wairarapa growers.

Burings of Martinborough wines currently available are:

Burings of Martinborough : Pinot Noir 2004

2004 Pinot Noir

Selected clones from three Martinborough vineyards were carefully blended to produce this outstanding wine, crafted to give evolving interactions of fruit flavours, acid and tannin. Nose and palate are redolent of black cherry, mushroom and chocolate, with subtle oak influences. his wine will continue to develop satisfyingly for many years. Try this Pinot Noir with pork, lamb and venison, or with traditional Burgundian cuisine.

2009 Update: This wine is smoothing out well. Highly accepted by young and older folk almost globally.

Burings of Martinborough : Pinot Noir 2005

2005 Pinot Noir

This wine is a fine tribute to the Pinot Noir grape and the winemaker’s skill. The 2005 vintage produced low yields of intensely flavoured fruit. The carefully selected Dijon clones from four Wairarapa vineyards to maximise fruit complexity. The wines were blended with care and aged for almost a year in one and two year old fine French oak. Concentrated colour, ripe berry aromas and hints of oak lead into a mouth filling experience of black cherries, a suggestion of chocolate, a touch of cassis and smooth fruit and oak tannins. This is a wine that will continue to develop for years, and will reward those with patience.

October 2007: Voted by Winestate Magazine Australia in the top 20% of all wines tasted during the last 12 months.

Please contact us for details and availability.


Chris Buring

Burings of Martinborough : Wairarapa Wines : Kitchener Street Martinborough : Phone +64 6 306 9198 :Email

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