The Cellar Door

Our stylish award winning cellar door is open all year around (recent winner of the Resene Total Colour Neutrals Award). Needless to say we always have a warm welcome ready and a great selection of wines for you to taste. You might even want to take a few home with you.  Clem and her team are on hand to take you through the wines. They’re sure to make it a fun experience.

Wine & Food

Wine Tasting

If you would like to visit our cellar door and taste our range our experienced team will be more than happy to pour for you. We also offer a range of experiences beyond the realm of the standard cellar door visit.

Wine Experiences

All experiences require a reservation with 24 hr notice and subject to availability. Please email Clem to make a reservation.

-Winery tour
$30 per person – 50min to an hour – Journey beyond the Cellar Door and discover how our craft transforms grapes into your favourite drop! Guided by one of our team, you’re sure to learn a thing or two while tasting through our flagship range.

-Barrel tasting
$55 per person – 50min to an hour – An exclusive, behind the scenes look at how our wines are crafted. Guided by one of our team, you will learn how the uniqueness of Martinborough, our philosophy, diverse vineyards, and production provide the building blocks for blending our world class wines. This experience takes you into our barrel hall where you will taste from a selection of barrels. You’ll then return to our underground cellar for a private tasting of our current release wines.

-Wine and Cheese pairing – (12 persons max)
$50 per person – 50min to an hour – Wine and cheese have always been the perfect match and here you get to learn why. Hosted by one of our friendly and knowledgeable team, you’ll enjoy the experience of our flagship wines expertly paired with a selection of New Zealand cheese’s from C’est Cheese. A fun and informative tasting to enjoy with friends and family.

-Group tasting – (10 to 25 persons)
$20 per person  – a private tasting of a selection of our flagship wines, hosted by one of our team.

email Clem to make a booking


Open Hours

As part of reducing the risk of CoVirt19 our Cellar Door is currently closed until the end of our 2020 Harvest at which time we we reassess.
In the meantime take care and stay safe.

We are open seven days a week,

During daylight saving – 11 am to 4 pm Monday to Wednesday,
– 11 am to 5 pm Thursday to Sunday,

Winter Hours – 12 pm to 4 pm Mondays to Friday,
– 11 am to 4 pm on weekends,
We are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and Good Friday.


Wine & Food

What goes well with a great glass of your favourite wine? A gorgeous meal, expertly paired and designed especially to enrich your wine tasting experience.

From Labour Weekend to early March, Thursday to Sunday, we offer delicious tasting plates by Carême, who run our onsite cooking school. Sit back and enjoy a glass of our wine in our beautifully landscaped courtyard matched with one of the handcrafted plates by Jo Crabb, Carême’s owner and chef. Delicious wine, equally delicious food – it’s a winning combination. Email Clem if you wish to make a booking, though this is not essential


Group Bookings

Large groups by appointment please email or phone (06) 306 9019


“Palliser has a rich and proud heritage – one I feel privileged and excited to build on.”


Cooking School

Wine, like people, can be judged by the company it keeps. That’s why we pick only the best to go with our wine.

Influential Martinborough chef Jo Crabb makes food that will set your taste buds alight and, what’s more, she’s happy to share her secrets with you. So don’t just take away our wine, take away the skills to create beautiful food to go with it as well. Jo runs her Carême Cooking classes on-site in the Palliser kitchen for up to twelve people.

For more information visit or email


Conference Space

Opening any bottle of our wines is an event but if you’d like to share that event with us we have the perfect place – our place. Our beautiful conference room is available for meetings, conferences or small functions. It has a capacity for 25-30 people and equipped with all you need. Jo who runs Carême Cooking classes on-site is happy to offer catering for your event.

For further details please contact or (06) 306 9019