Hunter's Trellis

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A winery destination that delivers
Cellar Door

Our Cellar Door is housed in the charming original farmhouse on our Rapaura Road Winery site. In late 2017, we undertook a renovation of the Cellar Door while preserving the farmhouse/villa characteristics that lend it a distinct and inviting ambiance.

Join us for a memorable wine tasting experience, where our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the distinctive flavors and aromas of our exceptional wines.

Take a leisurely stroll through our native garden, marveling at the diverse flora that graces our estate. Or find a tranquil spot in the Cellar Door garden, where you can unwind with a glass of wine in hand and indulge in a light lunch from our menu.

At Hunter's, we eagerly anticipate welcoming you to our Cellar Door. We are delighted to share our passion for wine with you. Come and join us for an unforgettable experience that celebrates the beauty of Marlborough and the art of winemaking.

Cellar Door
Cellar door sign
Cellar Door garden, chairs and tables
Hunter's barrel in a tree
Cabbage trees
Hunter's flag above trellis
Lancewood in front of vineyards
Native Garden

As you arrive at Hunter's, the presence of indigenous Wairau Plains dryland vegetation immediately catches your attention. Stretching across our half-hectare garden, it serves as a remarkable and unique backdrop for our winery. Through thoughtful planning and strategic placement of plant species that thrive in different micro-climates, we uphold the principle of 'Right Plant – Right Place,' ensuring the vitality of our plants and a visually stunning presentation.

Take a leisurely stroll through our native garden, where you can appreciate the beauty of nature in its purest form. Admire the diverse birdlife that graces our surroundings and immerse yourself in the tranquil ambiance of our established native garden. At Hunter's Wines, we invite you to wander and explore, finding solace in the serenity of our captivating natural landscape.

Hunter's Trellis

The trellis at Hunter's Wines is one of our most recognisable features. Positioned at the front of the estate, it was initially planted as Cabernet Sauvignon by Ernie Hunter in the early 1980s. This trellis holds great significance, symbolising our rich vineyard history and commitment to producing exceptional wines. As you approach our estate, the trellis stands as a prominent and enduring representation of the passion and dedication infused into every bottle of Hunter's wine.

Hunter's Olive Grove

Nestled discreetly at the rear of our winery, Hunter's is home to an olive grove. Since its inception in 1996, Jane and Mac have nurtured this special corner of our estate.

A leisurely walk through our native garden reveals this delightful surprise—the bountiful olive trees that grace our grove.

Each year, we embark on the annual olive harvest, carefully hand-picking the fruit. The result is a remarkable estate-grown Olive Oil that can be savored and purchased at our Shop or Cellar Door during your visit.

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