Framingham Wines: A Sustainable Winery in Marlborough
Framingham Wines is a picturesque winery located in the Wairau Valley, Marlborough, which was built in 1997.
Surrounded by hundreds of roses, the winery has been accredited as 100% sustainable by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand.
Wines at Framingham Wines
Framingham Wines produces a wide range of wines that cater to different palates. The wines on offer include Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Viognier, and Montepulciano, including New Zealand's only Montepulciano Rosato. Aromatic wines, including a range of Rieslings, are also produced. Visitors will appreciate the winery’s Class Riesling, which comes from its single estate vineyard - one of the oldest Riesling vineyards in Marlborough. The winery has also introduced the F-series wines, made in tiny quantities, and which are the result of winemakers' experimentation.
Tastings and Tours
Framingham Wines offers a range of experiences for visitors, including tailored tastings, winery tours, platters in the courtyard, and bespoke dinners. Visitors will appreciate the underground art space and band room, where music events are held. The winery offers “Taste & Win,” a game where visitors identify the varietal out of four wines poured into black wine glasses.
Visitors can enjoy beautiful gardens that feature manicured hedges and thickets of roses. The ambiance of the gardens is perfect for a casual or romantic stroll.
When to Visit
The winery is open seven days from 10 am to 5 pm.
How to Get There
Framingham Wines is located at 19 Conders Bend Road, Renwick, Marlborough, New Zealand. Visitors can take a car or taxi to the winery, which is located about 10 minutes away from Blenheim. If you prefer public transportation, there are bus services from Blenheim to Wairau Valley with a 20-minute walk from the bus stop to the winery.
Overall, Framingham Wines offers a wonderful experience for visitors, from the picturesque gardens to the delicious tastings and various tours. If you are in Marlborough, don’t miss a visit to this sustainable winery.