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Porters, Martinborough, New Zealand

The Porters vineyard was a bare and stony paddock, until planted in vines by Annabel & John Porter in 1992. We made our first vintage in 1995. Our vineyard is on Kitchener Street, the main road into Martinborough. The first vineyard was just five acres, growing Pinot Noir and a little Pinot Gris.

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Then, a few years ago, we purchased another five acres of Pinot Noir on the vineyard next door to our house at 47 Kitchener Street.

It is behind this house that we converted the one hundred year old barn and stables into our winery – which was completed just in time for our vintage in 2000.