PORTERS HOMESTEAD

For a truly Martinborough country escape, your stay at Porters Homestead is second to none

Built in 1872, and just a few minutes’ walk from the heart of Martinborough’s bustling food and wine culture, Porter’s Homestead, exudes old world charm and historical appeal. A very special residence indeed, Porter’s offers far more than the average homestay.

An outstanding and airy house is utterly breath-taking for its high ceilings and colonial woodwork throughout. Catering for up to 13 people (or 15 if also booking the Winemaker’s Loft), people including a private loft, large rooms, plush carpets and surrounding verandas prevail. Vintage furniture blends tastefully alongside modern appliances to make your stay comfortable. Lavish, rambling grounds that encompass a 10 acre vineyard, inspire your stay at Porter’s to be memorable a one - spiced with a touch of adventure.

Picnic under a wise old tree, or play a game on the lush front lawn of the property. A midnight walk in the vineyard is essential, as is a forage in the established vegetable garden and orchard. Get lost in an old-fashioned game of hide-and-seek, with the many secret spaces and secret rooms to be discovered.

Particular demand for this property is owed to the numerous nooks that are to be found within the well-established, meandering gardens. The all-embracing grounds provide a stunning venue, both grand, yet intimate enough, to cater for onsite weddings, pre and post wedding events, or conferences. Large shady trees; an orchard full of peach, pear, quince and plum; the adjoining pinot-planted vineyard and the winery itself, all deliver alcoves abundant in rustic allure.  The charming, wooden winery buildings, come complete with surrounding gallery and Juliette balcony, providing for picture-perfect photo opportunities that are often sought, but seldom found.

Whether a private weekend retreat, or as an adventure to share with colleagues, friends and family, your Porter’s Homestead experience is a truly special way to enjoy the very best of Martinborough. Romantic, indulgent, historical and serene, make your booking now with www.gotomartinborough.co.nz or email: gotomartinborough@xtra.co.nz