Our story begins in Martinborough, Wairarapa, East Coast of the North Island of New Zealand. You will Find Vineyards, Olive Groves and One small Lavender Farm known as Ranui Essentials.
With its big skies, majestic mountains and rugged coast, the Wairarapa region is rich with natural beauty, and to top it all off, the local wines aren’t bad either. Located at the heart of the Classic New Zealand Wine trail, Ranui Essentials was established in 2012 as Tracy and Eric were exploring what products could compliment the region and sustain a dry Martinborough climate. This is just one of the reasons Ranui Essentials has obtained winning accolades for their essential oils.
On a small 10-acre block, and after experimenting with avocados and loosing over 600 lavender plants to wet clay soil. Tracy and Eric started again, tilling the paddock and preparing the soil. Today you will find in the November – February months a purple haze as you drive up Dry River Road, nestled 8kms out of Martinborough overlooking the Wairarapa Tararua Ranges.
Their shop is open most weekends with an assortment of lavender products, bone china, patchwork creations, homemade cards, linens and homespun babywear all created by family and friends in the Wairarapa.
Tracy will take you on a tour of the farm and will explain the four varieties they grow. Recently they have just installed a lavender distillery which if you are lucky you may see in operation around harvest time.
So, come and visit and enjoy not only the Lavender but our little Martinborough Village.
Come and visit our shop on site
284c Dry River Road, RD1, Martinborough, NZ
OPEN WEEKENDS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 10am-3pm