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“Wonderful introduction to Martinborough” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Poppies

Poppies
91 Puruatanga Road, Martinborough 5711, New Zealand
+64 27 255 9373
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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New Zealand
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“Wonderful introduction to Martinborough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was the first cellar-door that we stopped at on our weekend visit to Martinborough, and we were not disappointed.
Poppy's enthusiasm for wine was infectious, and we enjoyed our tasting so much that we stayed for a bite to eat (the food platter is a must-try) as we soaked up the afternoon sun. Poppies is a great option for anyone who is visiting Martinborough, and wants great wine, amazing food and a fabulous atmosphere.
We are already planning our return trip!

Visited August 2013
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English first
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We had a great visit on Saturday. The venue is gorgeous, and Poppy was most welcoming and friendly to our group of 7 ladies - to us the service you get at a celler door is almost as important as the wine, and this ticked all the boxes. Beautiful tasting glasses too. Next time I come to Martinborough Ill be stopping here for a lunch platter. Shame they sold out of most of their wine, but I guess that means that they're popular! Very impressed with the venue - I can see this place becoming quite popular with weddings. Was one of our favourite stops of the day. PS - sorry again about the tree!

Visited June 2013
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“What a great, friendly place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Poppy herself was a wonderful hostess, and the wine tasting was unpretentious and nice. The venue is really welcoming, and we loved the concept of platter style food as the only option - no decisions required!! Lovely service, lovely simple food, and really great glassware. Well priced, and highly recommended for a friendly relaxed late lunch.

Visited May 2013
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Waikanae, New Zealand
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“Outstanding boutique winery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We visited Poppies because we had had a bottle of her fine Pinot Gris at Wakelin House in Greytown the night before and wanted to check out her other wines. Unfortunately everything except the delicious Pinot Noir was "sold out" but on a chilly drizzly afternoon we settled in by the warm fireplace and had one of their terrific "Vineyard platters", a collection of delicious salmon, grilled and sun-dried vegetables, relish, tapenade, etc and glasses of the wines available. Enjoyed the friendly and lively atmosphere with lots of other visitors and will be looking out for Poppies wines in future. Great function centre too.

Visited May 2013
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Sale, Victoria, Australia
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“Fantastic platters for lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Poppie herself explained her wines and showed us around their lovely premises. We felt so welcome and thoroughly enjoyed her wines. Would love to taste this years vintage.

Visited April 2013
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