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Palliser Estate

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Fabulous Wine, Beautiful Food, Pétanque and Fun

A fabulous place to start with a private wine tasting for our group of family and friends... read more

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It was such a quick visit that I feel I am doing an injustice to Palliser Estate by not going into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Timaru, New Zealand
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The first Winery you come to on State Highway 53 as you enter Martinborough. Look for the white gates on your left. We offer tastings and sales 7 days a week. In Summer, our Chef prepares beautiful fresh platters and lunch offerings to match with...more
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96 Kitchener Street, Martinborough 5741, New Zealand
+64 6-306 9019
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Reviewed today via mobile

A fabulous place to start with a private wine tasting for our group of family and friends. Beautiful gardens with comfortable and relaxing outdoor furniture and a great pétanque set for some competitive fun. Great wines and gorgeous sharing plates of food which we enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SharonM5121
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was such a quick visit that I feel I am doing an injustice to Palliser Estate by not going into more depth. Because of the lack of time, I only had time to try a chardonnay and a pinot noir, with the former being...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank GrayMcGowan
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

The first thing that hits you after coming across the mountains fro the Hutt Valley is the clarity of light and the crispness of the air. Everything is just so. The tasting menu from Palliser is equitable at $5 for 5 wines and the explanations...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TheReefBoy
Reviewed June 9, 2018 via mobile

First nice wine and very helpful staff at an impressive venue. Whilst wet outside inside the dog kept our toddler busy for a good 30min so you could appreciate the wine and ample room for her to run around without breakibg anything.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Robbie K
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Well appointed wine tasting venue with acceptable wines Pinot was a bit on the light forward side. Host was unenthusiastic but knowledgeable. Try other sites also with a more positive attitude Great area for wine tasting

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ltwiggs2017
Reviewed April 23, 2018

Three couples on a weekend wine trip without kids. This was our first vineyard stop and the lovely french women on the front desk was just opening up shop. Really informative chat over the tastings. After we finished the days circuit of other vineyards we...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank TonyP2896
Reviewed April 4, 2018

We had a lovely wine tasting at Palliser Estate. Tastings cost $5, which is deductible from any wine purchases (which are hard to resist). Our host was very knowledgeable and friendly. The cellar door opens at 10.30am, while many others seem to open at 11.00am...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TheRobertsons43
Reviewed March 28, 2018

We tasted five wines and really enjoyed the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir 2016. Enjoyed the presentation and felt no pressure to purchase any wine. We did purchased one bottle due to packing it in over stuffed luggage. When we opened our bottle of Pinot...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Harriet R
Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

The wines were nice, especially the Sauvignon Blanc. The tastings were very generous and the server very pleasant.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Nice setting. Looks to have nice food for those that want lunch. We did the taste testing of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sav Blanc, Chardonnay, and 2 Pinot Noirs. $5 per person

Date of experience: March 2018
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