~ Wairarapa, New Zealand ~

Wairarapa is a geographical region of New Zealand. It occupies the south-eastern corner of the North Island, east of metropolitan Wellington and south-west of the Hawke's Bay region. It is lightly populated, having several rural service towns, with Masterton being the largest. It is named after its largest lake, Lake Wairarapa.

Wairarapa Wines represents a collective of wineries from throughout the Wairarapa Valley from Featherston to North of Masterton with 14 active Wairarapa and associated members.

Wairarapa Wines evolved as a result of the expansion of vineyards up the valley as pockets of soils similar to Martinborough were discovered and developed with vineyards initially being developed around the Gladstone Road and Dakins Road area near Carterton and around Paierau Road, Matahiwi Road, and Loopline Road areas outside Masterton but more recently appearing throughout the rest of the valley.