Beside a jasmine hedge and sandstone courtyard is the cream and red tasting room and vineyard cafe. Pretty picnic tables dot the property, and if you front up on Friday, retired builder and owner Graham Margrain is on duty in the cellar door and is happy to talk you through the wines and the history of the site. This long-time favourite destination for the thousands of Toast Martinborough tourists offers a wine for everyone.
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Planted in 1992 by Graham and his wife Daryl, Margrain’s winemaker since 1997 is the talented Strat Canning, who crafts a smorgasbord of styles.
The Home Block Pinot Noir is rich and weighty, but for rare treats you can’t beat the chenin blanc and the sparkling La Michelle methode traditionnelle.
Margrain Vineyard Cafe
It’s all about rustic comfort food at this popular local spot. Try the Spanish gypsy stew or the beef and pinot pie. On cooler days dine fireside; downstairs in the cellar makes for particularly romantic dining.
Hours: Labour Weekend to Easter Wed-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat-Sun 9am-4pm; Easter to Labour Weekend Fri-Sun 10am-4pm