New Zealand

We the Vynfields’ owners John Bell and Kaye McAulay are devoted to producing premium Pinot Noir and Riesling wines, handcrafted using traditional methods. Vynfields first awards include a Gold medal at the Royal Easter Wine Show for the 2003 Pinot Noir and a Gold medal (and Best wine in the Riesling class) at the Bragato Wine Awards for our 2004 Classic Riesling. Our latest awards include Gold and Best In Class for our Reserve Pinot Noir 09 at the London International wine show and a Gold in Decanter for our Pinot Noir 09. Every one of our Pinot Noirs has had at least a five star award or a Gold medal.

We moved the historic Maranui homestead from Lyall Bay in Wellington, across the Rimutaka Hills, to Martinborough (in 5 pieces!). This was a homestead that Kaye had loved from a young age, and we have enjoyed restoring it. A profile of the homestead appears on our wine labels.

Tasting and sales of the fine wines, as well as sumptuous gourmet platters, soup and hot bread, are available in the comfortable surroundings of the historic lounge of the Vynfields’ homestead. The enormous open fire place in the lounge is a great tradition when the winter chill is around. On fine days the tastings flow on to the surrounding verandahs and gardens.

We also provide accommodation “escapes”, Vynfields Cottage, is a delightful cottage on the vineyard. It is self contained and available for those wishing to enjoy a unique accommodation experience.

Vynfields Vineyard and Wines 

Vynfields Cottage Accommodation