An oasis in the vineyards

Venice room

Venice room

Atmosphere: Luxury, relaxing

Looking for: wine tasting, romantic escapade

Price range: 230 – 260 NZ$

Niched in the heart of the world famous Pinot Noir vineyards of Martinborough, New Zealand, the delightful Aylstone Luxury Retreat is the ideal haven for a romantic gateway, a food and wine lovers’ stop, an elegant break from the hectic city life. Any excuse is good actually to stop by this divine boutique accommodation with stunning views on the vines. 

The six bedrooms are spacious and artfully furnished, infused with a french mediterranean charm, creating an atmosphere of relaxation and wanderlust. Breakfast is served by the gracious hosts, Bruce and Denise, that will undoubtedly give you their best tips on where to eat, go for wine tasting or even rent a bike. Aylstone is 5 minutes away from the town center, and is thus the perfect starting point to cycle your way through several interesting and delicious wine estates, such as the brilliant Te Kairanga, where a passionate winemaker will not only stun you with his richly textured Pinot noir with cherry savors, or slightly dry and limey Rielsing, but also treat you with the New Zealand wine history.

Sip a glass of wine on your private cosy terrace overlooking the vineyards as the sun sets, after a day filled with cycling and wine tasting, and maybe even a late little pétanque in the retreat’s garden. What a day for a daydream.


Breakfast: served from 8.30am onwards, but can be a tray in your bedroom if you need to leave earlier. Buffet breakfast in a spacious room, with delicious local bread and no to be missed croissants    

Wine tasting in Martinborough

Wine tasting in Martinborough

Assets: gorgeous reading room, wi-fi in some places, the warm welcome,  and the scenic view of course! 


Contact: Aylstone retreat, 19 Huangarua Road, Martinborough, Wairarapa – New zealand  ; +64 6 306-9505