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Zealand's best wine

experience! Vouchers include accommodation
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"A fantastic place to stay,
the cottage was just lovely it felt really homely. And the staff were lovely.

I would certainly recommend this delightful time we had to everyone. We will come back again. Many thanks to for the nice wine."

- Brent & Shelley

The Winemakers Cottage 


If you’re looking for Martinborough cottage accommodation, Murdoch James Estate offers wonderful package deals for their vineyard cottage both mid-week and at the weekend.

The Winemakers Cottage is situated in the Blue Rock Vineyard on Murdoch James Estate. Treat yourself to a few days of rest, relaxation, wine tasting and in the beautiful Martinborough region. Visit our Cellar Door for wine tasting and to buy wine, and Bloom Restaurant for superb lunches overlooking the vines.

Enjoy a relaxing & informative wine escape at Murdoch James Estate

We have put together a very special package for 2 (or 4) persons, which will leave you feeling relaxed and informed. You will escape for two days from the stresses of everyday life and sample everything this beautiful vineyard has to offer; food, wine and unique experiences in the company of great hosts.

Escape to the rural tranquillity of Martinborough

Take advantage of our fabulous wine escape packages for accommodation and wine tasting at our stunning rural Blue Rock Vineyard at Murdoch James Estate.

These are great value and are available year round - excluding public holidays and the peak summer period from 15 December to 15 January.

Your escape package includes:
  • two nights vineyard accommodation in the beautifully renovated 'Winemakers Cottage' right in the heart of the vineyard. While continental breakfast items are provided for your arrival, the cottage is self-catering with a fully equipped kitchen.

  • an exclusive 'Grape to Glass' vineyard and winery tour hosted by the vineyard owner or winemaker
The mid-week escape is available for any two nights between Monday and Thursday and costs:
  • $300 for two nights & wine tour for one couple (usually $395)

  • $350 for two nights & wine tour for two couples (usually $490)

The weekend escape is available on Fri/Sat or Sat/Sun nights and costs:
  • $380 for two nights & wine tour for one couple

  • $450 for two nights & wine tour for two couples
More information:
  • Normal check in is after 3.00pm, and check out by 11.00 am on day of departure. If we can help with extensions to these times, we are pleased to do so, if other guest bookings permit

  • The Grape to Glass Tour includes a stroll through the various vineyard blocks, a visit to the underground barrel caves and exploration of the winery. We will look at how quality grapes are grown and converted to top-class wines along the way. The tour also includes a tasting of 5 premium wines as we wander around.

Give a vineyard accommodation gift voucher – a unique and thoughtful present

If you’re wondering what to give someone special in your life, we have a unique gift idea - a Murdoch James Estate vineyard accommodation gift voucher. This can be put towards either the mid-week or weekend escape package deals.

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