Spring after a winter break and it’s time for change, renewal and to refresh the look of the magazine with the new masthead and design, complemented by the inspiring photography of Esther Bunning and her team.

This November sees the 25th anniversary of Toast Martinborough, which always marks the beginning of spring in the heart of the Wairarapa wine growing region, and this year the locals will be pulling out all the stops.

The festival was the vision of Richard Riddiford who passed away in August and will be sadly missed. Richard had a huge influence on the wine industry both in Martinborough and in New Zealand, and was behind the success of Palliser Estate.

Due to the popularity of the magazine and the incredible support from advertisers, we have increased the print run for this issue to 10,000 copies which will be distributed throughout the region over the coming months.

Thanks again to all our supporters and hope you enjoy this issue. Cheers and see you in summertime.