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In 1979 Neil McCallum began planting the vineyards for Dry River on the Martinborough Terrace. Not to be confused with Marlborough, Martinborough is situated on the North Island near the capital city of Wellington. The growing conditions are more challenging in Martinborough, with more chance of vintage variation. Back in 1979 there was very little in the way of viticulture in Martinborough, and Neil McCallum built his winery into a top producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Riesling.
In 2002 the winery entered a new chapter and was sold to Julian Robertson from New York and Reg Oliver from California. Martinborough continues to be a small wine region that makes a big impact, it is quite distinct from Marlborough that has made famous the Kiwi style of Sauvignon Blanc. Martinborough can produce a wider range of wines, which includes some of New Zealand’s most sought after Pinot Noirs, Dry River being one of them.