My Secret Marlborough: Matt Patterson-Green

We asked Matt Patterson-Green, Winemaker at Jackson Estate, to share some of his secret places to see, sleep, drink and eat in Marlborough.  If you make the trip down under, be sure to check them out!



Marlborough is very much an outdoor orientated region with many things to do. Walk and fish, run, mountain bike or ride a horse along the banks of one of its rivers. Or relax and take a ride on the River Queen whilst enjoying and local wine matched with fresh local produce.

River Queen

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For a fantastic dining experience it’s hard to beat Herzog Restaurant, however a little known secret is the wonderful little cottage out the back that is available for weekends. Definitely my choice for relaxing and waking up amongst the vines.

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There are many fine establishments for a tasty beverage or two but I like nothing more than enjoying a locally brewed craft beer from Dodson St. With a range of local and regional micro brewed beers on tap and a selection of local wine it’s a great way to wind down and relax at the end of the week.

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Rockferry Cafe. In an old converted Homestead Rockferry offer a wonderful selection of local seafood, cheeses and produce. One of my favourite places to pass a lazy Sunday lunch.

Discover the wines of Jackson Estate online at Majestic.  Click here to see them on our website.

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