Moy Hall Wines
a wonderful experience
Moy Hall Wines was a long time in the dreaming and planning. We love a good project and were nearing completion of our relocated house, so we leapt at the chance to take on Moy Hall vineyard in 2015… this was what we had been waiting for! With our third child on the way, we sold our home and jumped into the world of hospitality and wine business ownership.
In forming our business plan, we took inspiration from well-respected local wine brands and considered the fun customer experiences at places like Poppies and Colombo. We needed to offer something different for locals and add to the village as a destination for visitors. Our priority is to grow exceptional quality grapes and wine, serve fresh local produce and welcome our customers with fun and friendly service.
Our location on the cycle route and the strength of the Martinborough wine region has been key to the volume of tourists that have poured through the doors since we opened in December 2018. As business owners we have learnt the value of a close business community; whether it be the encouragement of business owners such as Green Jersey, recommendations from locals or neighbouring cellar doors, or the enthusiast support of local bodies such as Destination Wairarapa, the Martinborough i-SITE, the Martinborough Business Association and SWDC – it has made such a difference to us.
Balancing family and business life will always be a challenge and it has been a real eye opener to understand how quickly the costs of running a business add-up. After a year under our belts at full operation we have made many mistakes but feel that we are cementing the processes and relationships required to run a successful business.
Going forward we will grow the story of Moy Hall and our next goals are organic conversion of the vineyard, growing our own produce for the restaurant and developing stronger relationships with our customers and suppliers.
We encourage our team to be creative and always aim to provide a wonderful experience for our customers with fantastic wine, food and service. We hope this approach will see us continue to grow as a business and be part of the Martinborough wine scene for many years to come.
We look forward to seeing you at the vineyard again soon.
Phill & Carolyn McArthur and the Moy Hall team