Welcome to Mint at Martinborough

It’s often the small moments in your day that bring the most happiness.

Like preparing and presenting a meal with beautiful cookware. Snuggling up on the sofa with a woolly blanket. Sipping coffee from your favourite mug.

The same special items that inspire you to slow down and enjoy the small moments can also make your house a home. They’re beautiful, they’re one-of-a-kind, and because they’re made to last, they just look and feel better.

Nestled in the heart of the Wairarapa wine country, Mint at Martinborough is a kitchen store with so much more to explore.

Here you’ll find a stunning curation of modern, classic and vintage homeware, kitchenware and gifts. From Le Creuset’s heirloom-quality cast iron casseroles (in glorious colours) to Bordallo Pinheiro’s bold Portuguese tableware, our brands are some of the world’s best.

Live local? Call into our wonderful store on Ohio Street and why not sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date with our regular in-store cooking workshops and demonstrations (designed to excite the foodie within!).

Live further afield, or just passing through? You can now shop from anywhere in New Zealand! We offer free national shipping on orders over $300, and to make things even easier, Afterpay is available both online and in store.

People & stories

The building Mint calls home is a 100-year-old church that was built by parishioners in the wilderness of Hutt Valley. Around 20 years ago, the church was transported over the Remutaka Ranges (no small undertaking!) to Martinborough, where it initially became a gallery.

Sue had a vision for the space, and in 2007, Mint at Martinborough was born.

When Mint first opened, people would come in and share their stories of the old church. Sue has a keen interest in things with a story - which explains her love of all things vintage, as well as Mint’s signature brands like:

Wyld Organic New Zealand wool products - the wool can be traced back to the Pihepe and Bohepe sheep which run free across the hill country on Banks Peninsula. The sheep receive no chemical treatment, inoculation or antibiotics in their lifetime and their tails are left as nature intended, wagging behind them!

Or Bordallo Pinheiro tableware, designed by 19th century caricaturist, Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro. His now iconic cabbage tableware was a snub at the bourgeois, taking the ‘peasant’ cabbage to high society tables!

Mint is a true family affair – Sue’s daughters, Vanya and Anneka, also contribute to the business’ rich tapestry and conscious values. 

Vanya is a trained Interior Designer and digital guru based in sunny Sydney (where she manages Mint’s social media pages and website remotely) while Anneka lives locally in Martinborough with her young family and is the face behind many of the gorgeous in-store displays.

Mint at Martinborough celebrates the good things in life.

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