I literally stumbled upon Poppies while out for a run in Martinborough. I had no idea if it was a winery, or restaurant…it just looked inviting and I added to our itinerary for a day wine tasting with my mom.
Immediately upon walking into this stylish, welcoming tasting bar, courtyard and event venue, I couldn’t help but smile. I oooohhhh’d and ahhhhhh’d over the decor and wanted to move in. After having meeting Poppy and her husband Shane, I wanted Rod and I to be their new best friends. (Still working on both.)
Poppy poured us her wines, explained her vision and her warmth and passion was infectious. A sweet detail: they had run out of their Rosé, and instead of leaving a hole in the tasting during prime Rosé season, she was pouring a lovely Spanish version.
You sit for lunch, and are served an amazing ‘vineyard’ platter with just the best nibbles. It’s robust and elegant, and a perfect pairing to the wines.
This is truly the perfect wine tasting experience. I look forward to directing guests to the door of Poppies – and making many return trips myself.
When people combine their passion with their skill – it creates true art. Poppies does just that.