Another Gold for Holly!

Our Matahiwi Estate ‘Holly’ Sauvignon Blanc 2011 has been awarded ‘Pure Gold’ at the 2013 Bragato Wine Awards.

Held each year as part of the Romeo Bragato Conference, growers and viticulturists from around New Zealand are recognised for their viticultural excellence – the foundation of making wines of true quality.  495 wine entries resulted in 51 Gold, 107 Silver and 181 Bronze Medals being awarded.

The Holly wines are special. They are different. They have strong character and personality, just like Holly, the daughter of Alastair Scott. Produced in limited quantities, these wines are individual in style.


Winemaker for a day the best ever!

We recently held our annual Winemaker for a day event as part of the Wellington On a Plate festival where guests get the opportunity to blend their own Pinot Noir! Lunch was supplied by the amazing Kent Baddeley from Ten Twenty Four and wine matched with our Holly range. It was once again an amazing day enjoyed by all. Read all about here.

Our vintage report 2013

The 2013 vintage could well be deemed as the vintage of the decade or even the last 20 years!  Read the full report here – Our vintage report 2013.

Holly wins again!

The International Wine Challenge results have been announced this week and Holly has again been our star.  Our Matahiwi ‘Holly’ Pinot Noir 2009 picked up a Silver medal.  The judges tasting notes included a pungent strawberries and cream nose and noted the wine was ageing nicely with a cherry fruit mellow finish.  Get in quick to order before we sell out!

Our Matahiwi ‘Holly’ Sauvignon Blanc 2011 also picked up a Bronze medal. The judges tasting notes picked up a creamy toasty oak style with good length and a complex savoury finish. We agree!

In its 30th year, the International Wine Challenge is accepted as the world’s finest and most meticulously judged competition. The IWC assesses every wine ‘blind’ and judges each for its faithfulness to style, region and vintage. Each medal winning wine is tasted on at least three separate occasions by a minimum of 10 different judges. Awards include medals (Gold, Silver, Bronze) and Commended awards.

Gold wine!

Check out a recent launch of our special edition Gold Sauvignon Blanc in China…

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4 stars from Dish Magazine

For the latest Dish Tasting Panel three judges blind-tasted 119 chardonnays from around the country. We are pleased to say that the Matahiwi Holly Chardonnay 2011 was awarded 4 Stars! They have described the wine as a young, toasty, exciting style, with concentrated, cleansing melon and stonefruit and an attractive, nutty palate appeal.