NEWS & EVENTS: 2015

2016 vintage update from winemaker Jane Cooper

 

The vineyard is looking great!  It’s been a cracker season so far with a moderate spring (a few frosts which we fought off well!), not too much rain and then into quite a warm period now in December.

The Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris have just finished flowering and luckily we had a warm spell when this happened, so the new tiny bunches are looking very healthy and even.  Flowering now in the Sauvignon Blanc and we had 28 degrees yesterday!

Crossing our fingers for the second half so we can bring in a delicious vintage.  Merry Christmas to all!

 

 

Our Estate Sauvingnon Blanc picks up Gold and a Top 50 spot!

We are very happy to announce that we have been named in the New World Wine Awards Top 50 wines!

Our Matahiwi Estate 2014 Sauvignon Blanc was the only one outside of the Marlborough/Nelson region. Great recognition we are happy to bask in! As New World said “Very pretty floral and pineapple aromas, the taste is ripe, textural and juicy. A food friendly wine from just north of Wellington and a brilliant accompaniment to watching a rerun of James Bond movies!”

Contact us to secure your supply today!

How do you pronounce Matahiwi?

We are often asked how to pronounce Matahiwi. The correct pronunciation is Ma-ta-hi-wi. Click on the link below to hear it!

The meaning of Matahiwi is raised ridge. Mata meaning raised/headland and hiwi meaning ridge. When you come to the winery you will see the raise up on to Paierua Road where the vineyard and winery are located.

 

Wellington on a Plate tickets on sale!

We are proud to again be part of the fantastic food festival that is Wellington on a Plate. August has never looked so good!

This year we will again being completing two events, one in Wellington tasting through old vintages and one at the winery where you get to make your own pinot noir! Read more about these events below…

http://www.wellingtononaplate.com/events/by-request-you-pick-what-well-taste/

http://www.wellingtononaplate.com/events/winemaker-for-a-day-with-a-wild-feast/

Harvest Festival – 7th March 2015

Once again we are proud to be a part of regions Harvest Festival showcasing local wineries, brewers and foodies. Its a great day for everyone!

Get your ticket today from www.wairarapaharvestfestival.nz/tickets and keep an eye out for a competiton to win tickets on our Facebook page…

See you there.

Just released – Holly Pinot Noir 2013

Our Holly Pinot Noir 2013 has just been released and it is looking fantastic. The vintage was a hot one which is showing through as a pretty powerful wine with ripeness, depth and structure. Its already been awarded 5 stars by Raymond Chan! Check out his full review here…  http://goo.gl/Aj7yGu.

Don’t forget to get your hands on some before we sell out!