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…

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 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…

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




The North Island Cycling Series finishing at the Estate

We are very pleased to be supporting the North Island Cycling Series this year.

The final stage, race five, will be finishing at the gates of Matahiwi Estate on the 6th of December. Come down to watch the action! We will be running a tasting and the cellar door will be open.

Good luck to all the riders.

Wow another Gold for the Holly Sauvignon

We are excited to announce that our Holly Sauvignon Blanc 2013 has picked up another Gold! This time from the International Wine Show.

This comes only a week after we won a Gold in the Drinks Business Sauvignon Blanc Masters. It’s a great confirmation for the style of Sauvignon we are trying to create. And the hard work put in by a very dedicated team!

Make sure you get in quick as we will sell out soon…

Alastair and Holly

Drinks Business Gold and Silver!

The Drinks Business held their Global Sauvignon Blanc Masters blind tasting in October and our wines both scored very highly, and one of them received one of the top medals and scores in the whole tasting!

Our Holly Sauvignon Blanc 2013 was awarded Gold and the Matahiwi Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2014 was awarded Silver.

Great recognition for two great wines! Get in touch for details on how to get your hands on some…

Gold at the CWSA

The results are in and our Holly Pinot Gris 2012 and Late Harvest 2013 have both picked up Gold in the China Wine and Spirits Awards!

These are both the first vintage for producing this award so we are really pleased that the hard work in the winery has been rewarded. We are excited about these wines being part of the range!

If you would like to try these for trade please get in touch.

Join us for our famous Wellington on a Plate

Once again we are running our sellout ‘Winemarker for a day’ event at the winery. Tickets are selling fast so don’t miss out!

For more details check out the Wellington on a Plate website and search for Matahiwi Estate –

We would love to see you!




Our Estate sauvignon shines in China’s biggest and most prestigious wine and spirits competition!

The Matahiwi Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2013 has just been awarded with a Gold medal at the CWSA Best Value competition. What a great accolade.

The wine triumphed in the blind tasting alongside the most famous brands in the world including Penfolds, Robert Mondovi, Astoria, Osborne, Wolf Blass, and 4,350 wine and spirits from 35 countries.

This news has been a very pleasant surprise and we are thrilled.