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.


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.