NEWS & EVENTS: Happenings

The 2016 vintage is a stunner!

Wow, vintage has come and gone already. In a challenging year for New Zealand vineyards, the Wairarapa has had a stunner!  This is thanks to hot settled weather right up to and through vintage with minimal rain. The Wairarapa is smoking hot right now!

The Pinot Noirs loved this and have produced small berries with consistent bunches and clean ripe flavours. Both the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris crops have also delivered a fantastic consistent result.

This year we harvested the new plantings of Chardonnay from the home block for the first time. Head winemaker, Jane Cooper, is super happy with how these are looking. The Hawkes Bay Chardonnay fruit is the best we have picked so far and we are excited to see how these develop.

With all the grapes now in, the hard work begins. We look forward to releasing the 2016 vintage already!

For more photos from vintage check us out on Instragram – http://www.instagram.com/matahiwi/. Feel free to share these images and videos.

Also check out a recent write up about the vintage on Stuff.co.nz – Link to vintage story on Stuff.co.nz

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!

 

 

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.

 

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.

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 – www.wellingtononaplate.com

We would love to see you!

 

 

 

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.

Gold wine!

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

Click here to watch