NEWS & EVENTS: Awards

Awards winning Matahiwi

Top 50 for our Matahiwi Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Wairarapa’s Matahiwi Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019 named in Top 50 wines at 2019 New World Wine Awards

Our Matahiwi Estate Sauvignon Blanc is set to be at the top of shopping lists after the wine was today announced as a Gold medal winner at the 2019 New World Wine Awards, earning a place in the competition’s prestigious Top 50 wines. Exciting!

The wine was recognised out of more than 1,274 entries submitted by 176 wineries from New Zealand and overseas. It will now be available in New World stores nationwide for the next five weeks.

“The accolade is an awesome achievement for the team and an exciting development for Sauvignon Blanc outside of Marlborough!”  Says winemaker Miles Dinneen.

Grab your bottle today!

IWC Trophy for best wine in the Wairarapa!

The IWC Trophy’s for 2018 have been announced and our Holly Pinot Noir 2016 has been awarded the trophy for best wine in our region, Wairarapa! Winemaker Miles Dinneen says “We are so pleased with the result and knew that this was a special wine from a great vintage. It’s great to see that recognized.”

“Bold and bright, juicy, dark fruit. Blueberry, plum and blackberry. Well-structured and balanced.”

And trying to out do the Holly award is our rockstar winemaker Miles, who has taken out the trophy for best Syrah in the world! How good is that? Beating all the Australian Shriz. This was from his former life as winemaker for Crossroads. Lucky we are adding Syrah to the portfolio this year!

Matahiwi shine at the Fifty Best NZ tastings

We are really happy with the results from the Fifty Best NZ tastings. Our Holly Pinot Noir 2013 received a well deserved Double Gold while the Matahiwi Estate Pinot Noir 2013 and Mt Hector Sauvignon Blanc 2015 both picked up Golds. A great result.

Check at the tasting notes on the links below:

Fifty Best NZ Pinot Noirs

Fifty Best NZ Sauvignon Blancs

Golds from CWSA Best Value

We are proud to announce that we have picked up gold awards from CWSA, the most biggest wine and spirit awards in China. We have won Double Gold for its Matahiwi Pinot Gris 2015 and Mt. Hector Sauvignon Blanc 2015, and also a Gold for Matahiwi Sauvignon Blanc 2015.

 

As a family owned company with a small dedicated team our goal is to enhance the pure natural flavours from the fruit and the vineyard.  To see results like these shows the hard work is paying off!

 

CWSA-Best-Value-2016-Medal-Winner-37

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!