NEWS & EVENTS: Happenings

Win an Amazing Wine Lover’s Weekend

Purchase any bottle of ME by Matahiwi Estate during the promotional period and enter your details below to go into the draw for yourself and three mates to join us at the vineyard:
– take part in the new harvest on 28 March 2020,
– enjoy our wines at a gourmet lunch in the vineyard, and
– dinner and accommodation at Greytown’s boutique White Swan Hotel.

Prize package valued at $2,500

Please note: the date may be subject to change due to harvest conditions, and the package includes transfers from Matahiwi Vineyard to the White Swan. The packages does include travel to the vineyard or from the White Swan at the conclusion of the weekend.

Purchase any bottle of ME by Matahiwi Estate between 01/10/19 and 31/12/19 and enter details below to go into the draw to win an Amazing Winelover’s Weekend (prize package RRP $2,500).

One entry per person and all entries must be submitted by 11.59pm on 31/12/19.  Promotional period 01/10/2019-31/12/2019

Winner to be notified by phone or email.

Terms & conditions apply. Must be 18+ to enter.  Hold onto your receipt to validate your purchase.

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US Somms visit the winery

Great to have this lovely bunch over from the USA. A very knowledgeable group of Sommeliers who we were lucky enough to have for a gorgeous wine matched lunch as part of their tour of NZ Wine country. Thanks for coming team!

Wellington on a Plate events

WOAP is back again! And so are we. We have two great events to keep you entertained. Our tastings and tapas afternoon at Avida in Wellington and our famous Winemaker for a day event. Tickets go on sale 20 June! Get in quick before they sell out…

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 – Feel free to share these images and videos.

Also check out a recent write up about the vintage on – Link to vintage story on

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!