Alastair had a life-long aspiration to own his own winery and produce award-winning New Zealand wines. On returning home from working and living overseas, he made that dream a reality.
Alastair has fond memories of the Wairarapa from his childhood, and so there was no question where he would begin his search for the best area to produce world class Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.
Alastair’s passion to produce award-winning wines that capture the characters and flavours of the Wairarapa is now his business. Alastair is involved in the winery’s strategic development and shares a hands-on role in expanding the export markets.
“I dreamt about owning my own vineyard – I now dream about sharing that vineyard’s wines with the world. My team and I enjoy working with buyers to market Matahiwi Estate’s wines at home and abroad.” Alastair is also a master of ‘dad jokes’.