Te Mata Estate, A Family-Owned Winery Established in 1896
Te Mata Estate Winery was established in 1896 and is a family-owned winery that produces internationally award-winning wines in their Hawke’s Bay vineyards. Today, the winery is one of New Zealand’s best wine producers, making around 40,000 premium bottles of wine per year with export to more than 42 countries worldwide. The estate was originally a part of Te Mata Station, established by John Chambers in 1854. He sold the property in 1919, and the Buck and Morris Families acquired it in 1974 and turned the estate into its current form. More vineyards were planted and the winery experienced a boost in their viticulture practices at this time.
The Havelock Hills vineyard of Te Mata Winery is located on the estate, it was the first legally-protected vineyard in New Zealand.
Main grown grape varieties are Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernets Franc, Merlot, Viognier, Chardonnay, Syrah, Gamay Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir
All the wines made from grapes grown exclusively from Hawke’s Bay vineyard sites. Their Havelock Hills vineyard is located on the estate and was the first legally-protected vineyard in the country. The maritime climate in the region, along with low rainfall and moderate sunshine, makes the region perfect for the growth and cultivation of vines. The main grape varietals grown at Te Mata include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernets Franc, Merlot, Viognier, Chardonnay, Syrah, Gamay Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Noir. The best grapes go into the production of their high-quality red and white wines.
The winery is a part of the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) Programme
Te Mata Winery is a part of the Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand (SWNZ) Programme and always strives to improve its environmental sustainability and protect natural resources. The wines have a great taste and structure that showcase the qualities of the Hawke’s Bay wine region.