Matahiwi Estate is a family owned winery with a dedicated team working to deliver our distinctive style in each bottle. Our goal is to enhance the pure natural flavours from the fruit and honour the vineyard. We love to see our history and effort shine through into the glass. We produce Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and a bubbly range!
Sustainable WineNZ accredited.
Matahiwi embrace practices which encourage a healthy vineyard. Inter-row plantings promote healthy soils and bio-diversity in the vineyard. The flowering buckwheat and phacelia attract natural predators for some vineyard pests, while clovers, oats, chicory and vetch provide nitrogen and other nutrients to vines when they are mown or cultivated into the ground. The winery continually tests different viticulture and winemaking methods, including organic regimes on certain Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir blocks. To a large extent homegrown mulches and products made from seaweeds and humic acids replace hard fertilisers. Sheep wander among the vines in winter. Continue reading →