Te Mata Estate Winery

+64 6 877 4399 349 Te Mata Road
Havelock North, Hawkes Bay , 4001
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Te Mata Estate is New Zealand’s oldest winery, dating from the early 1890’s. It is a New Zealand family owned winery – a true estate, specialising in grape growing and winemaking from its nine Hawke’s Bay vineyards. It is acknowledged as one of only five icon wineries in New Zealand. Under the direction of John Buck, Te Mata Estate has, over nearly thirty years, produced a stunning array of red and white wines including famous labels as Coleraine, Awatea cabernets/ merlots, Bullnose syrah, Elston chardonnay, Cape Crest sauvignon blanc and launched in 2009 Zara viognier. Te Mata Estate has also developed a unique single vineyard from which it produces its Woodthorpe wines. – Description from Dragac

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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Just finished tasting Ballabourneen The Stuart 2013 Chardonnay (Australian Wine Selectors Hunter Valley Series January 2014 dozen), bottled under screwcap. Supposed to have a "round and subtle biscuity finish" Well the bottle I tasted was way to subtle for me I'm afraid! I think it is due to last week's tasting of the Tapanappa  2008 Tiers Picca... Read More

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  • Te Mata Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Hawkes Bay Coleraine 2009

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    This was my first NZ Cabernet blend and it definitely won't be my last. Dark berries, good acidity, smooth tannins and a long finish. A very elegant wine. Read More

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  • Before I retired I did a stint as chairman of Hawkes Bay Vintners (all the wineries in Hawkes Bay) and was asked to write a short article for the local newspaper. All the wineries offered tasting of most of their wines and sometimes I felt, the public didn't really understand how enthusiastic winemakers were about their product."Lets do the wine... Read More

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  • First off, welcome aboard. You'll find some easy going wine enthusiasts here along with some very knowledgeable folks.We do get our fair share of spam here as you can see, so I'd recommend to wait on linking your blogs or websites until you get to know a few of the regulars first.Would also recommend just jumping in to the discussions already in... Read More

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  • Te Mata Estate Sauvignon Blanc Hawkes Bay Woodthorpe 2010

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    Earthy and more herbal than peppery on the nose with light notes of nettles and rather assertive tropical fruit. Moderately intense guava notes with some hints of passion fruit and pineapple, and just an edge of cut grass. Fine focus in the mouth. This is bright yet shows some restraint with well layered if slightly subtle flavors. The back end ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Te Mata Estate Sauvignon Blanc Hawkes Bay Cape Crest 2007

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    Wine review by jamesreina


  • Te Mata Estate Syrah Hawkes Bay Bullnose 2004

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    Wine review by BrenFM


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  • Te Mata Estate Red Bordeaux Blend Hawkes Bay Cabernet/Merlot Woodthorpe 2002

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    Wine review by Garcha


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