Welcome to Matawhero
Discover another side to New Zealand wines
Our climate boasts long hot summers and rich fertile plains that meander towards secluded surf beaches.
Fertile soils allow our region to grow an abundance of produce, but we grow grapes because it is part of our origins, history and the legacy we have chosen to build on.
Our vineyards are 100% naturally dry farmed and we only grow our grapes using natural rainfall and no irrigation. What we love about dry farming is we are saving a precious resource like water and it also explains the style of wine we get in the glass with superior fruit flavours and a lovely weight and texture!
Welcome to Matawhero – distinctively Gisborne…
Special wine Release
In an exceptional vintage, where superior ripeness is achieved, we hand craft this limited release barrel fermented style of Gisborne Chardonnay. This flagship wine is a tribute to the late Bill Irwin and son Denis, the founders of Matawhero Wines.
96 POINTS – Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 5 STARS – Michael Cooper & 93 POINTS – Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier
Naturally dry-farmed for more intense
in our wines.
We rely on our natural rainfall to grow our grapes. Our vines entrench themselves deeply in our fertile soils and are exposed the true terroir of our land.
Trophies, Gold Medals and 5 Stars
Crafting bold, distinct and vibrant wines, we ensure Matawhero’s legendary style live on in every bottle!
- Single Vineyard
- Church House
- Irwin Chardonnay
- First Sun Rosé Magnum
Our cellar door
Tasting Room & Winery Events
Imagine yourself surrounded by vines and olive trees under the shade of our glorious walnut tree as you sample our wines and enjoy a gourmet antipasto platter!