Winery Events

Discover Matawhero

These events are the perfect way to enjoy our wines and warm hospitality.

  • Exclusive Irwin Chardonnay Vertical Tasting!


    To celebrate the release of our flagship Irwin Chardonnay on 1st August, we are hosting a vertical tasting of our 2016, 2017 and 2018 vintages of this Chardonnay matched with a three course canapes style plate created by local chefs Bryn Lewis and Wendy Bennett of Gisborne Good Food. The afternoon tasting will be hosted by winemaker Kim Crawford and owner Kirsten Searle.  This limited release barrel fermented style of Chardonnay is only crafted in exceptional vintage, where superior ripeness is achieves and is a tribute to the late Bill & Denis Irwin, the founders of Matawhero Wines.

  • The Winter Vines Tour with Matawhero, Bridge Estate and The Vines

    SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST 2020 – 11.30am to 4.30pm – $20 BUS TICKETS

    Get out amongst the vines this Winter and visit three of our local wineries on the Winter Vines Tour. Bus tickets are $20 per person and include transport from Gisborne I-site to Matawhero, Bridge Estate and The Vines (Bushmere Wines) and back to town at the end of the day. All venues will have live music and food and wine you can purchase. Tickets are limited to 150 people so don’t miss out!

    Buses will depart from Gisborne I-site at 11.30am AND return around 4.30pm . A shuttle service will operate every 90 minutes between the venues.