New Zealand

 

Wairarapa – North Island

Wairarapa is located on the lower South East region of the North Island. The vineyards are shielded from the elements by steep mountains, while the growing season from flowering to harvest is amongst the longest in New Zealand. Naturally breezy conditions control disease & the stony soils keep yields small resulting in grapes with greater flavour intensity. A genuine cool climate, with a long, dry autumn in NZ, provides an ideal ripening conditions for Pinot Noir and other varietals, such as Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris.

Owner Alastair Scott started Matahiwi Estate in 1999 by planting the first vineyards. He soon partnered up with Jane Cooper as she fell in love with the local viticutural conditions. Alastair built the winery over 2003 for the 2004 vintage and the first bottle of Matahiwi Estate Pinot Noir 2004 was sold in London to wine retailer Oddbins at a New Zealand Winegrowers trade show in 2005. Jane Cooper already had her own label under her belt the day she knocked on Alastair Scott's door in 2002. The extent of her knowledge and commitment impressed him then and Jane continues to maximize the benefits of her experience. "She's the boss", says Alastair.

 

Small Gully

The state-of-the-art Matahiwi Estate winery was designed by award-winning Wellington architects Bevin + Slessor, in response to the demands of site, climate conditions and the needs of a specialist Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc producer. Matahi Estate produces different lines and Wine Directions Pte Ltd is proud to import and distribute the Estate Range and the entry level range Mt. Hector

 

The state-of-the-art Matahiwi Estate winery was designed by award-winning Wellington architects Bevin + Slessor, in response to the demands of site, climate conditions and the needs of a specialist Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc producer. Matahi Estate produces different lines and Wine Directions Pte Ltd is proud to import and distribute the Estate Range and the entry level range Mt. Hector

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