We have an experienced and knowledgeable team to guide you through a tasting of our wines. Whether you are a wine novice or an aficionado, we will be glad to share our winemaking ethos and give you a great wine tasting experience at our cellar door.
Come in and enjoy a wine tasting, or a glass of wine with great company. You can also stock up with a few bottles to take home.
We do suggest that you make a booking if you have a group of more than 6.
Fancy a bite to eat to enjoy with our wine? Enjoy one of our picnic cheese boxes, it offers a selection of Puhoi Valley cheeses, with crackers and chutney all packaged up in a handy and eco-friendly picnic box. During the summer, we will be serving tacos and other snack items from our food truck on weekends only.
Our cellar door opening hours: Thursday – Monday | 11am – 5pm
GROUP WINE EXPERIENCES
Looking for a unique wine tasting experience? We offer group packages for those who are looking for something fun and immersive. Great for special occasions like birthdays or corporate activities or team building events.
Designed for groups of 12- 30, we offer a wine explorer experience, which includes a wine tasting workshop and a blind bottle quiz and also a chance to get creative and step into the shoes of a winemaker with our wine blending workshop.
Alternatively, we also offer an intimate 5-course wine pairing dinner package, with a privately hired chef to host your esteemed guests at the Matakana Estate Lodge underground wine cellar.
Matakana Estate has always been at the forefront of local winemaking since this premium boutique wine region was first developed some 30 years ago. Our winemaking philosophy is to capture the essence of New Zealand’s finest grape varieties from the regions where they grow best. Our Matakana vineyard produces award-winning Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Gris. We also seek out premium grapes from Hawke Bay and Marlborough to complete our wine portfolio to showcase the best of New Zealand wine regions.
Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc
These are our classic wines made to be shared with friends and family. These wines are fresh, lively and easy to please any crowd.
Syrah, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris
Using the premium grapes from the harvest, we take extra care in the winemaking process to make sure that the final wine will be the best representation of the terroir and made to have cellaring potential to further enhance the flavour profile.
Syrah, Cab Franc Merlot
Only made in the years where the harvest yielded exceptional quality. These wines are intense and rich in complexity and depth. Made in small limited quantities and especially for special occasions.
New Zealand’s finest wine regions
Our philosophy has always been to capture the essence of New Zealand’s finest grape varieties from the regions where they grow best, so as well as making wines from our own substantial Matakana vineyards, we seek out limited amounts of premium grapes from selected wine regions across New Zealand to make the very best wines we can.