Matakana wine growers – passion in the wines

Matakana wine growers – passion in the wines

Matakana wine scene According to winemaker James Graham, there is a ‘real authenticity’ underpinning the Matakana wine scene. The Matakana wine growers an impassioned group of people putting their heart and soul into what they do. James studied viticulture (the...
Matakana wines 2020

Matakana wines 2020

Matakana vintage – 2020 Drought conditions that have devastated farms in much of the country have proved a major boon for Matakana vineyards. Matakana Winegrowers president Hegman Foster says 2020 is shaping up to be a great year for local wines and will perhaps...
Matakana vintners – Yakutin Family Wines

Matakana vintners – Yakutin Family Wines

The waiter in the Vintry was quick to pick up on Oleg’s accent and asked where he originated from. ‘Snells Beach,’ said Oleg. ‘Via Kazakhstan.’ Grapes were first grown there in 700AD, long before this, Kazakhstanis’ benefited from the wine...
Rift Wines, Matakana

Rift Wines, Matakana

Anto Coates – Rift Wines Matakana Having entered the wine trade from a career in advertising copywriting, Anto Coates now spends his days managing the Rift vineyard next to Hyperion at the end of Tongue Farm Road. While the vineyard is now planted to Syrah and...