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Events and outings in Matakana

We love supporting local events and showcasing our boutique wine to the Auckland market. We are a founding sponsor of the annual Oyster Festival Matakana and the Kowhai Festival Big Day Out. Follow our next events on Facebook.

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Sunday 8 August – Movie – Wine tastings

Sunday 8 August – Movie – Wine tastings

Sparkling: The Story of Champagne. Starring Stephen Fry and leading champagne producers.We are delighted to present our third movie and wine tasting event in the heart of Matakana Village. Celebrations, Champagne, Sip the Sparkling! Join the Matakana Winegrowers in...

Justin Oliver, Te Rata Wines

Justin Oliver, Te Rata Wines

Meet Matakana’s beverage boss crafting natural wines and organic cider on Duck Creek Road. The site was once home to the biggest apple orchard in the Southern Hemisphere.  Justin Oliver represents what the Matakana region is so well equipped to produce;  a...

Wine at Matakana Market

Wine at Matakana Market

Every Saturday in summer, you can visit the Matakana Village Farmers Market and meet our winemakers at the wine pop-up tent. Taste our boutique wines, find your favourite, learn about our stunning wine region and buy a bottle to take home. Our wines are available all...

Matakana wine market

Matakana wine market

We love supporting local events and showcasing our wine to the Auckland market. Matakana Winegrowers have wine tastings and bottle sales at the local Matakana Farmers' Market. Matakana Winegrowers enhances the business interests of our local winegrowers. We have one...

Wine and oyster month

Wine and oyster month

During 2020, the team behind the Matakana Oyster Festival took a break. This break prompted the Matakana Winegrowers group to work with local oyster farmers to create a series of lively, tasty and enjoyable oyster and wine match-up sessions. As wine lovers, we know...

Matakana winegrowers – passion in the vines

Matakana winegrowers – passion in the vines

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 rival...

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 trade by their spot midway...

Rift Wines, Matakana

Rift Wines, Matakana

Anto Coates - Rift Wines MatakanaHaving 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 Clone...

WINE TRAIL MAP

Download our A4 double-sided printable and screen-friendly version of the Matakana Wine Trail Map here  

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