Established in 1896, ‘Te Mata Estate’ is one of New Zealand’s oldest wineries and without a doubt one of the most iconic producers. Te Mata is a family owned winery located in Hawke’s Bay that has been in with the Buck family for over 30 years. The Buck family are responsible for catapulting ‘Te Mata Estate’ into icon status by producing arguably New Zealand’s most collected Red Wine, a wine described by Jancis Robinson as a “New Zealand national treasure”.
‘Te Mata Estate Coleraine’ is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominate blend with Merlot & Cabernet Franc. From it’s very first vintage in 1982 Coleraine established itself to New Zealand and later to the world as one of the finest wines New Zealand can produce. The Coleraine is often compared to some of the very best wines from Bordeaux and the 1998 vintage is the first New Zealand wine to make Decanter’s wine legends list.
From their 10 vineyards across Hawke’s Bay, including sites in the Havelock Hills and the Bridge Pa Triangle, ‘Te Mata Estate’ excels in the production of Chardonnay, Viognier, Gamay Noir and Syrah and of course the bordeaux varieties. One of the best examples of Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay available in the UK is the ‘Elston Chardonnay’ which showcases Hawke’s Bay’s strengths for producing wines with finesse and true varietal expressions.