The Te Mata Estate
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
The Buck family are responsible for catapulting ‘Te Mata Estate’ into icon status. They did this 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
‘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. Later it established itself to the world as one of the finest wines New Zealand can produce.
The Decanter Wine Legends List
The Coleraine is often compared to some of the very best wines from Bordeaux. The 1998 vintage is the first New Zealand wine to make Decanter’s wine legends list.
Te Mata Wine Production
From their 10 vineyards across Hawke’s Bay, including sites in the Havelock Hills and the Bridge Pa Triangle ‘Te Mata Estate’ excels in their production. They produce icons such as 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’. It showcases Hawke’s Bay’s strengths for producing wines with finesse and true varietal expressions.
For more information on Te Mata and their wines, visit their website.