Ka Tahi Wines – The One in Hawke’s Bay

A new Hawke’s Bay based wine label, ‘Ka Tahi’ has come to realisation. The vision of three good friends in the growing and food industries, the first releases of their Ka Tahi wine mark their first steps into the domestic and export markets. ‘Ka Tahi’ is Maori for ‘The One’, and the name existed as a brand, owned by one of the partners. It has now been deemed an appropriate name for the aims of the trio to become a significant part of the New Zealand wine industry.

The three partners of Ka Tahi are landlords to, and 50% shareholders in the newly formed Hawke’s Bay Wine Company that is managed by Rod McDonald and Mike Ferrugia at the former Pernod-Ricard plant in Napier. Their Ka Tahi wines are made by Rod McDonald under contact at the facility, confirming and consolidating their relationship together. For these first releases, they relied on the expertise and resources of fruit and wine to establish a self-sufficient range of wines to make a launch. The longer term plans include secured grape supply and a preferred focus on Hawke’s Bay wines only. Here are my reviews of the first Ka Tahi wines. www.katahiwines.com


  • Ka Tahi Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2014
  • Ka Tahi Hawke’s Bay Pinot Gris 2014
  • Ka Tahi Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2013
  • Ka Tahi Hawke’s Bay Merlot/Malbec 2013

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