Matahiwi 2018 Pinot Gris and 2017 Chardonnay Releases


There’s an air of excitement at Matahiwi Estate just out of Masterton in the Wairarapa. As with many regions around the country, the 2018 vintage has been more than benevolent with some top wines in the works. Last year in August, Miles Dinneen, formerly of Crossroads in Hawke’s Bay took up the position of winemaker. Miles is no stranger to making top quality wine, is bottlings winning many awards both nationally and internationally. Miles will continue the fine work of Jane Cooper who left to further develop her own label. Miles finished off the majority of the 2017 vintage wines, and the 2018s are ‘all his own work’, though I’m sure he’d acknowledge it’s team work. Here, I review two 2018 Pinot Gris, which Miles has seen from the start, and two 2017 Chardonnays, that he finished off, one of these being the first bottling from ‘Home’ block vines. www.matahiwi.co.nz


  • Matahiwi ‘Mt Hector’ Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2018
  • Matahiwi Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2018
  • Matahiwi ‘Holly’ Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2017
  • Matahiwi ‘Holly’ ‘South Series’ Wairarapa Chardonnay 2017

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