Matahiwi Estate 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay

Alastair Scott’s Matahiwi Estate is one of the most significant wine producers in the greater Wairarapa with 80 ha of vines planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, and a modern winery on Paierau Road on the outskirts of Masterton. Chardonnay is sourced from Hawke’s Bay. The company makes the flagship ‘Holly wines, with the ‘Estate’ wines the core of the production. The more accessible Mt Hector wines are seen widely and well-known. Briony Carnachan with the company for over four years took over last year as winemaker from the long-serving Jane Cooper, who was there since 2002, but left to pursue other interests. It has been announced that Briony will be departing too, so Matahiwi Estate will be looking for a new winemaker. In the meantime, it is business as usual, and here, I review the 2016 ‘Estate’ Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. www.matahiwi.co.nz


  • Matahiwi Wairarapa Sauvignon Blanc 2016
  • Matahiwi Wairarapa Pinot Gris 2016
  • Matahiwi Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay 2016

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