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Te Mata Estate Winery & Vineyards

Te Mata Estate Winery, 349 Te Mata Road,, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
+64 6-877 4399
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The Best Wine

The best wine in Hawkes Bay, perhaps New Zealand is available here. Excellent display and service... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
46seacreature1
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Havelock North, New Zealand
Incredible wines!

Wines here are unique and tasty. The woman who did our wine tasting was super friendly and... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
JetsetHer
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New York City, New York
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Te Mata's entire focus is fine wine production. There's no restaurant or accommodation here, only a small Cellar Door for tastings. It's open daily over summer, and Wednesday to Saturday in Winter. Coleraine House opposite the winery is on private property and the home of the Buck family - the winery's owners. We do try and leave them in peace and quiet when we can. :) Te Mata is an estate producer - meaning it grows its own fruit on this property, then ferments and bottles that wine onsite. It’s a 'one stop shop' for wine production and export - rather than a food or entertainment venue. Independent, and New Zealand family-owned for over 120 years, the winery and vineyards were the first in New Zealand to be protected under conservation law as a wine-making heritage site - the 'Te Mata Special Character Zone'. Five of Te Mata's Showcase wines are listed as 'Five Star’ and ‘Super Classic' in Michael Cooper's Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wine. The winery has been awarded Robert Parker's highest classification 'Outstanding Producer, Five Stars'. Te Mata Estate wines are available in 45 countries.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Te Mata Estate Winery, 349 Te Mata Road,, Havelock North 4157, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

The best wine in Hawkes Bay, perhaps New Zealand is available here. Excellent display and service. Great tasting.

Thank 46seacreature1
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Wines here are unique and tasty. The woman who did our wine tasting was super friendly and knowledgable on wine. She also gave us helpful tips for things to do in the area.

Thank JetsetHer
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

We arrived into the stunning property by campervan , and entered the light warm & airy tasting room. We were greated with a warm friendly & professional host whom informed us there would be a $5 tasting fee if we wanted to do a tasting...More

Thank chere B
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We all have different tastes in wine, but the wine wasn't as impressive as at some other wineries. $5 tasting fee. Also, the tasting room is not in the beautiful and architecturally-interesting Estate on the hill, but in a building up the road and across...More

Thank emjunck
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My partner and I stopped in at Te Mata while riding the Havelock bike trail. The winery is beautiful and the wine tastings was one of the more memorable ones. The lady at the cellar door was great to chat with and I tried a...More

Thank Tennille S
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our quick visit. The guy taking the wine tasting new his wines and vines..would recommend a visit

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the wines. Yes, the cellar door or very basic and no restaurant but if you are after quality wine, you will not be disappointed. 5 nzd charge for the tasting which is waived if you buy any product.

Thank Dafne07
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Te Mata Winery is just stunning. The cellar door is exquisite with some wonderful wines to try. Coleraine is Te Mata Winery's premier wine and I could definitely see why. Will be back soon!

Thank hbbornandproud
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Te Mata are supposed to be one of, if not the best winery within Hawkes Bay, certainly according to Hugh Johnson. We we're disappointed that such a prestigious winery would have such a below par cellar door. The woman offering the tastings was all at...More

Thank per_iaia
Reviewed 14 March 2017

AWESOME wines, IF you have the pockets as they're not cheap, Sally is lovely and friendly if u get to meet her. The Coleraine is a VERY special wine that knocks spots off the french and Aussie comparables, so buy as much as you can...More

Thank tcdambuster
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