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Gisborne Weekend of Wine - Labour Weekend - 22-23 October 2016

From modest beginnings in 1997, this year we celebrate two decades of wine and food on the East Coast. Gisborne's traditional Labour Weekend Wine festivities took on a new direction last year with a range of wine and food events over the long weekend. We have taken the best parts of the 'Weekend of Wine & Food' so that once again wine lovers can enjoy a variety of wine and food experiences around the region. Read more about the Gisborne Wine and Food Festival here.

Saturday 22nd October - "Open day at Matawhero Winery"

Come and enjoy our cellar door from 11am to 5pm with live music on the lawn all afternoon, gourmet antipasto platters and of course some delicious Matawhero wines. We will have some of our 2016 new releases as well as our award-winning wines on sales throughout the afternoon. Free entry and children welcome.

We will also be hosting two wine workshops. These are both ticketed events and limited to 25 people per workshop;

11am - Light, Medium & Fuller Style White Wines Class = 9 wines (1 ½ hours ) - $20 per person.

Enjoy 3 flights of wine showcasing; Light, Medium and Fuller style white wines.

2pm - The Wine & Cheese Class = 6 wines matched to 6 cheeses. (1 ¼ hours) - - $25 per person

This class will introduce you to the world of wine and cheese matching. Includes 6 wines matched to 6 cheeses.

For tickets please phone 06 867 6140 or email info@matawhero.co.nz

Sunday 23rd October 11am to 6pm - The Gisborne Wine and Food Festival

Tickets are $40 including complimentary buses and will be on-sale 1st August 2016 from Ticketek and Gisborne I-Site and the Gisborne Wine Centre - Inner Harbour Full event details will be available Monday 1st August on the Gisborne Wine and Food Festival website

Past Events

Dame Malvina Major 50th Jubilee Celebration Tour at Matawhero Winery

World-Renowned Soprano Dame Malvina Major joins special guests, Geoff Sewell, the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, Hogsnort Rupert and the RNZ Air Force & Navy Bands for six outdoor summer shows in February/March 2014 - Playing at Matawhero Winery on Sunday February 16 ... read more

Sam Hunt & Matawhero Wines - Dida's Wine Lounges, August 2012

Come and join us for a memorable evening with NZ Poetry Legend Sam Hunt and of course some lovely wines from Matawhero at Dida's Victoria Park and Dida's Devonport in Auckland on 22nd and 23rd August from 7.30pm. Limited Tickets are $45 and available from www.glengarrywines.co.nz/tastings ... read more

Gisborne Wine Centre Dinner, 12 April, 2011

Soho in conjunction with Matawhero Wines presents a sumptuous five course menu perfectly matched to our current release wines at the Gisborne Wine Centre on Tuesday 12 April, 2011 ... read more

Matawhero Jazz Concert, Oct 2010

To celebrate the relaunch of Matawhero wines we held at concert at Labour Weekend on Saturday 23 October 2010 at the historic cellar door in Riverpoint Road ... read more

Simon Gault Italian Cooking Workshop, Oct 2010

Attendees to the 2010 Gisborne Wine and Food Festival had the opportunity to attend an Italian Inspired Cooking Workshop with renowed Auckland-based chef, Simon Gault. The three course menu was matched with our current release Matawhero Wines. ... read more

Gisborne Wine and Food Festival 2010

The Gisborne Wine & Food Festival has been a must-do Labour Weekend event since 1997. This year's festival has a spectacular new venue, a completely new format, and lots more to taste, see and experience ... read more

Sails Restaurant Auckland - October 27, 2010

Guests enjoyed a selection of current release Matawhero Wines matched with a fabulous six course menu ... read more

Labour Weekend at Cellar Door

Guests enjoyed great wine, food and live music on the Saturday of Labour Weekend at our cellar door in Riverpoint Road ... read more

Garden to Table Fundraising Dinner, Oct 2010

Matawhero Wines was proud to be a part of the inaugural Garden to Table Trust Gala Fundraising Dinner held at St Matthew-in-the-city in Auckland on 28th October 2010 ... read more