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Current Events

First Light Wine and Food, Gisborne - Sunday 22 October 2017

Gisborne will welcome the inaugural First Light Wine and Food event at Labour Weekend. Matawhero and TW Wines have teamed up to offer wine lovers the opportunity to travel around our beautiful wine region as part of the Gisborne Weekend of Wine and Food which is held every Labour Weekend. The event will be held between 12 noon and 6pm and tickets will include a complimentary bus service to, from and between the two vineyard sites. The teams at TW Wines and Matawhero are looking forward to hosting guests from around New Zealand looking for a spring weekend away with friends and family and who want to enjoy some award-winning wines, fantastic cuisine from well-known Gisborne chefs and live local music all afternoon. Read more about First Light Wine and Food, Gisborne here.

LABOUR WEEKEND AT MATAWHERO - Saturday 21st October 2017

Matawhero Underground Soiree - $140 per person

A highlight of our cellar door is to explore the underground cellar which is home to many older vintage Matawhero wines as well as other iconic New Zealand wine producers. Enjoy an exclusive luncheon amongst this history. Tickets include canapes to start, main, cheeseboard and dessert prepared by head chef Thomas Boyce from the iconic USSCO Bar and Bistro. All these courses are carefully matched to our award-winning Matawhero wines including our new flagship Irwin Chardonnay from the 2016 vintage.

Chardonnay Amongst the Vines at Matawhero - $25.00 per person

If you love Chardonnay like we do then you will want to book in for this event! Experience five Matawhero Chardonnays as we take you on our Gisborne Chardonnay journey alfresco amongst the vines and olives at our rustic cellar door.
Tickets are $25 per person and include a cheeseboard and tasting of our Chardonnays in our unique tasting rack including our new flagship Irwin Chardonnay.

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

Past Events

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.

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