Kirsten and Richard bought the Matawhero winery from it’s founder and pioneer winemaker Denis Irwin in 2008.
The Estate produces 3 levels of wine:
The Single Vineyard range – a selection of the very best vineyard sites in Gisborne from three distinct sub regions; Riverpoint, Hexton Hills and Patutahi. The wines are fruit-driven and approachable and they display the palate weight and texture that Gisbourne is renowned for.
The Church House collection – unique parcels of wine showcasing alternative varieties that are grown in the region.
The Irwin – in an exceptional vintage, where superior ripeness is achieved, a hand crafted, barrel fermented Gisborne Chardonnay is released. This flagship Chardonnay is a tribute to the late Bill Irwin and his son Denis, the founders of Matawhero Wines.