Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate remains family owned, producing internationally recognized wines exclusively from its Hawke's Bay vineyards. The Estate's ownership varied frequently until John and Wendy Buck acquired it in 1978. John and Wendy instigated a twenty-year development program, which commenced with the restoration of the original winery building and the replanting of all of the original vineyards, as well as the acquisition of new vineyard sites.
Te Mata winery has been ranked 'Top Winery in New Zealand' evidenced by the consistent quality of the Coleraine and Awatea Cabernet Merlot wines, the Bull Nose Syrah and the Elston Chardonnay.
Delightfully fruited and inviting, the bouquet shows ripe peach, rockmelon, vanilla and roasted cashew characters, leading to a beautifully weighted palate that’s rounded and creamy. At its best: now to 2023. Date Tasted: Feb 2020; Rating: 91 Points; Sam Kim; Wine Orbit
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