• 2020 – A Perfect Vision

    2020 was simply perfect. With low rainfall and fabulous weather 2020 will go down in the history books as one of the best on record. In fact, according to Te Mata Estate CEO Nick Buck – this is the best in Te Mata’s history.

  • 2019 ‘Early. Easy & Exciting’

    2019 was a warm, dry, easy grape-growing season that has produced some of our most exciting results yet. We’re excited to get these out. Time will tell, but this could be one of our best.

  • 2018 ‘Vintage Dynamite’

    With an exceptionally warm, classic, long summer – Vintage 2018 gave us an explosion of flavour and colour! Read the technical report from Senior Winemaker Peter Cowley here…

  • 2017 ‘Fast and Furious’

    2017 was a year when the Te Mata team and the Te Mata method of production made all the difference.  Hand-picking and hand-sorting, and careful vineyard management shone through and delivered fruit in remarkable condition.  Thanks to our team’s outstanding efforts, many long hours, and a fast and furious harvest, we’ve ended up with a
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  • 2016 ‘The Turnaround’

    We couldn’t be happier with the fruit quality in 2016. The turnaround produced whites that look fresh and vibrant – showing full, ripe flavours and excellent acid balance. Reds appear plump, fruity, and with good levels of ripe tannins. Again, the reds have that depth of colour we’ve seen develop in the last three years,
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  • Vintage 2015 – ‘Third Time’s A Charm!’

    The success of 2015 is down to the lower than normal crops which provided great concentration and maximized the effect of the dry and warm mid-summer. The good fortune of well-timed weather when we wanted it outweighed any concerns from a cool start to the spring or a few late-season autumn showers. The charm of
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