A Little Italian in Matakana
Matavino is a small vineyard, nestled on gentle north-facing slopes in the famous Matakana Wine region, about one hour's drive north of Auckland. Our vision is to grow a variety of wines to match the local food and produce. This includes some red Italian grape varieties such as Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo as well as Viognier and Chardonnay. The vines are hand nurtured by family and friends using sustainable practices. Matavino vineyard was initially planted in September 2006 and the first wines went on sale in October 2010.
The Matavino Cellar Door is open 11am to 5pm Saturdays & Sundays from Labour Weekend(end of October) until Easter, and possibly other times by phoning 021 621124 first.
Matavino wines are best matched with food but also taste great out on the deck or around the BBQ with friends and family. After all, that’s what Italian life is all about – great food, great wine, great company!
Check out what Bob Campbell said about the 2014 Nebbiolo & 2014 Barbera-