Its hard to separate New Zealand and Sauvignon Blanc these days, but we were the first to put them together, planting the first Sauvignon Blanc in 1969 and producing our first bottle in 1974.
In the next few years, winemakers Ross and Bill Spence quickly gained a reputation for innovative, award-winning New Zealand wines – including the first New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc.
You could say weve changed the way the world drinks wine. Has it gone to our heads? Hardly. But it has fired us up to do more.
Matua began with a vision shared by Bill and Ross Spence – to revolutionise the New Zealand wine industry by making wines with the best fruit from the best vineyards, a philosophy that still stands today and has earned us international recognition for our pioneering work.
Today, Matua Wines produces a wide range of distinctive wines, these innovative, award-winning New Zealand wines are now enjoyed all over the world.