Ellis of Richmond

Matakana

Premium wines from a small region.

 

Matakana is New Zealand`s most northerly wine region and takes its name from a small town situated 10km east of Warkworth and less than one hour`s drive north of Auckland.

 

Premium wines have been produced in the area for some time and there are several new vineyards being developed.

 

Almost all the vineyards are on slopes, which helps to drain the clay soils. Traditionally a red wine growing region there are also some outstanding white wines produced from Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. However, the classic red varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Sangiovese continue to excel.

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