Established in 1896, Te Mata Estate is one of the few New Zealand wineries with roots in the nineteenth century. They remain family-owned, proud of their inheritance and committed to the future.
Te Mata wines are produced exclusively from our Hawke’s Bay vineyards. Well-chosen sites and a generous climate underpin Hawke’s Bay’s quality reputation as a wine-growing region.
93 Points - The Wine Advocate
"The Coleraine Cabernet / Merlot has been produced since 1982 and is blended blind every year without trying to go for a particular formula. The 2009 Coleraine Cabernet / Merlot is a blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it’s a little closed at the moment, revealing moderately intense notes of cedar over black currant, blackberry and cloves plus hints of dusty earth, dried leaves, moss covered bark and Mediterranean herbs. Medium-full bodied with firm fine-grained tannins, it offers taut, tightly-knit flesh with a lively acid backbone and a long, layered finish. Consider drinking this 2013 to 2021+." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown