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Date 5th Sep 2024
Date Vino Gusto, Vino Gusto, Hatter Street, Bury Saint Edmunds, UK

Join us on 5th September for a shop floor tasting with Matawhero Wines, Gisborne, New Zealand.

The Matawhero journey started with two New Zealand wine pioneers from the 1960s. Today the story continues around the drive and determination of Kirsten and Richard Searle who purchased the Matawhero vineyard and winery in Gisborne from Denis Irwin in 2008. They are the trusted Kaitiaki (guardians) of Matawhero and continue to develop the iconic winery and share the distinctive wine styles of the Tairawhiti-Gisborne region. They produce famous New Zealand Chardonnay and other wines including aromatic whites like Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc.

Matawhero has a colourful history. The first vintage in 1975 under the watch of Bill and Denis Irwin put New Zealand on the world wine map with a reputation for rebellious and flamboyant flavours and varietals. Son Denis imparted his own colourful style and won fame for his Gewurztraminer and famous New Zealand Chardonnays – everyone was drinking it, even the Queen!

We’re very excited to have Kirsten Searle with us for the evening to take us through a selection of whites from Gisborne.

Please note, this is not a formal, sit down tasting. It will be a fun, casual tasting on our shop floor in walk-around style with decent pours! There are a few stools to perch on, of course and we’ll have some nibbles in the way of charcuterie boards to keep your palate nice and awake!

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