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Matua Valley

The winery is located in Waimauku, a small town in the Rodney District in the Auckland region, on the North Island New Zealand, The name Matua means "head of the family" in the Maori language. It was founded in 1974 by the brothers Bill and Ross Spence. They produced the first New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc in a corrugated iron shed. The selected and increased Sauvignon Blanc clone is now grown throughout New Zealand. The vineyards cover approximately 150 hectares, which are planted with the white varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Riesling, and the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache Noir, Malbec and Merlot. The product range includes approximately 30 wines, which are marketed in the lines Estate, Matua Valley, Origins, Reserve, Shingle Peak and Single Vineyard. The winery was in 2001 to the Australian multi Beringer Blass (today Treasury Wine Estates = Sister company of Foster's sold).

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