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Matua Valley

The winery is located in Waimauku, a small town in the Rodney District in the Auckland region of 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 Sauvignon Blanc clone selected and propagated by them is now cultivated all over New Zealand. The vineyards cover around 150 hectares of vineyards planted with the white varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Viognier and Riesling, as well as the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Grenache Noir, Malbec and Merlot. The product range includes around 30 wines that are marketed in the Estate, Matua Valley, Origins, Reserve, Shingle Peak and Single Vineyard lines. The winery was sold to the Australian Multi Beringer Blass in 2001 (today Treasury Wine Estates = Sister company of Foster's ) sold.

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