Sample the latest vintage & relax in the rejuvenating atmosphere of our local Matakana wineries – purpose built for optimal wine tasting enjoyment. Since 2007 we have been introducing guests on our Matakana Food and Wine Tour to our local boutique wines, known for their character, diversity and passion. There’s also the option to swap wineries for craft beer breweries – perfect for the blokes!
The Matakana Wine & Food Tour includes visits to three vineyards and visits to your choice of two local food producers (options include cheese, chocolate, honey, oysters and ice cream).
Matakana Coast wine is very exclusive – most is made in small quantities, some with hand-picked grapes, with many not available in the mass market.
Three Matakana Coast vineyards have been carefully selected so that guests discover a range of vineyards from the highly polished to the unconventional.
Matakana Coast is known for not one notable wine, but for many boutique, award-winning wines – from Chardonnay to Docletto. You may discover a new variety or rediscover an old variety being made a new way.
Our knowledgable local guide introduces you to the wine maker themselves – enjoy discussing the craft with these passionate wine experts.
Meet local kiwis along the way. Enjoy stories of how their ventures were established and then flourished.
Anna and Dan Didsbury
- Brick Bay Winery
Brick Bay wines & sculpture trail is one of the gems of the Matakana Coast region. Anna Didsbury, Daughter of owners Richard & Christine Didsbury, manages the creative team both in The Glass House restaurant and the stunning sculpture trail that surrounds the vineyard. Anna’s husband Dan operates the magnificent Matakana cinemas.