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Te Mata is the most famous winery in Hawke's Bay, and the oldest in the country, producing New Zealand's most prestigious wines. There were vines here in 1892, but after the depression of the 1930s the vineyard declined: only in 1974, when the winery was purchased by John Buck and Michael Morris, did its fortunes revive. The recently restored white-plastered winery and homestead are striking examples of modern architecture. Top wines from this estate are the lavishly fruit-filled Coleraine Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot and the rich Elston Chardormay, two singlevineyard wines. There is also Awatea, a Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend, a less expensive Te Mata Cabernet/Merlot, Castle Hill Sauvignon Blanc and good-value rose and dry white blends.

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