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te Pa Wines featured in Jancis Robinson Matariki article

  • by Mikela Dennison
We’re delighted to be featured in a new article on Jancis Robinson that showcases the recent Tohunga Tūmau - Puanga Matariki Dinner.

Seeing such extensive coverage on one of the world’s greatest, and most influential wine platforms is a proud moment for us, and a milestone for Māori food and beverage producers.

Wine journalist Chris Howard writes:

“It was a difficult choice, but the best pairing I tasted on the night was Chatham Island blue cod with te Pā’s Reserve Seaside Sauvignon Blanc 2021. Grown along Cloudy Bay in Marlborough’s lower Wairau subregion, near one of the first landing sites by Māori in Aotearoa New Zealand, the wine’s deep tropical flavours, elegant restraint and vibrancy perfectly suited the firm white fish encased in delicate karengo ravioli brushed with a smoked butter sauce.”

Te Pā proprietor Haysley Macdonald sees that it’s the Māori family ownership and the proud heritage that really connects with people and commented, ‘I hope there will be more opportunities that recognise and celebrate the special significance of Māori food and beverage producers because they are truly world-class and offer huge potential as a window into the world of everything Aotearoa New Zealand has to offer.’

Aroha nui to Chris, and the JR team for publishing such a beautiful and nuanced exploration of Matariki and the place of Maori food and beverage producers.

Read the full article for free here:

Pictured: Our home ‘Seaside’ vineyard in the lower Wairau Valley, featured in the Jancis Robinson article. 

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