“They said we were mad” – It’s hard to separate New Zealand and Sauvignon Blanc these days, but Matua were the first to put them together, planting the first Sauvignon Blanc in 1969 and producing their first bottle in 1974. Matua began with a vision shared by Bill and Ross Spence – to revolutionise the New Zealand wine industry by making wines with the best fruit from the best vineyards. Starting as a small, family-run winery in West Auckland, winemakers Ross and Bill Spence quickly gained a reputation for innovative, award-winning New Zealand wines. Today, Matua produces a wide range of distinctive and award winning wines, which are now enjoyed all over the world. Their philosophy still stands and has earned Matua international recognition for its pioneering work.