The buildings at Te Mata Estate are proof of the commitment to local materials, innovation and style made on this historic property over the last two centuries.
The stables, constructed in the 1870s and converted into a winery by the Chambers family in the 1890s, are today the centre of Te Mata Estate’s winemaking. Constructed from handmade and hand-fired bricks dug from local clay and pit sawn native timber, this building today provides us with cool cellaring space as well as our white wine fermentation room. A first year barrel hall with a Matai roof was added in the 1930s.
In the 1980s, Architect Ian Athfield, who had designed John and Wendy Buck’s distinctive home in the Coleraine vineyard, was asked to extend the existing winery buildings.