Visit New Zealand’s oldest winery and see some of New Zealand’s finest wines being made.

Built in the nineteenth century, Te Mata has been making wine in our original buildings for over 120 years - winning gold medals internationally for our cabernet and chardonnay since the early 1900s. Today, in our heritage vineyards and buildings, Te Mata continues to create New Zealand winemaking history.

Go behind-the-scenes and see the country’s oldest barrel hall - the ‘Stained Glass Cellar’ - and visit the Havelock Hills vineyards that form of the heart of the estate. These are New Zealand’s first legally-recognized vineyard sites, officially protected for their heritage value. Follow this with a private wine experience with WSET qualified staff at our cellar door, designed by New Zealand architect Sir Ian Athfield.

Bookings are essential and must be made 24 hours in advance. Call us on 0800 836 282 or email

Cellar Door

Cellar Door Experience

Be guided through a wine experience with six of our current-release wines. No bookings required. Maximum group size 10 people. Please check winter hours.

Winery Tour & Cellar Door Experience

Winery Tour & Cellar Door Experience

11am Thursday and Friday, bookings preferred.


VIP Experience

Private vineyard and winery tour and seated tasting.
Subject to availability and minimum 4 people. Unavailable during vintage and limited over weekends.