It is hard to believe that we won’t be opening the doors as usual on May 7th, that Steve won’t be arriving to work with the bread order and setting up the wines for tasting, laying out the glasses and spittoons in preparation for the days groups and sorting out his music choice. It seems strange that there won’t be any more events, new wine tastings, discussions on what to put on special from our little white house on the hill.
Everything has its season (we know that well in the world of wine) and it is time for a change here at our Waimauku winery. Although this marks the end of our Matua chapter here at this site, we’re glad that the Matua journey will continue. We’ve been immensely proud to share with you the awarding winning wines our winemakers have crafted and we’ve loved sharing your feedback with them in return.
Many of you have been part of the family even before I came on the scene nearly 8 years ago and so many of you continue to show up at our events and in the cellar door time and again. We can honestly call many of you friends. So we know that we walk away richer for our experiences here and the connections we have made will remain.
It has been a pleasure to share our passion for Matua and for wine with all of you. Like you, we will continue to follow Matua’s journey. We leave you with a motto we live by here at the cellar door …“life’s too short to drink bad wine”
We hope you continue to enjoy Matua’s wonderful wines as we certainly will. You’ll find them at restaurants, wine shops and your local supermarkets right across the country.
Emma, Steve, Tracey, Robyn and the entire Matua Cellar Door Team