2018 Mate's Vineyard Chardonnay, Kumeu River, New Zealand

Vineyard Information

In 1990, Maté Brajkovich reworked the land and planted a new vineyard of Chardonnay vines on the site of the original vineyard that he and his family purchased in March 1944. The first grapes from this vineyard were harvested in March 1993, the year following Maté's death. The resulting wine was released in November 1994 to coincide with celebrations marking the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Brajkovich Family's arrival at Kumeu River.

The 2016 vintage shone brightly at our recent Kumeu River tasting with Paul Brajkovich - the almost unending and evolving finish even at this early stage in its evolution testament to the unique and outstanding quality of this legendary vineyard.


Colour White Origin New Zealand
Region New Zealand White ABV 13.00%
Drink From 2020 Drink To 2028
Special occasion, Fine Wine, Wine for the Cellar