Mānawatia a Matariki
Matariki is the name for the cluster of stars that rises in winter, and signifies the beginning of the Māori New Year. Traditionally, Matariki was a time to honour those that had passed, show thanks to the land, and cultivate the ground for the coming year. If the stars appeared clear and bright, it signified an abundant season in the coming year.
As we prepare our vines over winter, we are keenly aware of the need to respect and care for the land we have been provided here in Hawke’s Bay, enriching it to enjoy the fruit it will provide in the next harvest.