Ka Tahi Wines
The very beginning
Purchased from Pernod Ricard the Thames Street Winery and offices
Entered partnership with Rod McDonald Wines
Processing wine on contract for New Zealand grape growers and wineries – named the business Hawke’s Bay Wine Co – the main tenant for Ka Tahi’s new Winery.
First vintage at Hawke’s Bay Wine Co.
Beginning of Ka Tahi's first wines.
Small batch premium wines
Purchased plant and equipment to provide capacity for small batch premium wines.
Ka Tahi launches with 5 varietals
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot Malbec and Syrah.
Wayne's new 'retirement project'
Wayne retires from his day job and doubles his workload. Danny and Amal need a new joke so appoint him CEO of Ka Tahi Wines.
Rangatira Reserve range is launched
Rangatira is only to be made in exceptional years for each varietal. The 4 varieties launched are Chardonnay, Malbec, Syrah and Pinot Gris
We strike gold!
Rangatira 2016 Chardonnay wins Gold medal at the New Zealand Wine Awards. This adds to the 30 other gold, silver and bronze medals won by Ka Tahi and Rangatira wines at the New Zealand Wine Awards, Hawke’s Bay Wine awards and New World Wine awards in the company’s short history.
Domestic and International growth
Ka Tahi customer base in NZ climbs to 200 trade businesses. Export destinations stand at 5 countries.
Ka Tahi 2016 Syrah and 2016 Chardonnay win Gold and Silver medals respectively at the Foodex Sakura Wine Awards in Japan.
Trophy Winning Sav
Our 2021 Hawke's Bay Sauvignon Blanc claimed a Gold Medal, and Overall Trophy Winner for Best Sauvignon Blanc at the Hawke's Bay Wine Awards.