Haven’t we all fantasized about getting together with a couple of friends and buying a winery? Well, they actually did it.

One shared dream.

When the ink was dry, the wheels were set in motion. The vision? Craft award-winning wines in the one place that has the trifecta.  Hawke’s Bay boasts a rich medley of soil types, sunny, dry coastal climate and world-class fruit. Tracing the journey from vine to bottle, we honour the land and work together to champion the unique flavour that the Hawke’s Bay region has to offer.

Unconstrained by tradition, we knuckle down and work hard across our flourishing vineyards based in Te Awanga and Omaranui Sands, sourcing top-notch grapes from which our community of one-of-a-kind, innovative winemakers craft the most incredible wines to share with you.

But the reason the Three Friends really make wine? It’s to celebrate with good friends, enjoy great moments with family, and create memories with loved ones. We are honoured that when you come together around the table with family, or celebrate with friends, we can be a part of your moments of belonging, connection and togetherness.

Come Together as One. Ka Tahi – The One.

Ka Tahi Wines

Our Timeline


The very beginning

Purchased from Pernod Ricard the Thames Street Winery and offices

November 2013


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.

February 2014


First vintage at Hawke’s Bay Wine Co.

Beginning of Ka Tahi's first wines.

March 2014


Small batch premium wines

Purchased plant and equipment to provide capacity for small batch premium wines.

June 2014


Ka Tahi launches with 5 varietals

Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Merlot Malbec and Syrah.

March 2015


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.

December 2016


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

January 2017


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.

October 2017


Domestic and International growth

Ka Tahi customer base in NZ climbs to 200 trade businesses. Export destinations stand at 5 countries.

January 2018


More silverware

Ka Tahi 2016 Syrah and 2016 Chardonnay win Gold and Silver medals respectively at the Foodex Sakura Wine Awards in Japan.

April 2019


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.

November 2021

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