Our Story

Our Story

Matariki Wines was founded in 1977 from small plantings, with a passionate belief in making fruit-driven world class wines of elegance and power.

Matariki, a cluster of stars that sits in the constellation Taurus, is a story of new beginnings.  The stars arrival in the winter night sky announces the beginning of the Maori New Year.

Matariki is owned by Taurus Wine Group on behalf of John O'Connors family.

With adversity comes strength and we are all passionately committed to developing our traditions with this new beginning for Matariki.


 John O'Connor - Matariki Wines

 John O'Connor Matariki Wines

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