Matua Valley was founded in a tin shed in 1974 by two brothers, Bill and Ross Spence. The brothers wanted to make wine in New Zealand that was as good as any in the world.
As a small, family-run winery in West Auckland, Matua Valley quickly gained a reputation for innovation and producing award-winning New Zealand wines.
The name Matua (mah-too-ah) in Maori means “head of the family” which is a very appropriate title, as Matua Valley produced New Zealand’s first Sauvignon Blanc in 1974 just outside of Auckland, paving the way for the phenomenon that this unique wine style would soon become.
Almost 40 years later Matua Valley is recognised globally as a premium New Zealand wine brand with a broad range of award winning wines.