Heron's Flight Matakana vineyard and winery

Heron's Flight is a small family owned vineyard overlooking New Zealand's Matakana valley- famous for its fertile soils and boutique wineries.

We are the only New Zealand vineyard specialising in growing the Italian grape varieties Sangiovese and Dolcetto, which we have successfully grown since 1993.

Buy Heron's Flight Wine & Grape Juice Online

You can buy premium Heron's Flight wines, grape juices, vinegar, verjus and other products directly online.

We ship New Zealand wide and accept payment by credit card (via Paypal), cheque or bank transfer.

Heron's Flight Cellar Door

49 Sharp Rd
Matakana

We've have recently re-opened our cellar door in our old place down the drive.

We will be open daily from 11am for casual visitors. There will be no charge for tastings. We figure that if you make it past the restaurant and the 200m down the drive, tastings should be free!

Events

We have been using some new techniques for our fermentations.

Firstly, have a look at how we grow the Sangiovese. The canes are arched rather than being laid straight along the wires. We also avoid leaf-plucking. Rather, we position the canes early in the season to be several inches apart. This means that the fruit still receives lots of sun. But, more importantly, the basel leaves help provide colour and tannins.