Matua (meaning ‘Head of the Family’ in Maori) began with a vision shared by Bill and Ross Spence – to revolutionise the New Zealand wine industry by making wines with the best fruit from the best vineyards, a philosophy which stands today.

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Squealing Pig

The Squealing Pig brand combines an irreverent cheeky personality with wines of great regional character.

A great wine choice for those who want to stand out in a crowd and who strongly believe life is to be enjoyed.



Fickle Mistress

Pinot Noir; she’s a minx and the devil in disguise.

With a perfume seductive and flavours alluring; she’ll make you cry with joy and weep with pain.

A prima donna in the vineyard she’ll perform only when conditions are perfect – cool climates, slow ripening – but she’ll reward you with the performance of a lifetime.

Pinot Noir is fickle but she is charming, she is temperamental but bewitching. She is the Fickle Mistress.

Shingle Peak

Shingle Peak, our majestic namesake, stands untouched among Marlborough’s ancient mountain ranges. Since 1983 it’s pure and timeless beauty has been the muse for our philosophy, ‘to capture the pure essence of the grape’.

We apply this philosophy relentlessly, picking our fruit at optimum flavour ripeness, and ensuring our winemaking expertise focuses on protecting and enhancing the pure fruit flavours, be it for our award winning Reserve or Heartland ranges.




Black Grape Society is solely dedicated to producing New Zealand’s finest Pinot Noir.

This single minded focus ensures nothing gets in the way of crafting something truly exceptional. It is a showcase of the knowledge, passion and dedication that is required to turn one of the most difficult grapes varieties, into one of the most exciting wines.