Wines With a Difference

Small batch fruit wines hand crafted in Eketāhuna, Aotearoa, from locally sourced organic produce. Vegan, gluten free, made for sharing, made with love.

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  • Eket'where???

    Eketāhuna is a small rural town in the Tararua district, smack inbetween two famous NZ wine regions; Wairarapa + Hawkes Bay.

    With the Tararua Ranges as a backdrop and many beautiful rivers + bush, Eketāhuna is a treasure of a place known mythically as the Timbuktu of Aotearoa.

  • Fruit Wine, Game Changer

    We hope that our wines will be a catalyst to change how people will think of fruit wine (not super sweet and pretty damn fine!).

    Drinking + supporting fruit winemakers is supporting diversity and game changers.

    Catalyst Fruit Wines are for savouring, creating different wine narratives and most importantly, creating occasions!

  • Plum Tree Cottage

    Plum Tree Cottage

    Plum Tree Cottage (our family home) built in 1905, is host to ancient heirloom plum + pear trees, elder, apples, currants, feijoas, walnuts, figs, berries and many herbs.

    It's also in vicinity of great foraging spots for blackberries, lemon and grapefruit...(OK, the last two are friends backyards!)

Not Just a Bottle of Wine ~

Planet Earth is in a precarious situation and it is more important than ever to look at our footprint and ensure that 'what' and 'how' we produce has minimal negative impact to our environment.

Here at Catalyst Fruit Wines this is top and foremost in our mind and part of our kaupapa (purpose). All our 750ml bottles are recycled, closed with sustainably sourced corks*. All bottles are recyclable. Fruit is organic and sourced locally. Wine product waste is composted. No animal products are used. And we're always planting trees~ there is no monoculture here!

*excepting fortified and sparkling wines