Hyperion in Greek mythology was the Sun God, hence the effect of sun and light on the vineyard.
Hyperion Wines is a genuine boutique vineyard and winery
producing traditionally crafted wines exclusively from the Matakana
winegrowing region, just an hour north of Auckland New Zealand.
The tiny home vineyard is planted in classic grape varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec
Noir with all fruit processed on site in a character converted cowshed.
Bordeaux straight varietals and blends, Malbec, Pinot Noir, Rose, Pinot Gris
Port and Grappa are also made on the premises, the latter in conjunction
with Castle Matakana.
Winemaker John Crone, is ex the computer industry with a degree in Chemical
Engineering and set up the Hyperion operation with his wife Jill in 1994.
Our winemaking philosophy is to intervene as little as possible in the
natural process. This results in wines that reflect each vintage in an
In 1998, an outstanding vintage year, the first vintage of Hyperion "Gaia"
Merlot won a Gold Medal & Trophy in the 'Merlot Predominant' category in the
Easter Show 2000. This 100% Merlot was rated 96/100 and top Australasian
Merlot by Australian wine guru, James Halliday in 2001.
Our top wine "the Titan", made from some of the
oldest vines in Matakana, has also achieved considerable success.