Wine Awatea 2006 is considered the most successful compared to previous vintages wines. About him say that his style is similar to the classic Bordeaux. The name itself comes from the Awatea legendary ship SS Awatea, which is passed around from Auckland - Sydney - Wellington in the late 1930s. During the Second World War Awatea is a military vessel and sank in Algeria in 1942. The vineyard is named after the Awatea, because it belongs to the family of Austen-Smith, which had ties with the United shipping company and shipping company in New Zealand. Family were acquired various parts of the vessel Awatea. To support the family connection with a ship called the next generation vineyard Awatea. Te Mata Estate and Family Austen-Smith received permission Joint Shipping Company to use the name of the vessel and its image on the wine label. Awatea was first made centuries 1982 and at first was the only wine of the same name of the vineyard. Currently Awatea made of thirty varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, grown in nine vineyards Te Mata in Hawke's Bay. Robert Parker in his Wine Buyer's Guide Te Mata took to the five most prominent manufacturers in the world, and Aawatea 2006 was rated 94/100 according to Wine Business Magazine.