Hawke's Bay History

Originally part of the Vidal Family Wine Estate and Te Mata Station, the beautiful historic site Bradshaws calls home sits on the outskirts of the Havelock North village, at the base of Te Mata Peak and with expansive views across fields to the mountains, towards Napier and Hawke Bay.

Nestled in its own citrus grove, the Bradshaw home sits proudly amongst a group of historic properties including Te Mata House, Rush Cottage, Te Mata Estate Winery and Weleda homestead.



In 1991, Wayne and Judy Bradshaw purchased Vidal House and its 10 acres of land, transforming the property’s original vineyard into a citrus grove of more than 3,000 lemon, lime, orange and pomegranate trees. With preservation of the land and a careful restoration of their home, the Bradshaws have earned themselves an important place in the history of farming and viticulture in Hawke’s Bay.



In 1908, Te Mata Station owner Bernard Chambers commissioned architect William Rush to build homes for his shepherd and farm manager. The shepherd’s house is now known as Rush Cottage and the larger farm manager’s home, Vidal House, was built in 1909 and is a classic example of the Domestic Revival architectural style.

Te Mata Station has an important place in New Zealand’s wine industry; Hawke’s Bay’s first vines were planted here for Bernard’s wine label, Te Mata Estate. Anthony Vidal, another local winemaker, leased 24 acres from Te Mata Estate to produce his own wine and in 1924, passed the lease to his three sons, who continued to produce wine under the Vidal moniker.

The Bradshaws have dedicated themselves to ensuring the legacy of the Chambers and Vidal families continues with their family for future generations.



Located at 293 Te Mata Road, our artisan store and outdoor seating area is a peaceful haven to enjoy a barista-made coffee, a delectable treat, or a refreshing smoothie.  Our real Lemonade and Limeade beverages go well with the ready-to-enjoy food as you browse our collection of handmade citrus-based products, all made right here in Hawke’s Bay.

We’d love to see you.

We look forward to sharing our heritage with you.


293 Te Mata Road, Havelock North 4294
Phone 06 211 0977  /  hello@bradshaws.nz


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