Mahana, which means ‘warm place’ in Maori, is nestled in the Upper Moutere Hills located west of Nelson City, New Zealand. The vineyard was founded in 2000 when Glenn Schaeffer and Philip Woollaston shared a vision of creating a world-class winery destination that would offer the very best in wine, cuisine, and accommodation.Years later, we are at the forefront of new producers in New Zealand, creating dynamic and thought-provoking wines from dry-grown and organically farmed vineyards. We combine traditional winemaking practices with alternative thoughts and ideas in order to express the land in our own way. We hold the belief that by following the rules you can make good wine, but only by challenging the status quo and honouring your intuition can you create a work of art. All of our grapes are estate-grown in organic, dry-farmed vineyards. This regime gives us complete quality control. The purpose-built, four-level gravity-flow winery affords us additional control allowing us to make wines with minimum intervention and without the need for pumps and excessive handling.
243 Old Coach Rd, Upper Moutere 7152
Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
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