Mahana, formerly known as Woollaston Estates, is an organic vineyard and winery located in the Nelson region. With our beautifully renovated cellar door and the opening of the villa for accommodation, Mahana is now New Zealand’s premier winery destination. We fuse the cultural themes of wine, cuisine, art, and literature into one immersive experience.

Our vineyards in the Moutere Hills and the Waimea Plains of Nelson make dynamic, uncompromising wines ushered by the expertise of our winemaker, Michael Glover, considered to be one of the top 12 winemakers in Oceania. We embrace certified organic viticulture and minimal input winemaking, creating dynamic wines with integrity in our gravity flow winery. A genuine expression of site and season, our wines reflect the artisans who nurture them.

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House Smoked Ora King Salmon

Ora King Salmon is considered a premium producer of King Salmon. Raised in the Marlborough Sounds nearby, the salmon represents seven generations…

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Notes from the Cellar

2015 wines

Note to the Cellar Door Club

As I write this note it is pouring with rain but inside the winery the 2015 wines are safely tucked up and quietly maturing in barrel and tank. We have…

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Photo by Shannon Connellan

A Weekender’s Guide to Nelson

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“Stay overnight in an art gallery, paddleboard under the moon, then wine, wine, wine. Hitting New Zealand for the weekend isn’t as much of a faraway adventure as it seems — the…


Mahana Estates takes a stand against ‘paid for’ wine reviews

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Does a trip down the wine aisle with the labels and stickers leave you bamboozled? Gold stickers are from wine shows meaning the wine has been judged and recognised accordingly. But…

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Mahana Wine makes Viva’s Pick of the Crop

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Mahana Wine: ‘Clays and Gravels’ Sauvignon Blanc 2014 vintage is selected as one of the best wines of 2016 by Viva wine editor Jo Burzysnka, one of New Zealand’s leading wine communicators….

Contributing photographers on this page: Glenn Cormier, Daniel Allen and Chocolate Dog.