Mahana, formerly known as Woollaston Estates, is an organic vineyard and winery located in the Nelson region. With our modern Cellar Door and luxury Villa Accommodation, Mahana is now one of New Zealand’s premier winery destinations. 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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Recipes from the Kitchen

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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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Mahana Estates talks authenticity with wine

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Mahana Estates is challenging preconceived ideas as to what ‘normal’ is and where boundaries are, embracing the values of quality, authenticity and the laws of terroir.  Winemaker, Michael Glover, is excited…

Mahana Estates Executive Chef, Alastair Forster,  named as an NZ Beef + Lamb Ambassador Chef 2017

Mahana Estates NZ Beef + Lamb Ambassador Chef 2017 – Alastair Forster

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Mahana Estates are excited to have our own Executive Chef, Alastair Forster, named as one of the five NZ Beef + Lamb Ambassasor Chef’s for 2017. Last night NZ Beef…


Mahana winemaker fits like a glove

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Mahana winemaker, Michael Glover, returns home to the Nelson region bringing his experience and passion to Mahana Estates.  Read this great write-up on Stuff.co.nz about Michael Glover and how his…

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