Mahana, formerly known as Woollaston Estates, is an organic vineyard and winery located in the Nelson region.

With our modern Cellar Door, restaurant 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 twelve 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.

Cellar Door

ultimate vineyard experience


Mahanoir Club



Notes from the Cellar

Introducing the Poets & Writers Series

Poets & Writers is a completely new collection of wines that have been produced in very limited quantities…

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Best Vineyard Visits in the South Island by Bob Campbell

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In an article full of Bob Campbell’s favourites, Mahana Estates is honoured to be listed as one of the “best vineyard visits” in the south island. See the full article here….

Michael Glover in Cuisine Magazine May Edition – ‘ War and Place’

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‘War and Place’ – Mahana’s winemaker Michael Glover shares his unique manifesto with John Saker in the May Edition of Cuisine Magazine. “I totally believe the wine gods have given…

Mahana Estates ‘Throwing out the Roseworthy Rules’

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John Saker: ‘Winemakers try something new, throwing out the Roseworthy Rules’ “It wasn’t long ago that a winemaker deemed to be “experimental” was one who planted a new grape variety. If…