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.

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Recipes from the Kitchen

Slow Braised Shoulder of Lamb with
Thyme & Balsamic

This flavourful, ample cut consist of nicely marbled meat that has a pronounced sweetness. Because the shoulder…

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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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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…


Mahana Estates new releases epitomise a fresh approach

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Mahana Estates is very excited to launch a collection of new releases that are the result of innovative approaches in the winery and, in some cases, faith and inspiration, according…