-A winery that is fundamentally centered on the philosophy of ‘terroir.’-
Mahana, which means ‘warm place’ in Maori, is nestled in the Upper Moutere Hills located west of Nelson City, New Zealand.
Formally known as Woollaston Estates, the vineyard was founded in 2000 when Glenn Schaeffer and Phillip 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 our 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.
With our modern Cellar Door, restaurant and luxury Villa Accommodation, Mahana is 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. We embrace certified organic viticulture and minimal input winemaking, creating dynamic wines with integrity.