Woollaston Estates



Two organic vineyards: one goal. Grapes which not only reflect their soil, climate and environment, but the people who curate them and the season they are nurtured through. Proud staff work, on each individual vineyard site, to build strong, resilient vines grown in vital, healthy soil. With care and consideration given to the whole, knowing that no action occurs in isolation, producing fruit which is greater than the sum of its parts.

Our winemaking

Our winemaking is gentle and intuitive. Respect and care for the fruit with the aim of expressing the site and season with detail and clarity. Vineyard initiated yeast cultures and a deft use of oak so as not to conceal the origin of the fruit – this is standard practice. Aided by a winery, of perfect form and design, for delivering wines gently made by gravity.


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"The stature of this producer grows with every vintage."

Bob Campbell MW

two organic vineyards - one goal



Mahana Wines
Mahana wines are only produced when nature compliments our guiding efforts in the vineyards and winery. Idiosyncratic wines revealing an alternate path. Wines which motivate and inspire us.
Mahana Riesling
Opulent, pure and fine. Natural fermentation in very old oak. A long, layered texture tapers to a finely detailed finish.

Mahana Méthode Traditionelle N.V. Brut

Bottle maturation of 24 months has created an aromatic profile that is creamy, pure and serene. There is a vivid freshness of apples with a hint of almond. The intense complex palate harmonises with a gentle
attentive mousse.
Woollaston Wines
It is often said that great wine is made in the vineyard - all our grapes are estate-grown, enabling us to control quality from the vineyard to the bottle. Each of our vineyard sites was chosen for its unique character; the flavours that terroir and careful, hands-on viticulture give the fruit are subtly enhanced by the gentle handling of our gravity-fed winery.
Pinot Gris
Woollaston Pinot Gris 2012 floral and opulent. Alluvial gravels define the fine fruit purity with discreet acidity and a mellow texture.
Riesling SOLD OUT
Attractive mineral aromas are complimented by hints of lime on the nose. Lime and mandarin citrus linger in the mouth with a touch of residual sugar balancing the acidity and contributing to an elegant finish.


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Mahana Pinot Noir 2012
“Dense, savoury, this is a full-bodied red full of personality. Good harmony, powerful and generous”.
Mahana Riesling 2013
“Quite an intense and moderately luscious riesling with lime, apricot, honey and orange blossom flavours. It’s a very impressive wine with a great balance of sweetness and acidity giving lovely tension”.
Woollaston Pinot Noir 2012
Our Pinot Noir 2012 was one of three New Zealand Pinots awarded gold at the International Wine Challenge 2014.






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A vineyard venue set in the beautiful surroundings of the Woollaston Estates Winery. For marriages and vow renewals, Mahana is one the most spectacular wedding venues in the top of the South Island, New Zealand.

Visit our Mahana Weddings site for more information



Woollaston Estates

243 Old Coach Road

RD1 Upper Moutere

Nelson 7173

New Zealand



+64 (0)3 543 2817 (ext. 0)

+64 (0)3 543 2317

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