Mahana on the market

Mahana re-branded from its original name Woollaston Estates around four years ago. (Photo: Mahana Estates)

One of Nelson’s most glamorous wineries is on sale shortly after a bid to freeze the company’s assets as two American investors take legal action against owner Glenn Schaffer, according to The Drinks Business.

It’s an impressive property that has produced many truly excellent wines but is capable of so much more.

Mahana re-branded from its original name Woollaston Estates around four years ago and subsequently hired ‘rock-star’ winemaker Michael Glover who introduced significant changes in the winery. Glover has since resigned.

Mahana is being marketed by Bayleys, Marlborough who have this to say about it:

“The winery, architecturally designed by renowned Oregon architect and landscape architect Larry Ferar, spans over four levels, where wine can be made from vine to bottle without a single pump, using gravity to do the work. This is a one-of-a-kind winery nestled into the Mahana hillside in New Zealand, where practical function meets tasteful industrial expression.

The restaurant, function cellar and tasting room feature as an iconic tourism destination in the Tasman region and the top of New Zealand’s South Island.

The property features 30 hectares of organic certified vineyards – 21 hectares at the winery in Mahana and another nine hectares in Hope, consisting of pinot noir, pinot gris, chardonnay, riesling and sauvignon blanc.

The architecturally-designed Mahana villa offers guests ultra-premium accommodation in the Tasman region, featuring seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, wine cellar, library and art gallery. The villa is positioned to take advantage of the vista of views on offer, from the surrounding coastline to the nearby ranges, where every window frames a breath-taking view.”

It’s an impressive property that has produced many truly excellent wines but is capable of so much more.

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