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Man O’ War

Vineyard Overview & Contact Details

Address & Phone

Man O’ War Vineyards,
RDl Waiheke Island,
New Zealand

+64 9 303 9677





Facilities Offered

Wine Tasting, Vineyard Tours, Disabled Access, Cellar Door Sales, Functions, Weddings, Conferences

Awards Won

Dreadnought 2010 90+ POINTS, Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate October 2012, Valhalla 2010 5 stars Cuisine Magazine May 2012

Opening Hours

Man O’ War Tasting Room
Open 7 days a week 11 am to 6pm in Summer and 11am – 4pm in Winter
Phone 09 372 9678 or e-mail tastingroom@manowarvineyards.co.nz

About Our Vineyard

Located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, Man O’ War boasts pristine and beautiful spread of coastal hillsides with high cliffs and stunning beaches. This rugged and beautiful coastline was “Discovered” in 1769 by Captain James Cook, and today we take responsibility for maintaining its beauty and integrity for future generations. We first introduced grapes to Man O’ War in 1993, firm in the belief that world class wines could be produced here. Since then we have carefully selected and developed 76 individual pockets of hillsides, each chosen for the unique and exceptional qualities they bring to our wines.

Today 150 acres of vines are strategically placed around Man O’ War’s 4500 acres, enhancing its intrinsic beauty. Meticulous design ensures that the distinct soil profile and microclimate of each block is used to best advantage with different rootstocks, clones and planting densities selected to match the specific terroir on offer.

Wine Tasting

Journey to the Eastern End of Waiheke Island via the loop road or come by sea and you will find our Tasting Room sitting on the beach front at Man O’ War Bay surrounded by Pohutukawa trees. You can relax on the rattan furniture in the shade of the verandah that surrounds the Tasting Room, or enjoy the sun at one of the many bench tables on the lawn.

On entering the Tasting Room you will notice the cedar clad pitched roof, recycled matai flooring and the Man O’ War bar that has been crafted from sustainably sourced Kauri akin to the magnificent stands that occupy the hills surrounding the Tasting Room. Old photographs, maps and art lattice the walls and tell the story of Man O’ War’s legacy, land and wine.

Relax and enjoy on your own or bring the family and take pleasure in a delicious glass of Man O’ War wine and a tempting platter of cheeses, olives and other local produce.

The Tasting Room offers complimentary tastings of Man O’ War wines.

Man O’ War Tasting Room – open 7 days a week from 11 am to 6pm in Summer and 11am – 4pm in Winter
Phone 09 372 9678 or e-mail tastingroom@manowarvineyards.co.nz for more details

Additional Information

Classic wine of the new world.

With the belief that the greatest wines of the world are made in the vineyard, each small parcel of vines are carefully tended and harvested by hand, then vinified separately, fusing classic Old World techniques with innovative New World ideas. Our winemaking team is provided with the broadest possible palette from which to blend world class wines that are unique expressions of Man O’ War.

Our wines are presented in two collections that represent our hallmark elegance, balance and texture.