Man O War – Voted 5th best destination in the world to visit by Lonely Planet in 2016


Discovered in 1769, over two hundred years in the making, classic wine of the new world.
Since their first planting in 1993, Man O’War on Waiheke Island have taken great pride in matching specific grape varietals with the individual terroirs found across their 76 different hillside blocks. Fusing Old World techniques with New World ideas, each small parcel is carefully tended, harvested by hand and vinified separately to be blended into the unique expressions of Man O’ War wines
Man O’ War Paradise Pinot Gris 2016
Waiheke Island, New Zealand“The nose is fresh and full with well-concentrated aromas of mouthwatering, steely, white and yellow stonefruits along with nutty and flinty lees detail, unfolding suggestions of florals and honeysuckle. Medium to taste and light-bodied, the palate has luscious flavours white and yellow stonefruits entwined with flinty, nutty and mineral notes, lifted by white florals and enriched by honied notes. The palate follows a fine, grainy phenolic line with integrated, refreshing acidity, and carries with good energy and vitality to a long, rich and concentrated finish. This is a light-bodied, medium Pinot Gris with rich yellow stonefruit, floral and honied flavours complexed by nutty, flinty and mineral notes on a lively, textural palate. Match with Asian cuisine.” –Raymond Chan Review

Man O’ War Little Beast Chardonnay 2016
Waiheke Island, New Zealand

“The nose is tightly bound and elegantly concentrated with aromas of white stonefruits entwined with nutty notes and a layering of gunflint and mineral complexities, along with subtle oxidative detail. The nose has good depth and fine intensity. Medium-bodied, the palate is tightly bound with elegantly interwoven flavours of white stonefruits melded with layers of flint and mineral complexities, and nuances of nuts and oxidative hints. The palate is firm in expression with a fine, grainy phenolic line and fresh, balancing acidity lending drive. The wine has positive linearity and carries with good power to a long, tightly concentrated, lingering finish of white stonefruits, nuts and gunflint. This is a firm and tense Chardonnay with white stonefruit, gunflint and mineral flavours on a firm-textured, linear palate. Match with most white meat dishes.” – Raymond Chan 

Man O’ War Ironclad Bordeaux Blend 2012
Waiheke Island, New Zealand

The traditional 5 varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot make up the 2012 Ironclad. Aromas of sweet ripe fruit with lifted aromas of crushed red berries and darker cassis with hints of floral perfume from the Malbec and Petit Verdot with a flourish of tobacco and cedar from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The palate is vibrant, exuding ripe fruit and a rich texture finishing with supple fine grained tannins. The 2011 Ironclad shows great fruit accessibility with a powerful structure coated in luxuriant fruit, supple yet powerful.