Te Mania - Nelson, New Zealand

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Our trend setting labels

Read Sue Curtney's interersting article by clicking on this link.

A Twist on the Aging Question

Click on this link to read this interesting article by Harwey Steiman.

Join us at the 2014 Wine Nelson New Release Tasting

You're invited to join us for the upcoming New Release Wine Tasting on Tuesday 30th September at the Boathouse in Nelson. 

We'll have a wonderful evening of wine tasting, gourmet canapes and live music. Tickets are on sale now, book online here. 


Te Mania 2011 Gewurztraminer

It's Easter time and that's when the results of the Royal Easter Wine Show are out for everyone to see. Te Mania produced its first ever Gewurztraminer in 2011 and it has attracted much acclaim. We have now received a GOLD medal at the Royal Easter Show which is excellent news, adding to the Top 5 ranking attributed by Cuisine Magazine. That puts it up there at the top of New Zealand produced Gewurztraminers.

Te Mania 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

Our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc not only got a pure Gold Medal at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards but it also been selected from all the competition winners to feature on their airline promo video.

Have a look at it in the about 60 seconds long video clicking on this link.

Big Balls Syrah

To celebrate worlds biggest grapevine rugby ball and to support our world beating rugby team we have just released the Te Mania 2010

Big Balls Syrah. It's an ideal accompaniment to roast springbok, bbq wallaby and to wash down English puddings! Just click on this

link to place your order.

Koha from sweet heaven

Click on this link to read this interesting article by Rebecca Taylor.

       Grape-vine sculpture exhibition

Te Mania Wines and Richmond Plains wines, in partnership with Arts Council Nelson, have launched what is thought to be New Zealand's first grape-vine sculpture exhibition with the aim of creating a range of affordable art works, including a giant rugby ball, for cup visitors. Read more about it clicking on the links to these two articles: article 1, article 2.

The winning cut

Kris Cumpstone Vineyard Manager at Te Mania wines proved he was a cut above the rest winning the Nelson region Silver Secateurs grape vine pruning competition, held on Saturday July 30th.

“We are very proud of Kris winning this competition says Te Mania owner Jon Harrey.  Pruning is at the heart of our vineyard management so it’s comforting to know that our team is working under his expert guidance.  He will be able to get in plenty of practise to keep him warm on these frosty mornings.”

Points are awarded for technique, quality of work done and speed.  “I wasn’t the fastest but scored highest overall, winning on the quality of work done” said Kris.

Kris will fly to Auckland to compete in the national Silver Secateurs competition in Auckland at Bragato, the national grape growers conference in late August.  He will be competing against regional winners from all over New Zealand for the honours and prizes.

For winning the Nelson competition Kris received a Bahco grape vine pruning equipment prize package courtesy of Fruitfed Supplies to use at the nationals.


Nelson raises its profile

Click on this link to read this interesting article by John Hawkesby.

Double Gold

Our Sauvignon Blanc 2010 and Reserve Pinot Noir 2008 have both been awarded Gold at the Sydney International Wine Competition.

Ice Wine Gold

Te Mānia Koha Ice Wine 2009 has been awarded Gold at the New Zealand International Wine Show.

        International Aromatics Symposium ~ Nelson in 2010

"Nelson's cool maritime climate and long sunshine hours is ideal for producing vibrant aromatic white wines. So it's natural for Nelson to host the upcoming International Aromatics Symposium to coincide with Pinot Noir 2010 in New Zealand. This will feature aromatic wines from Te Mānia and other top producers including Pinot Gris, Riesling and Gewürztraminer."

Join Te Mānia down under from 1-4 February next year for Pinot Noir New Zealand 2010.
We’ll stimulate your palate, push your boundaries          provide four fantastic days of  wine tasting,           challenging discussion and outright entertainment. Discover why New Zealand produces some of the world’s finest Pinots.
Grand Tastings, panel presentations – including international speakers such as Matthew Jukes, Simon Tam and Nick Stock – and a tasting hall with 100 plus of our best winemakers, are complemented by a world-class culinary programme featuring New Zealand’s leading chefs and showcasing our very finest culinary delights.
Add in a visit to New Zealand’s famous Syrah and Aromatic regions and you’ve got a memorable and unique experience.
Numbers are strictly limited so register now to discover why people have fallen in love with New Zealand Pinot Noir. 

We hope to see you there.

Jon Harrey
Te Mānia Wines @ Pinot Noir 2010

Aromatic Gold

Te Mānia was awarded Gold for its 2008 Pinot Gris at the New Zealand International Wine Show. Owner Jon Harrey said after the show "he was thrilled to win gold in New Zealand's biggest wine competition attracting entries from all over the world". Te Mānia 2007 Reserve Pinot Noir picked up a Silver medal at the same event.

VIP Lunch in Singapore
Te Mānia 2008 Sauvignon Blanc has been selected for its excellence for a VIP media lunch with some of Singapore’s top wine and lifestyle media. Organised by New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, the lunch will take place in the private dining room of the owner of the five star Fullerton Hotel. The resident Kiwi chef has designed a special menu, matching food with wine, for the occasion.

       We Have Moved!

We are opening a new cellar door at the winery. This cellar door will be located at our winery just down the road from our previous one at 108 McShane Road. It will enable us to showcase our wines to guests from all over the world. It is hoped the new cellar door will be open in time for Christmas. Meanwhile fans of our wine can still buy our wines direct from our winery via the "Buy" link on this website. Look forward to seeing you there.

Ice Wine - Melts in the mouth!

We have just launched our new Te Mānia 2007 Ice Wine.  This delicious wine strikes a wonderful balance between concentrated sweetness and acid which makes for mouth watering drinking.  It shows intense vibrant fruit with citrus and honey suckle flavours and aromas.  It has a wonderful long lingering finish.

Riesling Stars

Te Mānia Riesling 2006 was awarded GOLD at the Royal New Zealand Show.  What does it taste like?...Perhaps this review by Sam Kim in Wine Orbit says it best...“This is a very promising young Riesling and may turn out to be outstanding.  Lifted aromas of fresh apple, lime/lemon and mineral characters indicating little or no botrytis influence.  It’s pure Riesling.  The palate delivers excellent concentration and fine texture with gentle sweetness which is well balanced by the crisp acidity.  The length is very long and delicate.  A stunning, youthful Riesling displaying focus, precision and tightly knit structure.”  Smart Buy 93 points ***** Stars

Taste, July 2007 - Best Value Pinot Noir

Te Mānia 2005 Nelson Pinot Noir was chosen Best Value Wine by Bob Campbell MW on his list of New Zealand's Top Pinot Noir's. "Soft, richly textured, silken and slightly leafy pinot noir. Long and very appealing. Good density with black cherry and plum flavours together with a seasoning of spicy oak."

Pinot Gold
Te Mānia Nelson Reserve Pinot Noir has won Gold again - this time at the Air New Zealand Wine Awards. "Pinot fans can try this pinot and others at Pinot 2007 in Wellington. Made on in top vintages we will be doing a mini vertical tasting of our Reserve Pinot Noir 2001 (Bragato overall Champion), 2003 (Gold medal, Top 10 NZ pinots Jancis R.) and of course the 2005 (which won Gold Air NZ)."

Te Mānia Riesling Selected to Represent the Nelson Region.
Te Mānia was honoured to be selected to represent the Nelson Region at international wine shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.  “Australia make some pretty fair dinkum Rieslings of their own and were wowed with intense citrus and lime characters of our kiwi version of this noble grape”

Cuisine – Outstanding Value for Quality & Price
Te Mānia Reserve Chardonnay 2004 was selected ‘Best Buy’ by Cuisine Magazine for outstanding value for quality and price.  Noting…“This finely textured wine has nutty, creamy aromas leading into a tight, elegant wine with good vigour and intensity. The palate is concentrated and complex, with well-ripened fruit flavours, rich and lingering. 4.5 stars”

Bob Campbell MW, Home and Entertaining 05
“This tasting unearthed several Pinot Noir bargains.  Te Mānia Reserve 2003 is a prime example.  This Nelson wine knocks the spots off many of its more expensive peers. ...Cherry, plum and dark berry flavours were noted in this very big and quite oaky wine.  It clearly has good cellaring potential.” Gold Medal 93 Points.  Best value for money.

Jancis Robinson Favourite Pinot Noir
Jancis Robinson in Decanter magazine selected Te Mānia Reserve Pinot as one of her top 10 New Zealand Pinot Noirs, commenting “Te Mānia produce wines with an impressive combination of early charm and evidence of future potential.”