'Te Mānia was established by Jon and Cheryl Harrey in 1990 near Nelson at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. A two time Champion of the prestigious Bragato Wine Awards, Te Mānia has created an enviable record for making excellent Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and Riesling wine.'
'Te Mānia has an international reputation for producing fine Nelson wines and is well worth seeking out.
They consistently make delicious, vibrant fruit driven white wines and well-structured elegant red wines.'
– Neil Hodgson, Wine Writer
Prince Charles runs on biofuel
Not everyone is a Royalist, but we enjoyed putting on a great wine show for them and the hordes of crazy media in Nelson. Camilla is the patron of the UK W\Vineyards Association so she clearly has an interest in wine and Prince Charles didn’t spit either.
Price Charles actually runs his Aston Martin (received on his 21st birthday) on biofuel made from white wine. Now that’s the kind of vineyard runabout we would like! We suggested he might like to consider a nice NZ red as everyone knows red cars go faster!...He thought that might be a waste but we enjoyed a laugh.
Celebrating the victory
Congrats to the ABs!
Congratulations Ritchie and the team on a wonderful win. There is a case of Big Balls Syrah on its way to Ritchie to help celebrate. Enjoy your retirement Richie – you have earned it!
Get in touch if you want to try this ballsy wine as well. World cup celebration now only $19.99 (RRP $24.99)
Give us a call to order this limited release (03 544 7585).
Big Balls Syrah for the 2015 RWC Final
In 2011 we built world's biggest grapevine rugby ball to celebrate the Rugby World Cup in NZ. It’s still at our cellar door welcoming visitors and has been photographed more than Richie McCaw!
We even sent Richie and the team some of our special release "BIG BALLS SYRAH" to celebrate our victory. We have long since sold out of this delicious Syrah, but if you are lucky enough to still have some this amazing wine will age gracefully for another 10 years.
So, we thought it fitting to make another limited release TE MANIA BIG BALLS SYRAH to show our support for the ABs.
As its name suggests, this is a gorgeous "ballsy" wine showing great focus like 'Dan' about to convert a winning penalty with intense aromas of dark fruit and spice. The palate is tightly bound 'like a good front row' with fine grained tannins and rich black berry fruit and white pepper.
A perfect accompaniment to roast Springbok, BBQ Wallaby, Irish Stew, or to wash down any French Coq au vin.
Give us a call to order some (03 5447585)
Te Mania on Chasing the Vine's Blog
We are thrilled to have our wines and our winemaker Steve Gill on "Chasing the Vine's blog". Follow this link to read the interview and uncover Steve's surprising secrets.
Wine Writers of NZ at Te Mania
Wine Writers of New Zealand group including many of NZ’s top wine writers recently visited our vineyard. “It was an honour to host such a group of knowledgeable wine writers” said owner Jon Harrey. “A particular highlight was show casing a vertical line up of Te Mania Reserve Pinot Noir ranging from older 2007 vintages through to the current release 2011.”
Gold, gold, and double gold! Our Sauvignon Blanc 2013 and the Pinot Noir Reserve 2011 have both won a gold medal and the Pinot Noir 2012 has been awarded with DOUBLE GOLD at the prestigious Sakura Wine Awards in Japan.
Te Mania 2013 Sauvignon Blanc & 2011 Reserve Pinot Noir
Year after year our Sauvignons and our Reserve Pinot Noirs just keep to impress:
"This Sauvignon is refreshing and friendly with plenty of appealing flavours - stone fruit, lime zest, feijoa and fresh herbs. It's intense, lively and juicy, and shows excellent balance and length. ««««½ Stars, 90 Points"
"Gorgeous and ripe, the fragrant nose displays dark cherry, floral, cedar and subtle spice notes. It's succulent and richly textured on the palate with excellent fruit intensity, finishing long and supple backed by fine-grained tannins.««««« Stars, 93 Points"
- Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Te Mania 2012 Sauvignon Blanc
Our Sauvignon Blanc has done it again winning GOLD forthe third year running.
This year it was the only Nelson's Sauvignon Blanc to be awarded a Gold Medal at the New Zealand International Wine Show 2012.
Te Mania Reserve Pinot Noir 2010
We have always known Te Mania Pinot Noir is one of the best value wines in NZ, so its nice to have one of NZ’s top wine writers say so in her selection of NZ’s best. Follow this link for the article.
Long hours backed by knowledge
Click on this link to read the interesting article featuring our winemaker Steve Gill.
Comedy in the Sky
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.
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 NZ Top 5 ranking attributed by Cuisine Magazine. That puts it up there at the top of New Zealand produced Gewurztraminers.
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, coq au vin and to wash down English puddings!