On the challenging and remote landscape of Waiheke Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf you’ll find Man O’ War. A 4,500-acre family farm with over 150-acres under vine.
Man O' Wars first vines were planted in 1993. Over the next two decades the team at Man O' War explored the farm and analysed the kingdom that lies beneath in search of the best single vineyard locations to one day make world-class wine.
Today you’ll find no less than 75 vineyards across the farm, and a few that have been abandoned along the way. Man O' War have become well known for their Syrah, Chardonnay and Waiheke’s signature Bordeaux Blends. They also produce a distinctly different Sauvignon Blanc a seriously drinkable Pinot Gris and their (infamous) Rosé.
Man O’ War is steeped in history dating back to early Polynesian adventurers. The protected cove has provided safe harbour during many rough seas. The bay was named by navigators in the late 1700s.